Fred Jenkins, Jr. Wins at The New Palladium in Philly
By Ken Hissner at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (July 9, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
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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 referee.

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 show.

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