Jaron “Boots” Ennis and Manny Folly Win Saturday in Philly!
By: Ken Hissner
Headlining Saturday at the 2300 Arena in South Philly in a Victory Boxing Promotions with CEO Chris Middendorf put on a “knockout of a show” with all seven fights failing to go the distance. The best prospect this writer has seen out of Philly since 1984 Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor is Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 9-0 (8), will be in his ninth win in nine months in the main event! Show theme was “Super Braw”.
In the main event Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 9-0 (8), of Philadelphia, scored a sensational knockout in 0:35 of the first round over Elvin Perez, 28-17-4, from NIC, fighting out of Hamacao, PR, in a scheduled six.
In the opening round Perez came at Ennis who landed a left to the body followed by a right to the chin and finished Perez off with a left hook to the mid-section. Perez took the count on a knee from referee Shawn Clark. “Bozy” Ennis father of Jaron worked the corner.
In the co-feature Philadelphia Policeman super bantamweight Manny “Major Pain” Folly, 9-0 (7), scored a sensational knockout in the first round over Carlos “Gallito” Morgan, 12-5 (6), Ensenada, MEX, at 2:28 of the round. Referee Eric Dali didn’t even have to count. Trainer “Buddy” Osborn of Rock Ministry worked the corner for Folly.
Welterweight Hungarian knockout artist Zolt “Phenom” Daranyi, Jr., 10-0 (10) out of Toronto, CAN., scored a knockout over Lenwood “Mr. Composure” Dozier, 10-16-2 (5), of Suitland, MD, at 2:11 of the second round.
In the opening round it was all Daranyi with Dozier mostly covering up. In the second round Daranyi landed a right hand to the chin of Dozier’s who made no effort to get up as referee Dali counted him out. “Bozy” Ennis worked the corner for Daranyi.
Welterweight Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez, 12-0 (11), out of Felipe, MEX, stopped southpaw “Majic Man” Somner Martin, 6-4 (4), of Martinsville, VA, at 2:16 of the third round of a scheduled six.
In the opening round Sanchez seemed to have an edge with both mixing it up. In the second round it was more of the same but neither boxer is standing out in a close round. In the third round Sanchez was knocking a defense minded Martin all over the ring until referee Clark wisely stopped the bout.
Super middleweight Darren “Venom” Goodall, 4-0 (3), of New Milford, NJ, stopped Gary Hudson, 1-2 (0), Chicago, IL, at 1:37 of the second round.
In the opening round Goodall worked the body of Hudson. Goodall rocked Hudson with a right hand driving him across the ring as the bell sounded. In the second round referee Shawn Clark called a halt as Goodall kept going to the body without any return from Hudson.
Super featherweight southpaw Don “No Love” Smith, 4-0 (3), of Philadelphia, scored a pair of knockdowns stopping southpaw Chris “Too Smooth” Johnson, 1-3 (0), of Louisville, KY, at 1:11 of the fourth and last round.
The first two rounds had both boxers feeling each other out with Smith landing a bit more than Johnson. In the third round Smith continued to be the aggressor occasionally catching up to Johnson landing combinations with Johnson countering with one punch and moving out of the way. Smith landed a right hand to the body dropping Johnson. Referee Dali counted to 8 and then picked up the mouthpiece of Johnson’s that gave him a bit of a time to re-coup. In the fourth round Smith dropped Johnson for a second time with a right to the body. As Johnson got up Smith went on the attack forcing referee Dali to call a halt.
In the opening bout Welterweight Brandun Lee, 1-0 (1), scored a pair of knockdowns stopping Christopher Johnson, 0-3, Southbend, IN, at 1:33 of the first round, of a scheduled four with referee Clark waving it off.
Victory Boxing Promotions will return March 31 to the 2300 Arena per Emily Pandelakis.