Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon” Scored a Knockout Along with the Rest of the Red Corner All Scoring Knockouts in Trenton, NJ!
By: Ken Hissner
At the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ, Saturday in the 1st Annual Mayor’s Cup promoted by Rene Aikens Boss Lady Promotions and the Honorable Mayor Eric Jackson they presented a 9 bout card along with “Bridge Wars” with New York vs New Jersey amateurs.
In the Main Event heavyweight champion Chazz “the Gentleman” Witherspoon, 36-3 (28), of Paulsboro, NJ, stopped Carlos “Superman” Sandoval, 9-11-1 (6), of Sonora, MEX, at 1:25 of the fourth round.
In the opening round it was a feeling out round with Witherspoon only using a jab as the defense minded Sandoval threw several punches. In the second round Witherspoon landed a lead right followed by a left hook to the chin of Sandoval. Witherspoon continued landing the jab with an occasional right all to the head of Sandoval.
In the third round Witherspoon rocked Sandoval into the ropes with Sandoval looking to referee David Fields for help while receiving a standing count. Sandoval had a bloody nose. In the fourth round Witherspoon landed a solid right to the chin of Sandoval who seemed to take offense to it and came back landing half a dozen punches backing Witherspoon up. Shortly there after Witherspoon was rocking Sandoval so many times referee David Fields wisely stepped in and waved the fight off.
“I needed the work and not a first round knockout. I hope to keep busy enough to get a world title fight,” said Witherspoon.
Super welterweight Tommy “The Razor” Rainone, 26-7-1 (6), out of New York, NY, destroyed Engelberto Valenzuela, 10-9 (3), of Sonora, MEX, at 1:26 of the first round. Referee Harvey Dock waved off the one sided fight.
Cruiserweight Mike Hilton, 4-0 (4), stopped Brandon “BROB” Robinson, 0-1 (0), of Bristol, PA, at 0:28 of the third round after scoring 4 knockdowns.
In the opening round Robinson held his own with Hilton. In the second round Hilton rocked Robinson with a straight right to the jaw. Then continued his assault dropping Robinson 3 times with Robinson being saved by the bell. In the third round a left hook by Hilton to the chin of Robinson dropped him as referee Harvey Dock wisely stopped the fight.
In the opening bout heavyweight Solomon “Solo” Maye, 2-6-2 (2), of New Haven, CT, scored 3 knockdowns in stopping Jemorris Jones, 1-3, at 1:20 of the first round.
In the opening round Maye scored 3 knockdowns with left hooks forcing referee David Fields to call a halt. It looked line Jones never had a pair of gloves on before.
Super featherweight southpaw Donald Smith, 2-0 (1), of Philadelphia, stopped Brandon “Bruce Lee” Lopez, 0-1 (0), of Jeffersonville, IND, at 0:38 of the first round.
In the opening round Smith went right after Lopez and beat him from one corner to another before referee Fields waved it off. Lopez claimed to have a 7-4 amateur record and no martial arts experience
Light Middleweight Andy Gonzalez, 4-1 (4), of Worcester, Mass, scored a knockdown stopping Lionel Charles, 0-7-1 (0), of the Bronx, NY, at 2:25 of the first round.
In the opening round Gonzalez landed a solid left hook to the chin of Charles. As he got up on shaky legs referee Dock waved it off.
Heavyweight Quian Davis, 3-0-2 (2), Mays Landing, NJ, was awarded a stoppage over Johnathan Hafely, 0-1 (0), of Jeffersonville, IND, at 0:28 of the first round.
In the opening round the 326 pound Hafely landed a right hand near the back of the head of a ducking Davis, and a bolt of lightning must have come from the roof as Hafely who wasn’t hit wobbled like a drunken sailor into a neutral corner referee Dock waved it off. Hafely will be up for an Academy Award for this one. It made the second Ali-Liston fight look like a war!
Middleweight “Sugar” LeShawn Rodriguez, 5-0 (4), of Shirley, NY, scored a pair of knockdowns stopping Courtney McCleave, 1-4 (1), of Concord, NC, at 2:12 of the second round.
In the opening round it was all Rodriguez. In the second round he dropped McCleave twice with right hands to the head forcing referee Dock to wave it off.
Cruiserweight Bryan Daniels, 2-0 (2), of Worcester, Mass, knocked down a defensive minded Joshua Flores, 0-1 (0), of Jeffersonville, IND, causing referee Fields to wave the fight off.
In the opening round Daniels scored a knockdown with a pair of left hooks to the head of Flores causing a nose bleed. As he beat the count referee Fields waved it off. This was the start of 3 stiffs from Jeffersonville, IND.
This was the second show at the Sun National Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ, and might be the last expecting the paying customer’s return.