Chambers and Alexander electrify the Blue!

By Reg Jones


Chambers and Alexander electrify the Blue!

Another outstanding night of boxing took place at the Legendary Blue Horizon last night, some of Philadelphia’s top prospects showed off their pugilistic talent in the square ring to the enjoyment of Philadelphia boxing fans.  Eddie Chambers and Max Alexander, both delivered punishment on their opponents.  Heavyweight, Eddie Chambers, was matched against Ed Mahone of St. Louis MO (23-6-2) in a 10 round heavyweight bout that started off with both combatants looking for leverage to land a big shot. Chambers took immediate control in round one popping his jab like a pitchfork to the face of Mahone. Mahone attempted to be the aggressor in the fight, while walking down the smaller Chambers but it didn’t help. In round two, Chambers nails Mahone with a round hand that sends Mahone back pedaling on defense.  At the end of round two, sensing he has Mahone in trouble, Chambers lets out a Tarzan scream that electrifies the crowd. Throughout round three Chambers continued to display is arsenal of power and speed, blasting Mahone with combinations to the head and peppering Mahone with liver shots. Chambers entered round four determined to finish Mahone off, which he did. Chambers smothered Mahone with a barrage of combos that made it easy for the referee to call it a night. Chambers improves his record to (26-0)14KO’s.

The talented and crafty light heavyweight, Max Alexander, put on a great performance, dismantling Jurgen Hartenstein of Germany(11-9-1)2KO’s. Alexander started off his career more of a technician in the ring but in his last two bouts he’s starting to show off his power. Alexander entered round one dictating the pace by landing his jab to the Germans face, at will. In round one Hartenstein had no answer for Alexander’s talent. Alexander dropped Hartenstein with a left hook that sent the German sprawling to the canvas in round two, surprisingly referee Frank Cappuccino didn’t call it a knock-down to the surprise of the crowd and Alexander. Cappuccino wiped the gloves of Hartenstein and the fight ensued. Alexander walked and delivered more punishment to the German that sent him to the canvas again, referee Cappuccino had seen enough and called the fight. Alexander improves his record to (10-0) 2KO’s.

Other notable victories of the evening; hometown favorite, Steve Chambers (11-1-2)3KO’s defeated James Edwards (4-4) of Stafford, VA. Gee Culmer (7-1) of Philadelphia PA defeated Oscar Montano ( 2-4)  of Guymus, Mexico. Elad Shmouel( 11-1) 5 KO’s defeated Joe Johnson (1-7) of Richmond, VA.  Ronson Frank (3-0) kept his win streak alive by defeating Richard Moore (0-4) in a light heavyweight bout. Khalil Farah(0-1) lost to Paul Scianna(1-1) and Vincent Irwin, made his pro debut, by defeating Terri King(0-1) in the opener of the evening.

Ring legends Dwight Muhammad Qawi and Tim Witherspoon were honored by the Legendary Blue Horizon by receiving life-time achievement plaques for their accomplishments in the square ring. Also, the traditional 10 count bell ring was performed for a local fighter William Boggs who was gunned down in the streets of Philadelphia a month ago. would like the Boggs family to know we send our condolensces, for your loss.


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