|Joel Julio and Sadam Ali Win in Newark, NJ, Friday
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (May 21, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
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
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
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
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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