Edward Vazquez vs. Jose Argel
2300 Arena, Philadelphia, USA – 9 July 2022
Featherweight contender Edward Vazquez pounded out a eight-round unanimous over tough Jose Argel in the main event that topped a seven bout card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
The event was promoted by RDR Promotions.
Vazquez of Fort Worth, Texas was able to figure out Argel’s come-forward style early in the contest as the Texan started slowing down Argel with body shots with both hands. Vazquez was equally effective with the uppercut. Argel continued to attempt to press but that was to his detriment as he ate shots to his flank and face from the pinpoint Vazquez.
Vazquez, 128.8 lbs won by scores of 80-72 on all cards to raise his mark to 12-1. Argel, 127.2 lbs of Carolina, Puerto Rico via Chile is now 8-3.
The exciting co-feature produced a toe-to-toe war that saw Oscar Barajas upset Damon Allen Jr. via six-round majority decision in a lightweight contest.
The bout was thrilling as Allen boxed very well behind a nice jab. Barajas started getting through with left hands and that forced Allen to return with some solid counter rights. The fight really picked up over the final three rounds, with some furious exchanges that each fighter held on at various times in the fights.
Two judges preferred Barajas work as he the visitor took two cards by 58-56 tallies, while a third card read even at 57-57.
Barajas of Mexico won his second straight fight over a Philadelphia-based fighter at the 2300 Arena and is now 18-8-1. Allen of Philadelphia is 16-2-1.
19 year-old prospect Isaiah Johnson notched his fifth consecutive stoppage as he took out veteran Rondale Hubbert in the opening round of their four-round junior welterweight bout.
Johnson registered three knockdowns and the bout was stopped at 1:57.
Johnson of Sicklerville, New Jersey is 5-0 with five knockouts. Hubbert of Duluth, Minnesota is 14-23-3.
DeAndre Pettus won a four-round unanimous decision over Chukka Willis in a middleweight contest.
Pettus, 160.5 lbs of Columbia, South Carolina won by shutout tallies of 40-36 on all cards and is now 7-1. Willis, 163 lbs of Emporia, Kansas is 4-17.
Former New York Golden Gloves champion Famous Wilson made a successful pro debut by winning a four-round unanimous decision over Vincent Randall in a middleweight tussle.
Wilson, 162.7 lbs of Deer Park, New York won by scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37 and is now 1-0. Randall, 157.9 lbs of Valparaiso, Indiana is 0-2.
Boimah Karmo won a four-round unanimous decision over Daniel Jiles in a junior middleweight bout.
Karmo, 152.7 lbs of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, won by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice and is now 3-0-1. Jiles, 151 lbs of Philadelphia is 0-2.
Najeem Johns needed just 16 seconds to win his pro debut over Darryl Chamberlain in a junior welterweight fight.
Johns of Philadelphia landed a right hook that put Chamberlain down face-first and the bout was over.
Johns, 141 lbs is 1-0 with one knockout. Chamberlain, 134.2 lbs of Baltimore, Maryland is 0-1.
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