WBA #7 RANKED SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT IN THE WORLD, TJ “THE POWER” DOHENY (16-0 12KOs) REMAINS UNDEFEATED
UNDEFEATED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHARLES “THE TRUTH” FOSTER (12-0 7KOs) PASSES THE TOUGHEST TEST OF HIS CARRER WITH A 2ND ROUND KO OF THE TOUGH SAMMY HOROWITZ.
Boston - This past Saturday Night Murphys Boxing returned to the Melrose Memorial Hall for the 5th time with Monster Brawl III. In what has come to be known as a can’t miss night of entertainment, Murphys Boxing once again produced an exciting night of fights, with there usual lively, raucous atmosphere. In the main event of the 8 bout card, WBA 7th ranked super bantamweight in the world, TJ “The Power” Doheny remained unbeaten with a second-round TKO over journeyman Ernesto Guerrero of Sonora, Mexico. Applying the pressure early, Doheny worked a sustained body attack dropping Guerrero in the first round, finally stopping him at 1:47 of the second. The controlled aggression of Doheny simply did not allow the Mexican to mount any serious offense. With the win Doheny improves to 16-0 with 12 stoppages, and stays on track to challenge for a World title in the coming year.
In the co feature bout, the always exciting Lightweight Carlos “The Dragon” Candelario, (9-1, 4 KOs) of Lawrence, MA entertained his hometown crowd with a 6 round unanimous decision over the determined Ian James, of Brooklyn, NY. Candelario utilized excellent boxing skills and a varied attack to outwork James who kept looking for the home run punch throughout but was unable to come up with an answer to the quick-handed Candelario’s offense and work rate.
Wexford, Ireland’s heavyweight Niall Kennedy remained unbeaten at 6-0, 3 KOs with a shutout over the game Henry Namauu of Las Vegas. Fighting in the US for the third time, the Wexford Police Officer showed excellent movement and strategy for a big man, landing a variety of combinations on the aggressive Namauu. Fighting through a right-hand injury, Kennedy continued to utilize his fast jab and left hook to maintain his distance and easily outscore and frustrate Namauu in the unanimous decision loss.
Connecticut Light-Heavyweight Charles “The Truth” Foster (12-0 7KOs)passed the toughest test of his professional career with a second round TKO over the hard-punching Sammy Horowitz of Chicago. Foster’s southpaw style and impressive hand speed proved too much for the former MMA fighter and professional stunt man from the Windy City. A sharp, well timed jab by Foster set up power shots, dropping Horowitz in the first for the mandatory 8 count, and continued to set up combinations to the body and head, putting his opponent on the canvas late in the second for the count. Foster remains undefeated and continues to put the Light Heavyweight division on notice with each win.
Burlington, MA’s Amanda Pavone, a former National Amateur Champion raised her ledger to 2-0 with a dominating performance over Philadelphia’s Unique Harris, via unanimous decision over four rounds. Pavone’s swarming style overwhelmed Harris who fought back gamely but to little effect, awarding Pavone with the shutout victory. Pavone a relentless in your face fighter seems on a quick path to national fights.
Lynnfield, MA’s Dominic Monzione fought a successful professional debut with a first round stoppage over journeyman Theo Desjardin. Without a single amateur bout to his credit, but a noted wrestler, Monzione, a 19 year old college student, moved in behind a barrage of punches sending the Rhode-Island based tattoo artist to the canvas. Although he beat the count on wobbly legs, referee Mike Ryan wisely stopped the bout at 2:26 of the first round. Dominic had his very large crowd of fan support rocking from the opening bell, with his swarming high energy destruction of Desjardin.
New York’s Frederic Julan won an extremely entertaining 4 round majority decision over the game Lanny Dardar of Houma, LA in the light heavyweight decision. Southpaw Julan, originally from Paris, now living and training in NY with the well respected Simon Bakinde, used his superior skills to outscore Dardar who’s brawling style gave him his moments in the fight. Down in the first round, Dardar fired back, staying with Julan for the next stanza. Tiring in the 3rd, Dardar absorbed a tremendous amount of punishment, but each time it looked as though the referee was ready to step in, he fired back keeping himself in the fight. Coming out for the last round with a determined attack that gave him the round on all 3 score cards, Dardar was able to finish the fight on his feet. With the win Julan improves to 3-0, 1 KO while Dardar drops to 4-7-2.
Nick Lavin of Shelton, CT could have sat the night out when his original opponent Steve Collins, Jr was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury on Wednesday, but when Philly’s Brian Richardson’s opponent likewise fell out of his bout, a new 4 round heavyweight bout was made. Lavin utilized his experience and speed to simply overwhelm Richardson, stopping him at 1:55 of the first round. Lavin improves to 4-5 while Richardson drops to 0-2. Lavin will face Collins on Murphys Boxing’s St Patrick’s Day show at Boston’s House of Blues.
MURPHY’S BOXING RETURNS SOON WITH ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT OF FIGHTS. DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.
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