Farmer and Taylor Win, Sulecki Survives Rosado, Friday Night Roundup
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Philadelphia, PA (March 16th, 2019)– Tevin Farmer endured a variation outside power shot, inside hellacious exchange war with Irish challenger Jono Carroll to win a unanimous 12 round decision and retain his International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight title in the main event of a nine bout card at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Farmer won at least nine or 10 of the 12 rounds. Carroll won fans over with his gutsy challenge, showing hard, stamina, and courage, and waging a good war with body shots on the inside. Farmer had the best of him, though, landing the harder shots and the power shots.
Southpaw Farmer, 29-4-1 with six knockouts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, would like a unification bout with 21-0 WBA World Super Featherweight champion Gevonte Davis later in 2019, noting in the post-fight interview “I am always improving.” 16-1-1 Carroll, Dublin, Ireland, has only three knockouts on his record, who fought a nasty and inspirational war on the inside, was breathing heavily after the fifth round, and slowed down as the bout progressed, unable to maintain the crazy championship pace set by Farmer. Carroll, bleeding from the corner of the right eye, was ultimately game for all 12 rounds, but his facial beating told the true story. Real Combat Media neutrally and fairly scored the bout 116-112 for Farmer, with Farmer leading the bout on points the entire way.
Result: Tevin Farmer Win 12 Jono Carroll, Super Featherweights
Farmer retains International Boxing Federation World Super Featherweight title
Scoring: 117-111, 117-111, 117-111 Farmer. Referee: Benji Esteves Jr.
Other Major and Noteworthy Friday Night Fight Results, Philadelphia and Worldwide
Maciej Suleiki Win 10 Gabriel Rosado, Middleweights
Suleiki wins vacant World Boxing Organization International Middleweight title
Rosado down in first and eighth round. Suleiki down twice in ninth round. Philadelphia’s Rosado won the ninth for a 10-7 round, and won the tenth round 10-9, picking up four points on the scorecards. However, Poland’s Suleiki had enough of an early lead to win on the scorecards. Real Combat Media scored it 95-95 a draw. Based on Rosado’s dropping Sulecki twice in the ninth round, Rosado should have floored the gas pedal in the tenth round. After getting dropped twice in the ninth round by veteran Rosado, for Sulecki to proclaim after the bout he is now ready later in 2019 for a bout with 27-0 World Boxing Organization World Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade appeared ridiculous.
Katie Taylor TKO 9 Rose Volante, Lightweights (1:40) (Two Minute Rounds)
Taylor wins WBO and Retains WBA and IBF World Female Lightweight titles
Volante was down in the first round.
After a head butt from Taylor, coming in with her head, broke and bloodied the nose of Volante, Esteves correctly stopped the bout, but apparently incorrectly gave Taylor a stoppage win. The bout should have gone to the scorecards for a technical decision, or been a disqualification. Real Combat Media gave Taylor a technical win 90-80 on points.
Avery Sparrow Win Majority Decision 10 Henry Lundy, Lightweights
10-1 Philadelphia lightweight Sparrow dropped Lundy twice in the second round and scored the upset over fading 36 bout veteran Lundy. Without the knockdowns, Lundy could have won a split decision. Scoring: 96-92, 95-93 for Sparrow. 94-94 a draw.
Maria Cecilia Roman Win 10 Valeria Perez, Bantamweights (Two Minute Rounds)
14-4-4 Argentinian Roman retains IBF World Bantamweight title
Scoring: 98-92, 97-93, 96-94 for Roman.
Tommy Frank TKO 4 Luke Wilton, Super Flyweights (0:50)
10-0 Frank wins vacant Commonwealth British Empire Super Flyweight title
Wilton down twice in the first round and twice in the fourth round
Michael Mooney Win 4 Daryl Pearce, Super Lightweights
It has often been said ringers get one check to fight, and a second check to lose. Try to prove it. 9-58-2 British ringer Michael ‘Mad Man’ Mooney, who had not won a fight (0-46-2) in five years, wins the March 2019 Real Combat Media ‘Ringer of the Month’ honors with his sudden miraculous unanimous decision points win over undefeated prospect Daryl Pearce. On the same card in Birmingham, West Midlands, 1-12-1 super welterweight visiting Czech ringer Jan Korec earned Real Combat Media ‘Ringer of the Month Honorable Mention’ by skillfully fighting to a six round draw with 8-1-1 prospect Jordan Clayton. 1-11-1 lightweight ringer Dean Jones drew with unbeaten prospect Brad Thomas.
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