By Mariano A. Agmi and Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III
Light heavyweight Sean Monaghan stopped Romaro Johnson in the eighth round of a scheduled 10 round bout at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, NY. Monaghan (14-0, 9 KOs) was the busier fighter of the two early on in the fight, landing the more effective combinations. Monaghan stunned Johnson in the fifth with a barrage of punches in the fifth, but backed off in the sixth to recuperate. Johnson was able to attack the body at times, but Monaghan came back in the eighth, stunning Johnson (11-7-1, 6 KOs) with a combination to the head. Johnson’s corner sent a New York Athletic Commission inspector to tell referee Eddie Cotton to stop the fight at 2:30.
Highly-regarded welterweight Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs) was declared the winner at the beginning of the eighth round when Alberto Herrera was not able to continue. There were no knockdowns in the fight, but Herrera (8-7-1, 5 KOs) was taking vicious punches to the head. Herrera would attempt to fight back, but he did not have the firepower to keep Dulorme off of him. At the beginning of the eighth round, Herrera complained of ringing to his ears. Ringside physicians recommended to referee Harvey Dock to stop the fight.
Super middleweight Will Rosinsky won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Aaron Pryor Jr. Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) was the aggressor throughout the fight, almost landing at will and not allowing Pryor (16-6, 11 KOs) to mount any rhythm. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Rosinsky, 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74. Fightnews.com scored the bout 79-73 in favor of Rosinsky.
Junior welterweight Gabriel Bracero won a sloppy and foul-filled eight round unanimous decision over Jermaine White. Bracero (19-1, 3 KOs) was cut by accidental headbutts along his face once in each of the first three rounds. Referee Harvey Dock deducted a point in the third round from White. The cuts did not seem to faze Bracero as he was intent to counter White (17-5, 10 KOs) during the second half of the fight. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Bracero, 80-71, 79-72, and 77-74. Fightnews.com score the bout 79-72 in favor of Bracero.
Heavyweights Sonya Lamonakis and Tiffany Woodard fought to a crowd-pleasing six round split decision draw. Woodard (4-6-3, 3 KOs) began the bout landing straight punches to Lamonakis’ head. However, Lamonakis (6-0-2, 1 KO) landed the harder punches in the second half of the fight. Lamonakis and Woodard each won the fight 58-56 on a judge’s scorecard, but the third judge scored the bout 57-57.
Lightweight Floriano Pagliara (13-4-1, 6 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Rynell Griffin. Pagliara was busier and landed the more-telling blows over Griffin (6-10-2, 2 KOs). All three judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 59-55 in favor of Pagliara.
In a scheduled four round bout, junior welterweight Ivan Redkach (11-0, 10 KOs) stopped Dedrick Bell in the first round. A barrage of punches dropped Bell to the canvas midway through the round. After getting up, Bell (7-15, 5 KOs) was dropped by another right hook, prompting referee Steve Willis to stop the fight at 1:55.