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Boxing Results: Filippone and Robinson Win in Wilmington
By Ken Hissner and David Ruff, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 11, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone
The people were standing along with walls Friday night as “Champs at the Chase” was promoted by Champs Management with Nick Tiberi as matchmaker in Wilmington, DE. It was a first for boxing at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. It was the debut for this group and in the main event and co-feature “southpaws ruled”!

From Norfolk, VA, late substitute Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone, 13-2-1 (2) gave a boxing lesson to Kevin “Hitman” Engel, 20-7 (16), of St. Louis, MO. Over 10 rounds to win the vacant interm NABA light heavyweight title. The southpaw easily took the win by simply boxing Engel and punching when he had to. Engel looked like a fighter who never saw a southpaw before. His timing was completely off.

The only punch Engel seemed to land in the first round rattled Filippone but they were too few round after round. In the second round a boxing first for this writer as Filippone looked like he was on a stationary bicycle and suddenly the music to “I Feel Good” came on and the VA light heavyweight did his thing to the roar of the crowd. “He was strong and I took this fight on less than a weeks notice,” said Filippone.

Filippone was filling in for injured Dennis Hasson, of Philadelphia. The two had sparred several weeks ago for 11 rounds and who knew at the time it would be Filippone and not Hasson fighting Engel? CM trainer Dave Tiberi has been working with Hasson for his last 4 fights.

The judges had Filippone a winner by scores of Dorthea Perry 97-93, Mark D’Attilio 98-92 and Brian Costello 97-93. This writer had it 99-91 for the winner. DE referee Vic deWysocki was back in action with the VA commission replacing the PA commission.

The co-main even had Philadelphia’s tall southpaw “the New” Ray Robinson, 15-2 (6), looking like it would be an early night as he dropped Nicaragua’s Alberto Morales, 11-2-1 (8), now fighting out of Miami, FL, in the first round with a left uppercut! It was near the end of the round and lucky for Morales who was holding on. Robinson the latest boxer to join the Champs Management team and had an easy night of it. Morales hadn’t fought in over 2 years and it showed. Hasson is the other CM boxer.

Robinson seemed so relaxed and calm as he administered a boxing clinic and had Morales wondering if he should have made a comeback. He would walk into a jab or a left uppercut throughout the fight. In the eighth round Robinson became the aggressor and had Morales bleeding from he nose. The only thing Morales had going for himself was his punching power. He was awkward and put off balance throughout the contest. “I’m glad to have the opportunity to fight in DE,” said Robinson. Scores were Perry 97-93, D’Attilio 98-92 and Costello 97-93. This writer had it a shutout for Robinson 100-89 in this welterweight 10. deWysocki was the referee.

Lightweight “Rockin” Ryan Belasco, 18-5-3 (3), of Wilmington, DE, reversed a past loss to Bryne Green, 7-6-1 (3), of Vineland, NJ, over 6 rounds. Belasco used a busy jab to control the fight. He threw very few rights but Green couldn’t seem to get past the jab and had to get Belasco inside in order to score.

In the first round Green was content to hold and hit Belasco inside but Belasco seemed to get the best of it. At one point Green backed out of a clinch and habit have you pushed his trunks down a “little bit further than he wanted to” which caused referee deWysocki to halt the action and make an adjustment. The second round was all about Belasco’s jab and the third round Green landed a good right that hurt Belasco. He tried to follow-up and got tied up and wrestled Belasco to the canvas out of frustration.

In the fourth there was a clash of heads with Belasco cut under the right eye and Green’s left eye starting to close. Green seemed to even things up in this round. In the fifth Belasco was back in control with his jab. In the final round of this scheduled 6 Belasco used a double jab followed by a right enough to win the round and the fight despite a lot of holding by both fighters. The fight ended with Belasco off balance into a southpaw stance and leaping with his right hand landing to the head of Green. Perry and Costello had it 59-55 for Belasco while D’Attalio saw it 58-56 for Green. This writer had it 58-56 for Belasco. Referee was deWysocki.

“He was strong so I was hesitant in throwing my right hand,” said Belasco. He will be back in action April 26th at the National Guard Armory, in Philadelphia in the main event against Philadelphia’s Angel Ocasio, 7-0-2 (2) who is scheduled to fight March 16th at the Valley Forge Casino, in King of Prussia, PA, per his publicist Kurt Wolfheimer.

Newark, DE, lightweight “Jolt’N” Joey Tiberi, Jr., 8-1 (5), recovered from a cut on the left eyebrow in the first round to come back in the next 2 rounds with a good body attack. In the fourth and final round his opponent Moses Molina, 1-3 (1), of Harlem, NY, ran out of gas giving Tiberi the round and the fight on all score cards 39-37. Cut-man Joey Eye took care of Tiberi’s cut keeping him in the fight. D’Attilio was the referee.

Welterweight Luis “Chuche” Hernandez, of Wilmington, DE, 1-0 (0), made his debut harder than it had to be by not using his reach advantage in taking a split decision over Curtis Morton, 1-4 (0), of Harlem, NY, over 4 rounds. Morton seemed to have the taller Hernandez up against the ropes in taking the first 2 rounds only to drop the next 2. Perry and Costello scored it for Hernandez while deWysocki had it for Morton with all scores 39-37. This writer had it 38-38 a draw. “He put a lot of pressure on me in the first 2 rounds,” said Hernandez. D’Attilio was the referee.

In the “fight of the night” Melissa “Litle Miss Tyson” St. Vil, 4-1-2 (0), of Brooklyn, NY, put on a nice exhibition of both boxing and punching while her opponent Natasha “The Nightmare” Spence, 6-1-1 (5), of Mississauga, ON, relied on punching power only and not enough of them. After a slow start the action picked-up in the next 2 rounds to the delight of the fans. Both fighters were willing to mix it up with Spence showing more power but less accuracy. These were 2-minute rounds over 8 rounds of action. In the eighth and final round Tyson landed a 4-punch combination finishing up much fresher than her opponent who suffered her first loss. D’Attilio had it 76-76. Perry 79-73 and Costello 78-74 for St. Vil. St. Vil is a crowd pleaser in and out of the ring being a model. She is managed by Philadelphia’s Brian Cohen. This writer had it a shutout 80-72 for St Vil.

In the opener Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, 12-0 (8) had an easy night defeating southpaw Kelly Wright, 4-11 (0), of St. Louis, MO, putting on a show with combinations from both orthodox to southpaw. His right hands to the body hurt Wright from the start. In the third round a right to the mid-section started it with a combination dropping Wright. Harrison was right on him until referee D’Attilio wisely halted the fight at 1:39 of the third in favor of Harrison.

In attendance was the new mayor of Wilmington Dennis Williams. Wilmington’s Chief of Police Christine Dunning read off a list of fallen police officers prior to the start of the show. The popular DE band Love Seed Mama Jump performed after the fight rounding out a good night for the new promotion team of George Beer, Frank Vasallo, John Sobieski and Kevin Wilson who plans to run 5 shows in 2013 per Dave Tiberi who formed the group

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