Results from Mohegan Sun Casino Fight Card

18.06.06 - Cappiello Promotions presented another exciting night of boxing from the 10,000 seat state-of-the-art Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, CT. The action that took place in the very same ring that hosted the first bout of the epic Micky Ward - Arturo Gatti trilogy, will be aired on Fox Sports New England on Saturday July 1from 8-10 PM EST. In the evening's main event Elvin Ayala (15-0, 6 KO's) looked as good as he has ever looked in his professional career, earning a decision victory over former world title challenger, Larry Marks..

In what was expected to be the biggest challenge of his career, Ayala passed with flying colors, displaying a very balanced offensive attack mixed with an elusive defense, and undoubtedly upped his marketing value in the middleweight division.

Throughout the evening, Ayala would fire off combinations to the body and head of Marks, before crouching low and slipping away unscathed. The offensive onslaught forced a nasty gash over the left eye of the veteran Marks (28-7, 16 KO's) in the fourth. With Ayala's affective aggressiveness, the cut continued to be a problem for Marks through most of the fight.

Judges at ringside had the bout scored 98-92 and 97-93 for Ayala, while one judge surprisingly scored the bout a draw (95-95).

In the evenings co-feature bout, undefeated Hartford, CT featherweight prospect Mike Oliver maintained his unblemished record with an eighth round TKO over Florida's upset –minded Terry Lantz.

Oliver, displaying why he is nicknamed "The Machine" dominated the action with both vicious head and body attacks. Oliver (13-0, 7 KO's) had won all seven rounds on the judges scorecards, before stopping Lantz at 1:37 of the 8 th. Oliver, a stellar amateur who was a participant in the 2000 Olympic Trials is trained by former light heavyweight title challenger John "IceMan" Scully. Since hooking up with Scully prior to his last bout, Oliver has seemed to really sit down on his punches and worn down both opponents before stopping them in the latter rounds.

Lantz (10-6, 6 KO's) came into the bout fresh off an upset win over Allen Litzau.

Undercard Results

Massachusetts cruiserweight prospect Chris McInerny (4-0-1, 3 KO's) scored a unanimous decision victory over veteran journeyman John Rainwater (10-13, 3 KO's).

McInerny controlled the action from the beginning, landing some nice lead left hooks, and big right hands. Having not fought since his 2005 ESPN televised slugfest with Anterio Vines, McInerny paced himself in this one, until letting loose with several big flurries in the fourth and final round, during which Rainwater suffered a good size cut above his left brow.

All four judges at ringside scored the bout 40-36.

Middleweight Angel Camacho began his professional career with a bang. Camacho landed devastating power punches, in knocking down Shreveport, LA's Phillip Lars twice in the first round. After Lars(0-1) was administered his second standing eight-count, Camacho (1-0, 1 KO) jumped on him once again, and after landing another barrage of straight right, left hook combinations, the referee stepped in and halted the action at 1:28 of the first round.

Fellow Providence, RI native Carlos Lovato survived a bullish first round assault from Shreveport, LA's DeMarcus Clark, before stopping Clark at 1:12 of the second round of a scheduled four round cruiserweight attraction.

Lovato (1-1, 1 KO) seemed a little overwhelmed by Clark's initial onslaught, and suffered a large welt during the first round action. Following instructions from his corner, Lovato came out and backed up (1-1, 1 KO) to begin the second round, a tactic Clark was obviously not accustomed to. The game plan paid dividends, as Lovato pounded his foe to the canvas and forced the referee to stop the bout.

A four-round light heavyweight bout between undefeated Massachusetts prospect Joe McCreedy (5-0 1 NC, 4 KO's) and Illinois' Jeffrey Osborne (2-1-1, 1 NC, 1 KO) ended prematurely, when McCreedy suffered a cut above his right eye. The cut, ruled the result of an accidental head-butt, forced the referee (upon the advice of the ringside physical) to stop the bout.

Although it was very early in the bout, the undefeated McCreedy had just begun to land some big punches, and was winning the first round at the time of the stoppage (1:59).

Article posted on 18.06.2006

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