(Photos by Daniel Cork)
Kings Promotions put together another very competitive card last night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The main-event was a tough scheduled ten-round battle for the PA state junior middleweight championship. In a battle of knockdowns it was Tyrone Brunson of Philadelphia, (25-6-2, 23 KOs), who went down twice in the fourth-round and bounced back to score a TKO over Kermit Cintron, (39-6-3, 30 KOs), in round five. Brunson knocked down Cintron three times in the fifth to make referee Shawn Clark stopped the fight at 1:21. Also part of this exciting card included four fighters from the Washington, DC and Maryland areas.
Marcus Bates, a bantamweight out of Washington, DC won a six-round unanimous decision over Roberto "Escorpion" Pucheta of La Villa de Cuerámbaro, Jalisco, Mexico. Pucheta looked very much in charge in the early rounds of the contest, but Bates picked his pace up in the later rounds. Bates sent Pucheta to the canvas in the fifth-round with a left hand, and was able to maintain control of the bout to get the unanimous win with the scores of 59-54 and 58-55 (twice). Bates is now (7-0-1, 6 KO's) while Pucheta falls to (10-12-1, 6 KO's).
Super middleweight Gregory "Glizzy" Clark, also from Washington, DC won a six-round unanimous decision over Darryl "Dreamking" Bunting of Asbury Park, NJ. The judges scored the bout 58-56 and 59-55 twice. Clark is now (3-1-1, 1 KO) while Bunting falls to (3-2-2, 1 KO).
Owings Mills, Maryland undefeated heavyweight Colby Madison suffered a broken right hand in the first-round a scheduled six-round bout with undefeated Joel Caudle of Raleigh, NC. Caudle was able to convince one judge to get a score of 58-56, but that was overruled by two judges seeing the contest a draw, 57-57. Madison is now (4-0-1, 3 KO's) while Caudle is now (7-0-1, 5 KO's).
The card opened up with Washington, DC lightweight Jordan "Kidd" Peters losing a close four-round unanimous decision to "Pretty Boy" Chaise Nelson of Dayton, OH by the scores of 39-37 from all three judges. Peters is now (2-1-1, 2 KO's) while Nelson's improves to (6-1, 3 KO's).