Marshall Kauffman's Kings Promotions staged the
final fight card of 2022 on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena. The
five-bout show was headlined by a scheduled six-round junior
featherweight contest between Johnathan Rodriguez of Bethlehem, PA
and Texan Nestor Robledo. Rodriguez won the fight by TKO in round
three. Referee Eric Dali stopped the battle at 1:37 of the third.
The win improved Rodriguez' record to 12-1-1, 4 KOs. It was his
third consecutive victory. Robledo fell to 8-14-2.
BERNADIN WINS BY TKO
Lancaster junior welterweight James Bernadin remained unbeaten with
a second-round TKO of William Parra Smith of Anchorage, AK. Bernadin
gained the win when referee Shada Murdaugh stopped the fight at the
end of round two. The official time was 3:00. The bout was scheduled
for six rounds. Bernadin raised his record to 9-0-1, 6 KOs. Smith
lost his second in a row and left 4-13-1, 3 KOs.
JOHNSON WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION
Willow Grove junior middleweight Rasheed Johnson won a six-round
unanimous decision over Antonio Wattell of Houston, TX. All three
official judges, David Braslow, Adam Friscia, and Dewey LaRosa,
scored the fight a 60-54 shutout for Johnson. He improved to 9-5, 3
KOs, while Wattell slid to 3-12-3, 2 KOs. It was Wattell's fifth
straight loss. The referee was Eric Dali.
GONZALEZ STILL UNBEATEN
Julian Gonzalez of Reading, PA, won his four-round junior
lightweight fight against Eric Manriquez of Houston. Gonzalez ended
the fight 12 seconds into round two. The referee was Shada Murdaugh.
Gonzalez remained unbeaten at 8-0-1, 8 KOs. Manriquez lost his ninth
straight and returned to Texas with a record of 7-15-1, with 3 KOs
and 1 No Decision.
The show opened with a four-round junior bantamweight fight between
female boxers Alexis Araiza Mones of Forth Worth, TX and Devany
Cuevas Torres of San Antonio, TX. The two battled to a four-round
draw. The scores were 4-36 for Torres, 39-37 for Mones, and an even
38-38, for a split decision draw. The debuting Mones left 0-0-1,
while Torres kept an even record of 2-2-1.
In addition to these five fights, there was also an exhibition bout
presented between welterweight Thanjhae Teasley (4-0, 2 KOs) (right)
and junior middleweight James Martin (9-3-1). The exhibition came in
the number three spot, just after the Gonzales-Manriquez bout.
Teasley had been scheduled to face Bryan Springs on the card.
However, the fight was scratched the day before the event.
Kings Promotions returns to Philadelphia and
Bethlehem in 2023.