Heavyweight Josh “Too Tuff” Tufte, had a tough time Saturday night against rough and ready Jon Bolden. It was a fight that Tufte was expected to dominate, however Bolden had other plans. The fight opened with a competitive first round that saw Bolden jabbing and Tufte slipping and hooking a la Joe Frazier. Tufte was able to outwork Bolden in round 1 and got the nod. In the second round it was much the same and looked as if Tufte was stepping on the gas as he again outworked the jabbing Bolden. But in round three Bolden, after being urged on by his trainer, began to let the right hand go and hit Tufte repeatedly with it in the third. Tufte to his credit showed his toughness and grit and continued to fight back but Bolden got the bet of the exchanges. The fourth round was taking on a similar pattern to the third when Bolden was warned twice for hitting behind the head and was then penalized a point after the third offense. Tufte picked the pace in rounds five and six and did some good body work that slowed the game Bolden. In the end Tufte remained undefeated 11-0 (6KOs) while Bolden drops to 7-6 (5KOs). Scores were 57-56, 58-55, 59-54 for Tufte.
Eschevarria v Adboulaye
In the co-main event Super Feather weight Noel ‘ShutUp’ Eschevarria improved to 8-0 (4KOs) with a 6 round unanimous decision over tough Niger born New York based Soumana Abdoulaye 2-6. Eschevarria put together a slick workman like effort against Abdoulaye who tried his best to press the action all night. Abdoulaye was able to land some good shots in the fifth and six but it was too little too late as Eschevarria had built a substantial lead early scores in this fight were 59-55 three times.
Shojgreen v Morgan
It was a fight that was on fire from the opening bell between Cruiserweights Joel Shojgreen 4-0 (4KOs) and D’Quan Morgan 3-1-1 (3KOs) with both men exchanging bombs as well as well placed body shots. The fight was taking shape as a classic war when during an exchange heads clashed and a nasty gash open on the eye of Joel Shojgreen. While he wanted to continue the ring doctor determined that it was too deep to continue and it was stopped at 2:40 of round 1 and declared a no contest.
Jovan Franscois (156) improved to 4-0 (4KOs) with a 1st round TKO over Teron Walker 164
Bobby Hornsby (135) 4-0 (3KOs) KO 1 Thomas Horne 0-2
Cristian Dominguez (141) WUD 4 over Alvin Baker (142) 2-3 (1KO)
Pablo Velez (170) 0-0-1 MD 4 with Lekon Byfield 2-3-2 (1KO)
The card was promoted by Walter Johnson and CNC Promotions and was held at the Inn @ Greensboro Airport.