On Dec. 4, 2008, rain, cold and gridlock may deter ice skaters and the Rockefeller Center Crowd, but at the Roseland Ballroom, boxing fans caught a night of solid boxing and excellent decisions by the judges.
Lightweights Jorge Luis Teron and Aldo Valtierra gave spectators the best bout of the evening. Both fighters kept up their determination and heart scoring heavily the entire 10 rounds. Teron displayed lightning speed, but often got caught with his hands down by a continuously pressing and counter punching opponent that won Valtierra a Majority Decision.
Featherweight Robert Samadei also took a Majority Decision over Soumana Abdoulaye who hung tough the entire 4 round bout after hitting the mat in round 1 from a left straight, left hook and a hard right.
A 6 round slug-fest crowd-pleaser between Super Featherweights Eddie Hyland and Gustavo Dailey with an extraordinary number of uppercuts and pounding body punches to the ribs by both fighters resulted in a Unanimous Decision win for Hyland.
Light Heavyweight Daniel Judah, scoring better overall with superior speed, won him a 12 round Unanimous Decision and the IBF International Championship over Jaffa Ballogou.
Middleweight George Walton came back from a knockdown in the first round to win a 6 round Unanimous Decision over Clarence Taylor.
With jeers and even some tears from the crowd, but the correct call from the judges, Heavyweight Nagy Aguilera (trying to get even for a late punch), was disqualified for an intentional head-butt 2:40 into the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds against Marcellus Brown.
As for the night’s referee-stopped bouts:
Heavyweight Tor Hamer took a round 1 TKO over Royal Bryant in 2:17.
Welterweight Eliud Torres defeated Romain Oliveri with a TKO in 2:18 of the first round.
Light Heavyweight Will Rosinsky TKO’d Amador Acevedo 1:08 of round one.
Super Bantamweight Emmanuel Gonzalez won a Jean Ramos with a 3rd round TKO in 1:25.
Light Middleweight Lambrose Karaolides defeated James Justice by TKO round 1 in 2:09.
Light Middleweight Ken Durham stopped Luis Ruiz by TKO 2:30 of round 1.
Light Welterweight Christian Martinez took out Murray Cunningham with a TKO 2:14 of the first round.