Rodney Rice's RDR Promotions returned to the
Clairon Hotel, a few miles south of Philadelphia, in Essington, PA
on Friday night (August 4th), with a slate of eight 4-round bouts.
In the spotlight fight, Aston, Pa featherweight David Calabro won
his second straight fight with a third round TKO of Philadelphian
Nasir Mickens. The win brought Calabro's record to 2-0, with 2 KOs.
Mickens lost his third straight and went home 2-3, 1 KO. The referee
was Charlie Fitch.
CORTES REMAINS UNDEFEATED
Millville, NJ bantamweight Edwin Cortes remained undefeated with a
4-round unanimous decision over Gorwar Karyah, a Philadelphian
originally from Liberia. Cortes won the fight with three perfect
scores of 40-36 by judges Adam Friscia, Tony Lundy and Marc
Werlinsky. The referee was Dave Braslow. Cortes improved to 4-0,
while Karyah fell to 2-3, 2 KOs, 1 No Contest.
ADAMS SCORES FIFTH VICTORY
Philly junior lightweight Rashan Adams won his fifth straight bout,
and his fourth straight stoppage, with a TKO of Mexican Braulio
Avila in the fourth and final round. Referee Charlie Fitch stopped
the contest at 1:30 of round four. Adams' record now stands at 5-0,
4 KOs. Aviila returned to Tlaxcala at 3-16, 1 KO.
HOLDEN STOPS BUTLER
Jalique Holden, Wilmington, scored a fourth-round TKO over
Brooklyn's Raekwon Butler in their four-round junior lightweight
fight. Referee Dave Braslow called a halt to the bout 38 seconds
into the fourth and final round. Holden stayed undefeated (4-0, 3
KOs), while Butler lost his fourth straight outing and went home
5-6, 3 KOs.
GREEN GETS SECOND STRAIGHT KO
Philadelphia middleweight Tariq Green beat Terry Roscoe of Albany,
GA in the final round of their fight. The southpaw earned the TKO
(his second straight) when Charlie Fitch stopped the four-rounder at
1:18 of the last round. Green improved his record to 4-2-1, 2 KOs.
Journeyman Roscoe, who lost his eighth straight, slid to 2-18, 1.
SELBY KNOCKS OUT WILES
Philly heavyweight Dante Selby scored a third-round knockout over
fellow-Philadelphian Johnathan Wiles in their four-rounder. It was
Selby's first win since returning to the ring earlier in the summer
after a five-year hiatus. In June, he settled for a draw, but
stormed back in this fight with his first career kayo. The end came
at 1:38 of round three. The referee was Dave Braslow. Selby improved
to 3-4-2, 1 KO. Wiles remained winless, 0-5. This was the opening
fight of the night.
LYNN GETS ANOTHER KNOCKOUT
Chester junior middleweight Frankie Lynn knocked out DeAngelo
Cunningham of Cleveland for his second straight KO victory. The
official time was 31 seconds into the second round. The referee was
Dave Braslow. Lynn raised his record to 2-0, 2 KOs. Cunningham lost
his third in a row and left 1-3.
GARBARINO WINS DEBUT
The evening ended with a battle between two debuting cruiserweights.
Philly's John Garbarino won the fight by unanimous decision over
DeJon Farrell-Francis of Elizabeth, NJ. Judges Bernard Bruni and
Adam Friscia both scored the bout 40-35 for Garbarino, while Tony
Lundy saw the bout a bit closer for the Philadelphian, 38-37.
Garbarino moved on with a 1-0 record. Farrell-Francis slid to 0-1.
RDR Promotions returns with another local card