Pound for Pound Pulls No Punches
By Danny Serratelli at ringside, DoghouseBoxing.com (Feb 24, 2009)
Pound for Pound Promotions put on their best show to date from Scheutzen park in North Bergen New Jersey.  Their stable of fighters come to bang and the majority of them make for either exciting fights or brutal knockouts.  In the main event of the evening, Bayonne's Bobby Rooney, 9-2-1 (5), scored an exciting knockout over Indiana's James Morrow, 11-12-3 (5). The end came in round number 2 when referee Lindsday Page stopped the fight at 1:49 of round number 2.

In the fight of the night Jersey City's Danny McDermott 7-1 (2) was in a war with North Bergen's Ricardo Rosas 2-5-1 (1) who never stopped coming forward as McDermott boxed and picked his spots to brawl, cropping some big right hands in the crowd pleasing  round match.  McDermott is often energized by the crowd and he fights with emotion, however he didn't fall into any traps set by Rosa who taunted him early to try to get Danny to fight his fight. McDermott got the decision by scores of 58-56 by McKaie and 59-55 by Lederman and Hill.

Union City's Jason "Monstruo" Escalara 5-0 (5), as is always the case seemed to be having problems figuring out Joey Njaw 0-3 of Elizabeth.  Escalera isn't the slickest boxer, however when he lands, he hurts his opponents.  He punches with both hands, and after catching Njaw with a big right hand he was relentless until referee Page finally stopped the fight at 2:05 of the 1st round.

Passaic's Victor "the Viper" Valenzuela 5-0 (1) swept opponent Daniel Lorenzano 4-4-1 (2) of Miami on all 3 cards with judges Judges Julie Lederman, George Hill and John McKaie all had it 60-53 in this featherweight 6.

Two fighters making their debut scored 1st round knockouts. The show opened with Sparta's Chris Murphy 1-0 (1) stopping Kenny Meeks 1-5 (1) of Sharpsburg, North Carolina by dropping him with an uppercut into the ropes and down. Smoger stopped it at 1:27 of the 1st round of this middleweight 4.Crowd favorite, Jersey City's Patrick Farrell 1-0 (1) came out with his guns blazing and landed a vicious uppercut to the midsection of Phil Hanna 0-2 of the Bronx that drove his opponent into the ropes causing Hanna's corner to jump up on the corner apron   signaling a stoppage. Referee Steve Smoger failed to notice this while Farrell continued driving Hanna along the ropes before finally stopping it at 1:01 of the 1st round. Farrell came in at 195 to his opponents 180 and was obviously too strong.  Farell is an exciting fighter, a late comer to the sport, but a hungry and tough fighter who will always be fun to watch. Super middleweight contender Jerson Ravelo was on hand promoting his upcoming bout which will take place in Newark this upcoming weekend.  Ravelo looked to be in great shape and is all business, eagerly anticipating getting back into the ring after an impressive victory over Philidelphia veteran Dafir Smith a couple months ago in Newark on an HD Promotions show.

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