The sport Venable, who was penalized one level for utilizing his shoulder within the opening spherical, used roughhouse ways all through. He began showboating within the remaining spherical, trash-talking and throwing exaggerated punches from unusual angles, however Molina stored his composure to earn his eighth victory with out a loss. The one-point deduction was crucial as a result of, if not for the purpose deduction, the struggle would have resulted in a draw.
Within the co-featured occasion, Bay State fighters Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste (3-2, 2 KOs), of Woburn (MA), and Whitman (MA) middleweight Brian Urday (2-1, 0 KOs) stole the present. They buzzed one another in back-to-back second-round engagements, Baptiste blasted Urday with a strong proper within the third, however the resilient Urday bounced proper again together with his personal assault.
Urday picked up the tempo within the fourth, successfully selecting his spots, however Baptiste responded within the fifth, snapping Urday’s head again twice in an action-packed spherical. The 2 fighters went toe-to-toe within the sixth and remaining spherical of the unofficial Battle of the Night time. After the lone struggle that went the space, Urday emerged because the 6-round cut up determination winner in a struggle that was as aggressive because the judges’ scorecards indicated.
“We had an action-packed, seven-fight card tonight,” Granite Chin president Chris Traietti stated.
Former New England Heavyweight Champion Justin “Loopy Practice” Rolfe (7-3-1, 5 KOs), combating out of Fairfield, Maine, overpowered his Mexican opponent Fabian “El Lobo” Valdez (3-7 (0 KOs) for a second-round win by TKO. Rolfe patiently cut-off the ring and caught Valdez with a number of physique pictures that slowed down his opponent. Rolfe decked Valdez twice in spherical two and the struggle was halted by the referee.
Boston heavyweight Viktor “The Siberian Categorical” Lobov (1-0, 1 KO) was too large and powerful for Andrew Nolan (0-4), flooring his opponent thrice en path to a first-round technical knockout victory in his professional memorable debut. Lobov put Nolan down with a stiff right-left combo, then a proper cross, and eventually a straight proper.
New Bedford (MA) mild heavyweight Edet “Papito” Mkpanam (6-0, 4 KOs) returned to the ring for the primary time in 16 months towards pro-debuting Igor Pessoa. Mkpanam labored off the mud fairly rapidly, after a feeling-out spherical one, clubbing the awkward combating Pessoa with an overhand proper within the second that decked his foe. The tip got here within the third when Mkpanam dropped Pessoa once more and the struggle was stopped by the referee.
In his spectacular professional debut, Windfall welterweight Michael Vongsavath, Jr. got here out firing stiff combos versus his Rhode Island rival from Tiverton, John Ferrera (0-3), who went down on the canvas from a left hook in spherical one. A proper uppercut dropped Ferrera early within the second spherical, visibly damage and unable to beat the depend.
Pittsfield (MA) tremendous middleweight prospect Steve Sumpter opened the present with a second-round stoppage of Kynndale Prather (3-12, 1 KO) in a battle of dueling southpaws. Sumpter stored his good professional document intact, bettering to 5-0 together with his fifth knockout in as many fights as knowledgeable, and he closed the present in fashion with a single shot to his opponent’s head.
“We launched Viktor Lobov to native followers,” Traietti added. “He has loads of potential and an ideal fanbase. Steve Sumpter seemed good once more and he’ll be stepping up by way of an opponent in his subsequent struggle. The co-feature was an thrilling struggle. Sadly, Julien Baptiste got here out on the brief finish of the choice. And I will quickly be saying an enormous struggle developing for Justin Rolfe.”
MAIN EVENT – LIGHTWEIGHTS
Nick Molina (8-0, 2 KOs), Lowell, MA
WDEC6 (58-55, 57-56, 56-57)
Ryan Venable (2-11, 0 KOs), Roanoke, VA
CO-FEATURE – MIDDLEWEIGHTS
Brian Urday (2-1, 0 KOs), Whitman, MA
WDEC6 (59-55, 59-55, 56-58)
Julien Baptiste (3-2, 2 KOs), Woburn, MA
Justin Rolfe (7-3-1, 4 KOs), Fairfield, ME
Fabian Valdez (3-7, 0 KOs), Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Viktor Lobov (1-0, 1 KO), Boston, MA
Andrew Nolan (0-4), Franklin, NY
Edet Mkpanam (6-0, 5 KOs), New Bedford, MA
Igor Pessoa (0-1), Somerville, MA
Steve Sumpter (5-0, 5 KOs), Pittsfield, MA
Kynndale Prather (3-12, 1 KO), Kansas Metropolis, KS
Michael Vongsavath, Jr. (1-0, 1 KO), Windfall, RI
John Ferrara (0-3), Tiverton, RI
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