"Fight Night at the Fair"
By:Bob Caico at ringside
Photography by“Boxing” Bob Newman
Christy “Coalminer’s Daughter” Martin won her first WBC woman’s world title when she scored a majority ten-round decision over Dakota Stone (9-8-5, 1 KO) at the at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand at the Syracuse State Fair grounds in Syracuse, NY on Wednesday.
Martin controlled most of the rounds over the tough Stone with her speed and consistent power punches.
In the middle of the tenth round, Christy landed a hard right hand that not only shook Stone but also doubled over herself as she may have broken the hand. Martin in obvious pain danced and jabbed the rest of the round to secure the victory.
Martin said before the fight she wanted a WBC world title and get to 50 wins before she hung up her gloves on her storied career. She moved one step closer to that goal by capturing the WBC World Female Jr. Middleweight title belt by scores of 98-92, 99-91 and 95-95 and improved her record to 49-5-3 with 31 knockouts.
ESTRADA TKOs LAWRENCE
In the main event of the evening, heavyweight Jason “Big Six” Estrada of Providence won by seventh round TKO over veteran Zuri Lawrence. Estrada landed a big right hand early in round two that dropped Lawrence and had the veteran seemingly in serious trouble. Lawrence recovered in time and made it safely out of the round.
Rounds three thru six were competitive a battle with Lawrence boxing effectively and Estrada scoring with sharp counter punching.
The end came at 2:33 of the seventh round when Estrada landed a booming right hand that staggered Lawrence and left him hanging over the middle ropes. Referee Hubert Earle waived off the fight without a count. Estrada improves to 16-2 with 4 knockouts and Lawrence slides to 24-15-4 (no knockouts).
MCGIRT STOPS PIETANTONIO!
Super middleweight James McGirt, Jr. needed an impressive win to get his career back on track after suffering his first loss last year plus another loss back in January of this year and he did just that over a game Anthony Pietantonio.
McGirt looked sharp from the get go and by the third round he was outclassing his opponent with a series of right jabs and straight left hands. McGirt became more aggressive to start the fourth round as he began to land more power punches that put Pietantonio on the defensive. With seconds remaining in the fourth round, McGirt landed a combination that put his opponent to the canvas. Pietantonio beat the count but referee Ken Zimmer wisely waived off the bout at 3:00 of the round. McGirt’s record rises to 21-2-1 with 10 KOs while Pietantonio drops to 6-3.
RESNICK SCORES 1ST ROUND TKO!
Lightweight Jayme Resnick landed a hard right hand seconds into his four round bout against Luquan Lewis and didn’t let up until referee Charlie Fitch mercifully stopped the fight at 1:52. Resnick improves to 2-1 with 1 knockout and Lewis stays winless at 0-5.
TRIVILINO DECISIONS TROMPOWSKY
In the opening bout, Jackie Trivilino scored an unanimous decision over Priscilla Trompowsky in a featherweight four rounder. The featherweights but on an exciting exhibition but Trivilino landed the cleaner, harder punches to win 40-36 on each of the judges scorecards. Trivilino’s record evens out at 1-1-1 while Trompowsky slides to 1-3.
Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment Sports in conjunction with the International Boxing Hall of Fame from nearby Canastota, NY promoted the “Fight Night at the Fair” event. “Jason was devastating in one of his best wins,” promoter Burchfield said. “He fought a guy who, on any given night, can give any heavyweight a very tough fight. Christy looked great winning the WBC title and James McGirt also turned in a great performance.” Many former champions were on hand including Emile Griffith, Carlos Ortiz, Livingstone Bramble, Vito Antuofermo and Vinny Paz.
CES continues its red-hot September with “School’s In” this Friday at Twin River in Lincoln, Rhode Island and comes back Friday evening, September 11th in Plymouth, Massachusetts with “A Night To Remember.”
NABF cruiserweight champion Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (19-1, 10 KOs), rated #3 by the IBF, takes on veteran “Famous” Michael Simms (20-11-2, 13 KOs) in a ten-round, non-title fight Saturday night, September 12th at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California.
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