Chris Algieri W10 Angel Hernandez... Former WBO 140-pound champion Chris Algieri, fighting at home the Paramount in Huntington, New York, defeated Angel Hernandez of Texas in a ten-round junior welterweight contest. Under new head trainer Andre Rozier, Algieri took control from the outset, working at a very high rate. In the end, Algieri came away with the unanimous decision, 100-90 (twice) and 99-91, improving to 22-3 with 8 KOs while Hernandez dropped to 14-12-2 with 9 KOs.
The semi-final was an eight-round welterweight in which Elmont's Tyrone James (9-0, 6 KOs) topped Leonardo Carrizales (5-6-1, 2 KOs), Tampico, MX. James scored an eighth-round TKO after a series of uppercuts. Carrizales landed his fair share of blows but in the sixt round, he stepped it up and landed a blistering right hand to the jaw of James, dropping "Pretty Boy" for the first time in his career. James arose on very wobbly legs but hung in there to finish the round. The final two rounds saw wild action and the trading of bombs with each other, much to the delight of the crowd. The end came as James cornered Carrizales and landed five straight uppercuts, convincing the referee to call a halt to the bout at the 42 second mark of the final frame.
Lightweights Omar Bordoy (7-0, 2KOs) and Terel Bostic (3-1, 1KO), went the six-round distance. Danbury, CT's Bordoy took the fight right to the local Wynadanch fighter, Bostic, as they went back and forth. Bordoy dropped Bostic with a right hand in the third round and tried his best to finish Bostic but was unable to do so. Bostic came out for round four and took the fight right to Bordoy, getting the best of the action. In the end, Bordoy came away with a split decision winning 58-55 on two cards while Bostic prevailed on the third by 57-56.
Alex Vargas (2-0) won a hard fought four-round decision over Rochester's Jarrill Haadi (0-1), getting off the deck in the first round to do so by scores of 38-37 across the board.
Junior welterweight Dashaun Johns made his pro debut a successful one, taking out late sub Devon Grant in the first round.
Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say afterwards: "The Paramount was electric and Chris Algieri confirmed that he wants to regain his world championship belt. We plan on providing Chris with another world title opportunity in 2019. He is a skilled and dedicated boxer and will give any title holder at 140 pounds an exciting and tough challenge. Congratulations to all of Friday nights fighters on a exciting and action-packed night of fights, and thank you to our great fans." source for all results: star boxing