Allison did not waste anytime letting his fists go. After the opening bell, Mr. Marvelous and Hayslett touched gloves, and Allison let his fist fly. Allison landed a wild right hand which backed Hayslett into the corner. Allison jumped on Hayslett, and threw a wild five punch combo. Allison landed three hard body shots and a hard hook, but Hayslett was game and landed a right hand straight down the middle that forced Allison to step back and regroup. Hayslett tried to take advantage, but Allison showed poise and started landing vicious body shots which allowed him to regain control and force Hayslett to stop throwing and defend. Allison landed a vicious body shot that forced Hayslett to take a knee seconds before the bell ended round one. Hayslett took an eight count and staggered back to his corner.
The pro-Allison crowd was really into it, and began to cheer loudly at the start of round two. Allison, fighting for the first time in Raleigh, NC since May 2016, fed off of the crowd, settled down, and carried out his game plan. Allison worked behind a range finding jab, and then dropped two and three punch body shots which forced Hayslett to buckle. After forcing Hayslett to the ropes, Allison threw a hook and overhand right that forced Hayslett to fall along the ropes. Referee Dale Frye stepped in and waived off the bout giving Allison a second round KO win.
Allison improved to 6-1 (5 KO’s). Mr. Marvelous was excited after the fight, and thanked his new trainer Coach Lando Rosa of Delco Boxing Academy. “Coach Lando really got me ready to eat tonight. We worked hard in the gym, and we were ready to go. I was hungry, and needed that rib sandwich.. We fed off that rib sandwich tonight.”
Allison kept North Carolina ties, and had Coach Keedar Massey of the Inner City Youth Boxing gym in Durham, NC work his corner. “Coach Massey and I have been through a lot. He knows me really well. He worked well with Coach Lando, so it was great to have him tonight.”
Team Allison wants to stay busy. They hope to return to North Carolina to fight. With multiple options, they are weighing fights in their new hometown of Philadelphia, PA and North Carolina.
Kreiskott Retains WBF International Heavyweight Crown In Germany
In the main event of a self-promoted show at the EMKA Sportzentrum in Velbert, Germany, World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight Champion Werner Kreiskott made a successful first defense of his title on Saturday night, February 11.
But it was not in as satisfying a way as he would have hoped, as Colombian challenger Epifanio Mendoza was disqualified at 2:47 of the fourth round. Up until that point it had been a rough fight at close quarters, but with Kreiskott getting the better of the exchanges.
Mendoza felt harassed by referee Mustafa Eranay, who had deducted a point from him in round three for punching with an open glove, so when Eranay broke the action again in round four, seemingly to again take a point from Mendoza, the veteran South American spit in the referees direction and was promptly disqualified.
Werner Kreiskott, now undefeated is his last thirteen fights, improved his professional record to 24-19-2 (17). At one point 12-19-1, he has truly turned his career around and has not lost a fight since former world champion Ruslan Chagaev beat him in September of 2012.
Mendoza, a former world title-challenger at Light Heavyweight who amazingly started his career at Middleweight in 1999, travels back to Barranquilla at 43-25-1 (37).