HBO Boxing After Dark At Turning Stone- Results
Verona, NY (WIBX) - HBO's Boxing After Dark returned to the Turning Stone on Saturday night for the second time in two months, headlined by the Welterweight division's No.1 contender, Thomas Dulorme. But the up and comer was upset, losing via a seventh round KO.
The televised portion of the bout included a 10-bell salute to Emanuel Steward. The two-time trainer of the year, a frequent face on HBO telecasts, passed away this week at the age of 68 after a reported battle with colon cancer.
Thomas Dulorme vs. Luis Carlos Abregu - 10 rds, Welterweights - WBC International Title
Abregu ended Thomas Dulorme's undefeated streak at 16 with a seventh round stoppage on Saturday, claiming the vacant WBC International title. Delorme looked crisp early and brushed of a third round knock down by winning the next two - he won four of the first five rounds by my count. But, just as he had done in the third round, Abregu landed a clean overhand right in the seventh, sending Dulorme to the mat again. He did get up, but his corner called an end to the fight, something he said he agreed with after the match was over. Abregu - who upped his mark to 33-1-0 - said if he felt as good as he did on Saturday, he never would have lost his fight with Timothy Bradley and said he'd like a rematch to avenge his only defeat. Dulorme, who dropped to 16-1-0, entered the bout as the Welterweight division's No. 1 contender.
Maurico Herrera vs. Karim Mayfield - 10 rds, Junior Welterweights - NABO Title
In one of the most exciting bouts of the night, Herrera and Mayfield exchanged combinations throughout the ten-round contest. Mayfield clearly won the fight, taking a unanimous decision, but Herrera showed a lot of heart and stuck his chin out as the two went punch for punch. Mayfield landed more power shots, especially the right hand, and showed excellent hand speed with the fighters were in close. Mayfield ups his mark to 17-0-1. Herrera suffered just his third defeat, falling to 18-3-0.
Miguel Vazquez vs. Marvin Quintero - 12 rds, Lightweights - IBF Title
Although the fight lacked serious action, the Turning Stone crowd clearly thought disagreed with the judges majority decision. Vazquez maintained his IBF title to chorus of boos as he was announced as the winner. The judges scored the fight 116-112 and 118-110 for Vazquez, and a third scored it 115-113 Quintero. Vazquez improves to 32-3-0. Quintero fell to 25-4-0.
Joel Edward Brunker vs. Carlos Fulgencio - 8 rds, Featherweights
Brunker ended the fight in the first round with a crippling body shot to improve to 24-0-0, with 14 KO's.
Javier Flores vs. Albert Herrera, 8 rds, Welterweights
In a face-paced exciting bout, Flores narrowly took a majority decision to improve to 8-0-0. Herrera took the fight to Flores for the first two rounds and didn't seem to feat Flores, who had won all seven of his previous fights by knockout. Flores was favored by two judges 77-75, while the third ruled it a draw. Herrera dropped to 8-8-1.
Ryon McKenzie vs. Eric Watkins, 6 rds, Light Heavyweights
McKenzie (left in purple) remained undefeated with an impressive unanimous decision victory over Watkins. Originally from the Bahamas but now fighting out of Canastota, NY, McKenzie showed the power that has earned him 10 KO's, repeatedly peppering his opponent in the first two rounds. He used his size and length advantage in the final two rounds as well, landing multiple right hands. McKenzie moved to 12-0-0. Watkins dropped to 7-3-0. continually landing strong right hands in the final two rounds. Watkins moves to 8-2-0.
Eric Fields vs. Kevin Franklin, 6 rds - Heaveyweights
Fields took a unanimous decision in the opening bout to up his mark to 21-1-0. The biggest blow of the bout came in the first round, a left hook from Fields that left Franklin with a black-eye. Franklin drops to 4-5-0.