By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing. -
In a Wilkes Production Promotions it
may have been a fight shortened night but each one was full of action
at Willie Torres The New Palladium in North Philly Friday.
The son of one of the most recognized
trainers in Philly, Fred Jenkins, Jr., 3-0 (1), posted his third
straight win, all this year. He was able to pound out a 40-36 on all
score cards in a middleweight 4 rounder. Jenkins, Jr. told his dad,
Fred “Herc” Jenkins, who runs the ABC Recreation Boxing program,
he wanted to turn pro over a year ago. The deal was “lose a 100
pounds and come back and see me”. Well, 100 pounds later he has
won all his fights so far.
His opponent had half a foot on him and
in spite of his 0-6, record Stephen Franklin, from Inwood, W.V.
showed a good chin. He was blood from the nose and mouth and took a
bad body beating but hung in there. Shawn Clark was the referee.
Reynaldo Ojeda, 5-0 (2), of Canovanes,
PR, was in a war with Ramon Ellis 1-7 (0), of South Philly, over 4
rounds of light welterweight action. Ojeda was too busy for Ellis
who was just coming off his first win. Bernard Bruni, George Hill
and Joe Pasquale once again called it 40-36. Blair Talmadge was the
Southpaw Bo Latimeer, 1-0 (0), got the
best of Allen “Pitbull” Perkins 1-4 (0), out of Frederick, MD, in
a light middleweight 4 rounder. Latimeer, trained by “Bozy”
Ennis, looks like a prospect. The “Pitbull” held his own but
only in spurts. A bloody nose and some sore ribs he received for his
efforts. Hill had it 39-37 as did this writer while Bruni and
Pasquale saw it 40-36. The referee was Talmadge.
The grandson of the former world
heavyweight champion “Jersey” Joe Walcott, Luis Cream, 2-0 (0),
of Camden, NJ, looked like he was going to finish off late sub (4
days) Jesse Crawford, 0-2, of North Philly. Not only did Crawford
escape the first round but came back and looked like he may have
pulled out a draw. The judges Bruni and Hill had it 39-37 while
Pasquale had it 38-38 for Cream by majority decision in this 4 round
welterweight match. Chuck Diesel, manager of Cream had been looking
hard for a second fight for his boxer who has much more offense than
defense and got him in on this show. The referee was Clark. This
was the most exciting bout on the card. Marc Rideout and Georgiy
Gurainik had a good 3 round exhibition to start the show when
Rideout’s opponent didn’t show.
Tyrone “Butterfly” Crawley’s son,
young Ty also was without an opponent for his debut. The matchmaker
was Renee Aikens who had little to work with but put on a top notch
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