By Sam Geraci
On November 22, Giovanni Gotti’s Knockout Sports Promotions returned to the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, IN, for the latest installment of the popular “Radisson Rumble.” In the main event, top rated lightweight “Merciless” Mary McGee (21-3, 11 KOs) scored a unanimous decision against Lakeysha Williams (9-18-3, 1 KO). All judges scored the bout 60-54.
In a welterweight bout, the always-exciting Angel Hernandez (16-12-1, 13 KOs) returned to the win column after a controversial split decision loss to Purnell Gates in Gates’ backyard of Grand Rapids, MI, on October 26, by stopping Starr Johnson (5-22-1, 4 KOs) via TKO at 1:54 of the first round.
2012 National Champion and Olympic alternate Alex “Chi-Town Heat” Martin (4-0, 4 KOs) continued to pad his resume by outclassing Antoine Elerson (1-7, 1 KO) en route to a TKO win at :01 of the second round in a welterweight bout. Martin is the most promising prospect in Chicago and just might be one of the most talented prospects in the country.
Light welterweight Don Moore (17-0-1, 11 KOs), who now trains out of the Mayweather gym in Las Vegas, remained undefeated by scoring a first round TKO of Reymundo Hernandez (6-15, 6 KOs). The official time of the stoppage was 1:57.
In an all-action bout, lightweight David L. Diaz (4-0-1, 2 KOs) muscled out a unanimous decision against a very game Antoine Knight (2-6-0, 1 KO) Scores were 39-35 (twice) and 39-36.
Heavyweight Raphael Murphy (8-0, 7 KOs) defeated Grover Young (7-11-1, 4 KOs) by unanimous decision with scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55.
Super welterweight Benito Tovar (2-0-1, 2 KOs) stopped Warren Snapp (0-4) via TKO at 1:52 of the second round.
Heavyweight Felix Abner (4-3, 3 KOs) stopped Francois Russell (0-6) via TKO at 1:55 of the second round.
Middleweight Kelin Sharpe (2-0, 2 KO) stopped Bobby Johnson (0-2) via TKO win in the 1st Round.