By John DiSanto at ringside
In a scheduled six round super middleweight bout, Philly’s Brandon Robinson, 5-1, 4 KOs, smashed Shane Pearson, 2-2, 2 KOs, Statesville, NC, with a right hand in round two, and won by KO at 20 seconds of that round. Referee Blair Talmadge almost stepped in a moment before the final punch, but let the fight continue. Robinson kept throwing punches and landed the haymaker that dropped Pearson and stopped the match without a count.
In the early action at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, Houston light heavyweight Christian Montano, 2-0, 2 KOs, dropped DC’s Dameron Kirby, 0-1, three times in the opening round, and scored a first round TKO at 2:25. The referee was Blair Talmadge.
Philly bantamweight Jerrod Minor, 1-0, 1 KO, made a successful debut, stopping fellow-Philadelphian Steven Lopez, 0-2, at 2:34 of round four. The referee was Gary Rosato.
Junior welterweight Kashon Hutchinson, 3-3, 1 KO, Reading, PA, won a four round unanimous decision over Philly’s Demetrius Williams, 1-3. All three scores were 39-37.
Flashy Philly junior welterweight southpaw Sham Justice, 1-0, looked impressive in his pro debut. He pounded Tito Gonslaves, 0-3, Lancaster, PA, for three full rounds and stopped him at 2:11 of round four. A star is born. Gary Rosato was the referee.