Elegele debuts on ESPN2

Photo by Marlene Marquez

This past Friday night boxing fans were treated to the  network broadcast debut of top junior welterweight prospect, Joseph Elegele on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Fighting out of Melbourne, Florida, Elegele faced off against William Walton of Salt Lake City, Utah in the scheduled six rounder.

With his six foot frame and rangy southpaw stance, Elegele was able to control the action and use his bazooka like jab to keep the overly aggressive Walton at bay throughout the first two rounds.

Although tagged in the first by a left hand from Walton, Elegele quickly regained form and continued his assault against Walton, dropping him hard with a left hand that ended the second round.

The third round featured more battering combinations from Elegele which found their mark. Towards the middle of the round, Elegele trapped Walton in a corner and referee Wayne Hedgpeth stopped the onslaught at the 1:37 mark of the round.

With the win, Elegele, who ESPN2 analysts Teddy Atlas and Joe Tessitore raved about, improved to 9-0-0 with seven knockouts while Walton moved to 4-2-0 (3KO’s).

Boxing fans will surely see more of Elegele in the second half of 2010, his next bout should be announced shortly.


Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Giovanni Lorenzo, Elvin Ayala, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, middleweight J’ Leon Love,  junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Michael Finney, Leti Leti, Alantez Fox, and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and  Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes,  Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Gabino Saenz, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr., bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.

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