Vazquez Pounds Out Unanimous Decision Over Argel
Featherweight contender Edward Vazquez pounded out a
eight-round unanimous over tough Jose Argel in the main
event that topped a seven bout card at the 2300 Arena in
The event was promoted by RDR Promotions.
Vazquez of Fort Worth, Texas was able to figure out Argel's
come-forward style early in the contest as the Texan started
slowing down Argel with body shots with both hands. Vazquez
was equally effective with the uppercut. Argel continued to
attempt to press but that was to his detriment as he ate
shots to his flank and face from the pinpoint Vazquez.
Vazquez, 128.8 lbs won by scores of 80-72 on all cards to
raise his mark to 12-1. Argel, 127.2 lbs of Carolina, Puerto
Rico via Chile is now 8-3.
The exciting co-feature produced a toe-to-toe war that saw
Oscar Barajas upset Damon Allen Jr. via six-round majority
decision in a lightweight contest.
The bout was thrilling as Allen boxed very well behind a
nice jab. Barajas started getting through with left hands
and that forced Allen to return with some solid counter
rights. The fight really picked up over the final three
rounds, with some furious exchanges that each fighter held
on at various times in the fights.
Two judges preferred Barajas work as he the visitor took two
cards by 58-56 tallies, while a third card read even at
Barajas of Mexico won his second straight fight over a
Philadelphia-based fighter at the 2300 Arena and is now
18-8-1. Allen of Philadelphia is 16-2-1.
Good looking 19 year-old prospect Isaiah Johnson notched his
fifth consecutive stoppage as he took out veteran Rondale
Hubbert in the opening round of their four-round junior
Johnson registered three knockdowns and the bout was stopped
Johnson of Sicklerville, New Jersey is 5-0 with five
knockouts. Hubbert of Duluth, Minnesota is 14-23-3.
DeAndre Pettus won a four-round unanimous decision over
Chukka Willis in a middleweight contest.
Pettus, 160.5 lbs of Columbia, South Carolina won by shutout
tallies of 40-36 on all cards and is now 7-1. Willis, 163
lbs of Emporia, Kansas is 4-17.
Former New York Golden Gloves champion Famous Wilson made a
successful pro debut by winning a four-round unanimous
decision over Vincent Randall in a middleweight tussle.
Wilson, 162.7 lbs of Deer Park, New York won by scores of
40-36 twice and 39-37 and is now 1-0. Randall, 157.9 lbs of
Valparaiso, Indiana is 0-2.
Boimah Karmo won a four-round unanimous decision over Daniel
Jiles in a junior middleweight bout.
Karmo, 152.7 lbs of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, won by scores
of 40-36 and 39-37 twice and is now 3-0-1. Jiles, 151 lbs of
Philadelphia is 0-2.
Najeem Johns needed just 16 seconds to win his pro debut
over Darryl Chamberlain in a junior welterweight fight.
Johns of Philadelphia landed a right hook that put
Chamberlain down face-first and the bout was over.
Johns, 141 lbs is 1-0 with one knockout. Chamberlain, 134.2
lbs of Baltimore, Maryland is 0-1.