By Matt Richardson at ringside
Light heavyweight Ronson Frank maintained his unbeaten record when he won a technical fifth round decision over Alexander Mancera in the main event of a card promoted by O’Shea Brothers Boxing on Friday night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York. In the main fight of a six-bout card, Frank (15-0, 7 KO’s) scored the decision when the fight was forced to the scorecards after Mancera (7-4, 5 KO’s) was cut from a head butt.
Frank was clearly ahead at the time of stoppage, 21 seconds into the fifth and he won by scores of 50-44 on all three judges’ scorecards. Mancera was knocked down in the second, face first, after absorbing a right hand in the final seconds of the round.
In a female featherweight fight, Alicia Ashley won a six-round unanimous decision over Jaclyn Trivilino. Ashley (15-9-1, 1 KO) was in command throughout the fight, although she never seemed interested in pressing the action to secure a knockout win. All three judges scored the fight the same with scores of 60-54 across the board. Trivilino is now 3-2-1 with 1 KO.
In a heavyweight bout, Adam Kownacki (2-0, 1 KO) kept his vocal contingent of fans on hand happy when he stopped Tyyab Beale (2-3, 1 KO) inside two frames. Beale was knocked down twice in the second, although the second time did not appear to be from a punch. While down, he was hit behind the head. Beale went down on his back and complained to referee Eddie Claudio but was instead counted out instead. The time of the stoppage was 53 seconds. Beale’s team said they planned on filing a protest, claiming Kownacki should have been disqualified.
Light heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. (4-0, 4 KO’s) had Christopher Dammones (1-1) out on his feet, prompting the referee to call a halt to the action just 18 seconds into the first round. Dammones was never down, but he was caught in the ropes taking punishment and was on his way to the canvas when the fight was stopped.
Also: cruiserweight Owen Radway (1-0, 1 KO) made his professional debut a successful one when he stopped Angel Gonzalez (0-2) inside three rounds… in a middleweight bout, Thomas Baldwin (1-0) won his first professional fight when he tallied a four-round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Brujan (1-2, 1 KO). Scores were 40-36 (twice) and 39-37.