Brandon Bennett, Ricardo Williams Jr. Win Clashes

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. --  In the main event of R&R Promotions’ Friday Night Fights: “Put Down the Guns, Pick Up the Gloves” Brandon “Untouchable” Bennett defeated tough veteran Tyrone Harris via unanimous decision. The 13-bout card featured nine Cincinnati fighters who earned victories in front of a hometown crowd, just across the Ohio River in Kentucky, at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.
It was a calm affair early with Bennett moving and jabbing Harris with his right. In the fifth round, after Harris complained of a late hit by Bennett, matters began to heat up. Bennett worked three-punch combinations to Harris’ body and head finishing with left uppercuts. Harris never had much of a reply to Bennett’s more effective work, reflected in the judges’ scores of 80-72 three times. With the win, Bennett, 26, is now 18-1 (7 KOs). Harris, 33, of Lansing, Mich., is 24-10 (16 KOs).
In his much anticipated hometown return, former Olympic silver medalist Ricardo Williams excited the crowd with a stunning overhand left that knocked out Guillermo Sanchez of Buffalo, N.Y., in the fourth round of their light welterweight bout.  The fight was fairly close throughout the first three rounds. It wasn’t until Williams cut Sanchez over the right eye with a left and moments later deposited him to the canvas that Williams separated himself. Sanchez, visibly weary, barely made it to his feet before the referee waved the bout to an end. With the victory, Williams has completed step one of his career comeback and is now 22-3 (11 KOs) while Sanchez is 13-14-1 (5 KOs).
In a close contested six-round welterweight battle William Jackson, 25, of Cincinnati, edged out a game Gilbert Venegas of East Moline, Ill.  Jackson came out pumping a steady use of the jab working the ring while Venegas pressured. The pressure from Venegas slowly steadied Jackson and in the fifth round an injury to Jackson’s right hand forced him to seldom utilize it. Venegas, 37, carried the late rounds but it wasn’t enough in the eyes of judges who scored the bout 59-57 twice and 58-56 in favor of Jackson. Jackson’s record improved to 13-2-1 (5 KOs) while Venegas fell to 12-16-4 (8 KOs).
In the lone heavyweight bout former University of Cincinnati football player Danny Calhoun earned his fifth victory to remain undefeated. Gary Kelley, Calhoun’s opponent, came in at a heavy 353 pounds and used all of it to his advantage leaning on Calhoun and fighting inside. The 31-year-old Calhoun was able to outwork Kelley, however, with his speed advantage en route to the unanimous decision from the judges. Kelley, of Montgomery, Ala., is now 1-1 with 1 knockout.
DeVonte Allen, 25, of Cincinnati stopped Antoine Knight, of Chicago, in the second round to improve to 6-2-1 (4 KOs). Knight, 25, fell to 3-11 (1 KO). The bout was scheduled for six rounds in the super featherweight division.
Light heavyweight Donald Anderson of Columbus stopped Richard McCombs of Washington, D.C., in the first round of their scheduled four. Anderson remained undefeated at 6-0 (2 KOs) while McCombs is now 1-6 (1 KO).
Another Washington, D.C., fighter, Kareem Martin, won a unanimous decision in the welterweight division over Domonique Foster of Columbus. The 19-year-old Martin is now 3-0-1 (2 KOs). Foster is 1-5-1.
Light welterweight Russell Fiore, 33, of Chicago ended his fight quickly stopping Michael Doyle of Prichard, Ala., in the first round of their light welterweight bout.  Fiore improved to 13-2-1 (8 KOs) while Doyle is now 2-12-1 (1 KO).
Cincinnati’s Jayvon Garnett, 19, knocked Rudy Payne down three times en-route to a second round stoppage in the featherweight division. Garnett earned his second career victory and knockout while Payne is now 1-3 (1 KO).
Another young Cincinnati favorite, super featherweight Aaron Hollis, also picked up his second win and knockout over Vic Chambers of Milwaukee (0-2).
Former amateur standout Steve Geffrard, of Miami, picked up a third round stoppage over Mike Davis of Cincinnati in a cruiserweight battle. Geffrard, 24, who lost his first two pro bouts, has now earned his sixth win in-a-row with three knockouts. Davis fell to 1-22.
In a four–round lightweight bout Cedric Patterson of Cincinnati won a unanimous decision over Ronnie Jordan of Cincinnati. Patterson is now 2-0 (1 KO) and Jordan 1-5-1.
In the opening bout of the evening Antonio Brown of Cincinnati was awarded a four-round unanimous decision over Robert Montgomery of Covington, Ky. The win was Brown’s first. His record now stands at 1-2 while Montgomery is 0-1.
The fight was promoted in association with three-time world champion boxer Adrien Broner’s new promotional company Band Camp. A portion of the proceeds from the fight are going towards the furnishing of the new “Put Down the Guns, Pick Up the Gloves” gym, Oasis Elite Boxing Gym.  The event, R&R Promotions’ first in Kentucky, was sponsored by CBTS, Larosa’s, RadioOne, and TruStaff.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Chavez Sr: Canelo-Golovkin Has High Possibility of KO Ending Deontay Wilder: The Fury Fight is Real, The Fury Fight is On Photos: Cancio-Zenunaj, Kamegai-Vendetti - ESPN Weigh-In Verdejo: Chemistry With Cotto is Very Good, I'm Eager To Fight Joe Joyce Excited With Al Haymon Deal, Plans U.S. Debut Subriel Matias, Breidis Prescott - Face To Face in Puerto Rico Tyson Fury Reveals Secret Meeting With Bellew, Hearn's Plan Photos: Jesse Hart vs. Gavronski, Shakur Stevenson Final Presser Jon Fernandez vs. O’Shaquie Foster Tops ShoBox Triple, Sept. 21 Photos: Bryant Jennings, Alexander Dimitrenko - Face To Face Canelo: One-Year Layoff Won’t Affect Me At All Against Golovkin Porter Has Serious Doubts That Danny Garcia Will Go Toe To Toe Selina Barrios vs. Patricia Juarez on September 22 in Texas Tyson Fury: Joshua Wouldn't Fight Me For Any Amount Of Money Photos: Carl Frampton, Luke Jackson - Final Press Conference Jackson, Coach Inspired By Alvarez's Knockout of Kovalev Photos: Shawn Porter Putting in Work For Danny Garcia Eddie Gomez Signs With Split-T Management Kubrat Pulev Claims To Be Free, Parts Ways With Team Sauerland Carl Frampton, Luke Jackson Go Face To Face at Final Presser Mladen Miljas Inks Promotional Pact With Greg Cohen Joshua Ordered By WBO To Make Mandatory After Povetkin McCrory Believes Tyson Fury Was Victim of a Press Campaign Warren: Real Answer Is Joshua's Team Doesn't Want Wilder Fight De La Hoya: GGG's Mexican Style A Gimmick; Canelo's Fans Loyal Doheny Upsets Iwasa; Wins Unanimous Decision, IBF Title Haye Backs Tyson Fury: I Hope He Gets Back To Former Glory Luke Jackson Very Confident: Boxing Has Been My Parents! Cummings Insists He Can Reach The Top, No Excuses For Defeat Tyson Fury: I Have To Raise My Game To Win a World Title De La Hoya: Canelo Beat Golovkin 115-113, GGG Can't Adjust! Doheny: Iwasa May Have Reach Advantage, But I Have The Power Rosales vs. Barnes and The Ongoing Flyweight Reset De La Hoya: Hopkins Will Cheer Canelo To Derail Record Attempt Jesus Rojas May Face Can Xu in Year-End Title Defense Yunier Dorticos Still Wants Revenge on Gassiev, Plots Return Canelo: I'll Look to KO Golovkin From Very First Round of Rematch Oleksandr Teslenko, Nicholson, Ivan Golub in Action in AC Devin Haney vs. Juan Carlos Burgos on September 28, ShoBox Photos: Bryant Jennings, Hart, Dimitrenko, Stevenson - Workouts

Latest Active Forum Threads