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Joey Tiberi Upset & Lamont Singletary Wins by KO


By: Ken Hissner

At the PAL Center in Hockessin, DE, Saturday co-promoters Joey Tiberi, Jr., and Todd Mulvena put on a 10 bout card. Matchmaker was Nick Tiberi. It was a large crowd in attendance. Portions of the proceeds went to Attack Addictions.

In the Main Event Joey Tiberi, Jr., 15-3 (8), of Newark, DE, was stopped by Kevin “The Scarecrow” Womack, 8-14-4 (8), of Baltimore, MD, at 2:27 of the first round for the USBU America’s Super Lightweight title.

Womack was tall and slim and looked like he could be a problem for the shorter Tiberi. A flurry of punches from Womack dropped Tiberi and it looked like he may have been hit. The second knockdown was close to a punch behind the head. The third knockdown and referee Dave Braswell wisely halted the fight.

In the co-feature Lamont “The Problem Solver” Singletary, 9-2 (6), of Dover, DE, Hafiz “Dawg Pound” Montgomery, 5-2 (2), of Toms River, NJ, for the USBU North East Regional Cruiserweight title.

In the first round Singletary controlled the round with his jab. Montgomery did land an overhand right to the head of Singletary. In the second round Montgomery landed a lead overhand right to the head of Singletary. Singletary landed a solid combination to the head of Montgomery.

In the third round Singletary controlled with his jab. Montgomery landed an overhand right to the head of Singletary. Singletary rocked Montgomery who came back with a right of his own which brought the crowd to their feet. In the fourth round Singletary landed a hard right to the rib cage of Montgomery. A lead right by Singletary on the chin of Montgomery and down he went face first. Referee deWysocki didn’t bother to count calling the ring physician in immediately.

Super bantamweight Ariel Lopez, 8-0 (6), of Pueblo, MEX, stopped Angel “El Chillo” Carvajal, 2-8 (0), of Chicago, IL, at 1:28 of the sixth and final round.

In the first round Carvajal pinned Lopez against the ropes with half a dozen punches. A left hook to the head by Lopez got the attention of Carvajal. In the second round Lopez landed a double right uppercut to the chin of Carvajal. Lopez continued landing the right uppercut right up to the bell. In the third round Carvajal continued to press the action coming in low working the body of Lopez but taking right uppercuts to the chin in return. A right uppercut by Lopez to the chin of Carvajal rocked him.

In the fourth round Lopez continued to use the right uppercut to score points. Carvajal ended the round with an overhand right to the head of Lopez. In the fifth round a Lopez right uppercut to the chin had Carvajal in trouble and forced to hold. A Lopez right uppercut drove Carvajal into the ropes preventing a knockdown making referee Dave Braswell give him an 8 count. In the sixth and final round Lopez was dishing out quite a bit of punishment when referee Braswell stepped in to stop the fight but the fans did not agree with that move or did Carvajal who deserved to go the distance.

This writer had Lopez ahead 49-45 at time of stoppage.

Middleweight Sonny Duversonne, 0-0-1 (0), of Orlando FL, fought to a draw in a real barn burner with Dominican Dino Peralta, 0-0-1 (0), of Brooklyn, NY, over 4 rounds.

In the first round Peralta had Duversonne against the ropes landing an overhand right to the chin. Duversonne countered off the ropes with a solid right to the chin of Peralta. Peralta had Duversonne in a neutral corner landing well at the bell. In the second round Duversonne rocked Peralta with a lead right to the chin. Peralta turned to southpaw landing a solid right hook to the chin of Duversonne and switched back to orthodox. Peralta had Duversonne against the ropes landing a dozen unanswered punches. Duversonne rocked Peralta with a right to the chin. Duversonne knocked out Peralta’s mouthpiece. Just prior to the bell Peralta landed a left hook to the head of Duversonne moving him several feet to his left.

In the fourth and final round Peralta continued to chase Duversonne landing a left hook to the head. Duversonne came back with a counter right to the chin. Peralta landed a wild overhand right to the neck of Duversonne. Duversonne drove Peralta into a corner but Peralta came back landing a solid left hook to the head. Peralta nose was bleeding from a Duversonne right. At the bell it was Peralta drove Duversonne into the ropes. This was an all action bout.

Judge’s scores were not announced on who the winner was. This writer had it 39-37 Peralta.

Light heavyweight southpaw Maurice “War Time” Horne, 2-0 (1), of Middletown, DE, stopped Mike “Top Notch” Anderson, 0-1 (0), of Philadelphia at the end of the first round.

In the first round the taller Horne caught Anderson coming in with a straight left to the chin. Horne landed over a dozen unanswered punches when the bell sounded ending the round. Anderson wouldn’t come out for the second round.

Super bantamweight Weusi “the Truth” Johnson, 2-6, of Wilmington, DE, lost by majority decision to southpaw Edgar Joe Cortes, 5-4 (0), of Vineland, NJ, over 4 rounds.

In the first round Cortes was the aggressor with Johnson countering well. Just prior to the bell both boxers were slugging it out with Johnson getting the better of it. In the second round Cortes landed a good right hook to the chin of Johnson. Both boxers gave the fans something to yell about. Cortes may have had an edge.

In the third round Johnson fighting off the ropes outworked Cortes. Shortly later a Johnson right hand rocked Cortes. Johnson landed a hard right uppercut to the midsection of Cortes. Johnson took the round. In the fourth and final round Johnson landed a double right to the head of Cortes who was holding Johnson’s left arm. Cortes came back with a 3-punch combination. Cortes countered a Johnson miss with a left to the chin. Dave Braswell was the referee. Top DE trainer Doug Pettiford was in the corner of Johnson and assisted by top DE boxer Omar “Super O” Douglas.

Judge’s scores 39-37 twice and 38-38 as did this writer 38-38.

Middleweight southpaw Michael “The Hammer” Crain, 0-1-1 (0), of Smyrna, DE, lost a majority decision to Anthony Woods, 1-3, of Philadelphia, PA, over 4 rounds. Vic deWysocki was the referee.

In the first round Crain landed a 3-punch combination to the head of Woods. Woods drove Crain into the ropes. Crain drove Woods into a neutral corner only to be countered by a left hook to the chin. In the second round Woods walked into a straight left to the chin from Crain. Woods landed a solid left hook to the chin of Crain. Crain walked into a solid right from Woods stopping Crain in his tracks. Woods used a good body attack having Crain holding on.

In the third round both boxers mixed it up well. Crain took over at the halfway mark. In the fourth round and final round Crain knocked out the mouthpiece of Woods. Woods came back with a combination rocking Crain. Woods landed a lead right to the chin of Crain. Crain came back but suffered a bad cut by the right eye. It was an action packed round. Rev Thompson worked corner of Woods. Kamarh Pasley worked the corner of Crain.

Judge’s Wallace and Gradowski 39-37 and Jasper 38-38 for winner. This writer had it 39-37 for Crain.

Middleweight Female Shamelle “The Real Deal” Baldwin, 1-0 (0), of Wilmington, DE, defeated southpaw Crystal Byers, 0-2 (0), of Bethesda, OH, over 4 rounds.

In the first round it was all Baldwin. In the second round a straight right by Baldwin to the chin of Byers got her attention. In the third round a lead right from Baldwin to the chin of Byers drove her into the ropes. In the fourth and final round Byers landed a combination to the chin of Baldwin.

Judge’s scores 40-36 as was this writer’s.

Middleweight Brandon Mullins, 1-0 (0), of Newark, DE, shut out Leon DeShields, 0-2 (0), of Philadelphia, over 4 rounds.

In the first round it was all Mullins landing left hooks and lead rights to the head of DeShields. In the second round Mullins landed over a half dozen unanswered punches. Mullins ended the round with a lead right to the chin of DeShields.

In the third round Mullins drove DeShields into the ropes with half a dozen unanswered punches. A 3-punch combination by Mullins drove DeShields into the ropes with his left eye half closing. In the fourth and final round a lead right by Mullins to the chin of DeShields had him hurt. Mullins had DeShields holding on at the end of the round. The referee was Braswell. Kamarh Pasley worked the corner of Mullins and Fred Jenkins Sr. the corner of DeShields. Mullins had a big following of fans.

Judge’s scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37. This writer had it 40-36.

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“Joltin” Joey Tiberi Wins by Knockout in New Castle, DE, Friday!


“Joltin” Joey Tiberi Wins by Knockout in New Castle, DE, Friday!

Diane Lee Fischer-Christiano of Dee Lee Promotions along with Joey Tiberi, Jr. and Todd Mulvena of Night Night Promotions promoted an exciting 7 bout card at the Nur Shrine Temple, New Castle, DE, Friday night before a near sold out crowd. The Matchmaker was Nick Tiberi.

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In the Main Event lightweight “Joltin” Joey Tiberi, Jr., 15-2 (8), Newark, DE, scored a second round knockout at 0:45 over Marlon “2nd Chance” Lewis, 6-9-2 (3), Memphis, TN, in a scheduled 6.

In the opening round Lewis used an effective jab as Tiberi went to the body with both hands. In the second round a solid left hook from Tiberi dropped Lewis on his back. He tried beating the count by referee Vic deWysocki but struggled at 10. “I saw tapes on him and felt he couldn’t take it to the body but he had his head up so I threw a left hook and thought he might get up. Promoting and boxing at the same time was very exciting,’ said Tiberi.

In the co-feature cruiserweight Lamont “Problem Solver” Singletary, 8-2 (5), Dover, DE, and Ernest Reyna, 8-4 (4) Corpus Christi, TX, ended in a No Contest at 2:45 of the first round due to a cut over the left eye of Reyna.

In the opening round Singletary showed better hand speed getting in his jab as Reyna came forward. Both exchanged left hooks to the chin at the same time. An accidental clash of heads caused a nasty cut over the left eye of Reyna causing the ring physician to halt the action. The referee was Vic deWysocki.

Light heavyweight Reuel Williams, 8-1 (2), Wilm., DE, stopped Corey Budd, 8-23-1 (7), Lima, OH, at 2:11 of the first round.

In the opening round the first punch landed was a lead right by Williams to the head of Budd. A counter left hook from Williams on the chin of Budd dropped him to a knee where he took the entire 10 count from referee Dave Braslow.

Super welterweight southpaw Michael Crain, 0-0 (0), Smyrna, DE, and Joe Gbolo, 3-2-2 (1), Albany, NY, ended in a first round No Contest.

In the opening round both came out slugging with Crain seemingly getting the better of it. An unintentional clash of heads caused Gbolo to receive a nasty cut over his left eye. The ring physician halted the bout.

Super welterweight Dominican southpaw Feliz Manzueta, 1-0 (0), Dover, DE, won a hard fought 4 rounder over Kareem “Snoop Dog” Gladney, 0-3 (0), Philadelphia.

In the first round a left hand from Manzueta to the chin dropped Gladney. Referee Braslow issued the 8 count. Gladney got up and finished the round mixing it up with Manzueta. In the second round a wild overhand left from Manzueta made Gladney clinch. Gladney fought back enough to seemingly take a close round.

In the third round Manzueta had Gladney holding on several times finally receiving a warning from referee Braslow. In the fourth and final round both boxers let it all hang out knowing the match might be on the line. Gladney was busier but Manzueta landed the more solid power punches.

Light heavyweight southpaw Maurice “War Time” Horne, 1-0 (1), Middleton, DE, in his debut stopped southpaw Roger “Rainman” Locklear, 1-5 (0), Laurinburg, NC, at 0:40 of the first round.

In the opening round both came out throwing punches while Horne rocked Locklear several times and had him pinned against the ropes when referee de Wysocki wisely halted the action.

In the opening bout super bantamweight southpaw Edgar “Double Trouble” Cortes, 4-4 (0), Vineland, NJ, defeated southpaw Malcolm “Show Off” Simms, 0-2-1 (0), Newark, NJ, over 4 exciting rounds.

In the first round both were throwing punches, not feeling out each other. Cortes was the aggressor in one really good round. In the second round Cortes proved to be the heavier puncher while Simms the faster hands. There was very little body punching with both going head hunting. Cortes rocked Simms on several occasions.

In the third round a right hook from Cortes to the chin of Simms drove him into the ropes. Cortes then went to the body hurting Simms. A Simms right hook on the chin of Cortes knocked him back a step. A lead left by Cortes on the chin rocked Simms. In the fourth and final round Cortes landed a 3-punch combination. Simms came right back rocking Cortes with a pair of right hooks to the chin. There were very few clinches for referee de Wysocki to be concerned with. Simms was fighting with his mouth open looking for a second wind. It was a really good fight on both parts.

Ring announcer was Nino Del Buono. Special guests at ringside were PA heavyweight champion Amir “Hardcore” Mansour, former top contender Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts, former top contender Richie Kates, VP and former boxer of World Boxing Foundation Greg Hackett and CEO James Gibbs, Jr.

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Boxing with First State Pro Boxing Series Friday in New Castle, DE!


Boxing with First State Pro Boxing Series Friday in New Castle, DE!
By: Ken Hissner

Dee Lee Promotions, LLC & Night Night Promotions, Inc. continues to keep boxing in the limelight with the second show in the state in 3 years this Friday at the Nur Shrine Temple at 198 S. Dupont Hwy in New Castle, DE.

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Diane Lee Fischer Cristiano of Dee Lee Promotions has promoted over 75 shows and is joining first time promoters “Joltin” Joey Tiberi, Jr. and Todd Mulvena of Night Night Promotions. Tiberi will be in the main event with Lamont “The Problem Solver” Singletary in the co-feature. There will be 7 additional bouts scheduled for a total of 40 rounds.

At a press conference Monday at Hooters in Glen Mills, PA, Nino Del Buono was the MC with the 3 promoters in attendance. Tiberi has always had a large following as an undercard boxer and will finally get to be the main boxer for this event.

Tiberi is 14-2 (7), from Newark, DE, and will be featured in a 6 round lightweight bout. Singletary, 8-2 (5), will be in the other 6 round bout at cruiserweight.

In 4 round bouts will be Jamaican southpaw middleweight Anthony Miller, 3-2 (3), of Wilmington, cruiserweight ReuelWiliams, 7-1 (2), of Wilmington, Felix “The Dangerous Dominican”Manzuesta, Michael “The Hammer” Crain, Maurice Horne all DE boxers making their debut, Josue Rivera of Philadelphia and Edgar Cortes of Vineland, NJ.

Del Buono introduced Diane “as the most honest promoter in the business!”

“I’ve done 75 shows around the world and will be joining Joey Tiberi, Jr., and Todd Mulvena and feel it’s important to help keep the kids off the streets. It was my daddy’s dream who is now 95 and with the help of my husband Leo I can continue,” said Fischer. She is an inductee in the NJ BHOF.

Tiberi won by first round kayo in February on the Roy Jones, Jr.-Bobby Gunn undercard. Singletary did the same on the same card. Miller is returning for the first time in a year, Williams returns after almost 5 years, Maurice Horne, son of well-known DE trainerRon Horne will be making his debut after having 30 fights in the amateurs, Crain has had 13, Rivera has 11 fights all ending in kayo but one.
Doors open at 6pm and first bout at 7pm. Tickets are priced at a modest $45 advance / $50 at the door Ringside $60 advance $65 at the door, VIP seats $75.00.

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Roy Jones, Jr. and Bobby Gunn in a “Showdown” Friday in Delaware!


Roy Jones, Jr. and Bobby Gunn in a “Showdown” Friday in Delaware!
By: Ken Hissner

It was three years ago when Roy Jones, Jr., 64-9 (46) and Bobby Gunn, 21-6-1 (18) were to have met in the Sand’s Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Gunn instead met former champion Glen Johnson and lost all eight rounds. Jones at age 48 keeps fighting though losing three fights in a row in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He should have hung it up then but went on a club fighter barnstorm of winning eight in a row before getting knocked out by former cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarenelli in 2015.

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“I’m very excited to be fighting Roy Jones, Jr. It is actually the highest most Prestige moment of my life in boxing. It is a legacy for me more than a title and I’m coming to win. Roy Jones, Jr., has been a great champion and an all-time great fighter. I am trying very hard and may the best man win,” said Gunn.

Jones disgraced the boxing world when in 2016 he had a contest for someone to meet him and faced the winner Vyron Phillips who had six amateur fights and no professional fights. Why the AZ commission ever sanctioned this match is beyond me. Jones stopped the amateur in the second round of a six round bout. Then Jones beats Rodney Moore who had lost nine bouts in a row. Is it a need for money or his ego that keeps Jones fighting?

Gunn is 71-0 with all knockouts as a bare knuckle fighter and one of the nicest people you want to meet. He too is in his 40’s at 43 and hasn’t fought since December of 2013 against Johnson. DE hasn’t had a show in over two years.

After Amir Mansour stopped fighting there DE was never the same. A young Omar “Super O” Douglas could have been developed into a main eventer but even his opposition was weak due to the matchmaking. He had to leave DE to become a contender.

David Feldman is the promoter and years ago he said he would bring boxing to DE and it looks like he has. There are six bouts listed on box rec with three more without opponents at the Chase Center in Wilmington. Let’s hope the main event doesn’t turn into a sparring session bringing another unneeded black eye to boxing. Feldman seems to have a decent undercard with Frank “Santos” De Alba, 20-2-2 fighting Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera, 16-3, in the co-feature. At stake in the main event and co-feature is for the vacant World Boxing Foundation World titles. Their representative is James Gibbs.

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