By John DiSanto at ringside
Upper Darby, PA super middleweight Brandon Robinson, 4-1, 3 KOs, stopped Rafael Valencia of Medford, OR, 3-8-1, 2 KOs, at 2:48 of round two. After being warned for a low blow in the second, Robinson nailed Valencia with a hard right and left hook that put him on the canvas. Valencia got up, but referee Shawn Clark stopped the contest.
In a super middleweight bout, Gregory Clark of D.C., 3-1-1, 1 KO, blanked Asbury Park, NJ’s Daryl Bunting, 3-2-2, 1 KO, on my card, and went on to win on the official cards by scores of 58-56 and 59-55 twice.
In a feisty, two-way bantamweight bout, DC’s Marcus Bates, 7-0-1, 6 KOs, beat Mexican Roberto Pucheta, 10-12-1, 6 KOs, by unanimous decision over six entertaining rounds. In the first, Pucheta looked like a sure winner, hurting Bates three times. However, Bates turned the tables beginning in round two and went on to win by scores of 59-54 and 58-55 twice.
In a 6-round heavyweight bout, Joel Caudle, Raleigh, NC, 7-0-1, 5 KOs, and Colby Madison, Owings Mills, MD, 4-0-1, 3 KOs, battled to a majority draw. One judge favored Caudle 58-56, but two scores of 57-57 deadlocked the fight.
In the opening bout at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, featherweight Chaise Nelson, of Mansfield, OH, 6-1, 3 KOs, won a 4-round unanimous decision over DC’s Jordan Peters, 2-1-1, 2 KOs.