By: William Holmes
Peltz Boxing Promotions returned to Atlantic City at Bally’s Casino for a six bout card featuring a main event between Philadelphia native Jamaal Davis and Somers Point native Patrick Majewski.
The first bout of the night was between Anthony Burgin (2-0) and Elvis Rodriguez (0-1) in the junior lightweight division. Burgin showed impressive accuracy against the southpaw and was able to land crisp two punch combinations and lead straight right hands. Rodriguez attempted to bull his way inside and work the body, but he often ate combinations for his efforts. Rodriguez’s best round of the night was the third round, but it was still a clean sweep for Burgin who won with scores of 40-36 on all three cards.
The second bout of the night was between Greg Jackson (2-0) and Alex Sanchez (2-1-1) in the junior middleweight division. This was an evenly matched fight and neither fighter gave an inch inside the ring. They both came out swinging and a left hook by Sanchez hurt Jackson in the first round, but Jackson won the second and third rounds with clean right uppercuts and combinations from the outside. Sanchez closed out the fight strong in the fourth and Boxing Insider scored it a draw, but the judges scored it 38-38, 39-37, and 39-37 for Greg Jackson.
Saud Clark (2-1) and Anthony Prescott (1-1) fought next in the welterweight division. It wasn’t the prettiest bout of the night as all four rounds were extremely close. Clark appeared to have clearly won the first round as a right hook stunned Prescott, but Prescott cleanly won the second round when a looping right hook knocked Clark backwards. In the end the judges scored it a draw with scores of 39-37 for Clark, 39-37 for Prescott, and 38-38.
The next bout of the night was between Millville native Joshua Reyes (3-0) and Tommy Garcia (3-3) in the featherweight division. No knockdowns were scored, but this bout featured fierce back and forth action as Reyes pressed forward and kept the fight inside. Reyes did more damage with his short hooks, but Garcia never backed down and landed a few good shots of his own. In the end Reyes won the decision victory with scores of 39-37, 39-37, and 40-36.
The co-main event of the night was between local favorite Chuck Mussachio (18-2-2) and Lionel Thompson (12-2) in the light heavyweight division. Thompson looked crisp tonight and his jab was landing early and was snapping the head of Mussachio backwards. A short right hand by Thompson wobbled Mussachio in the first round. Thompson came out strong in the second round and opened it up with a solid body head jab combination. Later on in the round a left hook hurt Mussachio and Thompson followed it up with another left hook that knocked Mussachio down near the end of the round. Mussachio was barely able to beat the count and survive the round.
Mussachio’s corner wisely decided to stop the fight before the start of the third round as he was still recovering from the earlier knockdown. Lionel Thompson silenced the Atlantic City crowd with a TKO victory at the end of the 2nd round.
After a short five minute break the main event between Jamaal Davis (14-8-1) and Patrick Majewski (20-1) in the middleweight division began. Davis started off the fight strong and likely won the first round as he ended the first round with a crisp two punch combination. Majewski however began to take over in the second round as his straight right hand began to land. Majewski kept up the pressure and Davis started to wither in the sixth round. By the seventh round Majewski was pushing Davis around the ring and landing almost at will. He hurt Davis again in the last round after he landed two consecutive straight right hands. There was no doubt at the end of the fight as to who won and the judges scored it 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92.