Super middleweight prospect Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan rolled to an impressive unanimous decision victory Thursday night over Tyrone Glover, in front of a full house at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, Maryland. While Buchanan (11-0, 10 KOs) preserved his perfect professional record, the rugged Glover (11-8-3, 2 KOs) put an end to Buchanan’s run of ten consecutive knockout victories to start his professional career. Counterpunching from the outside against the taller Glover, Buchanan landed a series of hard combinations throughout the fight, but was unable to score a knockdown or seriously hurt Glover. As a result, Buchanan saw the final bell for the first time in his career. The official scores were 79-73 (twice) and 78-74.
In the co-feature, Baltimore super middleweight Mike “the Persecutor” Paschall (5-0, 2 KOs) remained unbeaten with a second round knockout of Jacob “the Snake” Rodriguez (6-14, 5 KOs). Paschall delivered a devastating body shot, causing Rodriguez to crumble to the canvas where he remained long past the referee’s ten count.
In other action, former Mike Tyson trainer Kevin Rooney saw his hard punching heavyweight Mike “the American Dream” Dietrich score a brutal second round TKO over the game, but outgunned “Irish” Glen Williams. Dietrich, of Baltimore, ran his record to a perfect 6-0 with two knockouts, while Williams fell to 2-1-1, with two knockouts.
Washington, DC lightweight Ron “Teflon” Boyd (2-1) scored a controversial majority decision over previously unbeaten Mike “Little Rock” Ricasa (5-1, 2 KOs) of Ellicott City, Maryland. The scores were 39-37 twice for Boyd, and 38-38. Boxingtalk.com scored the fight 39-37 for Ricasa.
Tony “Cyclone” Cygan (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Osbourne (4-13-1, 1 KO) in a four round middleweight contest. In heavyweight action, Adam “Boom Boom” Bloom won a battle of pro debuts with a third round TKO of Jonathan Felton.
The card was promoted by Jake “the Snake” Smith, who consistently delivers some of the most exciting professional and amateur cards in the area. For information on Jake’s upcoming shows, visit www.baltimoreboxing.com
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