Greene, Teron, Quillan Victorious At The Roseland Ballroom!

By Matt Yanofsky: In front of a sold out crowd at the Roseland Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan, NABA Middleweight king “Mean” Joe Greene improved to 17-0 {12 KO’s} by defeating tough veteran Patrick Thompson 12-12-1 (5 KO’s) over eight rounds. Greene dominated Thompson over the first four rounds by landing many breathtaking power shots but Thompson showed an iron chin and did not move an inch..

During the 5th round, Thompson began to hold Greene while putting his glove in his face. This would frustrate the NABA champ over the next two rounds and somewhat take Greene off his game. Thompson elected to box over the final two rounds and landed a few good shots to keep the aggressive Greene on his feet. Scores were 80-71, 78-74, and 79-73

Bronx Lightweight Jorge “The Truth” Teron 19-0-1 (12 KO’s) picked up the New York State Lightweight title with an impressive eighth round stoppage over cagy Mexican challenger Adrian Navarette 16-5-1 (13 KO’s). Teron in arguably his most impressive fight to date showed superior hand speed and boxing ability which enabled him to land the first punch while avoiding many of Navratte’s big blows.

Navarette showed great toughness and took all of Teron’s power punches without leaving his feet during the first seven rounds. In the eighth, Teron dropped Navarette who got up but was badly shaken. Seconds later, Teron put together an impressive multi-punch combo which forced the stoppage at 2:26.

Brooklyn Middleweight rising star Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillan improved to 16-0 (13 KO’s) following a second round knockout over Troy Lowry 27-8 (16 KO’s). Quillan dominated the first round and quickly rocked Lowry before putting him down as the stanza ended. Quillan ended Lowry’s night with a monster left hook 32 ticks into the second round. Referee Arthur Mercante Jr stopped the contest as soon as Lowry hit the canvas.

Heavyweight Nagy Aguilera of Newburgh, New York scored a second round stoppage of Darryl Holly. Aguilera immediately began tagging Holly with power punches and scored a flash knockdown with a left hook. Aguilera continued to dominate and showcase his talent before Holly’s corner threw in the towel 2:13 into the third round. Under the close watch of former contender Lou Savarese, Aguilera improves to 5-0 (3 KO’s) while Holly drops to 6-6 (1 KO).

Former amateur standout Jeremy Bryan improved to 2-0 with an impressive 4 round unanimous decision victory over Broderick Antoine 2-4 (1 KO) in a Junior Welterweight contest. Bryan pleased the crowd with an aggressive body and head attack which hurt Antoine a few times. Antoine went into survival mode during the final round which may have helped him finish on his feet. Scores were 40-36 3x for the Clifton, New Jersey prospect.

Bantamweight Noriko Kariya scored a second round TKO over Salina Jordan. Kariya dominated the contest and showed an aggressive style which was not previously part of her game plan. Kariya landed just about everything she threw at Jordan, who frequently smiled at Kariya and attempted to fire back with wild punches. Kariya improves to 8-2-1 (2 KO’s) while Jordan drops to 2-3 (1 KO).

Islip Heavyweight prospect Darryl Madison improved to 8-1 (3 KO’s) by earning an easy unanimous decision victory over Sam Comming. Madison showed quick hands and defensive reflexes while barely getting hit cleanly throughout the contest. Scores were 59-55, and 60-54 twice. After the bout the improving Madison jokingly said “the most painful shot I was hit with was a headbutt”.

Junior Lightweight pro debutants Raphael Luna and Joe Arroyo put on an excellent four round contest with plenty of back and fourth action while proving that you don’t have to be a big name to make a good fight. The most entertaining bout of the night ended in a split draw with one judge scoring it 39-37 for Arroyo and the other two scoring it 38-38 even.

Article posted on 14.12.2007

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