Philadelphia 9/29/2006 – Last night in South Philadelphia yielded few surprises, but it was blatantly obvious from round one of the first match between Mike Jones 4-0 4 KO’s, and Brad Dillon (pro-debut), everyone involved came to fight. Mike Jones has TNT in both hands, and it took him one minute, to completely destroy newcomer Brad Dillon, and give notice to everyone watching that, although he has not been tested yet, he is definitely Philly approved!
Although Rodney Green 4-3-1, showed tremendous heart against undefeated middleweight challenger Latif Mundy 3-0-(1KO), he suffered his fourth loss, but he took like a man.
Welterweight’s Kassem Wilson 5-0-1(2KO’s), and Hector Rosario 2-0, went toe to toe, for six solid rounds, and plenty of heart. The “nightmare” got tested, but woke up before Rosario could put him to sleep for good.
The longest fight of the night, and the show’s main event, featured former Canadian champion, now of Broomall Pa., Chad Brisson 21-2 (12 Ko’s), and Denver Colorado’s heavy handed banger, Russell Stoner Jones 19-14 (14KO’s). Brisson had learned quick, that when your fighting in the city of Philadelphia, and you have a man hurt, you had better take full advantage of the opportunities created, or the situation will take care of you. Jones was hurt bad early, and Brisson halted his attack, not wanting to agitate a cut he received early. It got predictable in the middle of this 10 round welterweight slugfest, but Brisson showed enough will, and skill, to walk away the winner. Welcome to Philadelphia Mr. Brisson. All cards had Brisson winning, 99-91, 97-92, 96-93. The Philadelphia Boxing Report scored the fight 97-92. Brisson joined PBR, at the party afterwards in South Philadelphia, and had this to say. “He is a tough fighter, but my skills were too much for him.” Brisson’s face showed it.
Richard Stewart 10-2-1, a light heavyweight from Newark Delaware, and the brother of Mike Stewart, one of this seasons Contenders on ESPN, fought Ron Boddie 15-34-1, of Philadelphia. Stewart controlled the fight with hard body shots, and took this 6 rounder to the bank. Judges ringside had it, 60-54, 60-54, 59-55. PBR had it 59-55.
Although he had his supporters in full swing, cruiserweight Glen Turner was flat out beaten up, by William Baily of Virginia. Turner was just to slow and lazy, and the decision was unanimous. This is Philadelphia Glen; you can’t skate at the NEW ALHAMBRA.
For those of you who walked out on the last bout, you missed a brawl, between Super middleweights, Joe Christy and John Michael Terry. The Philadelphian Christy, landed a barrage of punches in the fourth, and the referee had mercy on the Virginia based fighter, Terry.
All and all, it was a pretty decent night of fights, served up by Joe Hand Promotions, and Hall of famer Russell Peltz.
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