On Sunday it was a special afternoon of boxing as Aaron Pryor highlighted a four bout card with a sixth round stoppage over gritty Willis Lockett at the Hyatt Regency on the Philadelphia Waterfront.
The show was promoted by Joey Eye Boxing in association with Gulfstream Sports and Entertainment.
Pryor Jr. of Cincinnati used his six inch height advantage to keep Lockett at range but Lockett was able to get through with some winging shots over the first three rounds. Pryor Jr. got things rolling in round four as he began to find the range with his right hand startled Lockett on several occasions.
Lockett started to hold and was deducted a point for that continued infraction by referee Benjy Esteves in round six as he began to eat more hard shots.
The accumulation of punches had taken their toll on Lockett and his corner agreed as they stopped the bout before the seventh round had started.
In a entertaining brawl, Julio Cesar Matthews escaped with a razor thin unanimous decision over tough Philadelphia banger, Garrett Wilson in a six round Cruiserweight bout.
Matthews controlled the action over the first part of the fight as he bloodied the nose and mouth of Wilson. Wilson started to come on like gangbusters and if the fight was scheduled for more rounds, there is no telling what the outcome would have been as Matthews with stood a late onslaught of Wilson.
Andreas Gustaffson of Sweden took out Pedro Martinez in round two of a scheduled six round Heavyweight bout. Gustafsson dropped Martinez from a good looking counter left. Later in the round, Gustafsson landed a nice four punch combination that was capped off by a right hand that sent Martinez to the canvas and the fight was called off at 1:05 of round two.
In the opening bout, Kamarah Pasley scored an upset as he scored a first round knockdown en route to a four round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Patrick Farrell in a cruiserweight bout.
Pasley dropped Farrell in round one from a counter left. Farrell started pressing the action in round’s two and three but Pasley had a solid round four as he continuously created space and was efficient with some solid left uppercuts.