Frank Santos De Alba Loses Disputed Decision to O’Shaquie Foster


By: Ken Hissner

At the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, Friday night Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotion put on an 8 bout card.

In the Main Event Super Featherweight southpaw Frank Santos De Alba, 22-3-2 (9), of Allentown, PA, lost a disputed decision to O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster, 13-2 (8), of Houston, TX, over 8 furious rounds.

In the first round Foster landed first with a lead right to the chin with southpaw DeAlba returning the favor with a left to the chin of Foster. DeAlba landed a lead left to the chin of Foster. Foster landed a lead right to the chin of DeAlba making him shake his head. Foster countered with a solid right to the chin of DeAlba.

In the second round Foster landed a pair of rights to the chin with the second one rattling DeAlba. DeAlba landed a wide right hook to the head of Foster. DeAlba scored with a left to the chin of Foster. Plenty of action in this one and the DeAlba fans are standing and cheering.

In the third round Foster landed a lead right to the chin of DeAlba. Foster repeated with a lead right to the head of DeAlba. DeAlba was the aggressor but hadn’t fought for a year. Foster countered with a right to the chin of DeAlba. In the fourth round referee Gary Rosato warned Foster for using his forearm. DeAlba landed a straight left to the chin of Foster. Foster turned southpaw using his jab.

In the fifth round Foster rocked DeAlba with a lead right to the chin. He came back and rocked DeAlba again with a right to the chin. Foster landed a combination to the chin of DeAlba who came fighting back with a flurry of punches to the head of Foster. Foster landed a combination with DeAlba coming back with his combination as the action had the fans standing. DeAlba rocked Foster with a left to the chin at the bell.

In the sixth round Foster landed a right followed by a left that rocked DeAlba who countered with a left as the mouthpiece of Foster flew out of the ring. Foster landed a hard left hook to the chin hurting DeAlba. Foster landed a combination to the chin of DeAlba who came right back with a wicked right hook to the head of Foster.

In the seventh round Foster landed a right and DeAlba countered with a left both to the chins of one another. DeAlba landed a solid left to the chin rocking Foster. The pace was furious with the fans yelling “let’s go Frank!” DeAlba landed a right hook to the chin of Foster.

In the eighth and final round Foster rocked DeAlba with a right and DeAlba came back with a left of his own. The fight is up for grabs as both are throwing leather at a furious pace. A right hook from DeAlba landed on the chin of Foster. A hard left hook from Foster landed on the side of DeAlba’s head. This was repeated. DeAlba landed a hard right hook to the chin of Foster. What a fight!

Judge Pojuraj 76-76, McKaie 78-74 and Friscia 79-73 while this writer disagreed 77-75 for the loser.

In the co-feature Cruiserweight southpaw “Lights Out” Luther Smith, 10-2 (9), of Bowie, MD, stopped southpaw Elvin “KoKo” Sanchez, 8-4-1 (6), of Paterson, NJ, at 0:55 of the second round of a scheduled 8.

In the first round Smith lands a combination to start the action. A hard right hook from Smith landed on the chin of Sanchez who then turns to orthodox. A Sanchez left to the chin of Smith drops him making his gloves hit the canvas as he quickly stands upright to the 8 count of referee Ron Bashir. In the second round Sanchez landed a left hook to the body that was countered by a short chopping left from Smith dropping Sanchez for the 8 count from referee Bashir. A straight lead left from Smith dropped Sanchez to his knees forcing referee Bashir to immediately wave it off without a count.

Welterweight “Crackin” Craig Callaghan, 17-1-1 (7), of the UK out of Houston, TX, drew with Cesar Sorlano Berumen, 28-37-3 (17), of Iztacalco, MEX, over 6 rounds.

In the first round Callaghan the taller of the two used an effective jab. Berumen landed a lwft hook to the chin but walked into a vicious left hook to the side of his head. Callaghan fired a lead right to the rib cage of Berumen just prior to the bell. In the second round Berumen landed a double left hook to the chin of Callaghan and followed up with a roundhouse right to the head of Callaghan. Callaghan landed a right uppercut to the chin of Berumen. The fans got behind the “underdog” Berumen landing an overhand right to the chin of Callaghan. Good round for Berumen.

In the third round Callaghan used a jab to mid-section followed with a right to the chin of Berumen. Callaghan landed a right to the body and was countered by a left hook from Berumen to the chin. In the fourth round Callaghan landed double jab followed by a right to the chin of Berumen. Berumen landed a combination to the head of Callaghan. Both landed left hooks to the chin at same time. Berumen landed a glazing right on the head of Callaghan.

In the fifth round Callaghan landed several lead rights to the body of Berumen hurting him. Callaghan landed a lead right to the chin of Berumen. Berumen landed a 3-punch combination to the head of Callaghan. Berumen was cut outside the left eye.

In the sixth and final round Callaghan came out aggressively knowing the fight is on the line. Berumen landed a flurry of punches while both in the middle of the ring. Berumen landed a pair of rights to the head of Callaghan. Berumen landed a 3-punch combination to the body and head of Callaghan. Callaghan landed a lead right to the chin of Berumen. Callaghan landed a lead right and left hook to the chin ob Berumen just before the bell ending the fight. Referee was Ron Bashir.

Judge Poturaj had it 58-56 Callaghan, Worwinski and McKaie had it 57-57 as did this writer.

Featherweight southpaw Martino “Titan” Jules, 4-0 (0), of Allentown, PA, decisioned Vincent “Too Bad” Jennings, 5-5-1 (4), of Grand Rapids, MI, over 4 rounds.

In the first round the southpaw Jules controlled with his jab. At the ten second warning Jennings threw his first punch a lead right to the chin of Jules. In the second round Jules drove Jennings around the ring finally landing a big right hook to the head. Jules controlled the round with his jab.

In the third round Jules landed a right hook followed by a left to the chin of Jennings. Jennings came back with a right uppercut to the chin of Jules. Jules landed a right hook and a left to the chin of Jennings. In the fourth and final round the smaller Jennings landed a lead right to the chin of Jules. Too many clinches for a final round as referee Gary Rosato was breaking them apart.

Judge Worlinski 40-36 while McKaie and Friscia 39-37 as did this writer.

Welterweight Jesus Perez, 3-1 (1), of Reading, PA, lost a hard fought decision to Anthony “Ace” Sonnier, 4-0 (2), of San Francisco, CA, over 6 rounds.

In the first round Perez landed a right over a Sonnier jab to the chin. Perez landed a left hook to the chin of the taller Sonnier. Against the ropes Sonnier landed two left uppercuts to the chin of Perez who countered with a right to the chin. Sonnier landed several punches to the head while against the ropes while Sonnier who came back with a left hook to the chin. In the second round in a corner of the ring Sonnier landed a chopping right to the head of Perez and a left hook to the head. Sonnier landed a stiff jab to the chin knocking the head of Perez back. Perez landed an overhand right to the chin rocking Sonnier making him hold on. The inside fighting is furious with the fans really in it for the local Perez.

In the third round Perez walked into a right from Sonnier and was dropped to a knee taking the 8 count from referee Gary Rosato. Perez went right after Sonnier driving him against the ropes but getting dropped from a Sonnier chopping right to the head. Perez landed five punches without return having Sonnier pinned in a neutral corner. In the fourth round Sonniers landed a straight right between the guard of Perez on the chin. Sonnier using his jab followed with a straight right to the chin of Perez. Perez continued to chase Sonnier getting him against the ropes.

In the fifth round Sonnier used a steady jab in the face of Perez drawing blood from the nose until a counter right to the head from Perez landed. Inside both were landing hard body shots. Sonnier put Perez into a corner with a left hook to the head. Both were firing inside right up until the bell the last ten seconds of the round.

In the sixth and final round Sonnier landed a hard right to the head of Perez. Perez came back landing a lead overhand right followed by a left hook to the head of Sonnier. The fight was furious inside from both warriors. Sonnier landed half a dozen unanswered punches to the head of Perez who came back with a flurry of his own. Perez landed a pair of left hooks and a right to the head of Sonnier at the bell. The fans loved this one!

Judge Friscia had it 58-54 while Poturaj and McKaie had it 59-53 while this writer had it 57-57.

Welterweight James “Thunder” Robinson, 5-9-4 (1), of York, PA, won a majority decision over Greg “Lil Greg” Jackson, 8-6-1 (2), of Philadelphia, PA, over 6 rounds.

In the first round Jackson used his jab to keep Robinson at bay. He controlled the round with the jab until the final ten seconds when Robinson threw a flurry of punches mostly blocked by Jackson. In the second round Jackson came out southpaw and turned back to orthodox and got caught with a Robinson left hook to the chin. Robinson drove Jackson across the ring with a flurry of punches.

In the third round Robinson tore into Jackson driving him into the ropes making Jackson hold on. Robinson continued backing up Jackson. In the fourth round Jackson landed a chopping right to the head of Robinson. Jackson landed a hard lead right to the chin of Robinson getting his attention. Jackson missed with a right and Robinson countered it with a right to the chin of Jackson.

In the fifth round Robinson countered Jackson with a combination to the chin. Jackson turned southpaw using a jab sparingly. Jackson landed a lead overhand right to the head of Robinson who then chased Jackson right up until the bell. In the sixth and final round Jackson landed a hard right to the body of Robinson. Robinson landed three unanswered punches to the body and head of Jackson just prior to the bell ending the fight.

Judge Worlinski 57-57, judge Poturaj and Frisica had it 59-57 while this writer had it 58-56.

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