Saturday’s fights opened with Baltimore’s Cory Cummings (17-6, 13 KOs) battling Haitian amateur standout Azea Augustama (17-1, 9 KOs). Azea left the casino victorious but exposed, having won a narrow decision (76-75 on all three judges’ scorecards) after being knocked down early for the first time in his professional career.
Next, knockout artist Ahmed “The Egyptian” Elbiali (5-0, 5 KOs) scored the knockout of the evening against Yuwshau Zadok (2-2-1, 2 KOs). Zadok was a tough opponent, and Elbiali was cut in the second round from an apparent head butt. Nonetheless, Elbiali wore down Zadok with constant pressure and thunderous body blows. Late in the fourth round, just moments before the fight would be sent to the judges, the Egyptian landed a hard left hook that left his resilient opponent on the canvas for closer to ten minutes than ten seconds.
Next came the evening’s main event: Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin (16-3, 10 KOs) vs. Charles “Killa” Whittaker (40-16-2, 24 KOs).
Whittaker vowed not to let the bout turn into a wrestling match, but that’s exactly what happened.
After coming in six pounds over the contract weight, Douglin said he wanted to fight close and beat someone up. If Douglin wanted to fight close and beat someone up, he got his money’s worth at the Casino Miami Jai Alai where he won a unanimous decision. Judges at ringside scored the bout 99-91, 98-92, and 99-91. Press at ringside had the bout scored similarly.
Douglin has already scheduled his next match. In August he will fly to Sint Maarten to battle Dominican middleweight Eduardo Mercedes (25-10, 21 KOs). None of the other fighters on the evening’s card have subsequent bouts scheduled as of fight night.
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