In an all action fight between middleweight favorite Scott Sigmon (24-5-1, 13 KOs) and DeAndre Robinson-Neal (13-0-1, 7 KOs), both gave as good as they got for eight grueling rounds on Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was a battle of speed versus pressure and early on it looked like speed would be victorious as the speed and accuracy of Neal carried the fight. He was well ahead on the cards after five, having won four rounds on all three cards. However a headbutt in round five that opened a bad cut on Sigmon’s left eye that woke him up and he began to fight with a renewed vigor. He swept the last three rounds, using incredible pressure and the experience that he has gained from 30 pro fights to gain a majority draw. The fight left the crowd of over 500 standing and cheering the entire eight rounds. Scores for the fight 78-75 Neal, 76-76 twice. Both had words with each other after the fight thinking that they had won. Can we say rematch?
In the co-main event, undefeated cruiserweight Keith Tapia (11-0, 7 KOs) had to go the entire distance and won an eight round unanimous decision against a very game and very tough Paul Jennette (12-5, 9 KOs). The speed and movement of Tapia controlled the fight and caused Jennette major problems through 6 rounds, however Jennette who has been inactive for more than two years finally got into a groove in round seven pressuring Tapia and landed some good shots, one of those shots cut Tapia beside the left eye and left Tapia in retreat mode for the rest of the round. Both men gave as good as they got in the eighth but the speed and elusiveness of Tapia would prevail. Scores 79-73 across the board.
In the fight of the night, jr. welterweight Cristian Dominguez (7-1, 5 KOs) used two early knockdowns to outpoint veteran Richard Lee Hall (12-20, 7 KOs). Dominguez used his quickness and a powerful overhand right to score a knockdown in each of the first two rounds. However he was unable to put the tough Hall away. In fact, it was Hall that picked up the pace over the last three rounds of the fight. Both men went back and forth landing big shot after big shot on each other down the stretch. Both men received standing ovations from the crowd for five minutes after the bout. “It was a good fight, one that I needed to get me ready for what’s next in my career” said Dominguez. Scores 58-55 three times.
In other action: Heavyweight James Hammortree stays perfect (4-0, 4 KOs) with a one round annialation of Ernest Blackwell 2-1
Welterweight Sammie Milhouse (4-0, 4 KOs) made quick work of Avery Hines winning by way of KO 1.
Daniel Powell (10-0, 7 KOs) stopped veteran Shon Lockhart 5-20 with a blistering three punch combination that left Lockhart unable to defend himself at the end of round one.
Middleweight Tyeson Harrision (2-0, 1 KO) beat Chorles Parker 1-4 by way of 2nd round KO.
The event was promoted by Walter Johnson Promotions and was held at the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion.