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Chambers defeats Carrasquillo

In front of a near capacity house, Steve Upsher Chambers scored a very decisive unanimous decision over Doel Carrasquillo to cap off the 7th Annual Children’s Holiday at The Legendary Blue Horizon. Chambers, of Philadelphia mixed up his shots well as he featured hooks and crosses and jabbed very well but his punch of choice was the uppercut for which he used with precision and often during the fight. Carrasquillo pressed forward throughout the fight and even got through a few thunderous power punches that Chambers was able to shake off and get the victory by scores of 80-72, 80-72 and 78-74 to raise his record to 21-1-1. Carrasquillo falls under the .500 mark and is now 12-13-1.

The co-feature was a controversial draw as Loren Myers looked to have snapped the long winning streak of Gee Cullmer in an eight round Middleweight bout but two judges felt differently and the bout ended in a majority draw.

Myers pressed the action as Cullmer was very tired by the third round and was trapped against the ropes for much of the fight. Cullmer fought back and tried to make a fight of that and that may have won him a few rounds but it looked like the visitor pulled off the upset.

When the scores were read, Myers won one card by a 79-73 tally but it was over ruled by two cards that were at 76-76.

Former NHL tough guy, Nathan Perrott suffered three first round knockdowns and was stopped by debuting John Bolden at 2:09 of that opening frame.

Two Philadelphians, Charles Hayward (4 years) and Tim Johnson (2 years) came back from layoffs to score decision victories over Patrick Budd and Jonathan Felton respectively.

Jr. Middleweight, Darrell Jones (3-0) remained undefeated with a unanimous decision over Antonio Fernandez in a four round bout.


8 Rounds-Jr. Welterweights—Steve Upsher Chambers (21-1-1), 144 lbs of Philadelphia UD over Doel Carasquillo (12-13-1) 144 lbs of Lancaster, PA…Scores were 80-72, 80-72 and 78-74

8 Rounds—Middleweights—Gee Cullmer (16-1-1) 164 lbs of Philadelphia MAJ DRAW with Loren Myers (7-7-1) 163 ½ lbs of Fresno, CA…scores were 79-73 Myers and 76-76 on two cards

4 Rounds – Cruiserweights—Charles Heyward (2-2) 196 ½ lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Patrick Budd (2-1) 197 ½ lbs of Dumfries, VA…scores were 40-36 on all cards

4 Rounds – Heavyweights—Tim Johnson (4-1) 214 ½ lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Jonathan Felton (6-20) 217 lbs of Stafford, VA… Scores were 40-36 on all cards

4 Rounds – Jr. Middleweights—Darrell Jones (3-0) 150 lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Antonio Fernandez (0-4) 147 ½ lbs of Brockton. MA…Scores were 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37

4 Rounds – Heavyweights—John Bolden (1-0, 1 KO) 236 lbs of New York, NY TKO 1 (2:09) over Nathan Perrott (1-1) 235 lbs of Toronto, Canada

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