This past Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City, Farah Ennis outlasted Dion Savage in a spirited ten round Super Middleweight bout that highlighted a seven bout card that was promoted by John Lynch’s Pound 4 Pound Promotions and can be seen On-Demand on www.gfl.tv
The fight started hot for Ennis as he came out boxing beautifully over the first two plus rounds as he mixed up his punches and he could seem to do no wrong. Ennis landed a booming right hand that sent Savage to the canvas in round three and Ennis seemed to be on his way to an easy night and early stoppage. Savage regained his composure and actually controlled some of the middle rounds by constantly pinning Ennis on the ropes and pounding the body of the Philadelphia native. Ennis would try to steal rounds and he did successfully with bursts in the last thirty seconds of many rounds.
Ennis stabilized the Savage rally and the two fought tooth and nail to the final bell with Ennis deservedly getting the decision.
Ennis now is 19-1 will look for a big fight in the loaded Super Middleweight division while Savage fought well but will have to go back to Flint, Michigan with a record of 11-3.
In the co-feature, Vitaliy Demyaneko scored a solid eight round unanimous decision over rugged Ayi Bruce in a Welterweight bout.
Demyaneko controlled the fight from a comfortable distance as he showed a diverse arsenal and kept Bruce from mounting any sustained offense.
Demyaneko remained perfect and won by shutout scores of 80-72 on all cards and is now 20-0.
Dennis Hasson remained perfect with a second round stoppage over Eddie Caminero in a six round Light Heavyweight bout.
Popular Patrick Farrell thrilled his throngs of fans as the Irish Heavyweight made it a joyous St. Patrick’s Day with a four round unanimous decision over Kelven Jenkins.
Good looking Jr. Middleweight prospect Mikael Zewski scored a ninety-two second stoppage over Joel Vargas in a scheduled six round bout.
In what was the fight of the night, Jose Mangu Alejo scored a razor thin split decision over Sammy Santana in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
Many at ringside thought that Santana claimed victory but the two stood toe to toe and had many furious exchanges with both their fists and mouths. What was later found out is that the exciting Alejo fought with a badly injured hand from the first round going forward.
Opening the card was a successful pro debut for Andrew Bentley and he scored a knockdown en route to a four round unanimous decision over Jose Rivera
10 ROUNDS-SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS—Farah Ennis (19-1) 170 1/4 lbs of Philadelphia, PA U DEC over Dion Savage (11-3) 170 ½ lbs of Flint, MI…scores were 98-92; 97-92 and 96-93
8 ROUNDS-WELTERWEIGHTS—Vitalit Demyaneko (20-0) 145 ¾ lbs of Las Vegas, NV U DEC over Ayi Bruce (21-6) 147 ¼ lbs of Albany, NY…Scores were 80-72 on all cards
6 ROUNDS—LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS—Dennis Hasson (13-0, 5 KO’s) 180 lbs of Philadelphia, PA TKO 2 (2:17) over Eddie Caminero (7-7) 175 ¾ lbs of Lawrence, MA
4 ROUNDS—HEAVYWEIGHTS—Patrick Farrell (6-1-1) 211 ½ lbs of Jersey City, NJ U DEC over Kelven Jenkins (0-1-2) 206 lbs of Troy, NY…scores were 40-36 on all cards
6 ROUNDS—JR. MIDDLEWEIGHTS—Mikael Zewski (13-0, 9 KO’s) 151 ½ lbs of Trois Rivieres, Canada TKO 1 (1:32) over Joel Vargas (3-6) 150 ½ lbs of Dodge City, KAN
6 ROUNDS—JR. WELTERWEIGHTS—Jose Mangu Alejo (8-1) 142 lbs of Passaic, NJ S DEC over Sammy Santana (4-6) 146 lbs of Carolina, PR…scores were 59-55; 58-56 for Alejo and 59-55 Santana
4 ROUND—LIGHTWEIGHTS—Andrew Bentley (1-0) 131 ¼ lbs of Jersey City, NJ U DEC over Jose Rivera (0-4) 129 ½ lbs of Ocala, FL…scores were 40-35; 40-35 and 39-36