Yathomas Riley scores a TKO over Borngod Washington - Boxing
By Phil Santos at ringside, Overhandright.com (Feb 15, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
On the non-televised portion of the Delvin Rodriquez vs. Troy Browning under card Yathomas Riley made an impressive professional debut. At 173.5 pounds and ripped up Riley looked the part but as I’ve seen before looks don’t tell even half the story.

In a scheduled 4 round fight Riley came out technically sound and intent on punishing his over matched opponent. Surprisingly for a pro debut Yathomas Riley appeared neither nervous nor unpolished; in fact just the
opposite was the case. He assertively attacked until finally wearing down the outgunned Washington .

Riley planted a stiff right hand in the 3rd sending Washington to the canvas. Washington bravely made it to his feet and lasted the round.

In round 4 Riley continued his assault, bloodying Washington’s face, before Washington’s corner finally called it quits.

Although it is extremely early at 1-0 (1) to label anyone a prospect to watch I will say this Yathomas Riley showed more ring savvy and technical skill than fighters with much more experience. He effectively executed a game plan, never wavered, and could easily have boxed his way to a win had he not been able to pound his way to one.

Riley appears to have a good mix of speed, power and technique and it should be fun to watch him progress.







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