Bantamweight Christian Carto added another quick knockout to his
resume Friday night at South Philly's 2300 Arena. The scheduled
eight-round bout topped a six-bout show promoted by Marshall
Kauffman's Kings Promotions. The power-punching Carto's first round
stoppage over Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini came after a hard body
shot put the Argentine on the canvas and the bout was stopped
moments later after just 2:31. This was Carto's second straight
opening-rounder in a comeback campaign after his after his lone
professional defeat back in 2019.
Carto improved his pro slate to
18-1, 13 KOs, with the victory. Fighting in the USA for the first
time, Franzolini, of Buenos Aires,
slid to 14-13-2,
1 KO. It was his third loss by knockout.
In the six-round co-feature, lightweights Julian Gonzalez, Reading,
PA, and Ivan Jimenez, a Florida-based Cuban, battled to a majority
draw. The scores were 57-57 twice and 58-56 (for Gonzalez). Gonzalez
left with a 6-0-1 record. It was the first time he failed to
knockout an opponent. Jimenez went home 7-1-2, 4 KOs.
PRENGA HALTS WEBSTER
Canadian heavyweight Kristian Prenga stopped Kansan DeShon Webster
in the second round of their six-rounder. After dropping him with a
right hand, Prenga finished the fight with an uppercut that sent
Webster down again. The fight was stopped at
the 1:09 mark in round two. Prenga improved to 11-1 with 11 KOs.
Webster, 12-5-3, 6 KOs, lost for the second straight time.
TEASLEY SPOILS DEBUT
Allentown welterweight Thanjhae Teasley (2-0, 2 KOs) won his second
straight fight with a third round TKO of DeAaron Alexander Jr., of
Glen Burnie, MD. Alexander was making his pro debut (0-1). A shot to
the body ended the fight. The bout
was scheduled for four rounds.
ADORNO WINS IN THIRD
Allentown junior lightweight Jeremy Adorno halted Miami journeyman
Jason Vera midway through their six-rounder. Adorno scored two
knockdowns in the third round en route to winning by TKO after
33 seconds into round three. The win raised Adorno's record to 7-0, 3 KOs. Vera
fell to 5-9, 3 KOs. It was Vera's fifth straight loss.
ALBRIGHT STILL UNDEFEATED
Philly welterweight Quadir Albright opened the show and won his
sixth straight bout - all by knockout. His victim this time was
Jorge Martin Garcia, who went down once in round one and again in
the second. The bout was stopped at 58 seconds of round two. The bout
was scheduled for six. Garcia slid to 13-9-1, 3 KOs.
Kauffman's next Philly
promotion comes at the 2300 Arena on May 20.