On Saturday night, at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented a thrilling, action-packed night of professional boxing, that had the packed house in attendance asking for more. The five bout card was headlined by Atlantic City’s own, Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez taking on hard hitting Alexis Camacho.
Alvarez and Camacho wasted no time getting acquainted, as they both came out in the first firing.
In the 2nd, the southpaw Alvarez began finding the range for his left hand, landing two short overhand lefts that rocked Camacho.
As the fight progressed from each round to the next, Alvarez got stronger and stronger. To Camacho’s credit, he showed guts, and a very good chin, as he continued to press forward as Alvarez’s punches found their mark time and time again.
In the 7th Camacho seemed to be tiring and Alvarez began pouring it on. Just when it looked as though Camacho might be getting back into the fight, landing some vicious punches to the body of Alvarez, a huge straight left hand from Alvarez sent Camacho flat on his back. The referee began his count, but the ringside doctor had seen enough and climbed through the ropes, halting the contest at 1:30 of the 7th round.
It was a very impressive showing for Alvarez as he looks to get himself back into title contention. With the win Alvarez improves to 21-2, 12KO while Camacho drops to 17-3, 16KO.
In the co-feature bout of the evening, heavyweight fan-favorite, Vinny Maddalone, improved his record to 33-6, 24KO, with a vicious five round beat down of Dominique Alexander (19-8-1, 9KO).
Maddalone came out in the first, stalking Alexander. It was evident that Alexander was going to look to box and stay on the outside against the heavy-handed Maddalone. Maddalone had an answer for that though as he began unleashing thunderous right and lefts to the body of Alexander.
In the third round the body shots began to take their toll and Alexander’s movement slowed, allowing Maddalone to pin him against the ropes and bomb away. A big overhand right dropped Alexander just as the third round was coming to an end.
Maddalone continued where he left off in the 4th, dropping Alexander with a barrage of punches midway through the round and again at the end.
In the 5th a huge left hook to the body dropped Alexander for the fourth time, and the referee had seen enough, calling a halt to the contest at 1:09.
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