Frank Houghtaling vs. Lemuel Nelson
IBC Junior Welterweight Title fight
March 1, 2002
Nation Homelands - Another
exciting, but controversial night of boxing at the Turning Stone Casino in
Verona, NY. In the first match of the evening Willie Phillips (20-3,
18KOs) was disqualified at 36 seconds into the sixth round for repeated low blows.
Phillips seemed to have the fight in hand, however in the sixth round after
being warned in earlier rounds for low blows was disqualified for a low blow
that put Tim Knight (18-42 5 KOs) to the canvas. The disqualification
appeared to be unwarranted. Referee Tim Boehlert had
provided warning though had not deducted any points from Phillips for earlier
low blows This fight is under protest.
In the main event for the IBC
Junior Middleweight Title, Frank Houghtaling (15-7-5, 3
KOs), of Albany and Lemuel Nelson (22-5-0, 11
KOs), of Pensacola, FL fought to a majority draw. In the earlier
rounds of the fight Houghtaling had a slight advantage, however at 1 minute and 10
seconds into the eighth round Houghtaling caught a right to the jaw
that brought him to the canvas. It seemed to be Nelson's fight after
the eighth round. After 12 rounds the fight went to the score cards
scored as follows:
Don Ackerman: 114-113
Frank Adams: 114-113 (Houghtaling)
Rubin Garcia: 114-114
Nelson's corner was upset and
felt the draw was influenced by the hometown atmosphere for Houghtaling.
BoxingHelp.com also had this a very close fight and gave the advantage to
card also highlighted Utica, NY native Jason Bouvouso (3-1) who was defeated
by Alvesto Mills (6-16). Jason a hometown favorite looked good in the
ring, though at times showed a lack of experience and control.
Throughout the short 4 round bout he was warned several times for not
breaking cleanly. It seemed that Bouvouso had the fight won until he
left himself open at the end of the 4th round and caught a hard right from
Mills to the left temple. Jason was able to right himself just before the
final bell though was later taken to a local hospital for observation.
The undercard results are as
Middleweight - 4 rds
Les Ralston (1-0) unanimous decision John
- 8 rds
by: David Dylis, Editor, BoxingHelp.com, info@boxingHelp.com
Robert "Pushup" Frazier (24-5-2, 14 KOs) TKO3 Jose
Aponte (18-18-3, 6 KOs)
One of the top five tourist
attractions in New York, Turning Stone Casino Resort is located just off New
York State Thruway Exit 33 in Verona (about 30 miles east of Syracuse).
For ticket information on upcoming fights, contact the Showroom Box Office
at (877) 833-SHOW or (315) 361-SHOW.