By: William Holmes
Peltz Boxing Promotions returned to Atlantic City at Bally’s Casino for a six bout card featuring a main event between Philadelphia native Jamaal Davis & Somers Point native Patrick Majewski.
The 1st bout of the - night was between Anthony Burgin (2-0) & Elvis Rodriguez (0-1) in the - junior lightweight division. Burgin showed impressive accuracy against the - southpaw & was able to land crisp two punch combinations & lead straight right hands. Rodriguez attempted to bull his way inside & work the - body, yet he frequently ate combinations for his efforts. Rodriguez’s best round of the - night was the - third round, yet it was still a clean sweep for Burgin who won with scores of 40-36 on all three cards.
The 2nd bout of the - night was between Greg Jackson (2-0) & Alex Sanchez (2-1-1) in the - junior middleweight division. This was an evenly matched fight & neither fighter gave an inch inside the - ring. They both came out swinging & a left hook by Sanchez injure Jackson in the - 1st round, yet Jackson won the - 2nd & third rounds with clean right uppercuts & combinations from the - outside. Sanchez closed out the - fight strong in the - fourth & Boxing Insider scored it a draw, yet the - judges scored it 38-38, 39-37, & 39-37 for Greg Jackson.
Saud Clark (2-1) & Anthony Prescott (1-1) fought next in the - welterweight division. It was not the - prettiest bout of the - night as all four rounds were extremely close. Clark appeared to have clearly won the - 1st round as a right hook stunned Prescott, yet Prescott cleanly won the - 2nd round when a looping right hook knocked Clark backwards. In the - end the - judges scored it a draw with scores of 39-37 for Clark, 39-37 for Prescott, & 38-38.
The next bout of the - night was between Millville native Joshua Reyes (3-0) & Tommy Garcia (3-3) in the - featherweight division. No knockdowns were scored, yet this bout featured fierce back & forth action as Reyes pressed forward & kept the - fight inside. Reyes did more damage with his short hooks, yet Garcia never backed down & landed a few acceptable shots of his own. In the - end Reyes won the - decision success with scores of 39-37, 39-37, & 40-36.
The co-main event of the - night was between local favorite Chuck Mussachio (18-2-2) & Lionel Thompson (12-2) in the - light heavyweight division. Thompson looked crisp tonight & his jab was landing early & was snapping the - head of Mussachio backwards. A short right hand by Thompson wobbled Mussachio in the - 1st round. Thompson came out strong in the - 2nd round & opened it up with a solid body head jab combination. Later on in the - round a left hook injure Mussachio & Thompson followed it up with another left hook in that knocked Mussachio down near the - end of the - round. Mussachio was hardly able to beat the - count & survive the - round.
Mussachio’s corner wisely decided to stop the - fight before the - start of the - third round as he was still recovering from the - earlier knockdown. Lionel Thompson silenced the - Atlantic City crowd with a TKO success at the - end of the - 2nd round.
After a short five minute break the - main event between Jamaal Davis (14-8-1) & Patrick Majewski (20-1) in the - middleweight division began. Davis started off the - fight strong & likely won the - 1st round as he ended the - 1st round with a crisp two punch combination. Majewski however began to take over in the - 2nd round as his straight right hand began to land. Majewski kept up the - pressure & Davis started to wither in the - sixth round. By the - seventh round Majewski was pushing Davis around the - ring & landing almost at will. He injure Davis again in the - last round after he landed two consecutive straight right hands. There was no doubt at the - end of the - fight as to who won & the - judges scored it 99-91, 99-91, & 98-92.
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