Results from Chicago

By G. Leon and Ben Thompson


Results from Chicago

Jones stops Davis in four!

Guillermo Jones TKO4 Kelvin Davis... Kelvin Davis made his first appearance in the ring since getting stripped of his IBF title for delcaring bankruptcy. He can no longer claim to be an uncrowned champion because Guillermo Jones stopped him at :42 seconds of the fourth round in Chicago. Davis was out on his feet after three and Jones wasted no time in closing the show. Jones, who can legitimatly claime he was robbed of world titles at junior middle and cruiser, came in rated #13 by Boxingtalk, and he now deserves another chance at a belt.

Tomasz Adamek W12 Paul Briggs... Andrew Golota's night was a disaster but Tomasz Adamek salvaged some pride for Poland by winning the WBC light heavyweight title. Adamek won a majority decision to become Poland's only reigning world champion. The official scores were 114-114, 115-113 and 117-113. An early clash of heads gave Briggs a bad cut, but Adamek also had to deal with adversity, a swollen right eye. Briggs got off to a slow start and lost the first four rounds on all three judges scorecards, which cost him dearly. Adamek entered the bout rated #20 by Boxingtalk, compared to #6 for the Australian Briggs. It should be noted that this fight was better than Boxing After Dark Main Event HBO has televised this year.

Carlos Baldomir W12 Miguel Angel Rodriguez... In a welterweight elimination bout, Carlos Baldomir Miguel Angel Rodriguez by scores of 116-112 (twice) and 115-113. Baldomir, rated #14 by Boxingtalk, gets in line for a shot at world champion Zab Judah. Attorney Michael Marley screamed, "Judah's next" to at Ringside.

Alejandro Garcia TKO9 Rhoshii Wells... Alejandro Garcia, a former WBA titlist at 154 pounds, stopped Rhoshii Wells at 2:52 of the ninth round for the WBA interim junior middleweight title.  Garcia also had Wells down in the sixth. At the time of the stoppage, Garcia led on two offical scorecards, 76-74 and 76-75, but trailed on the third, 75-78.

Genaro Garcia W10 Gerardo Espinoza... One of boxing's best kept secrets, Genaro Garcia (rated #4 among bantamweights by Boxingtalk) defeated Gerardo Espinoza by unanimous decision over ten rounds on the Brewster-Golota undercard in Chicago.

Devon Alexander W6 Felix Lora... The Lamon Brewster-Andrew Golota show in Chicago was a success, drawing over 20,000 fans to the United Center.  Devon Alexander, looking to follow in Cory Spinks' footsteps as a great welterweight to come out of St. Louis, got his fourth win in as many pro bouts, a unanimous decision over Felix Lora, 6-3-1. source: DKP press release

James Johnson Larry Russell... Also on the DKP undercard in Chicago, young supermiddleweight James Johnson improved to 2-0 with a technical knockout of Larry Russell, 0-2. source: DKP press release