PHILADELPHIA (August 27, 2013)—This past Saturday night at Ballys in Atlantic City, former world title challenger Teon Kennedy literally had to bite down deep as he had to fight through a broken jaw to pound out a ten round Jr. Lightweight bout that highlighted a great night of boxing promoted by Peltz Boxing.
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Collado fought well over the first half of the fight and seemed to build an early lead on the scorecards. Kennedy, who suffered a cut over his left eye and then later he started spitting large amounts of blood out of his mouth showed a lot of heart as he fought back and begin to get the better of the action in the later rounds. Kennedy was later diagnosed with a fractured jaw and has since had surgery.
Kennedy, who was fighting for the 2nd time as a Jr. Lightweight won by scores of 98-92, 96-94 and 96-94. After mending his broken jaw, Kennedy believes he is just a couple fights away from fighting a second attempt at a world title.
With the win, Kennedy is now 19-2-2. Collado is 13-3.
In the eight round co-feature, DeCarlo Perez scored a hard fought unanimous decision over Jamar Freeman In a Jr. Middleweight bout.
It was a good back and forth battle that had some solid two-way action but it was Perez’ activity that helped propel him to the victory by scores of 78-74, 77-75 and 77-75 to raise his record 11-2-1. Freeman is now 9-2-2.
In six round bouts, Rafael Montalvo (3-4, 3 KO’s) scored a fifth round stoppage over Jose Javier Calderon (4-3, 4 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout.
Ismael Garcia (6-0, 3 KO’s) got his third consecutive stoppage win when he took out Michael Sunkett (1-3, 1 KO) in two rounds.
In four round bouts:
Nathaniel Rivas had a successful pro debut when he scored a unanimous decision over Carlos Nieves (0-6) in a Welterweight bout.
Good looking Jr. Lightweight prospect Anthony Burgin (5-0, 1 KO) scored a unanimous decision over Jose Del Valle (1-3-2)
Dan Valykeo (3-0) remained undefeated with a close majority decision over Brian Donahue (2-5-1) in a Cruiserweight bout.
Mark Rideout (4-0, 1 KO) opened up the show with a 2nd round stoppage over Aaron Leonard (0-1-1) in a battle of Philadelphia Heavyweights
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