Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney
IBF #15 and WBC #22 ranked welterweight Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (20-1, 7 KOs) fighting out of nearby Framingham, MA scored a very hard fought majority decision victory over the game challenge of New England title holder, Derek Silveira (8-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the TD Bank Boston Garden, in Boston, MA. Scores of the bout were 100-89 and 97-93 for O’Connor while the third judge scored the bout a draw at 95-95. O’Connor dictated the pace of the fight with his strong punching power and ring generalship, while Silveira had a slight edge in speed. O’Connor was able to pick his spots late in the fight. Silveira was throwing wildly and landed some, but O’Connor was able to counter effectively with his power to capture the victory. The fight card was promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing.
Unbeaten lightweight Ryan Kielczewski (15-0, 3 KOs) kept his perfect record in tact as he stopped Washington Hago (5-5, 3 KOs) at 48 seconds of round two. Kielczewski knocked Hago down twice in round two with body shots that prompted the corner of Hago to throw in the towel.
Dorchester, MA’s own Billy Traft (3-0, 1 KO) put on a boxing clinic as he defeated Joe Powers (0-1) in his professional debut by unanimous decision in a light heavyweight matchup. Scores of the bout were 40-36 twice and 39-37.
Russell Lamour (2-0, 1 KO) dominated Luis Viramontes (3-1-1, 1 KO) over four rounds to score a unanimous decision in the middleweight division. All three judges scored the bout a shutout for Lamour 40-36.