The Legendary Blue Horizon hosted another entertaining night of boxing in North Philadelphia. In the main event of the evening, Fast Eddie Chambers was matched against Andrew Greely 10-10-2(6) in an eight round heavyweight bout that turned out to be the snore-fest of the evening. Chambers, a fan favorite, put pressure on Greely early popping the jab to Greely’s face the entire fight. In round seven Chambers landed a heavy blow to Greely’s gut causing him to take a knee. Chambers sailed to a one-sided eight round unanimous decision and improved to 25-0 (13 KOs). In the co-feature, 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, Terrence Cauthen put on a great show for his many fans in attendance last night. Matched against Vincent Thompson, 22-7 (9 KOs), Cauthen controlled all eight rounds, nailing Thompson at will. After the end of round five, the Pennsylvania Athletic Commissioner walked to the Thompson’s corner to complain that Thompson was getting hit too much and not fighting back. In the eighth and final round, Cauthen sent Thompson to the canvas after hitting him with nearly 20 unanswered blows to the head! Cauthen by TKO in round eight, improves to 29-3 (7 KOs).
The opening bout matched up two junior middleweights Larry Brothers 6-17-3(4) and William Boggs1-0. Boggs controlled rounds one through four with a crisp jab that Brothers had trouble countering, Boggs cruised to a four round unanimous decision on all cards (40-36). The second fight of the evening paired Bill Brown from Akron, Ohio against Joey DeMalaviz of Manayunk, PA. Brown won a close split decision (38-38, 39-37, 39-37.) Dan Jambon of Cleveland, Ohio and Joey Abell from Minneapolis, MN met in a four round heavyweight bout that ended as quickly as it started. Abell came right at Jambon, landed a vicious right hand that sent Jambon to the canvas in serious trouble. Jambon attempted to get up but was unable; Abell wins by 1st round KO!
Fan favorite, Max Alexander 7-0-1, continued his string of wins by winning the most action-packed fight of the night. Alexander was matched against Moses Matove of Las Vegas, Nevada by way of Uganda in a six round light-heavyweight bout. Alexander controlled the entire fight with a stiff right hand jab that kept Matove searching for a way to counter it to no avail. Alexander’s best punch of the evening, an uppercut in round two, stood Matove straight up. Matove was game throughout rounds one through six but could do nothing to neutralize the jab of Alexander. Alexander cruised to a unanimous decision, 60-54 on all cards and improves to 8-0-1.
Steve Upshur Chambers 11-1-1(3), the brother of the Fast Eddie Chambers, tried to improve his record against Damon Antoine 22-7(9) in a welterweight six rounder, unfortunately an accidental head-butt caused a cut above the right eye of Chambers. The ringside physician called a halt to the bout and it was ruled a no-contest.
In the co-feature, 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, Terrence Cauthen put on a great show for his many fans in attendance last night. Cauthen was matched against Vincent Thompson, 22-7 (9 KOs). Cauthen controlled rounds one through eight, nailing Thompson at will. After the end of round five, the Pennsylvania Athletic Commissioner walked to the Thompson’s corner to complain that Thompson was getting hit too much and not fighting back. In the eighth and final round, Cauthen sent Thompson to the canvas after hitting him with nearly 20 unanswered blows to the head! Cauthen by TKO in round eight, improves to 29-3 (7 KOs).
Jacqui Frazier, Randall“ Tex” Cobb, and Simon Carr were all in attendance. Rodney Moore, former welterweight titleholder, was also in attendance to put out the word on his new non-profit organization “Fight to Learn”. The company was established to provide safe and structured activities during non-school hours so children have other things to do besides the sometimes negative temptations they find in the streets. For information on the program in Philadelphia please call 215 514 8748.
I’d like to send out a special “Thank you” to Rodney Moore’s mother Alice Moore for keeping my eyes off the ring card girls, with my wife in attendance, she saved me from a good smack in the head a few times last night.
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