In a much-anticipated fight that featured two young and
undefeated junior lightweights, Jabril Noble and Rashan Adams, lived
up to the billing as Noble eked out a razor-thin split decision in
front of a capacity crowd at Harrahs Philadelphia in Chester, PA.
The fight topped an eight-bout card promoted by RDR Promotions.
The fight was hotly contested from the outset with Adams working
the jab early. Noble got into the fight by landing some solid
flurries in the second and third rounds. Adams fought back in round
four as he was able to work on the inside. The fifth round proved
pivotal as Noble was able to score a knockdown with a hard
combination. Adams was hurt but was able to get out of the round as
the knockdown came in the final seconds of the round. With the fight
on the line, the two fighters battled it out to the final bell which
had the packed house at Harrahs Philadelphia on their feet.
Noble, 131.4 lbs., of Philadelphia, won by scores of 58-55 and
57-56 while Adams took a card 57-56. Noble is now 5-0, 4 KOs. Adams,
130.1 lbs., of Philadelphia, is 5-1, 4 KOs. The referee was
GREEN STOPS WILLIAMS
Tariq Green stopped Dewayne Williams and the end of round three
of their four-round middleweight bout. Green scored two knockdowns.
Green, 159.5 lbs. of Philadelphia is now 5-2-1, 3 KOs. Williams,
159.4 lbs. of Philadelphia is 4-8-1, 4 KOs. The referee was Eric
LYNN HALTS YOUNG
Frankie Lynn thrilled his hometown Chester crowd by stopping
Anthony Young at 2:23 of round one of their welterweight bout. Lynn,
144.5 lbs. of Chester is now 3-0 with three knockouts. Young, 144.3
lbs. of Philadelphia is 0-7. The referee was Charlie Fitch.
CALABRO TKOS TURNER
David Calabro stopped Michael Turner at 1:29 of round one of
their featherweight contest. Calabro, 125.5 lbs of Aston, PA is 3-0
with three knockouts. Turner, 122.9 lbs. of Pittsburgh is 0-5. The
referee was Eric Dali.
HOLDEN STILL UNDEFEATED
Jalique Holden remained undefeated as he needed just 67 seconds
to take out Daniel McCall in a junior lightweight fight. Holden,
128.7 lbs. of Wilmington, DE is 5-0 with four knockouts. McCall,
134.3 lbs. of Stone Mountain, GA is 0-2. The referee was Charlie
RODRIGUEZ WINS THIRD STRAIGHT KO
19-year-old Francisco Rodriguez stopped Braulio Avila at 2:39 of
round two of their lightweight bout. Rodriguez, 133 lbs of
Pleasantville, NJ is now 3-0 with three knockouts. Avila, 133.8 lbs.
of Tlaxcala, MEX is 3-17, 1 KO. The referee was Eric Dali.
GREGORY BEATS CLEMONS
Monyae Gregory boxed his way to a four-round unanimous decision
over Maurice Clemons in a middleweight bout. Gregory, 162 lbs. of
Owings Mills, MD won by scores of 40-35 and 39-36 twice is now 2-0,
1 KO. Clemons, 160.2 lbs. of Riverdale, GA is 1-5. The referee was
OLMEDA DECISIONS BUTLER
Eliezer Olmeda won a four-round split decision over Rawkwon
Butler in a welterweight bout. Olmeda, 145.5 lbs. of Gloucester, NJ
won two cards 38-37, while Butler won a card 38-37. Olmeda is now
4-4. Butler, 144.7 lbs. of Brooklyn is 5-7, 3 KOs. The referee was
RDR Promotions will be back at Harrahs Philadelphia on Saturday,