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2300 Arena – A network success

By Xavier Porter, Brooklynfights.com

Brooklyn, N.Y.

September 16, 2016

GH3 Promotions and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. in association with CBS Sports Network showcased a fight card that had non-stop action all the way through. With a packed arena of over 1,100 people cheering on the main event between Dusty Harrison and Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna this fight card gave fight fans what we all love: a toe-to-toe slugfest with each fighter giving as much as they could take.

Dusty Harrison/Washington, D.C. (29-0-1, 16 KOs) vs Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna/Millville, N.Y. (21-1, 9 KOs)

Main Event – USBA Welterweight Title – 10 Rounds

In the first round both men came out poised, trying to figure the others’ game plan. While LaManna threw jabs Harrison moved around the ring, taking his time and throwing pot-shot counter-shots. The pace of the fight picked up in the second round as both men began to exchange punches. Harrison, the quicker of the two, outslicked and out maneuvered LaManna throughout the round. LaManna began the third round fighting on the inside and attacking Harrison’s body. Both men began to land and trade power shots. The fourth and fifth saw both step up the pace even more, landing more power shots, with neither taking a step back. In the six round the fight took a “Gatti vs Ward” turn as both men were relentless with their attack. The seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth round continued in the same fashion as both men held nothing back, landing bombs all the way. In the end Harrison won via unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93 2x).

“I feel like it was a great was a great fight and I wouldn’t mind giving him a rematch,” Harrison said.

“Winning the belt feels great, I’m a champion now and I can look to bigger and better fights coming.”

“I learned a lot from this fight,” LaManna said, “I know I can go ten rounds.”

“I thought I won most of the rounds but the judges gave him the fight. I will be back soon.”

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Dusty Harrison - USBA Welterweight Champion - picture courtesy of Xavier Porter for Brooklynfights.com

Dusty Harrison – USBA Welterweight Champion – picture courtesy of Xavier Porter for Brooklynfights.com

Dan “White Chocolate” Pasciolla/Brick, N.J. (8-1-1) vs Ray “The Cincinnati Kid” Edwards/Cincinnati, OH (11-0-1, 7 KOs)

Co-Main Event – 6 Rounds – Heavyweights

The reigning New Jersey state heavyweight champion Pasciolla and the former NFL player Edwards fought a hard six rounds, never giving each other a leg-up to take control of the fight. In the end Edwards was awarded the six round unanimous decision (58-56, 60-54, 59-55).

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Gilbert Venegas/East Moline, IL (14-24-, 8 KOs) vs Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr./Chicago, IL (7-0, 2KOs)

6 Rounds – Junior Welterweights

Sims Jr. began the bout boxing fluidly, using fantastic combination punching from both orthodox and the southpaw stance. The pace of the fight gained momentum as Sims Jr. and Venegas began to exchange power shots. Sims Jr. controlled the distance, landing thudding left hooks to the jaw of Venegas through rounds two to six. Sims Jr., landing repeated right hands, caused a cut over the left eye of Venegas in round five. Venegas never withered and continued to come forward all throughout the fight. Sims Jr. finished the fight with a punch combination to the head of Venegas, winning the fight 60-54 (3x).

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Mike Fowler/Milwaukee, WI. (5-2, 2 KOs) vs Devin “The Dream” Haney/Las Vegas, NV (9-0, 5 KOs)

6 Rounds – Lightweights

The young prospect Haney showed great poise in defeating his opponent Fowler in five rounds. Haney used combination punching and pressed with a nonstop head and body attack against Fowler causing the referee to call a stop at 1:19 in round five. Haney, who is trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr., showed skills reminiscent to both Mayweather Sr. and Sugar Ray Leonard, showcasing speed, accuracy, and a killer instinct. Haney has a great future continues to show great progress.

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Jaron “Boots” Ennis/Germantown, Pa. (5-0, 5 KOs) vs Eddie Diaz/Compton, Ca. (2-4-2)

4 Rounds – Junior Welterweights

The young Philadelphia prospect Ennis used great footwork and tremendous hand speed to outbox and outsmart his opponent. Ennis landed punches all over Diaz and went on to score unanimous decision win 40-36, 49-37 (2x).

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Edgar “Double Trouble” Cortes/Vineland, N.J. (3-3) vs “Luscious” Leroy Davila/New Brunswick (2-0, 1 KO)

6 Rounds – Super Bantamweights

The rematch of these young southpaws had the crowd in amazement as Davila knocked Cortes down two times in the first round with clean, fast left hands. Davila maintained his composure, knocking down Cortes with a straight left hand in the beginning of the second round and then set him up by landing a counter right hook to knockout his opponent at the 2:03 in the second round.

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Anthony “Juice” Young/Pleseantville, N.J. (13-2, 5 KOs) vs Malik “The Freak” Jackson/Newark, N.J. (3-9-4, 2 KOs)

6 Rounds – Welterweights

Another battle of tough fighters from New Jersey it was Young who battered Jackson around the ring for grueling rounds. Young landed a powerful left hook to the head of Jackson, almost knocking his opponent out in the second round. Young continued to land shots to the body of Jackson scoring a technical knockout at the end of the fourth round.

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Darryl Bunting/Atlantic City, N.J. (2-0, 2 Draws) vs Darryl Gause/Vineland, N.J. (1-0)

4 Rounds – Super Middleweights

A battle of undefeated super middleweights, both hailing from New Jersey, it was Gause who came out victorious in this hard hitting matchup. Gause landed clean right hands to the head of Bunting, scoring a first round standing eight count. Once the second round began Gause continued to land heavy, powerful right hands to the head of Bunting. Gause went go on to score another standing eight count against the defenseless Bunting; as the referee allowed Bunting to continue Gause immediately went on the attack causing the referee to call a halt to the match at 2:14 of the round 2.

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