Hutchinson vs Brando-Hunt battle to a draw!
John Hutchinson of Donegal, Ireland, had to settle for a No Contest against Robbie Brando-Hunt due to an unintentional headbutt in the second round. Hutchinson was clearly dominating the bout when Brando-Hunt was cut over the right eye from an accidental head-butt. Hutchinson holds at 3-0 and 1 NC while Hunt’s ledger moves to 0-3 and 1 NC.
Comeback over for Jimmy Cappiello!
Forty-seven year old Jimmy Cappiello’s comeback hopes came to an end when his corner decided to stop his scheduled four rounder against Pubilo Pena after the third. One of boxing’s nice guys, the outgoing Somerville boxer, returning after a 10 year absence, was taking far too much punishment at the hands of Pena. Pena, from Providence, moves to 1-1 with 1 KO, while Cappiello drops to 4-4-2, with 1 knockout.
Rashidi Ellis wins debut!
2012 National PAL (Police Athletic League) champion Rashidi Ellis had a successful debut against the experienced Josh Beeman (4-13-4, 2 KOs) of Providence winning a unanimous four-round decision in a very entertaining welterweight bout.
Draw for Vendetti-Fernandez
Greg Vendetti (3-0-1) of Stoneham, MA had to settle for a split decision draw against journeyman Antonio Chavez Fernandez (2-11-2) from Brockton, MA, in a four-round jr. middleweight bout. The hugely popular Vendetti dropped Fernandez twice in the opening round only to end up winning on one score card, losing on another, with the third judge settling it with a draw.
Powers wins first bout; Weisberg losses first bout!
In the afternoon’s opening bout, Mical Weisberg (3-1) lost for the first time in his comeback fight after a four-year absence. The popular boxer from Brockton, MA, a personal trainer, boxed well through the initial three rounds against Joe Powers of Groton, CT who entered the ring at 0-1. In the third, however, Powers began cutting the distance and landed a few looping overhand rights, one of which opened a bad cut over the left eye of Weisberg, causing the doctor to stop the action after the third round.
The crowd universally enjoyed the show and the great atmosphere of newly crowned Royale Nightclub which was once a staple in the New England boxing scene and stage for numerous memorable fighters including Mickey Ward, John Ruiz, Rich LaMontagne, Dana Rosenblatt, Kevin McBride among others.