Albert defeats Beaupierre!

By Brad Cooney


Albert defeats Beaupierre!

Big Star Promotions jumped into the fight game with it's debut show at the Silver Star Hotel & Casino  Saturday night in Choctaw, Mississippi. Two-time Nigerian Olympian Eromosele Albert defeated the tough Dorian Beaupierre for a regional junior middleweight title. This twelve-round bout went late into the last scheduled round, but a  a cut received over the eye of Albert (due to an accidental head-butt) prevented the fight from going the distance, and it went to the cards. The fight was a very close fight, and scoring the partial round as the rules require, Boxingtalk unofficially scored it a draw, 114-114. The judges at ringside scored the fight a technical majority decision for Albert, 114-114 and 115-113 twice.

One of the more impressive fighters of the evening was the former Olympian from Sweden, Ismael Andreas Kone. Kone (10-1 with 6 KOs) has been absent from the ring for well over a year, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his performance. Kone dominated his opponent, Harvey Jolly (2-2-1 with 1 KO) from about the second round on. Kone finished his evening with a unanimous decision, 59-55 across the board.

Light heavyweight Bobby Jordan Jr out of Norfolk, VA made his pro debut by dismantling the more experienced Cory Phelps ( 6-1 with 5 KOs). Jordan showed that he can go both to the head, and to the body and had his opponent down three times in the second round. Jordan made short work of Phelps and finished him with a nasty right cross that dropped him for the third and final time.

One of the more impressive knockout's came via Hector Beltran (9-1 with 8 KOs). This Dallas lightweight showed he meant business from the first bell. Beltran, clearly the more skilled fighter faced Dietrich Castor (0-6-1) out of Monroe, LA. It was a short night for Beltran as he knocked out Castor (literally) at 2 minutes 36 seconds of round one.

Big Star Promotions put one heck of a show together with it's debut, and had (possible trainer of the year) Patrick Burns on hand as a consultant, and guest commentator. Burns, who is world middleweight champion Jermain Taylor's trainer, was at ringside giving his expert analyst to the Comcast viewers, and he also acted as a consultant with Big Star Promotions.