PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - January 16, 2021  
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Story by Danny Ziccardi
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Sicklerville’s Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price (12-0, 9 KOs, 1 NC) rematched with Mexican Samuel Gutierrez (16-28-6) in the six-round bantamweight main event at the Elevations Event Center in Chester, PA Saturday night. In their previous 2019 contest, Price boxed his way to an eight-round unanimous decision. However, in this meeting the unbeaten bantam won the fight by third-round TKO.

Price jabbed effectively in the first round and landed flurries of shots to the body of Gutierrez. However, Gutierrez didn’t back down. Instead he walked forward, landing some solid shots of his own. Price returned fire, landed combinations in the center of the ring, and soundly won the first round.

Gutierrez displayed an aggressive style in the second round, and made it a fight. He landed to the body, and connected with a solid uppercut. Price showed poise and finished out the second round, pounding punches to the head of Gutierrez. 

Price was aggressive in the third round and stunned Gutierrez with a straight left. Dylan attacked Gutierrez against the ropes, landing a flurry of body shots and hooks to the head which dropped Gutierrez.

Gutierrez rose to his feet immediately, and appeared visibly able to continue. However, as Gutierrez stood, his cornermen waived their hands to stop the fight. Their decision, at 52 seconds of the third round, was questionable. Despite the head-scratching stoppage, Price looked efficient and is poised for a move up in the rankings.


welterweight Shinard Bunch (11-1, 10 KOs) took on Maryland-based African, Nzau Dieumerci (11-14) in a six round bout that ended with a stunning knockout.

Bunch had a busy 2020, with five total fights, all ending in stoppage victories. In the second fight of the night, Shinard controlled the first round with a steady left jab, which opened up opportunities for numerous overhand rights. Bunch also nailed Dieumerci's body several times in the first round.

In the second round, Nzau tried getting inside, but was kept at a distance by the tight jab and slick head movement of Bunch. Shinard countered the forward moving Nzau with many clean shots, including a sharp uppercut.

Despite losing the second round big, Nzau seemed to come out confident in the third. Attempting to taunt Bunch, Nzau lifted his hand in the air, Sugar Ray Leonard style, but was immediately hit with a quick  jab. Bunch seemed to know he had Dieumerci beaten, and despite Nzau’s ring antics,  Bunch  fought the rest of the third round with a smile on his face.

Bunch landed piercing shots to the body, and then sent Elevations Event Center into a frenzy as he landed a huge left hook that knocked out Dieumerci flat on his back. Referee Shawn Clark immediately stopped the fight as Dieumerci was out cold. The time of the knockout was 2:36 in the third round.

Philadelphia welterweight Joshua “Real War" Jones (6-0-1, 3 KOs) returned to the ring after a four round unanimous decision victory over Kaywann Sistrunk back in February of 2020 to take on David Veras Pena (0-4-1) in a four round bout that opened the card.

As the first round bell sounded, Pena lifted his glove to tap with Jones. Joshua reacted with respect by reaching out to tap gloves. However, Pena responded with cheap shot, landing a straight right to the nose of Jones. 

Pena attacked in the beginning of the round, swinging wildly at the head of Jones. This was the wrong move for Pena, as it awoke the “Real War” in Jones. Joshua handled the early onslaught and countered Pena with a vicious left hand and pounded him against the ropes.

Pena wrestled with Jones in the corner. As referee Shawn Clark broke it up, Jones landed a sharp left hook to the body which stung Pena. Jones continued to effectively land to the body which opened up Pena for a fierce hook to the head that sent Pena to the canvas. He was able to get up and received a mandatory eight count. Clark allowed the fight to continue, but Jones smelled blood. He finished off Pena with  a looping right hook to the jaw and the referee stopped the fight at 1:59 of the first round. Jones looked very sharp, and remained unbeaten.

Nafear Charles (5-0, 5 KOs) was excited to rock the Elevations Event Center and continue his undefeated streak of knockouts. However his  scheduled four-rounder was cancelled when his opponent failed to show up for the bout. “No Fear” is definitely a feared prospect in the 140 pound division, and deserves a worthy opponent. 

The show was promoted by Rodney Rice's RDR Promotions, the company's third pro boxing event thus far, and the first local show of the new year. RDR returns in February with a pair of shows (February 5 & 6) at South Philly's 2300 Arena on Super Bowl weekend.




Danny Ziccardi - Chester, PA - January 16, 2021