Hot Night at the Blue Horizon
By David Ruff at ringside (June 14, 2010) Doghouse Boxing  
It’s been 17 years since this writer has been to the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. In a sweltering heat in the main event scheduled for six rounds, Philadelphia’s Farah Ennis, 13-0 (7), took only 0:56 to stop Steve Walker, 24-25 (16), of Hannibal, MO. Referee Vic DeWysocki had seen enough. For Walker it was his 21st time he was stopped and I think he should call it a day.

In the opening bout Darrell Jones, 3-0 (1), of Philly won a hard fought majority decision over Marcus Hall, 3-1 (2), of
Rochester, NY. This was a four round, junior middleweight bout. The referee was DeWysocki.

Keenan Smith, 1-0, of Philly, and a former national amateur champion, won a 4 round decision over Raphael Montes, 1-0, of Lawrence, Mass. This was a super featherweight bout. It was a close fight for the first two rounds before Smith overtook Montes the final two rounds to earn the decision. Gary Rosato was the referee.

Olivia Fonseca, 3-2-2 (2), of Philly, and Akima Stocks, 3-0 (3), of Newark, NJ, put on the best action of the night in a four round, junior middleweight bout. Stocks won by a majority decision. Dewysocki served as referee.

Van Oscar Penovaroff, 5-0 (4), from Hawaii and fighting out of upstate Reading had trouble with the boxing of Kywame Hill, 1-3 (1), of Philly. It was a good lightweight fight over four rounds with Penovaroff able to overcome Hill with continuous pressure to take the decision. Rosato was the referee.

Coy Evans, Philly, 8-0 (2), won a 6 round decision over Barbaro Zepeda, 9-21-2 (2), of Chicago, in a battle of featherweights. The action was going back and forth with Evans getting the better of the two. All three judges scored it 59-54. Rosato was the referee.

It was a good card put on by Sam Promotions. Don Elbaum was the matchmaker. They’re promoting their next card July 24th in Wilmington, DE, at Frawley Stadium.

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