Former four-time world Heavyweight title challenger, Jameel “Big Time” McCline scored an eight round split decision over veteran Livin Castillo in front of a near capacity crowd at the Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey.
The six bout card with promoted by Nedal’s Boxing and Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing.
McCline used his seven-plus inch height advantage to jab and set up right hands that forced Castillo to stay on the outside and fight defensively. In round one, McCline buckled Castillo with a long right hand and it looked like it could be a short night for McCline.
Castillo showed veteran tactics and was able to stay away from serious damage and even sneak in some straight lefts but none ever had much affect on McCline who enjoyed a fifty-six pound weight advantage.
McCline was docked a point in round five for throwing Castillo to the canvas. McCline of New York won by scores of 77-74; 76-75 while Castillo won a card by a 77-74 tally.
In the scorching co-feature, Eberto Medina scored a mild upset when he won a six round unanimous decision over Przemyslaw Opalach in a Middleweight bout.
Medina showed tremendous grit and took the fight to the previously undefeated Opalach and seized control half way through the fight.
Opalach fought a good fight but Medina was pinpoint in his punching and landed numerous shots and pounded out the decision by scores of 60-54; 60-54 and 59-55.
In a four round ladies bout, Nydia Feliciano spoiled the professional debut of Mickalya Nebal by scoring a four round unanimous decision in a Super Bantamweight bout. Alando Swain scored a four round unanimous decision over Eddie Edmonds in a Middleweight bout.
Jose Calderon scored a devastating first round stoppage over Jason Sia in a Jr. Welterweight bout. Calderon caught Sia with a left hook that put Sia down and out at2:49 of the opening frame.
In the fight of the night, Tyrone Luckey and Ramon Ellis waged a four round war that ended in a draw in their Lightweight bout. Ellis and Luckey stood toe to toe and traded bombs from the opening bell that thrilled the fans in attendance.
A bout between KEA Boxing’s Juan Rodriguez Jr. and Daniel Crabtree was scratched just an hour before first bell due to a Crabtree Illness.
Nedals Promotions & KEA Boxing Return Friday April 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City that will be headlined by the USBA Light Heavyweight title bout between Omar Sheika and Yusaf Mack.