By “Boxing” Bob Newman at ringside
New York State heavyweight champ Darrell Madison (14-1, 3 KOs) retained his title with a lackluster split decision win over Nagy Aguilera (13-2, 8 KOs) in the main event of the “Night of Future Champions” show at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. The southpaw Madison was able to outbox the more aggressive Aguilera. One judge scored it 77-75 for Aguilar but was overruled by the other two judges who saw it as 79-73 and 77-75 for Madison.
In the co-feature, a heavyweight bout scheduled for six rounds between Shannon Miller (16-4, 1 ND, 9 KOs) and Terrell Nelson (8-8, 1 ND, 5 KOs) ended in a No Decision ruling when Miller suffered a cut on his forehead due to an accidental clash of heads during the second round.
Brian Miller (4-0-3, 1 KO) won a split decision over Manny Cotrich (1-4, 1 KO) in a crowd pleasing back-and-forth jr welterweight six round war. One judge scored it 58-55 for Cotrich but the other two judges scored it 57-56 and 58-55 for Miller. Debuting super featherweight Wazell Ellison scored a second round TKO over Alex Cooper (0-2). Also making his pro debut, light heavyweight Shawn Miller stopped Zaid Malik (0-3) in the fourth round. Mike Faragon (7-0, 2 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Alberto Amaro (5-4, 2 KOs) in a very entertaining six round lightweight contest. Scores were 58-56 twice and 60-54 for Faragon.
Promoter Lisa Elovich of Pugnacious Promotions was very satisfied with the capacity crowd at her third annual “Night of Future Champions” event which showcases boxing prospects during the first weekend of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Springs.. “I’ll be back next year, same time, same race track,” promised Elovich.
*Full report and photogallery to follow*