Orr Stops Maysonet!
By: Christian O. Agmi and Christopher D. Agmi
Photography by Emily Harney
Undefeated middleweight prospect Donald “Donnie Boy” Orr (14-0, 5 KOs) forced veteran Luis Maysonet (32-11, 25 KOs) to surrender on his stool after six hard-fought rounds at the Roxy in Boston.
The fighters traded power shots throughout the bout to provide the lively crowd with good two way action. The competitive fight ended in round seven, when Maysonet finally decided not to continue after absorbing six rounds of punishment. “Fight Night @ The Roxy” was promoted by Rich Cappiello for Capiello Promotions.
Orr set the tone of the fight from the opening round using a busy left jab. Maysonet, tentative to engage early, cautiously stalked his opponent. Despite being less experienced, Donnie Boy was the aggressor in the round, scoring with left hooks and occasional right hands.
In round two, Donny began to back Maysonet up behind steady, stiff jabs. Luis, still struggling to find his offense, countered with sporadic left hooks.
In round three, however, Luis seemed to come alive when the two traded power shots. Maysonet continued to get the best of Orr as the round progressed, landing flush left hooks and receiving little in return from his opponent.
Donnie adjusted to regain control of the fight in round four, shortening his punches and landing quick combinations. An overhand right momentarily stunned Maysonet as the round came to a close.
The fifth frame was the most competitive and action-packed round of the bout, with good see-saw action as both fighters landed flush combinations to the head. As the bell sounded to end the round, Donnie returned to his corner with considerable swelling over both eyes.
Donnie continued to play the aggressor in round six, perhaps feeling the urgency of a close fight going to the scorecards. With his power punches landing with increased accuracy, Orr pushed Maysonet to the ropes and ripped two and three punch combinations to his opponent’s head and body.
By the time the bell rang, it was obvious that the challenger was getting the worst of the slugfest. Maysonet elected not to answer the bell to begin round seven, preferring to quit on his stool than to take any additional punishment. -- Christian O. Agmi
Dunwell Defeats Jordan!
Lynn’s Simeone Dunwell (8-0, 2 KOs)remained undefeated by winning a six round unanimous decision against Jason Jordan (6-24-3, 4 KOs) of Akron, OH. Scores for this bout were 60-54 twice and 59-55 respectively. -- Christopher D. Agmi
Minor Destroys Jaquez-Colon!
In what would prove to be the shortest contest of the night, Rashad Minor (1-0) fighting out of Worcester, MA made his pro debut a successful one by battering Joel-Eduardo Jaquez-Colon (0-1) repeatedly in the first and only round of the contest.
Since Jaquez-Colon was unable to defend himself, this prompted referee Kevin Hope to put a halt to the contest just 38 seconds into round one. -- Christopher D. Agmi
Reis TKO’s Rowell!
In the only women’s bout of the evening, Kali Reis (1-0, 1 KO) had no problems scoring a quick TKO of Bessie Rowell (0-2) at 1:16 of the second round in her pro debut. Rowell never seemed to have a chance to gain momentum as she was quickly overwhelmed by the Providence native. -- Christopher D. Agmi
Miller Decisions Sistrunk!
Heavyweight Phil “Killa” Miller (4-0, 2 KOs), also of Providence RI, won a unanimous decision over veteran Orion Sistrunk (5-24-1).
Thought Miller had a significant disadvantage in size, he showed that a timely Jab and some good work to the body that was able to negate the size differential. Scores were 39-37 twice and 40-36. -- Christ
Kielczweski Defeats Rosario!
In junior lightweight action, Quincy's Ryan “the Polish Prince” Kielczweski (2-0) overwhelmed Worcester's Luis Rosario (5-11), sweeping all four rounds on all scorecards to record the second win of his career. All three judges scored the bout 40-36. -- Christopher D. Agmi
Silveira Stops Badgett!
Making his pro debut, Derek Silveira (1-0, 1 KO) needed just 71 seconds to quickly dispatch Mike Badgett (1-2) of Caswell, NC. Silveira, fighting out of nearby Byfield MA, recorded two knockdowns before the contest was halted. -- Christopher D. Agmi
Trader Decisions Valasquez!
In the opening bout of the evening, Frankie Trader (2-0) put on a workmen like effort in beating Jose Valasquez (1-4) all by scores of 40-36. -- Christopher D. Agmi