By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill
Landover, MD super middleweight “The Real Deal” Phil Jackson Benson captured the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title with a seventh-round TKO over a very game Maxell “The General” Taylor of Baltimore in front of a raucous packed house at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. The card was promoted by Jeter Promotions.
Jackson Benson used devastating body shots to gain the advantage in the contest. From the opening round, Jackson Benson used the body work to set up his head shots and get Taylor against the ropes. Taylor would gamely fight back but the punches took their toll. Benson would have a big fifth round that almost got the fight stopped. However, Taylor bounced back to have a good sixth round.
But in the seventh, Benson amped up the pressure and forced referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the contest at 1:15 of the round. Benson is now 12-1, 11 KO’s and has stopped his last seven opponents. Taylor falls to 18-5-1, eight KO’s.
The co-feature bout between heavyweights “The Big Ticket” Dwayne McRae of Columbia, MD and Norfolk, VA’s Dennis Benson was ruled a double disqualification after the two boxers had an altercation before the bell rang.
Benson was already in the ring when McRae, who was fighting for the first time since September of 2011, entered and did his ring walk near Benson’s corner. The two exchanged words and tangled. Referee Bill Clancy and Maryland State Athletic Commission members separated the two and sent them back to their corners. Clancy warned both men that any more infractions would result in a disqualification.
Round one lasted approximately 20 seconds before the two men clinched and wouldn’t let go. Clancy had to physically separate the two boxers before waiving the bout.off. No word yet on any penalties for the two men after the altercation.
In the opening pro bout, Ferndale, MD heavyweight “Slick” Nick Kisner won a four-round unanimous decision over Willie “Blackout” Chisolm of Clearwater, FL. Kisner used great lateral movement and solid combinations to frustrate Chisolm and win by shutout (40-36) on all three scorecards. Kisner remains undefeated at 12-0-1, five KO’s while Chisolm falls to 7-15, four KO’s.
Tony Jeter, who was slated to defend his WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title on the card, served as matchmaker while Henry “Discombobulating” Jones was the ring announcer.