Farah “The Quiet Storm” Ennis started off Boxing’s biggest weekend in Atlantic City with a bang as he remained undefeated and captured the NABF Super Middleweight championship with a seven round beat down of Victor Lares that highlighted a big seven bout card dubbed BATTLE II at Harrah’s Resort & Casino that was promoted by Mike Brestle’s Spartan Fight Promotions..
Ennis broke down the game Lares throughout the fight as he used shots to the head and body that caused three knockdowns and a bloodied Lares as the bout was stopped by referee Eddie Cotton at 2:34 of round seven.
The win moves Ennis to 17-0 with eleven knockouts and the stoppage was the end of a perfect year for Ennis who went 6-0 with six knockouts in 2010.
In the co-feature, top Heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon took apart Alexis Mejias as Mejias did not come out for the fifth round of their scheduled ten round bout.
Witherspoon was very effective with his jab that caused swelling around the eyes of Mejias and then started unleashing some hard rights that buckled Mejias on several occasions.
In between round’s four and five, Mejias had seen enough and the fight was stopped.
The undercard featured five undefeated prospects who kept their ledgers clean as Light Heavyweight Lavarn Harvell, Lightweight Joey Tiberi and Lightweight Keenan Smith scored stoppages while Super Middleweight Joel De La Paz & Ismael Garcia cruised to decisions.
The show was broadcasted LIVE all over the world on www.gofightlive.tv and can be purchased on-demand for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gofightlive.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Battle_II__Farah_Ennis_vs_Victor_Lares/873
12 rounds—NABF Super Middleweight championship—Farah Ennis (17-0, 11 KO’s) 168 lbs of Philadelphia TKO 7 (2:34) over Victor Lares (15-5) 167 ½ lbs of Corpus Christie, Texas
10 Rounds—Heavyweights—Chazz Witherspoon (28-2, 20 KO’s) 233 lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO END OF 4 over Alexis Mejias (11-6) 234 lbs of Paterson, NJ
6 Rounds—Cruiserweights—Lavarn Harvell (7-0, 3 KO’s) 178 lbs of Atlantic City, NJ (7-0, 3 KO’s) TKO END OF 1 over Khalil Farah (6-7) 197 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA
4 Rounds—Super Middleweights—Joel De La Paz (6-0) 165 ½ lbs of Atlantic City, NJ U DEC over Troy Maxwell (2-2) 165 ½ lbs Galloway, NJ…scores were 40-36; 40-36 and 40-35
4 Rounds—Middleweights—Ismael Garcia (2-0) 157 ½ of Vineland, NJ U DEC over Corey Preston (0-2) 157 ½ lbs of Wilson, NC…scores were 40-36 on all cards
4 Rounds—Lightweights—Joey Tiberi (2-0, 2 KO’s) 132 ½ lbs of Newark, DE TKO 1 (1:54) over Tonia Parker (0-2) 132 ½ lbs of Wilson, NC
4 Rounds—Lightweights—Keenan Smith (3-0, 1 KO) 134 lbs of Philadelphia KO 4 (1:20) over Anthony Royal (0-1-1) 133 lbs of Cincinnati, OH
–Spartan Fight Promotions will be staging shows in January and February with details to be announced soon