Earlier tonight before a packed house of partisan fans, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) put on an exciting 10-bout card at the Roseland Ballroom, as a special-edition of Broadway Boxing. The card was sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group, Newlio.com and Everlast, and promoted in association with the American Red Cross.
The card was held as a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims, with proceeds from the show, which included a silent auction including a number of items from DBE's President Lou DiBella's own personal sports memorabilia collection, being donated to the American Red Cross.
In the main event bout of the evening, Queens-native, Will "Power" Rosinsky took on Otis "Triple-G" Griffin, in a ten-round light heavyweight bout for the vacant NYS light heavyweight title.
who was coming off a spirited effort against former middleweight
kingpin Kelly Pavlik in July, came out using a vicious body attack
against the bigger Griffin. A head-butt in the first round cause a cut
over Rosinsky's left eye, but Rosinsky battled through it, pressing the
action all night
used superior boxing and combination punching to outwork Griffin
throughout, but Griffin was able to counter and land some big shots from
the end Rosinsky was awarded a well-deserved unanimous decision,
winning by scores of 97-93, 96-94 twice, to pick up the vacant New York
State light heavyweight crown.
|GABRIEL "TITO BRACERO
Puerto Rican Brooklynite junior welterweight Gabriel "Tito" Bracero,
21-1, 4 KOs, excited the crowd by quickly dropping Johnnie Edwards,
15-6-1, 8 KOs, twice in round one. Bracero continued to pressure Edwards
and land pinpoint lead rights and counters, which were slowly closing
his foe's right eye. In round four, Edwards, with both eyes now almost
completely swollen shut, went down to a knee and when he complained to
the referee about the injury, the third man in the ring ended matters by
way of TKO at 2:48 of the frame.
red-hot lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach made it to a perfect 4-0 in
2012 with an exciting and action-packed eight-round unanimous decision
|REDKACH (L) VS. VALDEZ
the tough-as-nails Edward Valdez.
stalked Valdez throughout, landing vicious combinations to both the
body and head, but to his credit, Valdez hung tough, and returned fire
of his own.
the eighth and final round, Valdez' face was a bloody mess from the
accumulation of punches he had taken throughout the hellacious contest.
In the end, Redkach, who was extended the distance for the first time
in 2012, won by scores of 79-73, and 78-74 twice. Expect a breakout
year for the Ukrainian-native Redkach in 2013.
Fighting in his first bout under the DBE promotional banne
|DAN (R) VS. GONZALEZ
former welterweight world-title challenger Ionut "Jo Jo" Dan Ion shook
off a year's worth of ring rust to score a vicious fifth-round KO over
Franklin Gonzalez. Dan, need
ed a couple of rounds to find his groove, but by the third, he was continuously batter
the fifth round, Ion landed a picture perfect left to the body from his
southpaw stance, dropping Gonzalez to all fours. Gonzalez attempted to
get up, but he was counted out. With the win, Ion improved to 30-2,
16KO's. Look for Dan to be in a major fight sometime in early 2013.
|PETERKIN (R) VS. TIGS
of the bright young stars on the DBE roster, Brooklyn's own light
heavyweight prospect "The Notorious" Travis Peterkin upped his record to
6-0, 3KO's, with a four-round unanimous decision over Edward Tigs.
stalked his opponent throughout and dropped Tigs with a big left hand
in the third en route to pitching a four-round shutout decision, 40-35
across the board.
an absolute war, welterweights Mikkel LesPierre 1-0-1, 1KO, and
pro-debuting Cornelius Whitlock battled to a four-round unanimous draw.
LesPierre controlled the action through the first two rounds, but in
the third, Whitlock dropped LesPierre hard twice. LesPierre was in
stalking mode, when Whitlock unleashed a short counter right hand,
dropping LesPierre to a knee. LesPierre came back strong though, and
had Whitlock in trouble against the ropes, when Whitlock unleashed a
monstrous overhand right that LesPierre walked straight into. LesPierre
hit the canvas with a thud, but somehow made it to his feet and was able
to finish the round. The fourth round was close, though Whitlock
slightly edged it.
own undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell Miller was simply too big
and too strong for his opponent Tyron Gibson, stopping him at 1:25 of
the second round, improving his record to a perfect 4-0, 4KO's. It was
the first time that Gibson had been stopped in five fights.
a battle of junior middleweight females, Akima Stocks kept her unbeaten
record intact scoring a four-round shut-out over Marva Dash. Stocks
improved her record to a perfect 5-0, 3KO's, while Dash dropped to 0-2.
an upset, Daniel Calzada won a six-round unanimous decision over Allan
Benitez. Calzada used constant aggression to mostly outwork Benitez,
winning by scores of 60-54, 59-55 twice. With the victory, Calzada
improved to 5-6-2, 1KO, while Benitez dropped to 7-2, 1KO.
the opening bout of the night, junior welterweight Maurice Hooker
improved his record to a perfect 7-0-1, 5KO's, with a dominant
four-round unanimous decision over Cameron Kreal (2-4-2). Hooker
dropped Kreal twice, en route to winning by scores of 40-34 twice, and
Photo's by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller
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