Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 2:12am
Knockouts highlight 'Boxing at the Bob'
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|VIDEO: Highlights from the Bob Carpenter Center's first boxing card|
Wilmington's Omar Douglas and Philadelphia's Ray Robinson ended their bouts with impressive TKO's to highlight a hard-hitting card at the Bob Carpenter Center Friday.
Douglas used a flurry of punches to put last-minute opponent DeWayne Wisdom of Indianapolis in trouble, and eventually finished him off at 2:24 of the third of six scheduled rounds. "Super O" improved to 9-0 in his young career, with seven of the victories coming by knockout.
Newark's own "Jolt'N" Joey Tiberi found himself in a much tougher battle with Miguel Antonio Rodriguez of Philadelphia. Rodriguez entered the contest with a 1-5 record, but gave Tiberi everything he wanted before falling in a majority decision, with two of the judges scoring the fight 39-37 while the third had it a 38-38 draw.
The double main events lived up to the hype, especially the NABA Light Heavyweight contest between "Dangerous" Dorin Spivey and Ghana's "Unbelievable" Samuel Kortey Neequaye.
Neequaye and the 40-year-old Spivey went back and forth for ten grueling rounds, but while a 5th round knockdown didn't appear to stun Spivey, it helped give Neequaye enough points to earn a unanimous decision to improve to a perfect 21-0 in his career.
"The New" Ray Robinson went gunning for the vacant USBA Welterweight Title, and earned it with an impressive 8th round where he knocked down "Emporer Ray Narh" three times, with the referee calling a halt to the bout after the third knockdown at the 2:33 mark. Robinson's victory was the 16th of his career, with 7 coming via knockout. Narh dropped to 26-3, with all three losses coming in KO form.
Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer from Virginia opened the card with split decision win over Puerto Rico's Hector Marengo, while Philadelphia's Taneal Goyco used a solid combination of punches to upset Frankoe "The Freight Train" Filippione"
The fights were the first to be held at the 5,000 seat Bob Carpenter Center, with an estimated crowd of 1,500 fight fans in attendance.
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