Ringside Boxing report - Majewski and Thompson Win at Bally’s in Atlantic City - Doghouse Boxing News
Majewski and Thompson Win at Bally’s in Atlantic City - Ringside Boxing Report By Ken Hissner at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 25, 2013) Doghouse Boxing
Somer Point, NJ’s Patrick “the Machine” Majewski, 21-1 (13) lived up to his name “the Machine” Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ, from the second round on in a 10 round win over Philadelphia’s Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis, 14-9-1 (6), in a battle of middleweights. Buffalo, NY, light heavyweight Lionel “Lonnie B” Thompson, 13-2 (9), scored a mild upset over Wildwood, NJ, popular Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio, 18-3-2 (5), who didn’t come out for the 3rd round of a scheduled 8.
Promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. and Global Boxing Promotions, with matchmakers Brittany Rogers and J Russell Peltz, the fans were treated to 6 bouts with a strong undercard of 4 rounder’s. Davis came out owning Majewski in the first round with right hands that had the left cheek bone of Majewski reddened. This was the first time Davis stepped up into the higher division. It seemed his trainer Sharron Baker had planned out a way with speed of hand to beat Majewski to the punch.
between rounds something happened in the corner of Majewski with his
trainer Bill Johnson and his fighter. Starting in the second round the
fighter they call “the Machine” started punching through the defense of
Davis and landing right hands of his own. Davis never seemed to land his
the third round Majewski was countering with his right while Davis used
a left hook that didn’t match Majewski. In the fourth round Davis was
back with his right hand in a close round that seemed to even the score.
In the fifth it became Majewski’s fight as he went to the body of
Davis. The sixth saw Majewski land a 3 punch combo starting with a right
hand. Davis started moving and not exchanging with the stronger
Majewski. Both fighters acknowledged each other at the bell after a
solid round of action. In the ninth though Majewski missed a combination
he had Davis bending to the side where he was still vulnerable to a
Majewski right hand. He had little left but a giant heart. In the tenth
and final round Majewski staggered Davis several times and had him
referee Steve “Double SS” Smoger hardly had to separate the fighters
until the last 2 rounds. It’s always good to see the colorful Smoger
back in the ring but not for long as he heads to Greece March 8th for another Bigger’s Better heavyweight show. The judges had an easy
one as Hilton Whitaker and DHB had it 98-92, Debra Barnes and Emil
Conforti 99-91 for Majewski. “On a scale of 1-10 I give Davis an 11. He
came to fight but I felt stronger and am more than ‘a Machine’ and
tonight showed an array of punches”, said Majewski. From Radom, Poland,
Majewski scored his fourth straight win since suffering his only career
loss in 2011. He is ranked No. 9 by the WBC.
the 8 round co-feature Thompson though 4” shorter against the long
reach of Mussachio seemed to land body shots with both hands just above
the right hip of his opponent at will. “His jab was just a flicker. I
had to be patient,” said Thompson. Coming off 2 losses Thompson was
dominate. “I won almost every round in Canada and they took it from me
(Nicholson Poulard NABA title). I got big headed in the Kovalev (Sergio)
fight and paid the price (LTKO3 in Sept). Tonight I was back in form.
As a Born-Again believer my mind was right for this fight,” said
first round was just over 5 minutes with Thompson getting past the long
jab of Mussachio rocking him near the end of the round. In the second
round a left hook dropped Mussachio with about 20 seconds left in the
round. He got up and instead of holding fought back on instincts. There
seemed to be confusion in the corner and his trainer/father Al Mussachio
informed referee Lindsay Page the fight was over. “I am a slow starter
and my father may have misunderstood me asking me if I felt all right
and wanted to go on,” said Mussachio. “He had the flu during training
and his blood pressure was up at the pre-fight physical and didn’t seem
to be hiself. I wasn’t going to let him continue to get hurt,” said
Mussachio. Cut-man Joey Eye seemed to agree that the boxer was not
himself tonight. Mussachio announced in the ring before he left “he beat
me fair and square”. A real class act person in and out of the ring.
came over and embraced Mussachio after the announcement. “We both
fought a 5 minute round and that is no excuse. I am a slow starter and
wanted to go on,” said Mussachio. It was a disappointing ending but no
one wanted to see Mussachio continue hurt.
the “fight of the night” was between Joshua Reyes, 4-0 (1), of
Millville, NJ, and Tommy Garcia, 3-4 (2), in a featherweight 4. Reyes
seemed to take the first 2 rounds while Garcia came back taking the next
2. Reyes was landing more punches though looked the worst for wear
early. The judges had it 39-37 (twice) and 40-36 for Reyes while DHB had
it 38-38. Smoger was the referee.
Greg Jackson, 3-0 (1) scored a majority decision over Alex Sanchez,
2-2-1 (2), of Camden, NJ, in a 4 round junior middleweight match.
Sanchez was the aggressor but ran into some hard uppercuts from Jackson
inside. It was very close with Jackson getting the edge 39-37 on Barnes
and Whitaker cards while Conforti had it 38-38 as did DHB. Page was the
Prescott, 1-1-1 (1), of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Saud “Grady” Clark, 2-1-1
(2), battled to a 4 round draw in the welterweight division. The judges
were split with Barnes for Clark and Whitaker for Prescott 39-37 and
with Conforti 38-38 as did DHB have it even. Clark took the first 2
rounds with a strong right hand. Prescott came back to take the next 2
rounds as Clark seemed to fade. Angel Garcia, father/trainer of WBC 140
champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, worked the Clark corner. Smoger was the
the opening bout Philly prospect Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin, 3-0 (1), was
not walked thru his opponent southpaw Elvis Rodriguez, 0-2, of
Manchester, CT, but managed to win all 4 rounds in the featherweight
division on all cards plus DHB’s. It was a good experience for Burgin
getting a win over the southpaw Rodriguez. Page was the referee.