Clash of The Contender Results

By Michael Campbell

19/02/2006

Clash of The Contender Results

Joey Gilbert TKO3 Jimmy Lange... Joey Gilbert captured the NABO Middleweight Title in impressive fashion defeating Jimmy Lange by TKO in the 3rd round in a rematch of their fight during "The Contender" season one.  Hometown favorite Lange entered the arena to raucous cheers and a huge spectacle of music and glitz and tried to set the tone early using his superior height and reach to establish his jab.  Gilbert proved physically stronger and pressed Lange up against the ropes, hurting him badly late in the 1st round scoring a knockdown.  Gilbert looked to finish the fight as the round ended, landing a dozen power shots before Lange staggered to his corner.  The end would come via referee stoppage in the 3rd when Gilbert again hurt Lange and then flurried unanswered power punches to his foe laying against the ropes. 

Daniel Attah MD8 Isidro Granados... Daniel Attah came back from a long layoff to gain a decision victory in a boring sloppy fight which had the crowd yawning and booing.  Attah was a late substitute for local favorite Lamont Pearson who injured his back while shoveling snow.  The matchup of southpaw Attah and orthodox stance Granados proved to be a horrific combination resulting in numerous lead foot contacts, tripping, falling, and stumbling.  This combined with wild punching, poor defense, and a near suplex resulted in the card girls' receiving the only cheers, loud boos for the fighters, lots of yawns and "stop the fight" chants despite neither fighter being hurt.  Attah proved to be the craftier veteran, able to get inside and land slightly more effectively than Granados.  The scores were a puzzling 80-72, and much more reasonable 76-76 & 76-75. 
 
Tonya Gallegos UD4 Jamie Johnson...  40-36, 39-37, & 39-37
 
Derek Ennis TKO2 Roland Cummings...  Very impressive performance by the Philly fighter Ennis who wins via TKO at 1:33 of the 2nd round.
 
Andre Nichols MD4 Nicholas Shaheen...  A two-time VA state champion, southpaw Nichols wins his pro debut after starting strong and then holding on for the decision.
 
Jarell Mason-Jackson TKO6 Carlos Jones