Vazquez defeats Dailey; El Maachi and McDonagh at Prizefighter weigh-in; IBO light heavyweight title now vacant

CHESTER, PA (June 6, 2011)—This past Friday night, popular Lightweight Victor Vasquez got back into the win column as he scored a fourth round stoppage over Gustavo Dailey in a rematch that highlight a terrific seven bout card at Harrah’s in Chester, Pa.

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Vaaquez pounded Dailey’s body throughout the fight before landing a right to the top of the head that sent Dailey wobbling to the canvas. When he rose to his feet the referee stopped the fight.

In the co-feature, Tony Ferrnate was systematic in taking out Joe Park at 2:47 of round four of their scheduled six round bout.

Ferrante was coming off a devastating stoppage loss in January showed no ill effects of that fight and was very aggressive in getting his tenth victory.

Other winners include local favorites Angel Ocasio; Fred Jenkins Jr. (who defeated Todd Erikkson in a bout where Erikkson took the bout on less than one day’s notice); Joey Tiberi and the Naim Nelson.


6 Rounds Lightweights—Victor Vasquez (13-5-2, 7 KO’s) 135 lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO 4 (2:46) over Gustavo Dailey (4-12) 133 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA

6 Rounds Light Heavyweights—Tony Ferrante (10-2, 5 KO’s) 175 lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO 4 (2:47) over Joe Park (8-6) 174 lbs of Florence, SC

4 Rounds Lightweights—Angel Ocasio (5-0) 135 lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Randolph Scott (0-4) 134 lbs of Salisbury, MD…scores were 40-35; 39-36; 39-364

4 Rounds—Middleweights Rashad Brown (4-0, 2 KO’s) 162 lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO 1 (2:59) over Phillip Burnette (2-3) 157 lbs of Myrtle Beach, SC

4 Rounds Super Middleweights—Fred Jenkins Jr. (2-0) 165 lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Todd Erikkson (3-6-2) 166 ½ lbs of Dover, NJ…scores were 39-37 on all cards

4 Rounds Lightweights—Joey Tiberi (4-0) 135 lbs of Newark, DE U DEC over Jonathan Ocassio (0-8) 132 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA…scores were 40-36; 39-37; 39-37

Naim Nelson (1-0) 140 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Kywame Hill (1-8) 143 lbs of Philadelphia, PA…scores were 40-36 on all cards


Eight contenders for Tuesday night ready for York Hall showdown

The eight contenders for Prizefighter Welterweights II live on Sky Sports 2 and HD2 at 8pm tomorrow night (June 7) weighed-in today – with rivals Yassine El Maachi and Peter McDonagh exchanging words before their quarter-final clash.

El Maachi and McDonagh meet in the fourth bout of the night and the pair goaded each other as they hit the scales. The winner of their grudge match will face the winner of Colin Lynes and Bobby Gladman in the second semi-final, and former British and European champ Lynes reckons that Prizefighter is a make or break night for his career.

It’s a second attempt at Prizefighter glory for Lynes after he lost in the Light-Welterweight final to Gavin Rees in 2009. After his runner-up showing in the tournament he challenged Ajose Olusegun for the Commonwealth title in April 2010 and was knocked out in the eighth by the champ, but he bounced back with a tight points triumph against Bradley Pryce in February.

“If I don’t do well in this, you could ask ‘where does someone like me go?’ but I’m not even asking that question,” said Lynes. “I’ve been in Prizefighter before and that’s an advantage and I’m feeling really good right now after eight weeks solid training.

“I was thrown straight back in after losing to Olusegun, there was no warm-up fights, and I did a number on Pryce. I was in the gym within three months of the Olusegun fight. I was helping out Paul McCloskey with some sparring over in Belfast and that proved to me I still had it.

“I then changed my training regime and went with Jimmy Tibbs. It’s given me a new lease of life and I feel a young man again.

“I’ve got great movement and am throwing punches accurately. Age has never been a problem for me and I will go on as long as my body tells me I can, and right now I’m feeling great.”

Kevin McIntyre faces John-Wayne Hibbert in the opening bout of the night and the winner will face either Nathan Graham or former WBC World champion Junior Witter in the first semi-final.

There are a very limited number of tickets available for Prizefighter Welterweights II, priced at £35 unreserved. For availability call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

Prizefighter Welterweights II weigh-in results

Kevin McIntyre (10st 8lb 15oz) v John-Wayne Hibbert (10st 9lb)

Junior Witter (10st 8lb 2oz) v Nathan Graham (10st 9lb)

Colin Lynes (10st 8lb 2oz) v Bobby Gladman (10st 8lb 2oz)

Yassine El Maachi (10st 8lb 14oz) v Peter McDonagh (10st 8lb 6oz)


Chas Symonds (10st 8lb 14oz) and James Flinn (10st 8lb 6oz)

The IBO light heavyweight championship – long the symbol of the truly elite at 175 pounds – is vacant

Because of an inability to reach a sanctioning agreement with Bernard Hopkins prior to his May 21 fight with Jean Pascal at Bell Centre in Montreal, it was decided going in that a Pascal victory would mean the Haitian-turned-Canadian retained his belt, while a loss wound render the title vacant.

Pascal won the International Boxing Organization (IBO) title from consensus No. 1 light heavyweight Chad Dawson in August 2010, continuing a lineage from Roy Jones Jr. to Antonio Tarver to Glen Johnson to Dawson that dated back to 2000 and included some of the division’s signature fights.

Both Tarver-Johnson fights were solely sanctioned as world title bouts by the IBO, as were Tarver’s third match with Jones in October 2005 and Dawson’s rematch with Johnson in November 2009.

A fight between the two leading available contenders will be arranged as soon as possible, said IBO President Ed Levine.

Article posted on 06.06.2011

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