By Mariano A. Agmi
Photo: DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller
In a hard fought ten round contest, Will “Power” Rosinsky (17-2, 9 KOs) picked up the New York State light heavyweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (24-11-2, 10 KOs). Rosinsky had trouble with Griffin in round two, when Triple OG landed a big right hand that had the Queens native reeling. Rosinsky was able to weather the storm and recover, winning the bout with constant pressure and heavy counter shots.
In the co-feature, Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (21-1, 4 KOs) showed some unexpected pop, dropping Johnnie Edwards (15-6-1, 8 KOs) in rounds one and four for a rare technical knockout win in a scheduled junior welterweight eight round bout. Bleeding from his left eye, Bracero first dropped Edwards with a left hook in round one, and dropping the Jacksonville native to a knee with a left hook in round four. Edwards beat the count, but he indicated to referee Eddie Cotton that he could not continue, pointing to his right eye. Cotton waived the fight off at 2:48 of the round.
Red-hot DiBella Entertainment prospect Ivan Redkach improved to 13-0 (12), winning a dominant eight round unanimous decision over Edward Valdez (11-9-2, 8 KOs) in a lightweight bout. Despite winning many of the rounds with pure aggression, Redkach did end up on the receiving end of a few big right hands from Valdez, who was undersized but never stopped trying. Scores were 79-73 and 78-74 (2x).
It took a few rounds, but junior middleweight Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan (30-2, 17 KOs) made a successful American debut under the DiBella Entertainment banner, knocking out Dominican Franklin Gonzalez (15-12, 11 KOs) in round five with a left hand to the liver. Before the knockout, the Canada based Romanian dominated the bout behind a steady right jab. By round three, Dan was landing well placed left hooks that hurt Gonzalez repeatedly. As soon as round five began, Dan landed a punishing left hand to the liver that dropped Gonzalez for the count at 11 seconds of the round.