Kermit Cintron Wins Sixth Straight on Sands Bethlehem Card, Closes in on Title Shot
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent – Ringside
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (December 12, 2016)– Former IBF and WBO World Welterweight champion Kermit Cintron, 37, won his sixth straight bout at Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, December 9, 2016, and moved closer getting another a world title shot, on a nine bout card co-promoted by GH3 Promotions, King’s Promotions, and Sampson Promotions.
Cintron, 39-5-2 with 30 knockouts, Reading, Pennsylvania, knocked down limited Rosemberg Gomez, 19-6-1 with 15 knockouts, Managua, Nicaragua, with a left hook, who proceeded to grab onto Cintron on his way to the canvas. Both fighters wound up tumbling around on the canvas. Cintron had a brief rest period, and could have been seriously injured. Fortunately, he was not. Instead of a disqualification, the round was allowed to be completed. As it was, the battered Gomez did not answer the bell for the fourth round.
Result: Kermit Cintron Referee’s Technical Decision 4 Rosemberg Gomez, Welterweights.Gomez down in fourth round. Corner retirement after round three. Referee: Eric Dali.
Berlin Abreu Win Split Decision 10 David Emanuel Peralta, Welterweights (Main Event)Abreu wins vacant World Boxing Council Latino Welterweight title. Scoring: 96-93, 96-94 Abreu. 97-93 Peralta. Referee: Gary Rosato
Press had the Dominican Abreu winning 97-94. Argentina’s Peralta won rounds 3, 4, and 5.
Undercard Bouts at Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Referees: Eric Dali, Gary Rosato
Ronald Ellis Win 8 Oscar Riojas, Super Middleweights
Undefeated prospect Ellis taken the eight round distance by Mexican journeyman Riojas.
Blake Cameron Mansfield Win 6 Antowyan Aikens, Super Middleweights
Surprise! 3-0-1 Mansfield decked 10-2-1 Aikens in corner during round 2, won bout easily.
Derric Rossy TKO 3 Richard Carmack, Heavyweights (1:40)
Kaboom! Rossy left hook to head sent Carmack’s mouthpiece flying as fell to the canvas.
Erik Spring Draw 6 Greyson Blake, Super Welterweights
8-1-2 Reading southpaw Spring draws for second time in 2016 in brutal hard fought bouts.
Abrahan Nova TKO 2 Joshua Santos, Super Featherweights
Super featherweight prospect Abrahan ‘Super’ Nova finished Santos on ropes on his feet.
Chordale Booker Win 4 Dawond Pickney, Middleweights
Booker 4-0. Arkansas journeyman Pickney goes the 4 round distance fifth consecutive time.
Jesus Perez (Pro Debut) TKO 3 Antonio Allen, Welterweights
Perez trained by Danny ‘PaEncima’ Rivera’, ex-trainer of Elio Rojas and Rocky Martinez.