PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - November 10, 2023
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Press Release by Marc Abrams
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / Instagram: @darrylcobb


Six members of the Split-T Management team displayed winning performances this past Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia (11/10/2023). Those members include Sonny Conto, LeAnna Cruz, Greg Outlaw, Dante Benjamin, Haven Brady Jr. and Oshae Jones. "Split-T Showcase" which was promoted by King's Promotions, drew a capacity crowd to the 2300 Arena on a card that featured some of the best up and coming talent in the country.

The main event saw local favorite Sonny Conto win a six-round unanimous decision over Detrailous Webster in a heavyweight fight. Conto worked behind a nice jab and rocked Webster on several occasions. Conto looked sharp considering that he was making his 2023 debut.

Conto of Philadelphia won by scores of 60-54 on all cards (by Dewey LaRosa, Tony Lundy, and Steve Weisfeld) and is now 12-0. Webster of Courtland, Mississippi is now 6-3. Conto is promoted by Top Rank. The referee was Eric Dali.


LeAnna Cruz captured her first title as she won the NABF junior bantamweight title with an emphatic eight-round unanimous decision over Tania Walters. Cruz moved around the ring with grace and landed slick combinations which led to a win by scores of 79-73 twice (Dewey LaRosa and Steve Weisfeld) and 78-74 (Tony Lundy). Cruz of Allentown, PA is now 7-0. Walters of Toronto is 4-3. The referee was Shawn Clark.


Greg Outlaw stopped Sebastian Gabriel Chaves in the opening round of their six-round welterweight fight. Outlaw, dominant in his Split-T debut, lived up to his "Sharpshooter" moniker and got the stoppage at 2:47 of the first round. The referee was Eric Dali. Outlaw of Bowie, Maryland is now 13-2 with seven knockouts. Chaves of Buenos Aires Argentina is 5-7 with two knockouts.


Dante Benjamin Jr. remained undefeated with a first-round stoppage over previously undefeated Darin Austin in their scheduled six-round light heavyweight bout. Benjamin dropped Austin twice and the fight was stopped at 2:14 by referee Shawn Clark. The Top-Rank promoted Benjamin, of Cleveland, is now 8-0-1 with six knockouts. Austin of Atlanta is now 11-1 with 8 knockouts.


Haven Brady remained undefeated with an entertaining six-round unanimous decision over veteran Deivi Julio in a junior lightweight bout. Brady dropped Julio twice in round two and was close to getting a stoppage. Julio put Brady on the canvas in round four which was the result of Brady being off-balance. Brady closed the show in fine fashion as he hurt and dropped Julio again in the sixth and final round. The referee was Eric Dali. Brady, of Albany, Georgia, won by scores of 58-52 on all cards (Tony Lundy, Kevin Morgan, and Steve Weisfeld) and is now 11-0 with four knockouts. Julio of Colombia is 26-15 with 16 knockouts.


Ali Ellis remained undefeated by pounding out a four-round unanimous decision over Nicoy Clarke in a heavyweight bout. Scores were 40-35 on all cards (Dewey LaRosa, Tony Lundy, and Steve Weisfeld). Ellis, of Philadelphia, is now 5-0 with three knockouts. Clarke of Jersey City, NJ is 3-9 with one knockout. The referee was Shawn Clark.


Oshae Jones won the NABF junior middleweight title with a first-round stoppage of Samantha Pill. Jones was aggressive and hurt Pill early in the opening frame. With Pill in trouble, Jones was all over Pill and battered her until the bout was stopped at 1:39 of the first-round by referee Eric Dali. Jones. of Toledo, Ohio, is 5-0 with one knockout. Pill. of Fairmont, West Virginia, is 5-3 with one knockout.

Kings Promotions returns on December 8, 2023 at the Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, PA. 




Marc Abrams - South Philly - November 10, 2023