Joel Julio and Sadam Ali Win in Newark, NJ, Friday
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (May 21, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Joel Julio
Colombia’s Joel Julio, 37-4 (31), pounded out an easy decision over Anges Adjaho, 17-6 (9), of Benin, over 10 rounds Friday night at the Prudential Arena in Newark, NJ, in a welterweight match. Olympian Sadam Ali, 13-0 (7), of Brooklyn, NY, won an interesting 8 round welterweight over John Revish, 9-4-2 (8), of Baton Rouge, LA. Kathy Duva’s Main Events brought Julio back for a second straight fight but now scaled down to the welterweight division where he should raise some havoc.

Adjaho fought a survival role for 8 rounds. In the ninth he must have thought it was the last round when he opened up surprising Julio and all the fans. He rarely threw anything but a jab. It would be the only round on the scorecards he took as he returned mostly to the jab again in the tenth round. Scorecards of Debra Barnes, Julie Lederman and Shafeeq were all 99-91. Earl Morton was the referee.

This was an ESPN2 show and halfway through the Ali and Revish bout the lights went out for about 20 minutes halting the action. Ali scored a knockdown in the second round with a left hook. After the delay it seemed Revish needed the time off for he came back to take the sixth and eighth rounds. In the eighth Ali was hurt with a left hook and grabbed Revish and spun him around so that he was behind Revish. It took referee Ricardo Vera awhile to get them separated and enough time for Ali’s head to clear. Ali is a solid prospect and favorite at the Prudential.

Joel Castillo, 9-0 (6) had an easy time stopping Jesse Orta, 7-16-2 (4), of Dallas, TX, at 2:33 of the fourth round when referee Morton called a halt. Castillo had Orta down in the second round, in this light heavyweight match scheduled for 6.

Angel Concepcion, Jr., 5-0 (0), of Newark, NJ, was caught by surprise when he got dropped by Philadelphia’s Teneal Goyco, 4-2 (2), seconds into the fight. Concepcion seemed more surprised that hurt and had control by the end of the round. He easily boxed the awkward Goyco the rest of the way to win on all scorecards by 38-37 twice and 39-37. Referee was Vera. DHB had it 38-37 for Concepcion in this 4 round light heavyweight match.
Tyrone Luckey, 4-0 (4), Middletown, NJ, opened the card scoring 3 knockdowns in the second round stopping Sidel Blocker, 1-5-1 (0), Hamilton,NJ, at the 1:51 mark. Vera was the referee. This was a 4 round lightweight match.

In the fight of the night popular Vinny O’Brien, 2-1 (2), East Hanover, NJ, dropped Philadelphia’s Rafael Montalvo, 1-1 (1), in the second round with a right hand. Just before the bell Montalvo had O’Brien on the deck. In the third round O’Brien had a cut along side his right eye and getting beat to the punch. He did his best to hang in there but referee Morton came to his rescue at 2:09 of the fourth round of this 4 round welterweight match.

J Russell Peltz served as matchmaker and the round was lively for the most part. It will be interesting if Julio gets to meet Antwon Smith whom Adjaho was filling in for.

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