No Shocks in Philly: Mack wins again

By Reg Jones


No Shocks in Philly: Mack wins again

Boxing fans, small, tall, young and old enjoyed an evening of boxing at 3801 Market last night in the city of Brotherly Love.  In the main event Yusef Mack, 22-0-2,  a Philadelphia native, took on Tim Shocks in a super-middleweight  eight rounder. Mack immediately set the tempo of  the fight by landing a right hand flush on Shocks that resulted in a bloody nose. Round two, Mack continued to hit Shocks with everything but the kitchen sink,  setting up combos and landing at will. At one point in round two most of the writers ringside were looking to Shocks' corner to throw in the towel because he was taking a severe beating. The third and final round saw Mack continue to show his superiority in the ring. The fight was called at the end of round three. Yusef Mack wins a fourth round technical knock-out. 

In the co-feature Najee Shaheed from Jacksonville, Florida was matched against Maurice Wheeler of Philadelphia in a six-round heavyweight bout. Wheeler cruised to a sixth round unanimous decision (60-54) on all cards.

Simon “One Punch” Carr, a Philadelphia native and fan favorite, stepped up to the challenge in his second professional bout against Christopher Edmonds. Carr lived up to his “One-Punch”  nickname by dropping Edmonds in round one, three times.  After the third knock-down ref Steve Smoger had seen enough. Carr improves to 2-0. Jamaal Davis from Philadelphia also put on an entertaining display of skill when he entered the ring for his six-round middleweight bout against Josh Smith. Davis must’ve heard the chants from his young daughter  “Knock him out Daddy” because he dropped Smith twice in round one with a combination of body shots and stiff right hand blows. Davis dominated rounds two and three, winning by third round technical knock out. Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, PA put on a great performance for his second professional fight cruising to a third round technical knock out over Mike Raynor.

Sly Stallone surprised the crowd by making an appearance to donate an autographed painting of his Rocky character to Schuler’s Gym. Other notables that attended the fight were Bouie Fisher, Tim Witherspoon, Rapper Freeway,  and Joe Frazier.


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