Little known Aaron Lyons came to Philadelphia PA from Gulfport, MS and extinguished the flame of red hot heavyweight prospect Joey Abell, scoring a shocking knockout at 1:07 of the first round at the Blue Horizon, this past Friday night.
It was supposed to be a cakewalk for Abell, who came into the bout winning all nine of his professional contests via early knockout. Once the action started, Lyons got inside early and laid the wood to the big lumberjack. A big right hand sent Abell, 9-1 (9), into the corner and Lyons followed up with more power punches causing referee Hurley McCall to step in and stop the contest.
Some feel it was an early hook, others say it is legit but according to Blue Horizon PR director Marc Abrams, the rematch is already in the works. Lyons also stays undefeated at 3-0 (2), but more importantly will go down in Philly boxing history as the first man to knock out the so called unstoppable force.
In the Main Event, Lenny DiVictoria returned home to Philly looking to avenge his 2004 split decision loss against Steve Upshur Chambers but once again found himself on the losing side of the ledger, this time via unanimous decision. This eight round contest had plenty of action but this time it was clear that Upshur was the better fighter on this night. DiVictoria on the other hand feels robbed once again.
In other action, Philly’s own Paul Fernandez battled Israel’s Eylon Kedem to a draw in a high octane fight that had the crowd on its feet.
Jules Blackwell, 3-0, cruised to a unanimous decision win over Marsay Buggs, 0-2.
Kentucky’s Samuel Brown, 2-1, realized a life long dream to get a win at the Legendary Blue Horizon as he took a unanimous decision over Camiolus Nichola, 0-1.
The card's promoter was Vernoca L. Michaels, matchmaker was Don Elbaum.