Peterson, Abron win in Mississippi

By Brad Cooney


Peterson, Abron win in Mississippi

Anthony Peterson W8 Marteze Logan... Prize Fight Promotions continued with it's sellout streak at Fitzgerald's Casino, in Tunica, Mississippi.  Lightweight Anthony Peterson, one of the nation's top prospects, got eight tough rounds in against a very worthy opponent in Marteze Logan.  Peterson (24-0 with 17 KOs) landed blistering combinations, and pinpoint jabs throughout the fight, but the durable Logan was able to stand in there and take Peterson's punches.  Logan, 25-29-2, is a tough opponent who rarely gets stopped.   Official scores were 79-71 78-72 and 79-71 for Peterson.

The main event of the evening matched up light heavyweight  DeAndrey Abron (14-1 with 10 KOs), against Shane “The Irish Hitman” Benfield (17-1 with 9 Kos)  in a fight for a vacant regional title at 175 pounds.  Abron dominated the fight from the beginning bell to the ending bell.  Benfield's face was a bloody mess by the middle of the fight, and what used to be white trunks turned red by the end of the fight.  Abron connected with some power shots, and used an effective jab that enabled him to cruise to his first regional title. Official scores were 119-108 on all three cards.

Daniel Judah W6 Charles Davis... Also on the card was cruiserweight contender Daniel Judah (22-2-3).  Judah faced (what appeared to be a much bigger) Charles Davis.  Judah injured his shoulder early on in the fight, and had to dig down deep to grab the victory.  A one-handed fighter for the majority of the fight, Judah got out of there with a split decision win.  According to Judah's father, and trainer, Yoel Judah, Daniel will be out for several months as surgery is in the near future for the hard hitting cruiserweight. Official scores were 57-56, 55-57 and 57-55 for Judah.

Yosef Judah W4 Terrence Harris... Another Judah, Yosef Judah made his pro debut.  The younger brother of Zab Judah controlled this one from the first bell.  Judah matched up against Terrence Harris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  It was clear early on who would win this one, Judah outclassed his opponent with combinations, jabs, and much faster hands.  Official scores were 40-33 (twice) and 40-34 for Judah.

Mark Davis W4 Guillermo Alonso... Prize Fight's newest addition, Mark Davis also made his pro debut.  Davis, (an outstanding multiple national champion as an amateur) took on a very tough Guillermo Alonso.  Davis showed very good hand speed, and it was that speed that would decide this fight.  Guillermo showed a lot of heart, but was no match for the young prospect in Mark Davis.  Official scores were 40-36 all three cards for Davis.

Nicole Woods W4 Kita Watkins... The action packed night included an exciting female tussle between Kita Watkins and Nicole Woods.  Woods would dominate this one with a crisp jab, followed with nice straight right hands.  It was evident that Woods had a good camp, she was very prepared, and she listened to her corner closely.  Easy win for Nicole Woods, official scores were 40-36 all three cards.