On July 16th Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing brought boxing back to Westchester County with a six-fight card at the beautiful Hilton Rye Town Hotel in Rye Brook, NY.
In the main event bout of the evening former light heavyweight title challenger, the Pride of Port Chester, David Telesco (30-6-1, 25KO) made his long awaited return to the ring a spectacular one with a 2nd round KO over the extremely durable William Gill.
Telesco, who was fighting for the first time in almost five years, came out tentatively in the first round using his jab to measure his opponent.
In the second a huge combination from Telesco dropped Gill hard. Sensing his opponent was hurt, Telesco jumped all over Gill, battering him from ring post to ring post, before he finally was able to trap Gill in the corner. Telesco began unloading monstrous shots and another huge combination had Gill completely out on his feet. Luckily for Gill the referee jumped in, saving him from any further punishment. The official time of stoppage was 2:13 of the second round. Look to see Telesco back in action soon as he hopes to reestablish himself in the light heavyweight division.
In the co-feature bout of the evening “The New” Ray Robinson improved to a perfect (11-0, 4KO) with a dominate six-round decision over Harrison Cuello (18- 11-3, 14KO).
Robinson simply had way too much fire power for the veteran Cuello as he continuously peppered him with shots from the outside. Cuello was game, but Robinson was just too quick and too powerful, as he dished out more and more punishment as the fight progressed.
A picture perfect left hand opened a nasty cut over Cuello’s eye just as the final bell sounded, wrapping up a near perfect performance for the Star Boxing promoted Robinson.
Star Boxing’s hot light heavyweight prospect Yathomas “The Punisher” Riley improved to 6-0, 4KO with a second round destruction over Philadelphia’s Andre Hemphill.
Riley punished Hemphill for most of the first, using a vicious attack to both the body and head.
In the second Riley unloaded a huge left uppercut that sent Hemphill down face first. Hemphill attempted to get to his feet but was in absolutely no condition to continue. Official time of the stoppage was 53 seconds of the second round.
Victor Valenzuela W6 Pasqual Rouse
Eilon Kedem D Robert DaLuz
Ahmad Mickens W4 Phil Hannah
Photos by Star Boxing photographer Marty Rosengarten