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Ivan Redkach and Luis Cruz Battle to a Draw at the Sands Casino

by Ken Hissner

Tuesday night boxing as Kings Promotions put on one terrific show at the Sands Casino & Hotel in their Event Center, in Bethlehem, PA, over Fox Sports 1.

In the main event super lightweight southpaw Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach, 19-1-1 (15) of UKR and L.A. and Luis “El Artesano” Cruz, 22-4-1 (16), PR, battled to a split decision draw. It was a very good fight.

In the opening round Redkach seemed to have the edge. In the second round Cruz dropped Redkach with a straight right to the chin. Redkach came back well still being the aggressor. In the third round Cruz became more aggressive until near the end of the round when Redkach drove him into the corner with a flurry of punches. In the fourth round Cruz landed several combinations moving Redkach back a few steps. Redkach continued to be the aggressor coming back well enough to take the round.

In the fifth round Cruz landed a 3-punch combination and followed with another combination. By the end of the round it was Redkach chasing him down with a flurry of punches. In the sixth round Cruz used his hand speed to keep Redkach on the defense at times. In the seventh round it continued to be a slugfest with Redkach the hunter and Cruz the hunted who countered Redkach well enough to win the round. In the eighth round an overhand left from Redkach put Cruz on the canvas. When he got up being near the end of the round Redkach was all over him until the bell sounded.

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Frank Santos De Alba Defeats Jesus Lule at 2300 Arena

Article by Ken Hissner
Photography by Ray Bailey / www.poundforpound.com 

On November 20, 2015,  Marshall Kauffman’s King Promotions put on a dynamite show at the 2300 Arena for the locals with about 30 union members mostly at ringside. 

In the main event, Super featherweight southpaw Frank Santos DeAlba, 17-1-2 (6), of Allentown, PA, won a 6 round decision over game Jesus Lule, 7-15-1 (1) of Ft. Myers, FL. He hasn’t lost since his debut loss.

Each round was like the one before it with Lule chasing and DeAlba countering with many hard punches to body and head. Lule kept coming with the heart of a lion. On occasion he got in a good punch but couldn’t overcome the odds of the favorite.

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