By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Thomas Casulli / Casulli.com
Puerto Rican blue-chip prospect Thomas Dulorme (17-1, 13 KOs) made a successful return to the ring, barely breaking a sweat in annihilating Arizona’s Edward Brooks (9-4, 3 KOs) with a left jab, right hand combination in a junior middleweight bout on Thursday night at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Referee Gary Rosado counted Brooks out at 1:35 of round 1.
Los Angeles native Ivan “Junito” Redkach continued to impress, improving his record to 14-0 (12), by blitzing Sergio Rivera (17-11-2, 10 KOs) with hellacious body shots and huge straight left hands in a junior welterweight bout. Rivera dropped to a knee after a huge left hand, and the Mexican informed referee Shada Murdaugh that he did not want to continue. The time of the stoppage was 2:06.
Brooklyn light heavyweight “The Notorious” Travis Peterkin (7-0, 4 KOs) kept his record intact, blasting out the tough-as-nails Thomas Turner (3-3, 2 KOs) in 3 rounds. The southpaw Peterkin was too much for Turner, landing blistering uppercuts and heavy right hooks that bloodied the Idaho native in round 1. Peterkin continued to land power shots in round 2, but Turner kept his composure and attempted to counter with right hands and left hooks. Peterkin turned up the heat in round 3, landing left hand after left hand to Turner’s head. Turner was not taking the shots well any longer, and referee David Fields spared him any additional punishment, waving off the bout at 2:10 of the round.
In the female bout of the night, Brooklyn flyweight Keisher McLeod (6-2, 1 KO) won a workwomanlike 6 round unanimous decision over Jacqueline Park (0-2). Scores were 59-55, 58-56 (2x).
Junior middleweight Patrick Day (2-0, 2 KOs), out of Freeport, NY, had an easy day at the office when opponent Dominique Foster (1-2-1) elected not to continue after round 1. Day dominated the first round with a stiff jab and a few body shots. Foster fought back bravely but seemed out of breath towards the end of the round. The Columbus, OH native quit on his stool, claiming he could not continue due to a neck injury. Gary Rosado had no choice but to halt the contest.
Bronx native Louis Cruz improved his record to 2-0 (2) with a spectacular third round knockout of Demond “Body Shot” Brock (3-2, 2 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout. The switch hitting Cruz cut Brock with a left hook in round one with a left hook. Brock lived up to his nickname in round 2, winning the round behind a furious body attack. The competitive bout ended suddenly in round 3, as the fighters traded hooks and Cruz’s shot got there first, sending Brock crashing to the canvas. Brock struggled to his feet but could not beat referee David Fields’ count. Time was 1:12.
In the opening bout of the evening, Washington Heights lightweight Neuky Santelises (4-0, 3 KOs) wasted no time with opponent Denis Madriz (1-1-1, 1 KO), immediately hurting the Californian and teeing off on his wounded foe until referee Shada Murdaugh stopped the contest at 0:46 of round 1.