On Friday night from the beautiful Roseland Ballroom in New York City Joe DeGuardia Star Boxing put together an excellent seven bout card featuring some of boxing’s hottest up and coming prospects. The card was broadcast live on the always entertaining ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights”.
In the main event of the evening, Alexis Camacho lost a hard fought ten round decision to Carlos Molina. Each fighter gave as good as he got throughout the fight, with Molina using a slightly higher work rate to out hustle Camacho. Camacho continuously stalked Molina throughout the fight but Molina was the busier fighter, landing combinations from the outside while the heavy handed Camacho looked for one big shot to close the show. With the loss Camacho drops to (17-2, 16KO) while Molina improves to (15-4-1,5KO).
In the co-feature bout of the evening Star Boxing’s rising jr. welterweight, “The New” Ray Robinson (10-0,4KO) easily took apart previously undefeated Darnell Jiles (8-1- 1,3KO) in three rounds.
The first round was a feeling out round with Robinson pressing the action looking to messure the shorter Jiles. From the first round on it was all Robinson though as he displayed great hand speed and ring generalship landing crisp combinations to both the head of body of Jiles. With Robinson seemingly landing at will Jiles did not answer the bell to sound round four, giving Robinson a well deserved third round TKO.
In the opening TV bout of the evening, Star Boxing’s hot light heavyweight prospect Yathomas Riley (6-0,3KO) dominated the very tough Julius Jackson (2-3), winning a four round unanimous decision.
Riley landed bombs with both hands in the first, dropping Jackson twice, once with a crisp combination, and then the second time with a lead right hook to the head.
The rest of the fight saw Jackson absorb serious punishment from Riley as Riley landed vicious combinations to both the head and body. All three judges had Riley pitching a shut out, with scores of 40-34, 40-34, 40-34.
Other results from Friday night’s show.
Terrell Nelson TKO2 Wes Taylor
Bryant Pappas TKO1 Chris Ray
Dennis Douglin KO1 Roberto Irizarry
Eddie Irizarry L6 Guillermo Sanchez