On Friday Night before a sold out crowd, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented yet another exciting night of boxing at the beautiful Bally's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
The seven bout card which featured some of boxing's hottest up and coming prospects was headlined by the WBA #5 rated heavyweight in the world Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson taking on Matt Greer in a ten round heavyweight contest.
Johnson came out looking very determined as he immediately began firing blistering shots at Greer. Greer, who has never been stopped as a professional, showed his toughness as he refused to go down throughout the fight.
Johnson's accuracy was on display as he seemingly landed every single punch he threw. With Greer's face covered in blood, and the amount of punishment he was taking, his corner had no choice but to throw in the towel mid way through the third round.
It was a very impressive victory for Johnson who showed once again he has tremendous power along with lightening quick hands and surely is the #1 heavyweight prospect in the world. With the victory Johnson improves to, 21-0-1 (8), while his opponent Greer drops to, 12-4 (11).
In the co-feature bout of the evening, Star Boxing welterweights Terrance Cauthen, 33-5 (9), and Shamone Alvarez, 20-1 (11), participated in the fight of the night, with Alvarez, who is co-promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Warriors Boxing winning a close majority decision.
Alvarez pressed the fight as Cauthen landed good lead right hooks and straight left hands from the outside. When Alvarez would get in close enough he would throw vicious combinations to the body trying to slow down Cauthen's movement. This is when the best action of the fight happened as Cauthen would willingly engage with Alvarez, each fighter landing heavy blows.
Right before the third round ended Alvarez landed a straight left handed followed by a right hook that briefly staggered Cauthen. Cauthen fell to a knee but immediately jumped right back up as he seemed to be more off balance then actually hurt.
On the undercard, Star Boxing's 19-year-old welterweight phenom, Raymond Serrano improved his record to, 8-0 (5), with a win over game Shakha Moore, 10-13-2 (2). It was an exciting fight from the get go, as Serrano went right at Moore looking to take his more experienced opponent out in the very first round.
Moore showed guts throughout the fight, never giving into the relentless attack of Serrano. After six hard fought, exciting rounds, Serrano was awarded a well deserved unanimous decision. It was the first time Serrano had gone six rounds and he seemed to do it with ease. Expect to see the exciting Serrano back in action very soon.
In a battle of super middleweights, Star Boxing's Curtis "Showtime" Stevens completely annihilated Ray Smith, knocking Smith out at 48 seconds of the very first round. A right hand sent Smith to the ropes and a thunderous left hook to the temple sent Smith crashing to the canvas.
Smith attempted to get up but was in no condition to continue as he stumbled all the way across the ropes before the referee grabbed him, preventing him from collapsing again. Stevens improves his record to 19-2 (14), while Smith drops to 8-3 (2).
Bruce Seldon TKO 2 Brad Gregory
Lavarn Harvell W4 Joe Njau
Alexis Mejias KO2 Bernard Brown