By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
In the ten round main event of the evening at the beautiful Rollins Center in the Dover Downs Casino, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (29-4, 20 KOs) picked up the vacant NABA junior welterweight title with a destructive first round stoppage of Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-9-1, 18 KOs). In a back and forth bout, Edgar Santana took control by battering Michael Clark against the ropes before dropping him with big right hand. Referee Vic de Wysocki reached the ten-count at 2:27 of the opening round as Clark laid motionless on the canvas. Clark finally rose to his feet and was assisted to the corner. The official time of the knockout occurred at 2:27 of the opening round.
In the scheduled ten round co-feature of the evening, Omar “Super O” Douglas (11-0, 9KOs) captured the vacant NABA US super featherweight title with a third round stoppage of Jean “Evangelista” Sotelo (18-12-2, 9KOs). Douglas wore down a game Sotelo with heavy hooks to the body in the opening round. Sotelo tried to fight back, but the body work had did it’s damage and Douglas dropped him in the corner with a hard left up top followed by two hard hooks underneath in the second. Sotelo survived the knockdown. Douglas wouldn’t slow down and continued to dig deadly shots to the body in the third. Sotelo was withering from the constant onslaught. Sotelo’s corner had finally seen enough and stepped up to the ring apron, forcing referee Billy Johnson to waive off the contest at 2:33 of the third round.
Undefeated welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (19-0, 11 KOs) needed only two minutes and twenty seconds to dispatch Marlon “Mil” Lewis (6-3-2, 3 KOs) in their scheduled six round contest. Hernandez-Harrison battered Lewis right from the opening bell, dropping him three times. The talented welterweight finished the show with two big right hands in the corner that put a badly hurt Lewis down on his knees for the third and final time. Referee Vic de Wysocki waived the bout off without a count, giving Dusty Hernandez Harrison the 1st round TKO victory.
Popular super middleweight “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (21-1, 7 KOs), methodically out boxed journeyman Edgar Perez Villanueva (5-7, 3 KOs) over six rounds to win a solid unanimous victory by scores of 60-54 across the board.
Undefeated cruiserweight Alex Guerrero moved to 10-0, 5Ko’s with a solid six round unanimous decision victory over game veteran Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (41-24-1, 24Ko’s). One judge gave every round to Alex Guerrero by a score of 60-54, while the other two officials saw it 59-55 and 58-56 respectively for the well-deserved unanimous decision victory.
In the opening bout of the evening, Dover’s own John “Church boy” Bowman (8-0-1, 1KO) outslugged Jess “Thunder” Noriega (2-8, 2Ko’s) over four brutal rounds to capture the unanimous decision victory by scores of 40-36 across the board.