Yusef Mack remained undefeated by working the jab, left hook and effectively scoring with body punching against Shannon Miller at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia on Friday night. In doing so, Mack (17-0-2, 11KO’s) won the USBA Super Middleweight belt with an 8th round TKO. Mack put Miller down in the 6th with a body shot then tried to work a left hook upstairs in the 7th stanza. The strategic punching worked to Mack’s advantage because toward the end of the 8th round a right and left to the body put Miller on the canvas again. Between the 8th and 9th round, Miller’s corner called over referee, Blair Talmedge to cease the bout.
The co-main event was scheduled for 10 rounds for the first time in Heavyweight Eddie Chambers’ career. Ron Guerrero brought his challenge from Corpus Christi, Texas but his spark ran out when faced with Chambers’ speed. Eddie (220 lbs.) made some nice calculated moves in capturing the unanimous decision, a shutout on two cards, and winning his 20th bout in as many bouts.
Emanuel Chukwu Nwodo continues to impress wit his boxing acumen and power. Nwodo, 200½ lbs of chiseled muscle, maneuvered himself into punching position and knocked down the previously undefeated Frank Walker three times in the first round. Walker falls to 9-1, while Nwodo wins his 13th against 4 defeats with his 10th knockout.
Steve Upshur Chambers was declared the winner after the 2nd round when Ahmad Curry was advised by the ringside physician, Bert Blackstone, to stop the bout. Curry injured his hand during an early exchange and is now 2-2. Steve is now 7-1-1 after the scheduled four round lightweight bout was stopped.
Cruiserweights: Chuck Cavello (2-0) W 4 U. Dec. Robert Nordman (3-3-1)
Welterweights: Henry Crawford (2-0) W TKO 4 Ramon Reyes (2-5)