Carney “Beeper” Bowman Wins to Go 16-0 in Hanover!
By Ken Hissner at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Dec 26, 2010)
On the 18th of this month, for the first time in 83 years boxing returned to Hanover, PA, at the National Guard Armory. York’s unbeaten lightweight Carney “Beeper” Bowman, York, PA, increased his unbeaten record to 16-0 (7), against a difficult super featherweight in Jason Rorie, 6-10-2, of Winston-Salem, NC, over 6 rounds by majority decision in the main event.

A&D Promotions put on a 4 bout pro and the Mid-Atlantic Association a 5 bout amateur show. Rorie took the fight on 2 weeks notice and Bowman was only in his second fight of 2010. “He was a very awkward opponent. I hurt my right hand early in the fight,” said Bowman. He seemed to have complete control of the fight in winning all but a round on this writer’s score card.

Rorie came out at the bell of the first round using a good jab which is usually Bowman’s signature weapon. In the middle of the round Bowman rocked Rorie while throwing one punch at a time but power shots. “My timing was off tonight,” said Bowman. Rorie seemed to be using his head as much as his right hand coming up from a crouch or pinning Bowman against the ropes. If it were not for his injured hand Bowman probably would have stopped Rorie in one of the last 2 rounds. Bowman had a bloody nose in the fourth round.

It was Bowman’s first fight out of York in his last 6 appearances. He brought plenty of supporters with his father (Beeper Sr) and Julio Alvarez, the co-promoter, in his corner. Bowman is a former National amateur champion who had his first 10 fights on the road. Gary Rosato was the lone referee for all 4 bouts. Dave Greer 59-55 and John Gradowski 60-54 had it easily for Bowman. Jack Castellani came up with a surprising 57-57.

Prior to the fight Bowman announced “honestly, I’m more than ready at this point. I see guys like Jason Litzau or Matt Remillard and I’m ready to test myself against them in the coming year.” This was reported by Bernie Bahrmasel handling Bowman’s publicity.

York’s Jesus Saucedo, 2-0 (1), overwhelmed Tolan “Technician” Tascoe, 1-5, of Newark, NJ, who was rescued by the referee Rosato at 1:28 of the first round. A left hook rocked Tascoe who on rubbery legs started going sideways as he got hit with several more punches. It was the first time Tascoe has been stopped while not fighting any boxer with a losing record.

The 20 year old Saucedo won his debut in September defeating Mike Denby who was victorious on tonight’s card. This was a scheduled 4 round welterweight match.

Mike “Strictly Business” Denby, 3-8-3 (2), of Felton, DE, stopped an 8 fight non winning streak (1 draw) in a spirited 4 round welterweight match. Denby was throwing only power punches all night rocking Aaron Anderson, 1-10 (0), of Memphis, TN, in the first round. Anderson started his usual clowning around in the second round. In the third round a straight right to the midsection took the wind out of Anderson.

In the fourth it seemed Denby may have punched himself out after the first minute. Anderson came on in the last 2 minutes to have Denby in trouble and holding on in an all out fight at the bell. All 3 judge’s had it 39-37 as did this writer for Denby.

In the opener were 2 fighters both in need of a win as Philadelphia’s Greg Hackett, 2-4 (0), got his second win in his last 3 fights against the taller southpaw Cory Preston, 0-4 (0), of Cincinnati, OH, over 4 rounds in the middleweight division.

Hackett was mostly coming out of a crouch out landing Preston in the first round. In a close second round Preston may have pulled it out with some nice right hooks to the body. At one point Hackett landed a 3 punch combination only to be rocked by a right hook.

In the third round Hackett worked the body and landed some nice uppercuts inside the long reach of Preston. In a close fourth round with Preston trying to pull out a draw he came up short. All 3 judge’s had it 39-37 for Hackett.

Local light welterweight Steve Weimer, 5-0 (2), was scheduled to fight but his opponent failed his physical. Chuck Bailey did the matchmaking and Rick Stepina served as ring announcer.

In the amateur show prior to the pro event T.J. Velasquez of Front St (Phila) won a close decision over Tyrone Arzeno of Allentown B.C., while Allentown’s Jose Benitez, a southpaw scored 2 standing counts to take a decision over Jermaine Harmon of KOK BC. Kodee Gordon of York won a lopsided win over Jared Meckley of Hanover BC in the second round showing a good left hook.

In the first of 2 open bouts Niam Nelson, Upper Darby PAL and Rolando Chinea of Finefrock & Stump met for the fourth time with Nelson completely dominating the first round. In the second Chinea changed tactics getting away with pushing and landing some serious punches to the side and back of Nelson who was getting manhandled. In the third round Nelson did what he had to do to go the distance as Chinea got the win and “fighter of the night.”

Hard hitting Stafford Weddeburne of Harrisburg BC after a close first round with southpaw Terrance Williams, Hanover BC, dropped Williams with a body shot as RSC-2. Wendell Douglas served as referee for all the matches.

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