By Johnny B
It was a knockout night at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee Wisconsin last Friday evening January 15th as Salomon Becerra Promotions promoted a respectable night of professional boxing. In the main-event, scheduled for six rounds, 220lb. Heavyweight Enobong Umohette The Nigerian Gentleman, now living in Milwaukee WI. upped his record to 4-1 (3 KOs) with a second round stoppage of 234lb. Thomas Boose (0-3) from Rockford, Illinois.
The undercard consisted of six bouts all scheduled for four rounds. Veteran Alberto Mercedes from Wisconsin, now campaigning at just over 168lbs. upset Las Vegas 172 pound Ivan Ledon via a third round TKO. Mercedes is now 14-15-1 and Ledon’s record falls to 12-11-1.
In one of two bouts that went to the scorecards, light heavyweight Kendall Gould now 12-14-1 surprised his opponent as he won a majority decision over Skyler Thompson who falls to 11-6. Local judge Joe Weigel had Gould winning a shutout with a 40-36 score, judge Pat Morley from Illinois saw it 39-37 and Wisconsin judge Michael Fitzgerald scored the bout a draw with a 38-38 score.
In the other bout that went the distance, welterweight Andre Sherard took a unanimous verdict of Alexander Tousignant winning 40-36 on all scorecards.
The other undercard bouts all ended up with TKO victories, Mike Culbert stopped Allante Davis in the first, Jr. Middles. Dennis Morris also won in the first stanza stopping fellow cruiserweight Dennis Penelton.
Meanwhile, featherweight James Owens won his professiona! l debut stopping Bobby Conners in round two, Conners who now has a rec ord of 0-10 appears to be ready for retirement. Referee Jef Ness worked all bouts.