Sunday, October 15, 2017

Results From The Victory Boxing Card In Springfield, VA, October 14!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

Super bantamweight Daron "Sweet Tay" Williams out of Washington, DC, had his first five professional fights in Phoenix, AZ. Last night at the ABC Sport Complex in Springfield, VA is where he made his hometown area debut as the main-event. He took on Marquis Pierce of Newark, NJ in a scheduled six-round contest, but Williams handle Pierce in only part of the first-round. Williams looked to be very relaxed until he saw the moment to release a number of various punches to overwhelm Pierce that cause referee Billy Johnson to stop the contest at 1:46 of the round.

Daron Williams remains undefeated with a record of (6-0, 3 KO's) while giving Marquis Pierce his thirteenth loss.

The co-feature involved Capitol Heights, MD super bantamweight Thomas "KO" Snow taking on Stephon McIntyre of Jonesboro, GA in a six-round bout. Snow was able to outwork McIntyre throughout the contest. McIntyre was trying to counter punch Snow but had little success. At times it looked as if McIntyre was trying to come forward, but the veteran southpaw Snow used angles to stay out of trouble. Judge Ron Rodriguez saw the contest, 59-55 and judge Luc Belhumeur scored it 58-56 while Judge Brian Costello scored every round for Snow 60-54 giving him the unanimous decision win. 

Thomas Snow is now (19-3, 12 KO's).  McIntyre is now (2-35-2).

District Heights, MD twin brothers Justin and Jason Bell had back to back bouts on the card. Light heavyweight Justin Bell scored a second-round TKO over the debuting Ben D. Williams of Benton Harbor, MI. Williams started off trying to land some shots, but the Justin started to walk Williams down with hard power shots. It was a solid right hand to the body that dropped Williams to one knee. The bout was stopped at 1:37 of round two.  Justin Bell is now (3-0, 2 KO's).

The other half of the Bell twins, Jason fought his way to a four-round unanimous decision over the debuting Alan Stephenson of Richmond, VA. Jason used the same tactics as his twin Justin by going to the body of his opponent. The bout could have ended early when Bell landed a hard body shot on Stephenson towards the end of the second-round. Bell didn't turn up the pressure and Stephenson was able to stay in the contest. It was the consistency of Bell that got him the unanimous decision win on all three judges scorecards 40-36 improving his record to (3-0, 1 KO).

Jean-Jacques Broussard out of Alexandria, VA made his welterweight debut taking on debuting Tyrone Beauford of Benton Harbor, MI. Broussard seemed to be a little uncomfortable with the style of Beauford. Beauford was throwing punches from odd angels with little success. Broussard's amateur background experience came into play when he started finding the range to land shots to slow down Beauford causing referee Mark D'Attilio to stop the bout at 1:05 of the third-round. 

Philadelphia, PA welterweight prospect Jaron "Boots" Ennis scored an first round TKO over Ayi "Bruce Lee" Bruce of Albany, NY by way of Accra, Ghana. This bout was looked at as a challenge for for Ennis but that was not the case. Bruce wasn't able to throw a single punch because of the fast start of Ennis. From the sound of the bell Ennis landed combination after combination that sent Bruce into the ropes. It was a left hand that sent Bruce down for the eight count and Ennis continued with the pressure to forced referee Billy Johnson to stop the bout at 1:37. Jaron Ennis records remains perfect at (16-0, 14 KO's) while Bruce drops to (23-15, 15 KO's).

Alex Lara, super middleweight out of Manhattan, NY made his pro debut by stopping the debuting Zameze Braswell of Elm City, NC at 2:34 of the first round for the TKO victory. Braswell landed a shot that seemed to put Lara on shaky legs for a few seconds, but Lara quickly recovered. Lara bounced back and sent Braswell to the canvas with a right hand to the head. Braswell beat the count, and Lara landed  another right hand that dropped Braswell for a second to get the bout stopped.

Undefeated super welterweight prospect Zsolt "The Phenom" Daryani of Toronto, Ontario, Canada defeated Fabian Lyimo of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania at 1:32 of the first-round. Daryani started the bout by landing some hard shots that did quick damage to Lyimo. Daryani saw that Lyimo was hurt and he landed a right hand to drop Lyimo to the canvas. Referee Mark D'Attilio stopped the bout before completing the count. Daryani is now (13-0, 12 KO's) while Lyimo falls to 23-8-2, 15 KO's.

"The Cuban Princess" Bertha Aracil of Yonkers, NY handle the debuting Rayven Chatman of Rocky Mount, NC in the first-round of the opening bout of last night's card at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Chatman was totally defenseless as Aracil swarmed her with punches that caused the bout to be  stopped at 52 seconds. Bertha Aracil is now (4-0, 3 KO's).

Jarrett Hurd Overpowered Austin Trout To Get Late Round Stoppage!

Physical toughness was the winning factor for "Swift" Jarrett Hurd as he battered Austin "No Doubt" Trout to get a TKO after ten rounds of boxing!

Jarrett Hurd became the IBF champion on February 25 by stopping Tony Harrison (25-2, 20 KOs) in the ninth round in Birmingham, Alabama. The Accokeek, Maryland, jr. middleweight wanted the former champion, Austin Trout to be his opponent for his first title defense.  The 154-pound title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY was a very exciting battle of two fighters putting on a action packed contest until the very end. 

It has been seventeen months of inactivity for the veteran Austin Trout who started this championship contest just as he planned by being first to establish himself using combinations to win rounds. Trout's left and right hand seemed to work and he was also able to slip inside the guard of Hurd to land a uppercut or two. The former champion was able to keep Hurd off balance in the early rounds. 

The champion Jarrett Hurd showed why he is the strong young lion he has proven to be by coming back with his own showcase of power punches. Trout looked to be tiring late in the sixth-round when Hurd landed a left, right combination that sent Trout staggering backwards into the ropes. Hurd's punch output was rising while Trout's dropped. 

In the early part of the seventh-round a cut was opened over the left eye of Hurd from a accidental headbutt. The cut seemed to be the spark that ignited the fire of Hurd. It was Hurd coming straight forward and throwing nothing but power punches. As the round ended the right eye of Trout was starting to swell.

Before the action started in the round eight both fighters had their eyes examined by the ringside physicians. Both fighters were given the okay to continue. Hurd came out with more of the same power shots. It was a straight right hand that wobbled Trout sending him against the ropes. Hurd landed another right hand that pretty much started to drained the energy out of Trout.

It was just pure power and durability of the younger, stronger Hurd that was the dominating factor in rounds nine and ten. Trout was just too battered walking back to his corner with a swollen and closed right eye. The corner of Trout, along with the ringside physician decided that Trout shouldn't continue on after the tenth round. 

Jarrett Hurd makes the first defense of his IBF junior middleweight title by remaining undefeated at (21-0, 15 KO's) while the tough Austin Trout suffers his first defeat by stoppage and falls to (31-4, 17 KO's). 

"It's most definitely tougher to defend the title than win it," Hurd said. "I'm always the one that comes on stronger at the end of the fight. We knew we were going to wear Austin Trout down in the later rounds and eventually stop him. My cut made me a little better with my head movement. 

"Team Swift, we don't run from anyone. I'm ready to unify. 2018 is the year for unifications. It doesn't matter who it is. I'm ready to fight anyone."

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weights From Springfield, VA!

Victory Boxing card on Saturday, October 14th at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.

Jaron Ennis 149 lbs vs Ayi Bruce 144 lbs

Marquis Pierce 116 lbs vs Daron Willliams 123 lbs

Stephon McIntyre 122 lbs vs Thomas Snow 123 lbs

Jason Bell 169 lbs vs Alan Stevenson 169 lbs

Justin Bell 172 lbs vs Ben D Williams 180 lbs

Raven Chatman 145 lbs vs Bertha Aracil 152 lbs

Zameze Braswell 161 lbs vs Alejandro Lora 167 lbs

Zsolt Daranyi Jr 154 lbs vs Fabian Lyimo 153 lbs

Jacques Jean 147 lbs vs Tyrone Beauford 156 lbs

Yarborough 146 lbs vs Alexis Arguello (No Weight Yet)

(Photos By Daniel Cork)

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