Eastern Boxing association super middleweight champion “Irish” Joey McCreedy retained his title and captured the vacant New England belt tonight with a first-round technical knockout win against Eddie “Thunder” Caminero at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
McCreedy-Caminero headlined “School’s In,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Sports and Entertainment, Inc. (CES), in association with Twin River.
McCreedy (11-3-1, 6 KOs) effectively countered Caminero (5-3, 5 KOs) with thunderous rights to the head until referee Joey Lupino stopped the bout. Caminero was out on his feet and staggered back against the ropes when the referee stepped between the two fighters.
“Conditioning, running and my trainer, Alex Rivera, were the difference,” McCreedy explained his improvement. Alex noticed that Eddie threw a lot of lefts and he told me to counter with my right. I’ve never landed so many clear punches. It really felt good knocking him out. What’s next? I’ll take Elvin Ayala all night long.”
Ayala, the former world title challenger, challenged McCreedy in the middle of the ring and McCreedy immediately accepted, saying, “Any day, right now or tomorrow.”
2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “The Cape Verdean Assassin” Andrade, fighting in front of his Rhode Island fans for the only the second time as a pro, showcased all of his vast arsenal of ring weapons against a game John Williams (3-1-1, 2 KOs), unleashing a barrage of punched from different angles from the opening bell through until referee Danny Schiovane halted the action at 2:33 of the sixth and final round. Andrade-Williams was presented by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, in association with CES.
“It was first six-round fight, well, I stopped him in the sixth, and I was happy with my performance, maybe my best so far,” Andrade said after the bout. “I was surprised I didn’t stop him earlier. He was tough. I still could have done better; throwing my jab and not throwing some punches as wide. Fighting at home was beautiful. The fans gave me energy.”
Providence super middleweight Vladine Biosse (3-0, 3 KOs) finished off Sam Norwood (0-5) with a stinging left hook in the second round.
Hartford junior middleweight David Bauza (1-0) won his pro debut in impressive fashion, stopping Antonio Fernandez (0-3) in the fourth round.
Providence cruiserweight Jay Holland and Rodricka Ray (2-3-1) fought to a 4-round draw, while New York super featherweight “Macho” Israel Sanchez (2-2, 0 KOs) won a 4-round unanimous decision against Providence’s previously unbeaten Omar Pena (2-1-1).