Heralded prospects, brothers Marques and Dominic Valle from Winter Haven, FL each scored first round knockouts on Friday night, March 12 in Plant City, FL at the ProBox Center on All-Star Boxing’s TELEMUNDO undercard.
Featherweight Dominic (1-0, 1 KO), made his highly anticipated pro debut by destroying Juan Bryand from Laredo, TX finishing him off with a barrage of power shots including the final left hook to the head sending him down to the canvas. Time of the stoppage was 0:57 of the opening stanza.
Welterweight sensation Marques, (2-0, 2 KOs), definitely followed his brother’s lead breaking down previously undefeated Leonidas Fowlkes, (2-1) from Winchester, VA. Starting quickly with blistering body shots, Valle sent Fowlkes down to the canvas with an explosive right hand to the head ending his night at the official time of 1:57 of the opening round.
Both brothers fight under the ProBox Promotions’ banner headed by Garry Jonas and are managed by Split-T Management under Tim VanNewhouse.
The 22-year-old Marques Valle, stands 6’1” tall and competes as a professional in the welterweight division. Among his accolades through his 45 amateur bouts were a Silver Medal at the 2018 Men’s Nationals in addition to being a 2020 Team USA Olympic Trials Participant.
Standing 5’11” and 20-years-old, Dominic Valle fights in the featherweight division as a professional. In the amateur ranks, he was a winner at the 2016 National Silver Gloves and 2018 National Junior Olympics while boasting a record of 43-3 with all three losses coming by split decision.
Photos: Damon Gonzalez – All Star Boxing
Mntungwa Beats Dyer To Become WBF All Africa Champion
With no fans in attendance, promoter Nomvelo Shezi staged an early afternoon card on Saturday March 13 at the old town hall in Pietermartizburg, South Africa, headlined by two World Boxing Federation (WBF) title fights.
Andile Mntungwa fought what was probably the fight of his life, beating former South African national champion Lee Dyer to win the vacant WBF All Africa Super Middleweight title.
It was entertaining and competitive all the way, but in the end Mntungwa was deservedly declared the winner by unanimous decision, as judges Thokozani Ncube, Bulelwa Mthembu and Sipho Zondo all scored it in his favor: 97-93, 96-94 and 99-93.
Winning his first professional championship in a stop-start career which began in 2011, Mntungwa took his deceiving record to 6-4-1 (4), and Dyer, also a former ABU Southern Region titlist, falls to 7-4-2 (6).
In the co-feature, younger brother Siphesihle Mntungwa, now 6-1-2 (3), fought to a draw with Malawian Romeo Makwakwa, now 9-6-1 (6), leaving the WBF All Africa Lightweight title vacant after ten very close and action-packed rounds of boxing.
Judges Thokozani Ncube and Bulelwa Mthembu couldn’t separate the two, both scoring the fight 95-95. Judge Sipho Ndongeni scored it 96-94 for Mntungwa, making it a majority draw.