By Rick Scharmberg
Prince Badi Ajamu (27-3-1, 15 KOs) successfully returned to the ring after a two year layoff by pounding out a twelve round unanimous decision over DeAndrey Abron (15-6, 10 KOs) last night at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ajamu won by scores of 120-108, 118-110, and 115-113, and reclaimed the NBA light heavyweight title.
In the co-feature Timor Ibragimov (25-2-1, 14 KOs) stopped Willie Palms (10-8-1, 5 KOs) at 2:00 of the fifth round of a scheduled six round heavyweight bout. Ibragimov had Palms down twice in the third round, and once in the fifth, when referee Ricky Vera waved it off.
The promoter of the 7-bout card was Dee Lee Promotions.
Qa’id Muhammad (5-0, 5 KOs) stopped Alfredo Berto (1-3) at 2:52 of the third round of a scheduled four round bantamweight bout. Berto dropped Muhammad in round one with a right hand, and Berto was down in round three.
“Relentless” Amanda Serrano (4-0, 3 KOs) stopped Christina Ruiz (1-1, 1 KO) at 1:09 of the third round of a scheduled four round women’s featherweight bout. Serrano, a southpaw, dropped Ruiz twice in the opening round, first with a right hook, and then with a straight left, before finishing her with a three-punch combination in round two.
Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (4-0, 1 KO) stopped George Perez (0-1-1) at: 20 of round two of a scheduled four round light heavyweight bout. Harvell floored Perez in round one with a left hook, and again in round two. Referee Sammy Viruet stopped the bout without a count after the second knockdown.
Pedro Sandana (1-0) took a unanimous decision over Maurice Amaro (0-1) in a four round light heavyweight bout. Both fighters made their pro debut. All three judges scored it 40-36.
Joel De La Paz (3-0, 2 KOs) stopped James Justice (0-2) with a right-left combination at :51 of the opening round of a scheduled four round super middleweight bout.
Results courtesy of Ken Hissner.