Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Heather Hardy, Lamar Russ, Diaz Get Wins at Aviator

Brooklyn, NY - Earlier tonight, DiBella Entertainment presented the latest installment of its ever popular Broadway Boxing series with an exciting eight-bout card from the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Fighting before a strong contingent of hometown fans, Brooklyn fan favorite Heather Hardy and the Bronx's Nydia Feliciano went to war in their eight-round female junior featherweight feature bout.  Feliciano was easily the toughest opponent of Hardy's young career, having already fought for a world title in 2012.  Round after round, Hardy and Feliciano furiously brawled, bringing the crowd to a standing ovation on a number of occasions.  Hardy was the aggressor and pressed the action for the majority of the bout, and in the end, she was awarded the well-deserved unanimous decision, winning by scores of 79-73, and 78-74 twice. It was the most impressive victory to date for Hardy, who improved to a perfect 9-0, 2KO's.

Joe Smith , 178, Long Island, NY, trained by Tommy Gallagher, brawled with the tough Michael Gbenga, 172, Washington, DC, providing exciting two-way action in their scheduled eight-round light heavyweight contest. Smith applied pressure and focused his attack downstairs. After two rounds of punishment to the body, Gbenga was forced to retire on his stool prior to the start of the third frame, citing a rib injury. With the win, Smith improved to 15-1 (12 KOs), while Gbenga dropped to 13-12 (13 KOs).

Coming off his HBO-televised tough decision-loss to Matthew Macklin, middleweight prospect Lamar Russ, 160, 14-1 (7 KOs), Fayetteville, NC, battled Tony Hirsch, 160, 15-6-2, Oakland, CA. Russ was outboxing Hirsch early on, landing his overhand right behind a crisp jab. As the two boxers were pressing forward, an accidental head butt opened up a cut over Hirsch's right eye in the first frame. In between rounds, however, the ringside physician determined that Hirsch was in no position to continue. As a result, the bout was declared a No-Contest.

Undefeated junior middleweight prospect Patrick Day needed just 39 seconds to stop Duane King with a picture-perfect left hook to the liver in their scheduled six-round contest.  The former #1-rated U.S. amateur came out working behind a long hard jab. He followed up one of those jabs with his left hook, a combination that echoed throughout the building. King went down immediately and had no chance of beating the count.  It was an impressive showing for the Freeport, Long Island-native who improved to a perfect 7-0-1, 4KO's.

Fighting before a loud contingency of fans, Bronx's Christopher Galeano improved to a perfect 3-0 with a four-round unanimous decision over Azamat Umarzoda in their junior middleweight matchup.  Galeano, a former amateur national champion, and co-promoted by 50 Cent's SMS Promotions, boxed beautifully from the outside, landing crisp combinations to both the body and head. Umarzoda hung tough, but just wasn't able to keep up with Galeano's speed. In the end, all three judges scored the bout 39-37 in favor of Galeano.  

The exciting and promising junior lightweight Joel Diaz improved to 15-0, 12KO's, winning a hard-fought six-round unanimous decision over game veteran Jose Angel Beranza.  Diaz, trained by Abel Sanchez, pressed the action, landing a number of hard shots against the tough-as-nails Beranza throughout the six-round contest. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in Diaz' favor with tallies of 60-54, and 59-55 twice.

Making his DBE debut, highly regarded middleweight prospect Eduardo Alicea passed the stiffest test of his young career winning a unanimous six-round decision over James Johnson. Alicea, trained by top trainer Robert Garcia and co-promoted with Rumble Time Promotions, was very sharp and accurate with his shots throughout. Alicea worked behind a stiff jab to control the action from the outside. Johnson, who, like Alicea, was a former amateur standout, was game and showed heart, but just couldn't seem to keep up with Alicea's output and crisp combinations. After six frames, Alicea was awarded the victory on scores of 60-54 twice, and 59-55. With the win, Alicea moved to a perfect 6-0, 3KO's, while the heavy-handed Johnson dropped to 7-2, 7KO's.

Kicking off the card was Queens-native Joseph Williams taking on P.J. Cajigas in a four-round light heavyweight contest.  Williams stalked Cajigas from the opening bell, applying relentless pressure.  Williams landed big shots with both hands especially to the body. In the third round, Williams landed a big overhand right, followed by a monstrous left hook that sent Cajigas out flat on this back.  The referee didn't even bother to administer a count and officially waved off the contest at 1:49 of round three. It was an impressive showing for Williams, who improved to 2-0, 2KO's.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY Video: Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Sound Off on Keith Thurman Video: SHO's Espinoza Discusses Future Fights on Network, More DeGale: Mayweather Talks Rubbish, Has Big Ego, All About Him Eddie Hearn Discusses The Status of Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan Photos: Michael Conlan - New York City Presser For Pro Debut Jordan Thompson Inks Frank Warren Deal Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis Finalized For April 1 Showdown Groves' Trainer Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Status of Chudinov Fight CBS to Air Garcia-Thurman; Announcement at Press Conference Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Nordic Fight Night Bouts
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement