It was a night to forget at The National Guard Armory as a horrible job of promoting by Southern Starr Promotions led to plenty of fight fall outs and a crowd that couldn’t top the 150 people mark. While this night almost certainly will be the first and last time this promotional outfit will be seen in Philly, there were some contestants in the ring who showed they are worthy of being seen again.
In the Main Event, Michael Grant shook off over a year of ring rust to win a unanimous decision over Demetrius King who had previously won 5 straight bouts. Grant looks hesitant early but as the fight went on seemed to become more comfortable. King was no slouch and at times would sit in the pocket to trade punches with his much bigger foe. In the end, King began to wear down and Grant’s impressive physical condition came into play as he was the fresher man down the stretch. With the win, Grant looks for one last shot at the heavyweight gold. Word of a potential Michael Grant vs. Bruce Seldon fight is in the works.
Tim Witherspoon Jr scored what could possibly be the first ever exhibition bout KO as he starched his opponent early in the display. Spoon Jr was originally scheduled for a real fight but it was called off at the last minute due to his opponent being too light of all things.
Tanzee Daniels and Tiffany Woodward showed they are two ladies who can bring it on as they put on a hard fought 4 round fight that could have gone either way. Woodward seemed to be in control early landing some good rights and uppercuts as they stood toe to toe but Daniel changed it up in the 3rd switching from brawler to boxer, slipping jabs and circling around the ring which caused Woodward to keep signaling to bring it on! The fight eventually went to the judges who gave a split decision to Tanzee Daniels.
Jose Guzman’s experience was the deciding factor in his majority decision win over the pro debuting Jamar Sanders.
Gustavo Dailey overcame 2 cuts over his left eye to win a hard fought unanimous decision over Devon Ellis. Dailey who started his career off slow, has now won 2 in a row
Alexander Mancera came to Philly as a very late replacement and stole a win from Jameel Wilson in a 6 rounder that had it’s moments.
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