DiVictoria Stops Shmoul In Philly Fight

Philadelphia (December 7th, 2007)—In the final bout in Philadelphia for the 2007 year, Lenny DiVictoria stopped Elad Shmouel at 2:22 of round six of their scheduled six round brawl in what was undoubtedly the Fight Of The Year in the city of Brotherly Love at The Legendary Blue Horizon..

Ironically it was Shmouel who had the the advantage early as he used solid body work in round one and then coupled the body assault with a follow up right hand to drop DiVictoria in the second round. DiVictoria was hurt but came back to regain his senses to batter and bloody Shmouel over the next two rounds.

By no means did DiVictoria have his way in those rounds as he and Shmouel stood no more then a few inches apart and bombed away with thudding body shots and vicious head blows that kept the near capacity crowd at the Blue on the edge of their seats.

While Shmouel received a nice ovation at the outset, when the fight turned in rounds three and four, it was loud chants of “LENNY, LENNY LENNY” that urged DiVictoria on.

Shmouel came back to have a solid round five as he landed blistering combinations that started at the body and landed on the head. In round six, DiVictoria landed a body shot that sent Shmouel down to the canvas. Shmouel, bloodied from his nostril valiantly showed heart and determination by fighting back only to take one more body punch that sent him to all fours to the canvas and referee Shawn Clark waved the bout off at 2:22 of round six.


LENNY DIVICTORIA-“I been hit like that before. It’s nothing new. I took boxing for Granted, I wasn’t living the professional life like I should have been.

ON THE KNOCKDOWN—“He hit me with a nice shot that I didn’t see”.

I don’t need the rematch. I beat him already. I had to prove to myself and my family and I did this for my family.

ELAD SHMOUEL-I did my best and he was the better man today…I was a bit careless after the knockdown and then he caught me,

That instant classic topped off a night of action that saw Jules Blackwell score a unanimous decision over Paul Fernandez in a battle of undefeated Featherweights and ladies sensation Olivia Fonseca battle Michelle Linden to a draw,


Lenny Divictoria (10-10, 3 KO’s), 140 lbs, Philadelphia TKO 6 at 2:22 over Elad Shmouel (18-2), 140 ¼ lbs, Tel Aviv, Israel in a scheduled eight round Jr. Welterweight bout

Jules Blackwell (7-0), 126 lbs, Phoenixville, Pa UD over Paul Fernandez (2-1-1), 125 ½ lbs, Philadelphia in a six round Featherweight bout…scores were 60-54, 59-55, 58-56

Gee Culmer (12-1), 166 lbs, Philadelphia MD over Marcos Brooks (6-4), 159 ½ lbs, Atlanta in a six round Middleweight bout…scores 58-56, 58-56 and 57-57

Olivia Fonseca (1-1-2), 146 lbs, Philadelphia Draw with Michelle Linden (6-4-2), 150 ½ lbs , Pittsburgh in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout…Scores 39-37-Fonseca, 38-38, 38-38

Louis Castro (2-0), 131 lbs of Philadelphia UD over Conrado Garcia (0-1), Philadelphia in a four round Lightweight bout…Scores 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37

Gerald Smith (1-0), 131 ½ lbs, Philadelphia UD over Darrell Martin (1-1), 129 lbs of Baltimore in a four round Jr. Lightweight bout…Scores were 40-34 on all cards

Sean McClain (2-1), 198 lbs of New York SD over Kamarah Pasley (0-1), 199 lbs of Philadelphia in a four round Cruiserweight bout. Scores were 39-36 Pasley, 38-37 McClain and 39-38 for McClain

It was Castro’s 22nd Birthday


Article posted on 07.12.2007

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