|Eastern Regional Report - May 31, 2011
By Alec Kohut, MaxBoxing (May 31, 2011) Special to Doghouse Boxing
Thompson Throttles Harris, Fight Card in
Chester, PA, Salka Cleared to Fight
This is a vacation week for
me but I wanted to give you all a brief update on a couple things before a week
of fishing and relaxing.
Tony Thompson Overwhelms an Unfit Harris
It’s hard to know what was
on Maurice Harris’ mind the weeks leading into and including the night of his
fight with Tony Thompson last Friday but it’s easy to know what wasn’t on his mind: preparing for and working to beat Tony Thompson. Thompson had no
trouble dispatching Harris in three rounds on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights,”
setting himself up for a title elimination bout with Philadelphia’s Eddie
After a sluggish first
round, Thompson sensed he could just stand in front of Harris and land punches
with little or no resistance from his opponent. A right hook found its mark on
the side of Harris’ head and sent him to the canvas; the rout was on. The third
round offered no respite for Harris as he again was felled by Thompson and
forced the referee the halt things at 1:51 of the third round.
Harris had turned some heads
in his four-bout winning streak after a two-year absence from the ring but that
was fool’s gold, as it is clear that Harris has no real future in the fight
Thompson, at 39, desperately
wants another crack at one of the Klitschkos after being knocked out by
Wladimir in July 2008. He is riding a five-bout winning streak, all by
knockout, since that fight. I give him a great shot at beating Chambers and
getting his opportunity at one of the Klitschkos.
Victor Vasquez Headlines Joey Eye Boxing Card
in Chester, PA, Friday Night
Harrah’s Casino in Chester,
PA, just south of Philadelphia, plays host to another promotion by Joey Eye
Boxing this Friday night as barber/boxer Victor Vasquez of Philadelphia headlines
against Gustavo Dailey in a rematch of January 2010 bout, in which Vasquez
stopped Dailey in five.
The card also features 4-0 (1)
lightweight prospect Angel Ocasio and fan favorite light heavyweight Anthony
Ferrante. The fight cards put together by Joey Eye, a longtime fixture in the
Philadelphia fight scene, are always entertaining and Joey works hard to
provide action fights that are evenly matched.
Unlike cards that feature
up-and-coming prospects pummeling weak opposition, these cards usually provide
good old-fashioned local brawls.
Rod Salka Cleared to Resume Career
Last month, lightweight Rod
Salka was held out of a bout with Youngstown’s Jake Giuriceo due to concerns
from a blood test. Last week, Brian Gorman of steelcityfighters.com reported
that Salka’s full test came back negative and the 12-1 (3) prospect is cleared
to fight again.
While there are no definite
plans for the bout with Giuriceo to be rescheduled, don’t be surprised to see
this match remade in late summer at an outdoor arena in the Youngstown area.
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