Godfrey And Henry Shine on Friday Night Fights

Matt Godfrey took another step forward to gaining a shot at the Cruiserweight championship of the world with a ten round unanimous decision over Shawn Hawk that capped off a great night of boxing that was promoted by Blaine Garner’s Shalyte Promotions and Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing at The Arena in South Philadelphia this past Friday night.

In the co-feature, Chris Henry jumped right back into Light Heavyweight contention as he survived an early onslaught from Shaun George to comeback and stop George at 1:06 of round six of their ten round Light Heavyweight affair..

Derek “Pooh” Ennis scored an exciting six round unanimous decision over game John Mackey in a Jr. Middleweight tussle.


Matt Godfrey (19-1), 200 lbs of Providence, Rhode Island UD over Shawn Hawk (18-1), 198 lbs of Sioux Falls, SD…Scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93

Winston Thorpe (1-0, 1 KO), 248 lbs of North Carolina TKO 1 (1:14) over Kareem Harris , 219 lbs of Philadelphia, PA

Derrick Webster (2-0, 1 KO), 165 lbs of Glassboro, NJ TKO 1 (2:23) over Roger Locklear (1-3), 165 lbs of South Carolina

Derrick Ennis (18-2-1), 154 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA UD 6 over John Mackey (11-4-2), 157 ½ lbs of Montgomery, AL…Scores were 59-53, 59-54 and 58-54

Chris Henry (24-2, 19 KO’s), 177 lbs of Houston, TX TKO 6 (1:06) over Shaun George (18-3-2), 176 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY

Tony Ferrante (8-0), Philadelphia, PA Maj Dec over Billy Nailey (9-4) Bakersfield, CA…Scores were 78-74, 78-74 and 76-76

Angel Ocassio (1-0), 135 lbs of Philadelphia, PA UD 4 over Dan Morales (0-4), 137 lbs of Albany, NY…scores were 40-36, 39-37, 39-37

Olivia Fonseca (3-2-2, 2 KO’s), 149 lbs of Philadelphia TKO 1 (1:51) over Lisa Bolin (2-3), 145 ½ lbs of South Carolina

Jackie Davis (2-0), 146 ½ lbs of Philadelphia UD over Rachel Clark (2-2-1), 139 ½ lbs of Columbia, South Carolina…scores were 38-37 on all cards


Billy Bailey – “If I hadn’t gasses out in rounds 7 and 8, I could have won”
“He (Ferrante) has good power but its nothing I cant Deal with”

Chris Henry – “He (George) was tough and desperate”
“I knew he would walk into something big”
“We want something big, we want Tavoris Cloud and it would be a great fight”

Shaun George- “I thought I would get him out of there”
“I am very disappointed in my performance”
“It came down to what I wasn’t doing and I gave away the fight”
“I am still confident in my abilities”
“I am really hurting inside”

Derek Ennis – He (Mackey) came to fight hard
“I put my hands together and made things happen”

Matt Godfrey – “It was one of the best boxing performances I put on in a long time”
“He couldn’t get out of the way of my jab”
“I want to get back in the gym as soon as I can”

Article posted on 12.07.2009

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