Hall of Fame Weekend Brawl
Manfredy and Bailey
– It was another exciting night of boxing at the Turning Stone Casino in
Verona, NY. As part of the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction
Weekend over 50 fighters and boxing celebrities that included Marvelous
Marvin Hagler, Ken Norton, Christy Martin, Earnie Shavers, Iran Barkley,
Terry Norris, Ricardo Lopez, Marlon Starling, Aaron Pryor, Jimmy Ellis as
well as many others were in attendance.
Dog” Burton (4-2-1) of Syracuse opened up the night with an impressive
victory over Bonnie Weary (3-4) of Cleveland, Ohio.
Amy dominated a four-round Welterweight bout and sent Weary to the
canvas early in the first round. Amy
continued her domination through the first three rounds, though appeared to
tire in the fourth. Weary
fought back in the final round but it was far from enough. Burton was
awarded the fight in a unanimous decision.
Burton is currently ranked eighth place in both the IWBF and WIBA
resident Jason Bouvouso (5-2), disappointed the local crowd with a less than
spectacular performance. His
opponent Hector Alejandro Jr. (3-1) of Buffalo, NY dominated the fight and
frustrated Bouvouso. Bouvouso
showed this frustration in the second round when he punched Alejandro well
after the bell and a point was taken away from Bouvouso for his actions.
This point did not matter as Bouvouso was knocked out in the third
round of the scheduled 4 round event. Alejandro
sat with me after the fight and was excited about his win.
After calling his family in Puerto Rico to give them the good news,
he told me that he was well prepared for this fight and that his recent
training and sparring with boxers in Buffalo prepared him for Bouvouso.
lackluster fight, Robert “Push Up” Frazier (28-5-2, 14 KOs) of
Rochester, NY defeated Quandray Robertson (13-6) of Portland, OR by majority
decision. This was a slow fight
that where no boxer ever took charge.
In the main
event, Lightweight Angel “Got Jesus” Manfredy (42-6-1, 30 KOs) of
Hobart, Indiana easily defeated John Bailey (21-11-2, 13 KOs) of New
Cumberland, West Virginia. Manfredy dominated the fight sending Bailey to
the canvas four times in the fight; two times in the second round, once in
the fifth and for a final time in the seventh round. Manfredy used
everything in his arsenal hitting Bailey at will with punches to the head
and body. Several of his body
shots were so devastating that they sent Bailey to the canvas.
The fight was stopped at 1:01 in the seventh after a barrage of
punches that sent Bailey to the canvas for the final time.
After the fight promoter Mike Acri mentioned that Manfredy would be
fighting for a title fight later this fall.
by: David Dylis, Editor, BoxingHelp.com, info@boxingHelp.com
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
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