Photo courtesy of Chris Chatman — Chris Chatman dedicated his middleweight fight against Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer to his grandmother and late manager, Mark Dion, who both died this week and he did them both proud as he beat Brewer in a nonstop action packed bout, as he took over the fight after the fourth round, en route to a eight round unanimous decision victory with three scorecards, 79-73, 80-72 and 79- 73.
“My last fight against Jarrett Hurd was a robbery, so I wanted to come out and dominate this bout, which I did and to make sure that I didn`t have another bad loss, especially in my Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES) debut,” said Chatman. “Brewer is an extremely tricky fighter, so I didn`t press for a knockout, which I wanted, because he has couple of victories with late knockouts.”
This main event and the undercard bouts were presented by CES, Inc. at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Both fighters went after each other from the opening bell through the first four rounds as they both landed numerous powerful punches in a back and forth battle. After the fourth round, Chatman took control of the bout, as he was the quicker boxer who outworked and out landed Brewer and connected on the more powerful shots. Brewer fought well; however, he wasn`t as active as Chatman and he was less effective towards the end of the fight from Chatman`s great body work on him.
“I haven`t been myself in the last couple of fights and it`s pretty scary because going into the ring I feel great, but I`m not getting the wins. While I took this bout on three weeks’ notice, it`s still not an excuse for me not performing. It wasn`t my night and I`m extremely frustrated about it,” said Brewer, the Lawton, Oklahoma native.” I`ve to find a solution quickly to get my career back on track, otherwise I might call it a day.”
Chatman, from Jersey City, New Jersey improved to 12-3-1, 5KOs and won for the second time
in his last three bouts. Brewer, the Contender Season Two Champion, meanwhile, fell to 30-19, 16KOs and lost for the fifth consecutive time, although these losses came against good competition with three of them having undefeated records and he got robbed against Osumanu Adama, who lost to WBA and IBO World Champion, Gennady Golovkin.
“I`ll fight anyone, anytime,” said Chatman. “I`ll destroy anyone I box.”
Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin who`s promoted by rapper turned boxing promoter of SMS Promotions, 50 Cent, crushed Justin Robbins for two rounds and then landed a powerful right hand jab that knockdown Robbins who was unable to get up as referee, Joey Lupino, counted him out at 2:46 of the round. Martin, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, with the technical knockout victory in this lightweight bout, upped his record to 4-0, 3KOs, while Robbins from Springfield, Illinois, dropped his record to 2-6, 1KO. Martin landed several significant punches before he blooded Robbins` nose early on in the first round which continued to bleed throughout the fight. He almost knockdown Robbins in the first round as he landed a series of unanswered punches, which Robbins had no answer for except covering up and was saved by the bell.
Zack Ramsey won a six round unanimous decision over Shakha Moore with two scorecards of 59-55 and one scorecard of 58-56 in their six round welterweight bout. Ramsey demonstrated blazing speed and defense that allowed him to control this bout. Ramsey improved to 7-0, 3KOs while Moore, from Norwalk, Connecticut, fell to 11-20-3, 2KOs.
Nick DeLomba looked impressive in dominating 23 fight veteran, Josh Beeman in their welterweight bout as he garnered a four round unanimous decision with three scorecards of 40-36. DeLomba, prevailed in the battle of two boxers from Providence, Rhode Island, as he upped his record to 3-0. Beeman, who took the fight on short notice, dropped his record to 5-15-3, 2KOs. DeLomba displayed a sharp jab and a variety of combinations that he actively landed. Beeman wasn`t aggressive enough on the offensive end to turned this bout around, as he spent a majority of the bout trying to block DeLomba`s punches.
K. J. Harrison – Lombardi from Providence, Rhode Island kept his undefeated record intact, 5-0-1, as he controlled the action against Jason Bakanowski, in an action packed four round middleweight bout. Harrison – Lombardi prevailed with two scorecards of 39-37 and one scorecard of 38-38. Bakanowski, from Worchester, Massachusetts, fell to 0-2. Both fighters landed significant shots, but Harrison – Lombardi was the more active boxer and connected on the more effective punches.
Jesse Barboza outworked and out landed Glen Thomas in their four round heavyweight bout, giving him the unanimous decision victory by three scorecards of 40-36. Barboza, from Hyannis, Massachusetts, landed the majority of power shots especially in the fourth round, as he pressed for a knockout; but, Thomas held on until the end of the round. Barboza improved to 8-1-1, 5KOs while Thomas, from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania dropped to 1-2.