Unbeaten Philadelphia light welterweight “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (14-0-1, 8 KOs) methodically broke down hometown favorite Josh “Bam Bam” Beeman (4-4-3, 2 KOs) en route to an impressive victory by fifth-round knockout on Friday night at the Twin River Casino, last night at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. “I put him away with a left hook to the chest, followed by a left hook to the head,” Lundy explained about the ending. “I’m ready to fight for a title with any of the big boys who want to deal with ‘Hammerin’” Hank. My opponents are scared when they fight me. When he was talking trash at the press conference, I knew he was scared and I already had him beat. All I had to do was finish it in the ring.”
EBA New England lightweight champion Eddie “The Puerto Rican Sensation” Soto, fighting out of Pawtucket (R.I.), extended his perfect record to 12-0 (4 KOs) by way of a 6-round unanimous decision versus veteran Darrell “Tupac” Martin in a non-title match.
Former University of Rhode Island football player Vladine Biosse (2-0, 2 KOs), in his CES debit, stopped Frankie Reid in the first round. Led into the ring by the URI Rams mascot, the Cape Verdean super middleweight displayed his athleticism from the opening bell, shooting powerful punches from his southpaw stance until he dropped his overwhelmed opponent for the ending at 1:52 of the first round.
Pawtucket light welterweight Diego Pereira (4-0, 2 KOs) and Ramon Ellis (0-3) engaged in a give-and-take 4-round battle won by undefeated Pereira via unanimous decision.
Providence cruiserweight Jay Holland (3-0, 2 KOs) remained unbeaten thanks to a perfectly placed left-hook that put Billy Greenawalt down and out in the opening round.