PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - November 20, 2021  
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Press Release by Marc Abrams
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Atif Oberlton stopped Brent Oren in round two of a scheduled six-round light heavyweight main event bout in front of a large audience at the 2300 Arena, Saturday night. The seven bout card was promoted by Marshal Kauffman's Kings Promotions.

Oberlton was patient early as he landed some power punches. At the end of round one, Oberlton landed a hard left hand at the bell that was a precursor of things to come in round two. In the second, Oberlton ramped up his offense and dropped Oren twice. After the second knockdown, referee Shawn Clark stopped the fight at 1:38. Oberlton, of Philadelphia, made his hometown debut and the heralded prospect stretched his undefeated record to 4-0, with four knockouts. Oren, of Harrisburg, PA, left 4-7, 1 KO.

In the co-feature bout, Quadir Albright needed just 29 seconds to destroy William Hernandez in scheduled their six-round junior welterweight bout. Albright landed some vicious shots that hurt Hernandez, and after Quadir more hard punches hurt a defenseless Hernandez, referee Eric Dali stopped the fight. The official time was 0:29 of the first round. Philadelphia's Albright improved to 4-0, with four knockouts. Hernandez, of Kent, WA, fell to 7-2, 4 KOs.


Lancaster's James Bernadin made quick work of Edgar Torres, stopping him in just 76 seconds of their scheduled six-round welterweight fight. In the opening seconds, Bernadin dropped Torres with a hard left hand. When Torres rose, Bernadin was all over him and landed a hard flurry of punches that compelled referee Shawn Clark to stop the fight at the 76-second mark. Bernadin raised his record to 5-0-1, with three knockouts. Torres, of Woodbridge, VA,  slid to 8-3-1, 4 KOs.


Bantamweights Jonathan Rodriguez and Roberto Pucheta battled to a six-round draw in their preliminary contest. Each fighter won on one official scorecard, 58-56. The third judge had the fight even, 57-57. Thus the fight was declared a split decision draw. Rodriguez, of Bethlehem, PA, went home 9-1-1, 3 KOs, and Mexican journeyman Pucheta left 10-20-3, 6 KOs.


Philadelphia's Rasheed Johnson won a four-round split decision over Andres Abarca in a welterweight bout. Johnson took two cards by 39-37 tallies, while Abarca won the remaining card by a 39-37 score. Johnson improved to 8-4, with 3 KOs, while Abarca, Kent, WA, slid to 2-6.


Reading, PA junior lightweight Julian Gonzalez stopped Tyriek Gainey in round one of their scheduled four-round bout. Gonzalez dropped Gainey with a hard right hand. When the action resumed, Gonzalez landed a flurry of punches that hurt Gainey along the ropes and referee Eric Dali stopped the fight at 2:06. Gonzalez remained undefeated, 5-0, 5 KOs, while Gainey, Patterson, NJ, remained winless, 0-2.  


Devon Young, of Aiken, SC, extended his undefeated record with a four-round unanimous decision over Jersey City southpaw Nicoy Clarke in a heavyweight bout. Young pounded away at a game Clarke and won by three scores of 40-36. Young went to 2-0, 1 KO, and Clarke fell to 2-7.

Kings Promotions returns to Philadelphia in 2022.




Marc Abrams - South Philly - November 20, 2021