PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - March 11, 2022  
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Press Release by Marc Abrams
Photos by Daryl Bughman


Khainell Wheeler needed just 82 seconds to stop Ryan Adams in a scheduled eight-round super middleweight fight in front of a large crowd at The Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. The eight-bout card was promoted by King's Promotions.

Seconds into the bout, Wheeler dropped Adams with a power jab. Adams never fully regained his balance, as he was wobbled by two more punches, and the fight was stopped at 1:22 by referee Shawn Clark. Wheeler, 167.3 lbs, of Bethlehem, improved to 7-1 with 6 KOs. Adams, 165.6 lbs, of Saint Louis, MO, fell to is 8-5-1, 6 KOs.


Kenny Robles pounded out an eight-round unanimous decision over Naim Nelson in a junior welterweight bout. Robles, 141 lbs, of Staten Island, NY, won by scores of 80-72 (Adam Friscia), 79-73 (Kevin Morgan), and 78-74 (Steve Weisfeld). Robles went home 9-1, 3 KOs. Philadelphian Nelson, 139.9 lbs, slid to 14-6, 1 KO.


Jonathan Rodriguez won a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Flores Chanez in a bantamweight fight. In round six, Chanez lost a point for holding. Rodriguez dominated the action and won by scores of 60-53 on all three official cards (Adam Friscia, Ron McNair, Steve Weisfeld). Rodriguez, 119.6 lbs, of Bethlehem, is upped his record to 10-1-1, 3 KOs, while Chanez, 118 lbs, of Baja, Mexico, lost his second in a row and left 9-14, 5 KOs.


James Bernadin stopped Kevin Asmat in the sixth and final round of their lightweight fight. It was a tough scrap that was set up the day before when Bernadin shoved Asmat at the weigh in. Bernadin got the better of the action, but Asmat had his moments. In round six, Bernadin landed several hard shots that forced referee Harvey Dock to stop the bout at 2:52. Bernadin, 135.7 lbs, of Lancaster, PA, improved to 6-0-1, 4 KOs. Asmat, 135.1 lbs, of North Bergen, NJ, broke a three-bout win streak and went home 6-3, 5 KOs.  

Julian Gonzalez remained perfect by stopping Carlos Padilla after two full rounds of their scheduled six-round lightweight contest. Gonzalez beat down Padilla and the bout was stopped in the corner after round two by referee Shawn Clark. Gonzalez, 134.1 lbs, of Reading, PA, extended his knockout streak to is 6-0, 6 KOs. Padilla, 138.9 lbs, of Barranquilla, Colombia, was stopped for the ninth time in his is 17-11-1, 11 KOs career.

LeAnna Cruz remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Anyela Lopez in a bantamweight fight. Cruz, 113.7 lbs, of Allentown, PA, won by scores of 40-36 (Adam Friscia) and 39-37 twice (Kevin Morgan & Steve Weisfeld) to go to 2-0. Lopez, 115.3 lbs, of Tucson, AZ, evened her resume to 2-2, 1 KO.

Quadir Albright remained perfect with a third round stoppage of Antonio Wattell in a scheduled six-round junior welterweight bout. In round one, Albright landed a huge right hand that knocked Wattell down and out of the ring, but Wattell managed to climb back into the ring beating referee Shawn Clark's 20-count. Wattell fought back in round three, but Albright dropped Wattell with a hard combination to the head. Albright finished off the fight with a vicious body combination that compelled referee Shawn Clark to stop the fight at 2:57 of the third. Albright, 141.6 lbs, of Philadelphia, stretched his record to 5-0 with 5 knockouts. Wattell, 140.6 lbs, of Houston, TX, slipped to 3-9-3, 2 KOs.

In an exciting battle of debuting welterweights, Thanjhae Teasley stopped Daniel Jiles in round two of their scheduled four-round fight. Jiles used his length early, but Teasley was able to make the necessary adjustments to get inside. He battered Jiles in round two until referee Shawn Clark stopped the bout at the 2:29 mark. Teasley, 147.4 lbs, of Bethlehem, PA, left 1-0, 1 KO, while Jiles, 147.5 lbs, of Philadelphia, ended up 0-1.

Marshall Kauffman's King Promotions comes to the 2300 Arena in South Philly on May 20th.




Marc Abrams - Bethlehem, PA - March 11, 2022