King’s Boxing and Promotions: The Show Stopper
By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com
June 29, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. (2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA): This past Saturday night (6/24/17), inside a packed 2300 Arena, fight fans witnessed great action, hard punching, and a final bout that concluded the night in stunning and dramatic fashion.
MAIN EVENT – PENNSYLVANIA STATE JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
10 – Rounds
Kermit Cintron, Reading, PA (39-5-3, 30 KOs) vs Tyrone Brunson, Philadelphia, PA (24-6-2, 22 KOs)
In a hard-fought battle between two knockout punchers from the state of Pennsylvania, and with tons of fans in attendance supporting both men, it was Brunson who came away with the spectacular knockout finish over the former IBF Welterweight Champion Cintron.
From the onset of the fight Cintron controlled the distance and range, landing his lead jab followed by a hard-right hand. Brunson remained patient, engaged with slight movements and landing his own right hand and left hook. During the second round Brunson landed a hard left-hook that appeared to stun the former world champion. Cintron, the experienced veteran, gathered himself rather quickly, and continued to box well on the outside of his opponent.
Both men fought an evenly matched third round but in the fourth round the fight heated up. Cintron landed a left hook to the jaw of Brunson, which quickly him down to the canvass. The punch landed so quick that many people didn’t realize it landed.
As Brunson beat the count of eight, Cintron immediately went on the attack, knocking down Brunson once more with a quick right hand-left hook combination. Brunson again took the eight count, remained calm, and entered the fifth and final round with a vengeance.
As Cintron came forward Brunson landed a solid left hook that knocked down the former champion.
The crowd screamed in amazement. Cintron, visibly hurt, rose to his and was put down again; this time by a powerful right hook-left hook combination.
Knocked down for the second time in the round, Cintron rose to his feet and tried to fight on. The hard-punching Philadelphia fighter Brunson let loose a barrage of punches and put away the former world champion, scoring a TKO stoppage at 1:21.
The newly crowned Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight Champion Brunson shared his thoughts on what was a spectacular knockout victory:
“I’m a slow starter. I knew the fight was scheduled for ten rounds. After the fourth round was over I had only one thing in mind to finish him. I knew going into the fight that he’s a fighter that I can’t play with. I knew he could punch so I tried to maneuver my head and not get hit. When he knocked me down, I jumped right back up. When I landed my left hook, I knew then that I had him. It was a sweet punch. After I knocked him down again I knew that it was time to finish him. I saw it in his eyes that that he was ready to go.”
“Cintron is a 2x World Champion. He was very strong and he caught me twice but my will to win was too strong. I had to win. I wasn’t going to let him defeat me tonight. I feel had a knockout of the year type of fight last year and I feel like this was the same. It feels great to win the Pennsylvania State Junior Middleweight Title. I thank God for this victory.”
Now ranked number (1) by the USBA and number (15) by the WBA, Brunson has his sights on fighting for a world championship.
“I need another shot at a world title for me and my family. I want to fight the best in my division (154lb). I want an opportunity to fight one of the champions in my division.”
Co-Feature – Super Lightweights
6 – Rounds
Anthony Burgin, Philadelphia (10-3, 2 KO’s) vs Victor Vazquez, Yonkers, NY (7-3, 3 KO’s)
The fast, speedy, and relentless Vazquez took the fight to the hometown favorite Burgin from the opening bell. Vazquez threw punches with vicious intentions from all angles. During the first round, he pinned Burgin against the ropes and landed repeated shots to the body and head of Burgin.
During the second round Vazquez continued to his attack and Burgin tried to protect himself from all the punches that Vazquez continued to land. Vazquez made an adjustment and began fighting on the inside, landing repeated uppercuts. As both men traded punches and uppercuts during inside exchanges, it was Vazquez who landed a hard-left uppercut that quickly sent Burgin to the canvass.
Burgin managed to beat the count and proceeded to utilize his great boxing technique throughout the remainder of the fight. Vazquez began to slow down his attack while Burgin stepped up his own punch output, landing counter right-hands and left hooks to the body.
Vazquez, unintimidated by Burgin’s power, continued to take the fight to his opponent, as both men often stood toe-to-toe, throwing punches throughout the remainder of the bout. Both men threw punches and fought hard to the very end of the bout.
Burgin showed fantastic technique, landing clean, effective right-hands during both the fifth and sixth round but it was Vazquez who continued land punches and was awarded with the unanimous decision, winning by the score of 58-55 (2x), 57-55.
6 – Rounds
Steven Ortiz, Philadelphia, PA (6-0, 2 KO’s) vs Tyrome Jones, South Bend, IN (4-0, 1 KO)
“A WAR OF ATTRITION”
The bout between Ortiz vs. Jones fight showcased skill, class, and all-around heart from both men that produced a respectful and memorable friendship that will last throughout each fighter’s career.
Jones, the southpaw from South Bend, Indiana (home of the fighting pride of Notre Dame), displayed good counterpunching and footwork against the taller and rangy Philadelphia fighter Ortiz. Both men traded power punches with Ortiz landing a straight right-hand to the chin of Jones. Jones then landed his own straight left-hand hand to the jaw of Ortiz. The first round was fought at an even pace.
As the second round began both men became weary of each other’s range and power. Ortiz (the orthodox fighter) and Jones (the southpaw fighter) found themselves in a clash of heads and receiving warnings from the referee for low blows.
During the third round, Ortiz landed an accurately timed right-hand to the chin of Jones that quickly sent him to the canvass.
Jones remained calm, took the eight-count, and proceeded with his offensive attack against Ortiz.
In the third round, Jones was once again knocked down by a beautifully timed right-hand from Ortiz.
Jones remained focused, rose to his feet, and began landing punches from all different angles. The southpaw had no quit in him as he pressed the action, landing counter-punches against the young hometown favorite.
The fight continued with both men, standing toe-to-toe, exchanging power punches, while trying to knock each other out.
As fans in attendance stood up, applauded, cheered in amazement for the showing of what each fighter brought into the ring, both fighters continued to give their all, landing punches until the bell sounded. In the end Ortiz came away with the unanimous decision and hard-fought victory (57-56, 59-53 2x).
Both men shared their thoughts on the fight, while also discussing a possible rematch fight in the future:
“This guy made me realize that I must work hard. He brought the dog out of me. He came to Philadelphia and showed everyone that he can fight. He showed me and everyone else what it is to be a true fighter. We both respect each other and we both want to give the fans a rematch fight. Our rematch fight will be so worth it.”
“The fans in Philadelphia showed and gave me so much love after our fight. I would love to come back here and fight him again. It was a really good fight. We both talked to each other after the fight and we both shared that we had a little bit of a layoff. It affected us each. In boxing, fighters like us won’t fight another undefeated fighter like we did tonight. I applaud him for taking this fight. Give each of us two more fights, under our belt, then we should do the rematch. Hopefully we can do it for either an eight or ten round fight.”
6 – Rounds
Jerome Conquest, Philadelphia, PA (7-2, 1 KO) vs Jae Ho Kim, Philadelphia, PA (6-3-1, 2 KO’s)
The southpaw Conquest controlled the fight from the onset, quickly establishing his lead right jab, followed with strong left-hand, and convincing right-hook to dismay the attack from his opponent.
Ho Kim appeared to be unprepared for the offensive onslaught that Conquest brought into the ring. He remained guarded but then landed a straight right-hand in the third round, knocking down Conquest, who was surprised and quickly gathered himself from the punch. Conquest continued to out-box Ho Kim throughout the remainder of the fight, never wavering his offensive attack, landing lead jabs and right hooks. Conquest put together skillful and tactical rounds of boxing to claim his eighth victory as a professional fighter.
“The Conqueror” maintained his focus and stuck to his game plan as he defeated his opponent in six hard fought rounds, scoring a unanimous decision victory (58-55, 59-55, 57-56) against the South Korean power-puncher.
Afterwards, Conquest shared his thoughts on the fight, his appreciation for his supporters, and when he expects to be back in the ring:
“Coming into the fight I didn’t really know anything about my opponent. All I knew was that he had a lot of fights over in South Korea. The word was that he liked to throw right hands.”
“In the third round, he caught me with a right hand. I wasn’t hurt; in fact, I found it a bit funny. When I went down I laughed. I’ve been knocked down once as an amateur but this was my first time being knocked down as a professional. I got right back up and remained focus on my game plan. I didn’t try to go knock him down because I knew that I could win the round easy by sticking to my game plan and that was to box.”
“This is what I like to call a double-bubble. I had back-to-back fights, within a three-week span, after coming off a nineteen-week layoff from a broken foot. I’m headed right back to the gym to begin training for my next fight. I want to say thank you to the Marino Brothers for always sponsoring me; Engine 24; Main Objective Fitness; Bobby Keyz; Joe Hand and King’s Promotion’s for having faith in me.”
4 – rounds
Brandon Robinson, Philadelphia, PA (3-1, 2 KO’s) vs Rafael Valencia, Medford, OR (3-7-1, 2 KO’s)
Both men came out swinging for the fences, landing hard punches, but it was Robinson who closed the show with a series of thudding left hooks and a final right hook – left hook combination to the jaw of Valencia to close the show.
Valencia, unsteady on his legs, tried to fight on but it was clear that he was unable to fight on. The hard-hitting Robinson quickly dispatched of his opponent as the fight was called to a halt at 2:48 of the second round, with Robinson winning by TKO stoppage.
6 – Rounds
Daryl Bunting, Asbury Park, NJ (3-1-1, 1 KO) vs Gregory Clark, Washington, DC (2-1-1, 1 KO)
Bunting did his best to land punches against his opponent but Clark was too elusive, using his great footwork and the “hit and not get hit” mentality.
Clark boxed effectively and remained intent on not letting his opponent land any punches.
Clark moved in and out of range, while also landing punches to the body and head of Bunting, who pressed the action throughout this six-round bout. Clark showed poise and refrained from getting caught in exchanges against the hungry, hard-throwing Bunting.
The Washington, D.C. native scored a skillful and tactical unanimous decision win (58-56, 59-55 2x) against a hungry, hard-nose fighter.
6 – Rounds
Marcus Bates, Washington, DC (6-0-1, 6 KO’s) vs Roberto Pucheta Jalisco, Mexico (10-11-1, 6 KO’s)
The undefeated Bates had a tough going against the Mexican fighter Pucheta who brought a “Marco Antonio Barrera/Erik Morrales type of style into the fight.” Pucheta came forward during the first round, land hard right hands during the exchanges with Bates. Bates was stunned early (twice) by two hard right hands from Pucheta but used fast-combination punching to keep Pucheta at bay and from coming forward with the finish.
Pucheta continued to come forward, landing hard right hands during the second and third round rounds. Bates began to implement his fighting strategy in the third round as he landed clean combination punches, causing blood to trickle from the nose of his opponent. Bates, very crafty and slick, began to sit down on his punches in the fourth round. Bates, looking for the knockout punch, landed a sweeping left-hook to the jaw of Pucheta in the fifth round.
Pucheta, surprised by the punch, got back up and returned power punches of his own, refusing to let his opponent win the fight from a solid and convincing knockdown. Both men fought hard to the end of the both bout. Bates remained undefeated, winning a unanimous decision (58-55 2x, 59-54).
6 – Rounds
Colby Madison, Baltimore, MD (4-0, 3 KOs) vs Joel Caudle, Raleigh, NC (7-0, 5 KOs)
Madison, at 6’6, fighting out of the famed Upton Boxing Gym, came out landing his jab followed by a powerful left hook that stunned Caudle early on.
Caudle regained his focus and pressured the taller Madison while landing left hooks and rights hands to the body.
Caudle charged and pressed the action against Madison throughout the fight but Madison never wavered, as he repeatedly landed his jab and short counter left hooks, on the inside during the exchanges. Both men fought hard and gave it their all in a hard-nose battle. The two “BIG” heavyweight fighters fought to a draw (58-56 Caudle, 57-57 2x).
4 – Rounds
Chaise Nelson, Mansfield, OH (5-1, 3 KOs) vs Jordan Peters, Washington, DC (2-0-1, 2 KOs)
Nicknamed “Pretty Boy”, Nelson came out firing, moving well on his feet and landing fast combinations.
Peters, stalking Nelson, landed a flush right hand to the jaw of Nelson. Nelson, who took the punch well, continued to land quick, fast, counter shots.
During the second round, Peters landed a hard-right hand while Nelson continued to land fast combinations, moving swiftly on his feet and not giving his opponent and stand-still target.
Nelson continued to fire away and land punches against Peters, as he won a unanimous decision on all judges’ scorecards (39-37).
King’s Boxing and Promotions showcased a great fight card featuring a show-stopping performance. King’s Boxing and Promotions continues to showcase great fight cards within the Pennsylvania and DMV area. As a continued partner with Premier Boxing Champions, King’s Promotions is scheduled to once again present a fantastic card at the 2300 Arena within the months to come. Be sure to continue to support and follow King’s Promotions:
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