By Kurt Wolfheimer and Andreas Hale at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland
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In a huge upset, unheralded middleweight Billy Lyell (19-7, 3 KOs) surprisingly won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBO #2/WBC #4/IBF #6 middleweight John Duddy (26-1, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Lyell simply outworked the sluggish Duddy to prevail 98-92, 97-93 on two cards. Duddy was ahead on the third card 96-94.
Jr middleweight Gabriel “King” Rosado (11-3, 6 KOs) scored the biggest win of his career with a ten round split decision over former world champion Kassim Ouma (26-6-1, 16 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 96-94 Rosado, 96-94 Ouma. Another disappointing
performance for Ouma, who now lost four out of his last five.
In a battle of unbeaten super lightweight, Henry Lundy (13-0-1, 7 KOs) stopped Jason Cintron (10-1, 3 KOs) with a brutal comination at 1:36 of round five. It was an uppercut that finished Cintron.
Unbeaten middleweight Przemyslaw Majewski (10-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over James Lubash (13-2, 6 KOs). Time was 1:17.
Cruiserweight Patrick Farrell (2-0, 2 KOs) needed just 66 seconds to demolish Doug Bowling (0-2). Bowling was down twice.