Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Results Fightnews Team


Boxing Result

Spina destroys Gokel!

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

By Scott Ploof and Bill Luppert at ringside

Joey “The KO Kid” Spina (24-1-1, 17 KO’s) took the first step in his rededication to professional boxing as he made short work of late substitute Matt Gokel (12-10, 7 KO’s) at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI. A left hook sent Gokel to the canvas early in the first round and after getting to his feet, referee Charlie Dwyer called a halt to the bout. Time of the stoppage 1:55 of round one.
———-
In what may be considered the fight of the night by many in the audience, “Irish” Joe McCreedy (10-2-1, 5 KO’s) won a very hard fought and closely contested majority decision over Bobo “The Bull” Starnino (9-5-2, 2 KO’s) in a rematch of their previous encounter. Not only did McCreedy capture the win but also the vacant EBA super middleweight title as well. Scores of the bout were 79-73, and 78-75 for McCreedy, while the third judge had the bout a draw at 76-76.

Eddie Soto (11-0, 4 KO’s) captured the vacant EBA lightweight belt with an unpopular six round split decision over a very game challenger in Sean Eklund (6-3, 1 KO). Scores of the bout were 57-56 and 58-55 for Soto, while Eklund received a score 57-56 from the third ringside judge.

David Williams (6-2-1, 2 KO’s) ended the unbeaten streak of Adam Harris (10-1, 7 KO’s) with a six round unanimous decision. Scores of the bout were 58-56 twice,and 58-57 all in favor of Williams.

Jesus Caro (4-0, 4 KO’s) kept his perfect record intact as he stopped late sub Jerry Pressley (0-2) at 1:49 of the first round.

Anthony Pietrantonio (5-2, 3 KO’s) upset previously undefeated Brian Macy (5-1, 2 KO’s) knocking him down three times en route to a TKO stoppage at 46 seconds of the third round.

Journeyman Shawn Mclean (3-4, 2 KO) stopped previously undefeated Worcester, MA heavyweight Rashad Minor (1-1, 1 KO) at just 27 seconds of the first round. Mclean connected with a left jab and right hook that dropped Minor for the ten count by referee Charlie Dwyer.

Junior welterweights Josh Beeman (4-2-3, 2 KO’s) fought to a four round draw as he battled with Atlanta, GA’s Jamar Saunders (2-1-1, 1 KO). Scores of the bout were 39-37 for Beeman, 39-37 for Saunders, and 38-38.

Providence, RI’s Jay Holland (1-0, 1 KO) landed a big right hook to clobber an overmatched and winless Kevin Varnadore (0-5).




    For all the latest boxing news, click here.








    ufc179popup_tomorrow
    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.