Christopher Brooker won an eight round unanimous decision over Antowyan Aikens that headlined a 10-bout card at a nearly sold-out 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia on Saturday. The card was promoted by King's Promotions
In round one, both boxers were cut from an accidental headbutt; Brooker over the left eye and Aikens over the right. In round three, Brooker scored a knockdown when he landed a left hook that sent Aikens to the canvas.
Aikens was not hurt as he jumped right up and argued with referee Shawn Clark that it should have been ruled a slip. Brooker continued to get the best of the action as he pushed the pace and he took the bout by scores of 80-71 and 79-72 twice to raise his mark to 9-1. Aikens of Atlantic City is 12-2.
Kermit Cintron pounded out a six round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores in a junior middleweight bout.
Cintron was systematic with his punches and worked well to the body and head. Flores was a game opponent who tried and got in a few decent shots of his own.
In the end, Cintron, a former world champion making his first start in 27 months, fought well - getting in some much needed rounds and winning all cards by 60-54 scores. Cintron of Reading, PA, is now 36-5-2. Flores is 23-21-3.
Naim Nelson won a six-round unanimous decision over Carlos Velasquez in a junior welterweight bout. Nelson of Philadelphia won all cards 60-54 and is now 13-1, 1 NC. Velasquez of Managua, Nicaragua, is 24-24-2.
Scott Kelleher thrilled the crowd with a three round beat-down of Terrell James in a scheduled four round junior welterweight bout.
Kelleher landed hard power shots over the first two rounds as he dived up his punches between the body and head. Kelleher landed some vicious body shots in round three and assaulted James with a hard flurry in the corner until referee Blair Talmidge stopped the bout at 2:23 of round three.
Kelleher of Philadelphia is 5-0 with three knockouts. James of Philadelphia is 1-4-1.
Erik Spring won a six round split decision over Justin Johnson in a junior middleweight bout. Spring controlled the bout, yet somehow Johnson took a card 59-55. That was overruled by 60-54 and 59-55 scores in favor of Spring.
Spring of Reading, PA., is now 7-1. Johnson of Pittsburgh is 6-12-4.
Aaron Brooks made a successful pro debut with a four-round unanimous decision over Ryan Bivins in a battle of Philadelphia based super middleweights.
In round three, Brooks landed a couple of right hands that hurt Bivins and his glove ultimately touched the canvas for a knockdown. In the fourth round, another right hand hurt Bivins and he went down on a slow reaction.
Brooks won by scores of 40-34 twice and 39-36. Bivins falls to 0-2-1.
Thomas Velasquez scored a thudding second round stoppage over Grashino Yancy in a scheduled four round junior lightweight bout.
Velasquez landed a perfect left hook to the head that sent Yancy down in the corner. he could not beat referee Shawn Clark's count at 1:39 of round two.
Velasquez, 131.4 lb of Philadelphia is 5-0 with four knockouts. Yancy, 131.2 lb of Staten Island, NY, is 1-1.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. pounded out a four round unanimous decision over Korey Sloane in a lightweight bout.
Crawley of Philadelphia won by 40-36 tallies on all cards and is now 5-0. Sloane of Philadelphia is 2-9-2.
Emmanuel Folly scored a stoppage after round one of his scheduled 4-round featherweight bout with Bryan Perez.
Perez injured his hand and the bout was stopped in the corner.
Folly of Philadelphia is 7-0 with five knockouts. Perez of Carolina, PR, is 2-4-1.
Amir Shabazz won a 4-round unanimous decision over Tahlik Taylor in a Lightweight bout.
Shabazz scored a knockdown in round one from a right hand.
Shabazz, 174.4 lbs of Philadelphia won by scores of 39-36 on all cards and is now 4-0. Taylor, 174.9 lbs of Freeport, NY, is now 1-4.