Ronson Frank Wins Comeback in Quiet Card
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Correspondent- Ringside
New York, NY (March 28th, 2013)– Light heavyweight prospect Ronson Frank made a successful comeback after more than two years inactivity due to contractual disputes with the O’Shea Brothers, scoring a second round stoppage of limited Sharif Kemp on a six round card at Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City Queens, New York. The card was promoted by Frank’s Uprising Promotions.
After the card, Ronson discussed the difficulties and distractions of having not only to fight on a boxing card, but also promote the card and sell tickets. Ronson might take careful note his future is better off concentrating on fighting and not on the other aspects of the game, as at age 35 it might be too difficult to train for your bout while also trying to promote yourself and do everything else to get there.
Frank is looking an his next comeback bout being scheduled sometime for late May. Frank, now 17-0, 9 knockouts, Brooklyn, New York, cut off the ring and trapped opponent Sharif Kemp, now 8-6, 6 knockouts, along the ropes and in corners, knocking Kemp down in the first round. Frank trapped Kemp in a corner in the second and swung away with flurries, prompting referee Pete Santiago to stop the bout. Kemp appeared unhurt and raised his arms in protest, but Kemp was ready to go, and the mismatch was fortunately halted before Kemp got seriously hurt. The bout went off at sruiserweight as Kemp weighed in at 177 pounds.
The Five Star Banquet Hall, despite a ticket sellout and good food and drink for the ticketholders, was clearly too small of a venue for a boxing event, with room for only one reporter at ringside, and too dim light blurring the majority of photographs ringside photographers tried to take, even in high resolution. Frank said after the bout if he promoted a card again, it would be at a larger venue. The six bout card proceeded quietly from start to finish.
Celebrities in attendance included former world champions Junior ‘Poison’ Jones and ‘Downtown’ Leona Brown. Jennifer Santiago’s scheduled bout was scratched when her opponent failed to make weight.
Patricia ‘Boom Boom’ Alcivar used height and reach advantage in the eight round main event to win the vacant New York State Flyweight title over Eileen ‘The Hawaiian Mongoose’ Olszewski by unanimous decision, two minute rounds. Alcivar incurred a gash at the top center of her forehead from a punch in round two, similar to the one incurred by Marvelous Marvin Hagler in the second round of his bout with Thomas Hearns many years ago, but the blood did not impede her vision and the ringside doctor let the bout go to its conclusion. Olszewski was unable to get inside consisted to work the cut, though she did win at least two or three rounds on the generous judges’ scorecards.
Undercard Fight Results
Travis Hall Majority Draw 4 Frank Garriga, Junior Lightweights
Juan Zapata Win 4 Valdrin Muriqi, Super Middleweights. Zapata down in second.
Michael Ocasio Win 4 Eric George, Cruiserweights
Jacqueine Park Win 4 Susan Reno, Female Flyweights (2 Minute Rounds)