Ringside Boxing report - Majewski and Thompson Win at Bally’s in Atlantic City - Doghouse Boxing News
Majewski and Thompson Win at Bally’s in Atlantic City - Ringside Boxing Report
By Ken Hissner at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 25, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
Patrick “the Machine” Majewski
Somer Point, NJ’s Patrick “the Machine” Majewski, 21-1 (13) lived up to his name “the Machine” Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ, from the second round on in a 10 round win over Philadelphia’s Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis, 14-9-1 (6), in a battle of middleweights. Buffalo, NY, light heavyweight Lionel “Lonnie B” Thompson, 13-2 (9), scored a mild upset over Wildwood, NJ, popular Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio, 18-3-2 (5), who didn’t come out for the 3rd round of a scheduled 8.

Promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. and Global Boxing Promotions, with matchmakers Brittany Rogers and J Russell Peltz, the fans were treated to 6 bouts with a strong undercard of 4 rounder’s. Davis came out owning Majewski in the first round with right hands that had the left cheek bone of Majewski reddened. This was the first time Davis stepped up into the higher division. It seemed his trainer Sharron Baker had planned out a way with speed of hand to beat Majewski to the punch.

In between rounds something happened in the corner of Majewski with his trainer Bill Johnson and his fighter. Starting in the second round the fighter they call “the Machine” started punching through the defense of Davis and landing right hands of his own. Davis never seemed to land his own right.

In the third round Majewski was countering with his right while Davis used a left hook that didn’t match Majewski. In the fourth round Davis was back with his right hand in a close round that seemed to even the score. In the fifth it became Majewski’s fight as he went to the body of Davis. The sixth saw Majewski land a 3 punch combo starting with a right hand. Davis started moving and not exchanging with the stronger Majewski. Both fighters acknowledged each other at the bell after a solid round of action. In the ninth though Majewski missed a combination he had Davis bending to the side where he was still vulnerable to a Majewski right hand. He had little left but a giant heart. In the tenth and final round Majewski staggered Davis several times and had him holding on.

Top referee Steve “Double SS” Smoger hardly had to separate the fighters until the last 2 rounds. It’s always good to see the colorful Smoger back in the ring but not for long as he heads to Greece March 8th for another Bigger’s Better heavyweight show. The judges had an easy one as Hilton Whitaker and DHB had it 98-92, Debra Barnes and Emil Conforti 99-91 for Majewski. “On a scale of 1-10 I give Davis an 11. He came to fight but I felt stronger and am more than ‘a Machine’ and tonight showed an array of punches”, said Majewski. From Radom, Poland, Majewski scored his fourth straight win since suffering his only career loss in 2011. He is ranked No. 9 by the WBC.

In the 8 round co-feature Thompson though 4” shorter against the long reach of Mussachio seemed to land body shots with both hands just above the right hip of his opponent at will. “His jab was just a flicker. I had to be patient,” said Thompson. Coming off 2 losses Thompson was dominate. “I won almost every round in Canada and they took it from me (Nicholson Poulard NABA title). I got big headed in the Kovalev (Sergio) fight and paid the price (LTKO3 in Sept). Tonight I was back in form. As a Born-Again believer my mind was right for this fight,” said Thompson.

The first round was just over 5 minutes with Thompson getting past the long jab of Mussachio rocking him near the end of the round. In the second round a left hook dropped Mussachio with about 20 seconds left in the round. He got up and instead of holding fought back on instincts. There seemed to be confusion in the corner and his trainer/father Al Mussachio informed referee Lindsay Page the fight was over. “I am a slow starter and my father may have misunderstood me asking me if I felt all right and wanted to go on,” said Mussachio. “He had the flu during training and his blood pressure was up at the pre-fight physical and didn’t seem to be hiself. I wasn’t going to let him continue to get hurt,” said Mussachio. Cut-man Joey Eye seemed to agree that the boxer was not himself tonight. Mussachio announced in the ring before he left “he beat me fair and square”. A real class act person in and out of the ring.

Thompson came over and embraced Mussachio after the announcement. “We both fought a 5 minute round and that is no excuse. I am a slow starter and wanted to go on,” said Mussachio. It was a disappointing ending but no one wanted to see Mussachio continue hurt.

Possibly the “fight of the night” was between Joshua Reyes, 4-0 (1), of Millville, NJ, and Tommy Garcia, 3-4 (2), in a featherweight 4. Reyes seemed to take the first 2 rounds while Garcia came back taking the next 2. Reyes was landing more punches though looked the worst for wear early. The judges had it 39-37 (twice) and 40-36 for Reyes while DHB had it 38-38. Smoger was the referee.

Philadelphia’s Greg Jackson, 3-0 (1) scored a majority decision over Alex Sanchez, 2-2-1 (2), of Camden, NJ, in a 4 round junior middleweight match. Sanchez was the aggressor but ran into some hard uppercuts from Jackson inside. It was very close with Jackson getting the edge 39-37 on Barnes and Whitaker cards while Conforti had it 38-38 as did DHB. Page was the referee.

Anthony Prescott, 1-1-1 (1), of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Saud “Grady” Clark, 2-1-1 (2), battled to a 4 round draw in the welterweight division. The judges were split with Barnes for Clark and Whitaker for Prescott 39-37 and with Conforti 38-38 as did DHB have it even. Clark took the first 2 rounds with a strong right hand. Prescott came back to take the next 2 rounds as Clark seemed to fade. Angel Garcia, father/trainer of WBC 140 champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, worked the Clark corner. Smoger was the referee.

In the opening bout Philly prospect Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin, 3-0 (1), was not walked thru his opponent southpaw Elvis Rodriguez, 0-2, of Manchester, CT, but managed to win all 4 rounds in the featherweight division on all cards plus DHB’s. It was a good experience for Burgin getting a win over the southpaw Rodriguez. Page was the referee.

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