Terrance Cauthen got back in the win column with an eight-round decision victory over Josh Smith in Philadelphia on Friday. Cauthen was given the room and freedom to punch away by the statuesque Smith. The Tennesse native did open up a bit in the fourth, but by then Cauthen had already established his quick, sharp punching prowess. Cauthen scored in the second with a barrage and smart, meaningful punches in the third. Weighing 149 pounds, Cauthen won an easy decision, his first victory in three fights.
On the undercard, light heavyweight Chucky Cavallo came across the river from Trenton, NJ to fight Robert Marsh over 4 rounds. His vocal fans were thrilled, but I think Chucky could have and should have ended the bout early. Marsh, from North Carolina, was breathing heavy in the second and not offering much of a puzzle to Cavallo. Unanimous decision was not in doubt for Cavallo, who remains undefeated and is to be featured on a September 30th card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing and NIT Management at the Diablo Fight Dungeon at Kensington and Ontario Streets in Philadelphia.
A middleweight bout between Joe Christy and Jon Gaddis ended prematurely when Gaddis threw a left hook but got caught by Christy’s elbow as he twisted to block the punch. The accidental foul left Gaddis on the canvas with an immediately swellon left eye; therefore the bout was called a no-contest. This was to be the return bout for Christy after a year+ break. He’ll be one of the headliners on the Sept 30th card mentioned above.
Terrance Miller had target practice against Gary Drayton, but he offered no killer instinct as he stepped away from Drayton (157.75 lbs) after repeatedly stinging him. Miller (157 lbs) got the unanimous decision to no surprise.
Rami Ibrahim and Dasine Asberry gave us the fight of the night on the Joey Eye Boxing promotion debut several months ago. They were convinced to fight again and once again provided the fight of the night. Asberry got the split decision in their first bout, but Ibrahim (133¼ lbs) made the right changes before this bout. The unanimous decision went to the “Arabian Nightmare” and Ibrahim, who had been knocked out after the first Asberry bout, returned a better fighter and improves to 2-4.
The newest Philadelphia promoter, Joey Eye Boxing has already shown the fans what they desire, old-time Philly fights. Joey Intrieri (Joey Eye) and Nedal Abuhamoud of NIT will get the gloves laced faster with the Sept 30th card at the Diablo (C & J catering hall renamed Diablo for fight night, “it’s a big red building” Joey says) and an October 21st card at Trenton, NJ’s Sovereign Arena. Continue to check this website for ticket information or contact me at Announcerlarry@yahoo.com
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