Evincii Dixon TKO3 Marqus Bates... In Rhode Island, Pennsylvania welterweight Evincii Dixon (9-23-2) pulled his second upset in a row. This time, Dixon stunned Marqus Bates (7-3), stopping the Taunton, MA, native at the 3:00-mark of the third round to halt Bates’ five-fight win streak. In June, Dixon ended a 0-10-1 streak by surprising previously undefeated Marcel Rivers.
Jamaine Ortiz W8 Romain Couture.... In the Rhode Island co-feature, Massachusetts lightweight Jamaine Ortiz (12-0) lived up to his nickname, “The Technician,” outworking durable, but overmatched, French challenger Romain Couture (8-2-1) by an 80-72 verdict on all three scorecards. Ortiz’s angles were too much for Couture to overcome as he remained a step or two ahead of his opponent throughout the fight. Couture never closed the gap in speed and Ortiz eventually began toying with him in the later rounds, landing at will despite Couture’s attempts to defend himself. Ortiz was so fast he kept finding the small windows in Couture’s defense to land the jab effectively and counter on the inside with uppercuts.
In undercard action, Pawtucket, RI featherweight Ricky De Los Santos (9-0) remained unbeaten with a six-round unanimous decision win over Reading, PA's Andujar (4-2-1). Official scores were 59-53 (twice) and 60-52.
East Providence, RI, super lightweight Elijah Peixoto (2-0) won a thorough (40-35) unanimous decision win on all three scorecards against previously-unbeaten Tampa, FL, native Carlos Otero (2-1)...
Worcester, MA, native Nicholas Briggs (5-0) remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision win over Bryan Goldsby (5-14) and...
Providence, RI, junior middleweight Victor Reynoso (5-0, 5 KOs) stopped Canadian Kenny Chery (2-3) at 2:52 of the third for his fifth consecutive knockout win in as many fights. source for all results: ces press release
Providence, RI, lightweight Michael Valentin (6-0-1) and Philadelphia, PA, vet Lonnie Jackson Jr. (4-1-2) fought to a majority draw with Smoger ruling it 59-55 in favor of Valentin and Scuncio and Joe Paolino scoring it 57-57. Providence super welterweight Lamont Powell (5-0) cruised past Ricardo Garcia (14-8-1) of Reading to win by a 40-36 score on all three cards.