ATLANTIC CITY RESULTS: CHILEMBA STOPS CUMMINGS
Isaac Chilemba TKO7 Cory Cummings... In the Atlantic City co-feature, Light heavyweight Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (23-2-2, 10 KOs) stopped Cory Cummings (17-7-1, 13 KOs) in the seventh round. Early in the fight both fighters appeared evenly matched. Cummings is much shorter than Chilemba but the height difference did not appear to bother Cummings, who connected with a hard right to Chilemba's chin in the fifth. Chilemba came out with a vengeance in the sixth. Cummings' left eye was starting to swell closed in the later rounds. Referee, Eric Dali stopped the fight at 2:28 in the seventh round to give Chilemba the victory via TKO. Chilemba said after the fight, "I feel good... He was well prepared for the fight. He came out strong and took some of my best shots until he just couldn't take anymore. I want a title shot next. I am hoping Jean Pascal is the next one; I am hoping to get a chance at him or chance at Kovalev next." source: main events press release
In the final bout before the HBO telecast, junior middleweight Dmitry Mikhaylenko (17-0, 6 KOs) won a unanimous decision over eight rounds against Sechew Powell (26-6, 15 KOs). In the third round, Mikhaylenko had Powell up against the ropes. Mikhaylenko came out swinging in the fourth and kept Powell in the corner for most of the round. Mikhaylenko came out strong again in the sixth but Powell managed to hold his own. Dmitry tried hard to finish off Powell in the eighth and final round. Powell did not land many punches towards the end of the fight but the Brooklyn native managed to go the distance against. The judges scored the bout 78-74, 79-73, 80-72 all in favor of Mikhaylenko.
In a heavyweight fight for Philadelphia bragging rights Joey Dawejko (11-3-2, 4 KOs) took down David Williams (7-9-2, 2 KOs) in the first round at 1:48. Dawejko came out of the gates swinging and knocked down Williams three times before the referee called the fight.
Heavyweight Adam "Baby Face" Kownacki (7-0, 7 KOs) kept his perfect 100% knockout-to-fight ration alive by knocking out Wichita, KS native Charles Ellis (9-2-1, 8 KOs) in the fifth round. The Polish native (now residing in Brooklyn, NY) came out swinging. Ellis was able to make contact with a couple of hard shots in the early rounds but succumbed to Kownacki in the fifth. This was the longest fight of Kownacki's professional career so far. Previously, his longest fight was his fourth round knockout of Yohan Banks on May 22, 2010.
Light middleweights DeCarlo Perez (12-3-1, 4 KO's) of Atlantic City, NJ and Marcus Willis (13-4-2, 3 KO's) of Ft. Myers, FL faced off for six rounds in. The fight was close the whole way but Perez managed to squeak out the majority decision victory with the judges scoring the bout 57-57 and 59-55 (twice).
The first fight of the evening was a Philly vs. Jersey middleweight match-up. Hakim "Braveheart" Bryant (2-0) of Middletown, NJ remained undefeated by knocking out Anthony Watson (0-2) of Philadelphia, PA at 0:38 in the fourth and final round. source for all results: main events press release