PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2018) - This past
Friday night (5/11), junior welterweight Mykal Fox remained
perfect by winning a eight-round unanimous decision over
Anthony Mercado. The bout headlined an eight-fight card at
SugarHouse Casino, and was promoted by King's Promotions.
Fox of Forestville, Maryland controlled the
action by using his long reach that set up combination
punching. The 22 year-old was solid throughout, and cruised
home to the victory by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74. Fox
is now 17-0, Mercado of Camuy, Puerto Rico is 11-4.
BARBOSA RETURNS WITH WIN
"The Fighting Ring Announcer" Alex Barbosa came
back after a nearly two-year layoff to win a four-round
unanimous decision over Sergio Aguilar in a super
bantamweight bout. Barbosa of Philadelphia won by scores of
40-36 and 39-37 twice to raise his mark to 6-3-1. Aguilar
of Homestead, Florida is 2-8.
CRUZ TOPS PEREZ
Romuel Cruz bloodied the nose of Bryann Perez on his way to
a four-round unanimous decision in a super bantamweight
bout. Cruz of Philadelphia won by scores of 40-36 twice and
39-37 to stay undefeated at 2-0. Perez of Carolina, Puerto
Rico falls to 2-10-1.
YUSUNOV COMES OFF FLOOR TO WIN
New King's Promotions signee, Anvar Yusunov shook of a
flash knockdown to win a four-round unanimous decision over
Deo Kizito in a super featherweight bout. In round three,
Kizito landed a straight left that made Yusunov's glove hit
the canvas. It was Yusunov's power shots that bloodied the
nose of Kizito, and was the difference in the fight. Yusunov,
who is a three-time Olympian from Tajikistan won by scores
of 40-36, 39-37 and 38-37 to improve to 2-0. Kizito of
Dubai, United Arab Emirates is 3-2.
MINER & MOORE DRAW
Jerrod Miner and Desmond Moore battled to a four-round split
draw in a bantamweight contest. Each fighter won a scorecard
39-37 and a third card was even at 38-38. Miner of
Philadelphia is 1-1-2. Moore of Bethlehem, PA is 1-0-1.
ORTIZ STOPS PETERS
In the fight of the night, Joshafat Ortiz got off the deck
in round one, to come back to stop Jordan Peters in round
two of their scheduled four-round super featherweight bout.
Peters dropped Ortiz in the first frame with a vicious right
hand. Ortiz was not only able to shake that off, but come
back and land a booming right hand that dropped Peters in
next frame. Peters got up, but ate a huge combination, and
the fight was stopped at 2:13. Ortiz of Reading, PA is 4-0
with 2 knockouts. Peters of Washington, DC is 2-2-1.
COFFIE SCORES QUICK WIN
Michael Coffie remained undefeated by stopping Lamar Lewis
in the first round of their scheduled four round heavyweight
bout. Coffie landed a big combination to the top of the head
that sent Lewis down, and the fight was stopped 75 seconds
into the fight. Coffie of Brooklyn is 3-0 with 2 knockouts.
Lewis of Conway, Arkansas is 0-2.
FLORES DRAWS WITH BURGOS
Joel Flores of Christopher Burgos fought to a spirited
four-round majority draw in a junior lightweight bout.
Flores of Passaic, New Jersey won a card 39-37, but that was
overruled by two 38-38 cards. Flores is 0-0-2. Burgos of
Philadelphia is 0-2-1.