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Gabriel Rosado gets back into the win column, Hank Lundy gets off the deck to score a knockout and Oaktree Brown makes his opponent puke in the ring at The National Guard Armory 1-26-07

Photos by Jeff Bera

On January 26, 2007 – Power Productions produced one of the oddest boxing shows in recent memory at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia. Overall, it was a quick night due to some early card knockouts which is becoming a standard during this outfits shows. Other surprises include a fighter puking in the ring mid fight, a noticeable hole in the ring which caused fighters to trip and a last minute change in length of the main event between Levon Warner and Dave Brunelli which was reduced from a six round bout to a four rounder. All of this combined with co feature Tyric Robinson’s fight being completely cancelled.

While there was a lot going on, brighter notes included the return of “King” Gabriel Rosado and the first pro glimpse of former amateur star “Hammerin” Hank Lundy.  Ring Announcer Pat Fattore did a commendable job keeping the crowd entertained throughout the evening.

The main event had a lot of buildup, but in the end it was a snoozer as South West Philly native Levon Warner 6-3-2 (1 KO) won a majority decision over Tacony’s Dave Brunelli 6-2 (3 KOs) in a battle of local Heavyweights.

There was a lot of holding in this one. Warner controlled the action early using his jab and landing some punches on the inside as Brunelli charged in.

Dave Brunelli vs Levon Warner 2007 (6)

Continue reading Gabriel Rosado gets back into the win column, Hank Lundy gets off the deck to score a knockout and Oaktree Brown makes his opponent puke in the ring at The National Guard Armory 1-26-07

Bryheim Douglas knocks a guy out of the ring, Joey Abell knocks out another journeyman at The Blue Horizon 10-13-06

Photos by Jeff Bera

Philadelphia’s big fight weekend kicked off on Broad Street this Friday the 13th but I am sorry to report that the normally dependable Don Elbaum put together one of the worst cards in recent memory at the Blue Horizon.

The starring role went to undefeated heavyweight hopeful Joey Abell, who played the role of Jason Vorhees as he stalked, gashed and damn near killed professional punch sponge Louis Monaco over four extremely one-sided rounds.

The under card featured United States Army Staff Sergeant Samuel Brown of Kentucky who getting in one last fight before deploying to Iraq for a third tour of duty in January.  The 32-year-old Heavyweight told me before the fight that he was fulfilling a lifelong dream of fighting at the Blue Horizon on this night. On this night he would fight Michael Rhoades – the 1995 Pennsylvania State Golden Gloves champion in the super-heavyweight.

Other action included the professional debut of Philadelphia’s Bryheim (Clinton B.) Douglas who sent a guy flying out of the ring, Minnesota based Middleweight Dave Peterson making his second start at The Blue and a fight featuring Don Elbaum’s latest charge Ran Nakash – a hand-to-hand combat instructor for Krav Maga which is Israel’s most elite combat school.

Joey Abell vs Louis Monaco 2006 (3)
Continue reading Bryheim Douglas knocks a guy out of the ring, Joey Abell knocks out another journeyman at The Blue Horizon 10-13-06