PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 6TH, 2010)—Despite warnings of two plus feet of snow, it was standing room only at The Legendary Blue Horizon and those fans who braved the elements were rewarded with one of the most action filled boxing cards that was reminiscent of the days that made The Legendary Blue Horizon the world’s number one boxing venue.
This night was part of the annual Valentine’s Day Special show promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Inc.
The American Red Cross was present and fans donated money to help the relief efforts in the Earthquake ravaged country of Haiti.
In the main event, USBA Jr. Middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis tuned up for a spring title defense by dropping Edwin Vazquez twice in round five with a vicious body assault to score a knockout at 1:26 of that round in their scheduled eight round non title clash.
Ennis showed tremendous hand speed and clearly worked the body behind a solid jab. Vazquez showed a lot of heart and determination as he would not only mock Ennis but try to start some offense for himself.
In round five, Ennis dropped Vazquez with a blistering left to the body and moments later he did the same thing to the other side of Vazquez’ body with the right and the fight called off.
In one of the most anticipated undercard bouts, Former World Junior Amateur champion Joey Dawejko of Philadelphia needed just forty-seven seconds to dispose of Ricardo Johnson.
Dawejko landed a perfect counter right hand that thrilled the crowd that was heavily supporting the nineteen year old from the Tacony section of town.
Dawejko is now 2-0.
Former U.S Olympic alternate, Eric “The Outlaw” drilled out former world title challenger Roberto Bonilla at the end of round one of their scheduled six round featherweight bout.
Hunter dominated the action with blazing handspeed until a left to the live put Bonilla down and out at end of the first stanza.
In the fight of the night, Jackie Davis scored a four round unanimous decision over Melisenda Perez in a ladies four round war.
The two traded shots and thrilled the crowd and the fighters received standing ovations throughout the fight.
Swedish heavyweight Andreas Gustafson moved to 4-0 with a stoppage over Levay King at the end of round two of their scheduled four round bout.
Ronald Cruz scored an impressive third round knockout over the experienced Martinus Clay in a scheduled six round bout.
6 ROUNDS FEATHERWEIGHTS—Eric Hunter (12-5, 5 KO’s) 125 lbs of Philadelphia KO 1 (3:00) over Roberto Bonilla (22-12) 124 lbs of Ciudad Sandino, NIC
8 Rounds JR MIDDLEWEIGHTS—Derek Ennis (20-2-1, 13 KO’s) 154 lbs of Philadelphia TKO 5 (1:26) over Edwin Vazquez (22-15-2) 150 lbs of Santurce, PR
6 ROUNDS WELTERWEIGHT—Ronald Cruz (8-0, 5 KO’s) of Bethlehem, PA KO 3 (1:57) over Martinus Clay (13-24-4) 148 ½ lbs of Philadelphia
4 ROUNDS FEMALE WELTERWEIGHTS—Jackie Davis (4-0) 146 ½ lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Melisenda Perez (6-2) 149 lbs of Kansas City, MO…scores were40-36; 40-36 and 39-37
4 ROUNDS HEAVYWEIGHTS—Joey Dawejko (2-0, 1 KO) 224 ½ lbs of Philadelphia KO 1 (:47) over Ricardo Johnson (1-1) 235 lbs of Cincinnati, OH
4 ROUNDS HEAVYWEIGHTS—Andreas Gustafson (4-0, 2 KO’s) 236 lbs of Norrkoping, Sweden KO (end of 2nd) over Levay King (0-2) 231 ½ lbs of PA
4 ROUNDS JR WELTERWEIGHTS—Clement Bethea (1-0) 139 lbs of Philadelphia, PA SPLT DEC over Henry Northan (0-2) 137 lbs of Philadelphia…Scores were 39-37; 39-37 for Bethea; 39-37 for Northan
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