By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Robert Tapales Action Fighter Media
On Saturday night in Norcross GA, just north of Atlanta, Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions along with Achievas Entertainment, presented an entertaining night of boxing containing eleven bouts.
The card was highlighted by light-heavy weight Mike “CannonHandz” Seals (17-0 13KO) as he obliterated outclassed Mike “The Spoiler” Walker (26-31 18KO) in less than two minutes of round 1. After the fight, Seals claimed this is his last fight on the local scene for a long time as he looks for better competition in bigger shows now that he has signed with Banner Promotions.
In the co-main event, super-welter Nigerian Gift Cole Chiori (8-0 6KO) won via a controversial stoppage over Germany’s Tom Reiche (12-9 8KO). After having his way with Reiche, Chiori landed what appeared like a nice right hand uppercut that briefly staggered his game opponent. The punch did not appear to merit a stoppage, but Much to the confusion of the fighters along with the crowd on hand, referee Jim Korb jumped in and stopped the fight. Official time of the stoppage was 2:16 into round 5.
In other action:
D’Andre Smith (4-0 3KO) landed a perfect left hook to the head of Michael J. Wicker (1-3) scoring a KO at the 1:30 mark of round 1.
In a four round super middleweight affair, Marcus “Pitbull” Powell (2-1) scored a unanimous decision over outgunned Elliot Rivera (0-1). Scores were 39-37 on all three cards.
Former Mia St. John conqueror, Rolanda “Sweet Thunder” Andrews (9-8 4KO) scored a decisive 6 round unanimous decision over Angela “Non-Stop” Gadney (8-9 6KO). Andrews scored two knockdowns with her devastating right hook to solidify the victory.
Steven “Ironman” Andrade (1-0) scored a closer than scored unanimous four round decision victory over Ray Younger (0-3). All scorecards read 40-36.
As one of the hottest prospects from Atlanta, Patrick “Silk” Riley (2-0 1KO) delivered an outstanding performance over tough guy David Orosco Cano (1-8). Riley showed great boxing prowess as he avoided hard shots and picked apart Orosco Cano over four rounds. Final scores were unanimous 40-36.
“The All-American” Big John McDermott demolished Jamell Williams (0-6) on route to a 2nd round TKO.
Flint Michigan’s Cameron “Killer Cam” Springer (1-0) made a successful debut as he scored a unanimous decision over Mason Wickett (0-3). All thee score cards read 40-36.
Eddie “Machine Gun” Morris laid out an absolute four round beating over “The Indian Outlaw” Chris Jordan in a cruiser-weight bout. Final scores were 40-36 on all cards.
With 31 professional MMA bouts on his resume, Bryan Goldsby won his boxing debut over fellow debuting opponent Archie Weah. Scoring two knockdowns in the fight, Goldsby scored an entertaining four round unanimous decision. All three score cards read 40-34.