By Kurt Wolfheimer and John DiSanto at ringside
Teon “The Technician” Kennedy (19-2-2, 7 KOs) continued his winning ways in the junior lightweight division with a grueling ten round unanimous decision victory over Joselito Collado (13-3, 3 KOs) by scores of 96-94 x 2 and 98-92. Kennedy suffered a possible broken jaw in round two and had to slug it out on the inside during the final three rounds to capture a well deserved unanimous decision victory.
Rising junior middleweight prospect DeCarlo Perez (11-2-1, 4 KOs) was taken to the limit by Jamar Freeman (9-2-2, 5 KOs) in capturing a hard fought eight round unanimous decision victory by scores of 77-75 x 2 and 78-74 in the co-feature of the evening.
Rafael Montalvo (3-4, 2KOs) shocked hard hitting welterweight Jose Javier Calderon (4-3, 4KOs) with a fifth round technical knockout. Montalvo stunned Calderon in the fourth and then floored him in the fifth round with a four punch combination. Calderon rose to his feet, but Referee Lindsey Page saw he was in no shape to continue and waived the bout off at fifty three seconds of the fifth round.
Cruiserweight Dave Valykeo (3-0) out willed a game Brian Donahue (2-5-1) over four rounds to capture a hard fought majority decision victory by scores of 38-38, and 39-37 x 2.
Junior welterweight Nathaniel Rivas was successful in his professional debut as he battered Carlos Nieves throughout, dropping him once on his way to a solid four round unanimous decision victory by scores of 40-35 x 2 and 40-33 respectively.
In the opening bout of the evening, undefeated heavyweight prospect, Mark Rideout (4-0, 1Ko) dropped winless Aaron Leonard (0-1-1) once a second round stoppage and then landed a big right hand, which forced Referee Brian Omelia to call a halt to the contest at the 1:27 mark.
Philly junior lightweight sensation Anthony “Bad Boy” Burgin (5-0, 1 KO) battered Puerto Rico’s Jose Del Valle 1-3-2) over four rounds to win a one sided unanimous decision victory by scores of 40-36 x 2 and 39-37 respectively.
Undefeated middleweight Ismael “Tito” Garcia (6-0, 3 KOs) bounced off the canvas in the opening round to score a come from behind second round stoppage of Michael Sunkett (1-3, 1 KO). Garcia trapped Sunkett in the corner and in the second round and battered him with six unanswered shots. Sunkett was stepping in potholes as Referee Brian Omelia called a halt to the contest at 2:02 of the second round.