Phil “The Drill” Williams (12-5-1, 11 KOs) destroyed Shujaa El-Amin (12-4, 6 KOs) in one round this past Saturday at the Crowne Plaza in Saint Paul, MN to capture the vacant WBU super middleweight title.
Williams came out in the first round with bad intentions as he laid back looking for an opening and he found it! Within the first minute, Williams unleashed a set of damaging head shots that ended with a right hook that sent El-Amin halfway through the ropes.
El-Amin somehow made it to his feet. El-Amin bravely attempted to fight back but Williams was right back on top of him with more heavy punches. Williams again pinned El-Amin on the ropes and connected with four unanswered right hands that snapped El-Amin’s head back.
Referee Mark Nelson mercifully jumped between the fighters and waived the fight off at 1:25 of the opening round.
Alfaro Wins State Jr Featherweight Title
In the co-feature, Vicente Alfaro won an action packed eight-round decision over Brad Patraw to win the vacant Minnesota State jr. featherweight title.
This was the second time the two men fought. In July 2010, Alfaro stopped Patraw in the second round. Although neither man went down in this fight, Alfaro once again got the job done over the course of eight rounds.
Early into round one, Alfaro (6-3, 1 KO) tried to assert his will on Patraw. At times Patraw (9-5, 5 KOs) looked off balance while trying to adjust to Alfaro’s body and head attack.
Throughout the fight Patraw, who kept his hands low, fired back whenever Alfaro came in. The fight was difficult to score at times because Patraw took the first half of some rounds, while Alfaro took the other half with his aggression and clean hard blows.
In the end the judges gave the fight to Alfaro by scores of: 74-78, 75-79 and 75-78.
Hilario vs. Owens entertains the crowd!
Wilton Hilario (13-3, 9 KOs) won an entertaining six round decision over the game James Owens (4-8, 2 KOs) in a super featherweight bout.
Hilario was wild at times but took control of the fight early on and never let up. Owens landed some nice shots of his own but didn’t have enough to make it close.
In round five, Hilario sent Owens to the canvas with a thudding body shot. Owens continued on but it was a battle to survive to the final bell.
Scores read 59-54, 60-53 and 60-56.
Brant Dominates Collins
Rob Brant swept all six rounds over Keith Collins in a middleweight bout. Collins didn’t do much offensively and was more interested in clowning and taking shots which had the crowd booing as the fight went on. To Brant’s credit, he kept his composure although in round five he started to emulate some of silly antics of his opponent.
But overall, Brant had his way with Collins as he landed body and head shots at will although he was unable to take Collins out or seriously hurt him.
Nevertheless, Brant came in shape and got the job done as all done. The scores read: 60-55, 60-54 and 60-54 in his favor.
Perez knocks out Elias in Two!
Super bantamweight Jonathan Perez (6-0, 5 KOs) is one of the nicest guys in the sport but he has an ugly side in the ring as Ruben Elias (0-2) found out.
Perez started out by using his jab as he connected and countered the game Elias with right hands and uppercuts with ease and precision. Minutes into round two, Perez threw a counter right which rocked Elias, and shortly thereafter, Perez landed a hard right uppercut that sent Elias down for good.
Time of the knockout was at 2:07.
Sands pummels Corn!
While J.J. Corn (47-26-3, 26 KOs) didn’t look in the best of shape, he showed up to fight Al Sands (7-1, 7 KOs).
Corn fought hard for the first round and a half, but Sands, who was in excellent shape, worked behind his jab and landed vicious body blows, which overtime, hurt the veteran of 77-fights.
As round one came to an end, Sands hit Corn to the body and he followed with a head shot that rocked his opponent. Early in round two, Sands put Corn down with a nice combo. Corn recovered, but soon thereafter, Sands hurt Corn with a right which backed Corn up. Sands once more focused on Corn’s body as he landed between three to four unanswered blows before Corn went down. Referee Scott Erickson called a halt to the action at 2:28 into the round.