Greg “The Villain” Vendetti and Derek “The Surgeon” Silveira put on an entertaining, nonstop, action-packed fight, in which the momentum swung back and forth for the first half of the bout, until Vendetti took over the last couple of rounds as he got the better of the exchanges and landed the more powerful shots, en route to a hard fought eight-round unanimous decision via two scorecards (78-74) and one scorecard (77-75).
“It was a great fight, but he just did not have the same amount of grit as I did. He definitely felt my power, especially in the second half of the fight because his legs were weak and he slipped to the canvas on several occasions,” said Vendetti. “I got the victory, but if he wants a rematch, let’s do it.”
Both fighters went after each other with reckless abandonment and no concern for their defense, as they desperately tried to knock out the other. They both connected on massive power shots and landed several combinations on each other that continued unabated throughout the bout. Vendetti took over the fight in the fifth as his power shots appeared to affect Silveria whose offensive production dropped a bit. Silveria slipped to the canvas several times in the last couple of rounds and bleed from his nose from the sixth-round on.
Vendetti upped his record to 17-2-1, 10 KOs. He has won thirteen in a row since he sustained controversial back-to-back losses early in his career. Vendetti made his second successful title defense of his USA New England junior welterweight belt, which he obtained from beating Khiary Gray in September of last year.
Silveira fell to 13-2, 7 KOs. He had his five bout winning streak stopped and failed to regain the USA New England junior welterweight belt which he held in 2013.
Murphy’s Boxing hosted their first boxing fight of the year at the sold-out Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Light heavyweight William Foster III controlled the action against Carlos Trevino and consistently got the better of the exchanges. He connected on numerous power punches that staggered Trevino several times. Finally, Trevino’s corner stopped the one-sided bout fifty-three seconds into the fifth-round. Undefeated Foster III improved to 5-0, 4 KOs. He will be back in the ring on February 24th at Mohegan Sun Casino. Trevino dropped to 6-11-1, 1 KO.
Khiry “TNT” Todd scored a six-round unanimous decision via three scorecards (60-54) over Sammy Vasquez. Todd kept his perfect record in tact (7-0, 5 KOs). Vasquez fell to 1-2, 1 KO. Todd controlled the action for the first five rounds of this welterweight bout, but Vasquez did not back down as he desperately tried to turn this fight around. He fought well in the sixth and both boxers continued to fight several seconds after the bout ended.
Unbeaten welterweight Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. garnered a second-round technical knockout from a devastating right hook that Eric Palmer was unable to get up and was counted out at one minute and forty-five seconds in the round. The first round and half featured good back and forth action with both fighters connecting on big shots. Ohan, Jr. improved to 5-0, 3 KOs. This was his fifth fight in the last eight months. Palmer dropped to 10-13-5, 1 KO.
Matt “Mantis” Doherty dominated Danny Morales over six one-sided rounds en route to a unanimous decision by three scorecards (60-54) in this junior welterweight bout. Doherty upped his record to 8-3-1, 4 KOs. He has won four in a row. Morales fell to 0-6. Doherty landed whatever he wanted on Morales who was contempt to lie on the ropes and let Doherty unload on him. Morales barely threw any punches in this bout, instead just covered up.
Welterweight Adrian Sosa scored a second-round technical knockout over Bryan Goldsby when Goldsby suddenly fell to the canvas and was unable to get up, despite not being hit by a punch. The referee counted Goldsby out with fourteen seconds in the round. Sosa with the technical knockout victory kept his undefeated record intact (6-0, 5 KOs). Goldsby dropped to 4-6. Sosa dominated the first-round; however, Goldsby scored a flash knockdown at the end of the first from a straight right, which Sosa quickly got up from.