PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - December 03, 2022  
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Press Release by Marc Abrams
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / Instagram: @darrylcobb


On Saturday night (12/03), Philly bantamweight southpaw Jayon Tinnin thrilled his large and raucous fan base in his professional debut which was also the featured bout at the Grand Yesha Ballroom in Southwest Philadelphia. At the last minute, the fight was elevated to the main event when the original spotlight fight, David Stevens vs. Christopher Brooker, fell out on the day of the fight. Tinnin had to get off the deck to win a four-round unanimous decision over tough Nicaraguan Juan Gutierrez to take his first victory. The entertaining, six-bout card was promoted by RDR Promotions and drew a near-capacity crowd.

After a close first-round, Gutierrez was able to score a knockdown in round two with a hard right hand. Tinnin was able to right himself and shake off being put down. He was urged on by a loud supporting section, and came back to take the final two rounds. His rally earned the decision by scores of 38-37 on all the official cards by Bernard Bruni, Tony Lundy, and Alan Rubenstein. Tinnin is 1-0. Gutierrez of Estieli, Nicaragua is 0-3.


Erron Peterson remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Dewayne Williams in a middleweight contest. Peterson scored an early knockdown When he dropped Williams in the opening frame with a left hand. Peterson, of Philadelphia, won by tallies of 39-36 on all cards (Bruni, Lundy, and Rubenstein) and is now 3-0, 2 KOs. Williams of Philadelphia is 3-6-1, 3 KOs.


Brendan O'Callaghan won a four-round unanimous decision over Antonio Allen in a junior middleweight contest. O'Callaghan, of Philadelphia, won by scores of 40-36 on all cards (Bruni, Lundy, and Rubenstein) and is now 4-1-1, 1 KO. Allen, of Philadelphia, is 1-14-1, 1 KO.


Jalique Holden scored a second round stoppage over Nathan Benichou in a scheduled four-round lightweight bout. The time of the stoppage by referee Eric Dali came at 56 seconds in the second round. Holden, of Wilmington, DE, is now 3-0, 2 KOs. Benichou, a Mexico-based Frenchman, is 2-14-1, 2 KOs.


Najeem Johns stopped Anthony Young in the second round of their four-round welterweight fight. The time of the stoppage was 2:22. Johns, of Darby, PA, is now 2-0, with two knockouts. Young, of Philadelphia, is 0-6. The referee was Eric Dali, who worked all six bouts.


Heavyweights Romelle Terrell, Chapel, NC, and Jerome Aiken, Annapolis, MD, battled to a four-round draw in the opening fight of the night. The debuting Terrell is 0-0-1. Aiken, of Annapolis, MD, is 0-6-1.

The bout was the last of the year for Rodney Rice's RDR promotions. The company staged seven local shows during 2022. RDR returns in February.




Marc Abrams - Southwest Philly - December 03, 2022