By Bob Ryder at ringside
Detroit fighters Lanardo “Pain Server” Tyner and Domonique Dolton shared the spotlight in the co-main events for promoter John Carlisle’s Four Corner Productions latest presentation on Friday night at the DeCarlo’s Convention Center in Warren, Michigan. Both came away with nice wins.
Tyner’s opponent, Ivan Ledon of Las Vegas by way of Cuba, entered the ring looking ready to go until it was discovered that his mouthpiece was no where to be found. After a ten minute delay while the fighters strolled around and others where in the back looking for Ledon’s missing equipment, Tyner solved the problem by giving Ledon one of his spare mouthpieces.
As Tyner told Fightnews after the contest, “man do you believe it? I never had to give an opponent a mouthpiece, I just wanted to fight!” Fight he did. Tyner (20-2, 12 KO’s) took the first round to measure Ledon. Early in the second Tyner exploded with a jab, right hand, left hook combination that had Ivan out cold before he hit the floor. Referee Dale Grable waved off the count immediately and it was several minutes before Ledon was able to rise. Ledon has now lost 7 in a row in dropping to 12-8-1 (11). Time of the KO was :34.
It was an important victory for junior middleweight Tyner who was coming off two tough decision losses against Lamont Peterson and Mike Arnaoutis. “It’s great to get back into the winning mood and to fight before my hometown fans in Detroit” a happy Tyner exclaimed. “I would like to fight here more often and the one I still want is Vernon Paris. Vernon and I are friends but business is business and I hope he can put his personal problems behind so we can do this.” Fight fans in the Motor City would love to see this match up, the biggest fight in the state between two locals in years.
Kronk’s Domonique Dolton in only his fourth pro bout took on seasoned pro Robert “Wolf” Jones of nearby Ann Arbor, MI. Ringsiders were curious to see how Dolton would respond in his first scheduled eight rounder. Dolton showed excellent poise and conditioning in decisioning the rugged and aggressive Jones by scores of 80-72 and 78-74 (twice) in this battle of junior middles. Jones knows the tricks but Dolton countered his rushes and tied up effectively. Dolton told fightnews afterwards that he was not concerned about the distance, “I’ve been fighting since I was seven and I trained hard for this one. I feel good and I’m back in the gym on Monday.” Dolton stays undefeated at 4-0 (2), Jones goes to 7-7-1 (2).
Sisters Katy and Emily Klinefelter of Iowa City, IA both stayed undefeated. Katy (3-0, 1 KO) had to work harder in going the four round distance over Brenda Rodriguez (1-6) of New Era, MI. Scores were 40-37, 39-38, 39-37. Emily scored a standing eight in the second against Nikita McCargo of Pine Bluff, AR and a follow up barrage forced referee Dale Grable to wave it off at 1:35 of the round. Emily now 5-0 (2), McCargo 0-2. The sisters are lightweights.
Detroit’s Anthony Robinson debuted with a third round (2:20) TKO over Guadalupe Diaz of Davenport, IA in a match up of heavyweights. The 45 year old Diaz is tough but took a beating in the third, getting knocked down three times to force the automatic stoppage and having his record decline to 2-5.
The heavyweight contest between Walter Burns of Merryville, IN and Thomas Boose of Rockford, IL was exciting while it lasted. With hardly fifteen seconds gone in the first round Boose decked Burns. Walter got up and proceeded to engage Boose in a slugfest and knocked Thomas down. After the mandatory eight, the big guys went right at again until Boose was dropped to the canvas where he took the full count although it appeared that he could have gotten up. Time of the KO was 1:52. Boose’s handler told fightnews after the bout that Thomas had been in a car accident on the trip to the show and not wanting to miss his fight, refused to go to the hospital. By the time he entered the ring he was hurting with a bad back. Admirable on Boose’s part for sure but certainly not helpful for him to compete at 100%. Boose is 0-2 and Burns now 2-0 (2).
In the opening contest Miguel Gonzalez of Cleveland stayed undefeated at 3-0 (3) with an impressive destruction of Anthony Marks of Largo, FL. Welterweight Gonzalez overwhelmed Marks knocking him down twice in the first round with referee Ron Cunningham stopping at 2:22 of the opening stanza. Marks falls to 0-3 with all his losses coming by way of stoppage.