Joey Eye Boxing at the Fraternal Order of Eagles

photos by Mike McGuigan

Joey Eye Boxing and Nedal Boxing once again put together a very good night of fights, this time at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fairless Hills Friday night. In the Main Event, “The Italian Assassin” Chucky Cavallo emptied a banana clip into Dannon Svab, much to the delight of his numerous fans in attendance. The Trenton Light Heavy was in control from the opening bell and put a fierce beating on Svab until the ref mercifully stopped it at the start of the 3rd. Cavallo was using his jab and then firing away combination which found their mark. Svan’s plan was to bull rush inside but that didn’t work as Cavallo would slip in a hard uppercut which would rock Svab’s chin. Even though this was a one sided fight, as expected, Svab wasn’t there to just lay down. He was dropped three times and his nose leaked like a rusty air conditioner, but got up everytime and came back for more until the Hurely McCall did the right thing and waved off the fight. Cavallo put on his third straight impressive outing and I have to say that the time has come, Cavallo vs. Mussachio , Atlantic City, ESPN! Show these guys the money! It would make for a hell of a fight.

With the win “The Italanian Assassin” improves to 15 – 0 with 6ko’s

On this night of Italian Fighters, the co-feature turned in the biggest upset since Bobby Boccalatto beat Tony Soprano on HBO a few weeks back when “The New” William Gill scored a 6th round knockout over with 6ko’schard Stewart in a very solid, back and forth fight.

Gill was in control early winning the first two rounds but circling, jabbing and eluding Stewart who would try to catch Gill with sweeping hooks. Gill showed good hand speed and would consistantly throw two and three punch combo’s that would find the mark. Stewart was able to turn the tide in the third by going to the body which would set up some serious left hooks that were hitting Gill in the ear. Gill started to look a little gassed in the 4th and Stewart stayed on the attack. I had it dead even going into the 6th and Stewart was looking for the kill throwing more big left hooks but Gill out of nowhere turned up the heat and started landing hard rights and lefts upstairs in the corner followed by more power head shots which landed flush on the ropes. Stewart was on wobbly legs and referee Wayne Hedgepath stepped in and appropriately stopped the contest.

With the win, “The New” William Gill is 7 – 17 with 6ko’s

In the third fight, Joe Christy and Abraham “The Machette” Bruno battled to a draw over four rounds in another good, action fight. We saw some new moves from the South Philly slugger tonight. Early in the fight he used a good, stiff jab that was finding its mark and he was being patient. Impressing many at ringside. Bruno showed that he was very willing to fight and lured Christy into doing what he loves best which is brawl. And that they did for the final three rounds. I guess he didn’t get the memo that nobody knocks out Joe Christy. Both fighters were trading punches to the face and a lot of Christy’s power puncher were straight rights. Not many big, wild hooks were thrown in the heat of battle until the end. Christy almost knocked Bruno out very late in the third but was bell sounded just in a nick of time for Bruno. In the fourth both fighters went at it until the end. All 3 judges saw it 38 – 38, call me a homer but I thought Christy was by a razor thin margin. Let’s see a rematch!

In the 2nd fight, “South Philly” Jack Burris and “North Philly” Jake Rodriguez threw down and showed the fighting spirit of their respective neighborhoods and there was no give in either man as they punched, wrestled a bit, threw each other down, tried to knock each other out, talked smack and backed it up over 4 rounds. If boxing doesn’t work out for them, they have a future in MMA. The judges saw the fight 40 – 36 in favor of Rodriguez, it very easily could have been a draw.

In the opener, William Santiago won by DQ over Terrence Miller.

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