Former New England middleweight champion Kendrick “Peppa” Ball, Jr. turned in a career-best efficiency in final night time’s principal occasion towards harmful Bryan “The Warrior” Vera on the night portion of the “Crossroads” day-night doubleheader, introduced by Granite Chin Promotions, at New England Sports activities Heart in Derry, New Hampshire.
The pre-fight plan was adopted as Ball (16-1-2, 11 KOs) boxed and moved, whereas Vera (28-17, 18 KOs) utilized strain, proper from the opening bell. Ball took management within the second spherical, when he stayed within the pocket, snapping off crisp combos. Ball fired more practical combos within the third spherical as Vera began chasing his opponent. Ball began transferring across the ring and preventing from the skin within the fourth and stayed on his toes the rest of the combat.
Ball received an 8-round unanimous determination (79-73, 79-73, 78-74) to grow to be the World Boxing Council (WBC) USNBC (United States) Silver Tremendous Middleweight Champion.
“This was my greatest combat, due to who I fought, and the magnitude of the combat,” Ball commented. “The plan was to field and transfer as a result of he was a lot smaller and slower. At occasions I banged, after I knew he wasn’t hurting me, however I shouldn’t have taken the dangers.”
The 39-year-old Vera isn’t the identical fighter he was when he beat three completely different world champions – Andy Lee, Sergio Mora (twice) and Serhiy Dzinziruk. The Texan must determine if it’s time to lastly hold up his gloves.
“This was superior, positively our greatest present thus far,” Granite Chin’s Chris Traietti declared after the present. “We really feel nice about stepping as much as give these fighters, particularly the locals, a platform to carry out on in entrance of followers. I believe plenty of promoters have gotten lazy. They gave us a lane and Granite Chin took benefit. This was our fourth present with followers over the last 12 months. Brian fought exhausting and he’s an incredible man, however he’s not the identical man he was in 2011. He wants to consider what he’s going to do.
“Granite Chin returns right here June twenty sixth with one other doubleheader. The afternoon present would be the Granite Chin Invitational for open elite boxers. With the New England Golden Gloves canceled once more there’s a void to fill. If promoters are going to assist amateurs, I definitely will, beginning June twenty sixth.”
Challenger Marquis Bates (8-4, 6 KOs) dethroned defending New Hampshire Welterweight Champion Ryan Dibartolomeo (3-2-1, 1 KO) by way of a sixth-round stoppage in an entertaining co-feature. A devastating overhand proper from Bates gave him his new crown because the referee didn’t even depend because the ring physician shortly entered the ring.
Larry “Hitman” Pryor took the contract out on Scott Lambert and he wasted little time caring for enterprise to grow to be the New Hampshire Cruiserweight Champion. Pryor took benefit of his decisive top and attain benefits, closing the present with a wonderfully thrown left hook that despatched Lambert to the canvas. Lambert managed to beat the depend, however the referee stopped the combat halfway by way of the opening spherical when he noticed Lambert wobbling backwards and forwards on rubbery legs.
Lanky left-handed Francis “The Tank” Hogan (5-0, 5 KOs) graduated final night time with a superb efficiency towards Larry “Slo Mo” Smith, who was in his sixtieth profession combat. Hogan put down Smith early within the third spherical and caught the Texan late in the identical spherical with a lefty-combination to the temple. Smith beat the depend, however he was unable to reply the bell for the fourth spherical, and 20-year-old Hogan grew to become the brand new New Hampshire Junior Middleweight Champion.
Former New England heavyweight champion Justin “Loopy Practice” Rolfe (5-2-1, 4 KOs) positioned himself for an additional N.E. title shot with a spectacular knockout of Alfredo “Choncho” Trevino (9-9-1, 1 KO). The 263-pound Rolfe, preventing out of Fairfield, Maine, charged throughout the ring on the bell and put his Arizona opponent to sleep proper in his nook, when he was counted out on the 20-seconds mark.
The most recent member of the fightin’ Whitley household from western Massachusetts, undefeated welterweight Denzel Whitley, cruised to his fourth victory together with his fourth knockout. He drilled Aquilandro Brandao late in spherical one and the combat was stopped by the referee.
Undefeated Jahye Brown (9-0, 7 KOs) captured the vacant ABF Athletic junior middleweight title with a tough fought 8-round unanimous determination over a recreation Mexican opponent, Dormedes Potes (12-4-1, 9 KOs). The 2 fought toe-to-toe from the opening bell and Brown landed the more practical punches inside to earn the victory.
Promising middleweight prospect Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste improved to 2-0 together with his second knockout, blasting out Bruno Dias within the third spherical.
Preventing for the primary time in additional than eight years, Fall River, MA welterweight Dustin Reinhold (6-4, 2 KOs) received a 4-round unanimous determination over pro-debuting Anthony Andreozzi in what can greatest be known as a tough and tumble match.
Junior middleweight Carlos Castillo’s skilled debut was a gem because the Holyoke, MA fighter dropped Theo Desjardon twice, the final closing the present late within the first spherical.
“Cannon” Berry stops Ibarra in 5
UBO All-America Welterweight Champion Brandon “The Cannon” Berry (21-5-2, 13 KOs) efficiently defended within the afternoon card’s principal occasion, overcoming a gradual begin during which he was buzzed to cease challenger Gael Ibarra (5-3, 4 KOs) within the fifth spherical.
Berry completed the combat within the fifth, when he unloaded twin barrages of unanswered punches on a trapped Ibarra till the referee waved off the combat.
“I’m glad it wasn’t a 4-round combat,” Berry mentioned after the combat. “He was a robust man. I used to be feeling it. He examined me. I need to thank my household and associates right here, and Granite Chin and everyone concerned within the promotion.”
Within the co-featured occasion, New England heavyweight champion Mike “Fly” Marshall (4-1, 3 KOs), in a non-title combat, knocked out Tracey Johnson (4-10-6) within the third spherical.
Common Boston Irishman Jimmy Torney (3-0, 3 KOs) – 6’ 6”, 269 lbs. – wanted solely 42-seconds and one large proper to cease pro-debuting heavyweight Marco Nascimento.
Massachusetts welterweight Eric “Gladiator” Goff convincingly received his professional debut towards Jader Alves (0-5) as he pitched a 4-round shutout
Three-time New England Golden Gloves champion Demek “Hightower” Edmonds had an superior professional debut, dropping cruiserweight Francisco Neto twice in spherical one, the second a vicious physique shot ending the combat. Edmonds, a southpaw from Worcester, MA, is a university graduate and bonafide prospect to look at.
In a non-title combat, New England welterweight champion Mike “Dangerous Man” Ohan, Jr. (12-1, 6 KOs) schooled his 54-fight Las Vegas opponent, junior middleweight Rynell Griffin. Ohan decked Griffin 3 times within the first spherical, the third with a left hook to the physique from which Griffin was unable to beat the depend.
Canadian cruiserweight Yan “Wild Factor” Pellerin (11-1, 5 KOs) landed two stinging rights to the physique of 63-fight veteran Steve “The Spoiler” Walker, each flooring the Missouri fighter, the second leading to an opening-round knockout for the vacant ABF Atlantic title.
Connecticut welterweight Omar “The Beast” Borday, Jr. (1101, 3 KOs) dominated 65-fight journeyman Dewayne Knowledge en path to a one-sided 8-round unanimous determination.
Official outcomes under:
MAIN EVENT – VACANT WBC USNBC SILVER SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kendrick Ball, Jr. (16-1-2, 11 KOs), Worcester, MA
WDEC8 (79-73, 79-73, 78-74)
Bryan Vera (28-17, 18 KOs), Austin, TX
(Ball on WBC USNBC Silver middleweight title)
CO-FEATIURE –NEW HAMPSHIRE WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Marquis Bates (8-4, 6 KOs), Taunton, MA
WKO6 (2 :26)
Ryan Dibartolomeo (3-2-1, 1 KO), Leominster, MA
(Bates received the N.H. welterweight title)
VACANT NEW HAMPSHIRE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Larry Pryor (14-23, 8 KOs), Frederick, MD
Scott Lampert (1-2, 1 KO), Dover Plains, NY
(Pryor received the N.H. cruiserweight title)
VACANT NEW HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Francis Hogan (5-0, 5 KOs), Weymouth, MA
Larry Smith (12-46-2 (8 KOs), Dallas, TX
(Hogan received the N.H. junior middleweight title)
VACANT ABF ATLANTIC JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Jahyae Brown (9-0, 7 KOs), Schenectady, NY
WDEC8 (79-72, 77-74, 77074)
Dormedes Potes (12-3-1, 9 KOs), Woburn, MA
(Brown received ABF Atlantic junior middleweight title)
Justin Rolfe (5-2-1, 3 KOs), Fairfield, ME
Alfredo Trevino (9-9-1, 1 KO), Douglas, AZ
Denzel Whitley (4-0, 4 KOs), Holyoke, MA
WTKO1 (2 :42)
Aquilando Brandao (0-4), Boston, MA
Julien Baptiste (2-0, 2 KOs), Woburn, MA
WTKO3 (2 :26)
Bruno Dias (0-5), Boston, MA
Carlos Castillo (1-0, 1 KO), Holyoke, MA
Theo Desjardin (0-7), Attleboro, MA
Dustin Reinhold (6-4, 2 KOs), Fall River, MA
WDEC4 (39-36, 39-036, 39-37
Anthony Andreozzi (0-1), Swansea, MA
MAIN EVENT – UBO ALL-AMERICA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Brandon Berry (21-5-2, 13 KOs), West Forks, ME
Gael Ibarra (5-3, 4 KOs), Bisbee, AZ
(Berry retained the UBO All-America welterweight title)
CO-FEATURE – HEAVYWEIGHTS
Mike Marshall (5-1, 4 KOs), Brooklyn, NY
Tracey Johnson, (4-10-6, 0 KOs), Boston, MA.
VACANT ABF ATLANTIC CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Yan Pellerin (10-1, 4 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Steve Walker (26-37, 18 KOs), Hannibal, MO
(Pellerin received the ABF Atlantic cruiserweight title)
Jimmy Torney (3-0, 3 KOs), Boston, MA
Marco Nascimento (0-1), Bow, NH
Demek Edmonds (1-0, 1 KO), Worcester, MA
Francisco Neto (1-12), Woburn, MA
Mike Ohan, Jr. (12-1, 6 KOs), Holbrook, MA
Rynell Griffin (8-46-2, 2 KOs), Las Vegas, NV
Eric Goff (1-0, 1 KO), Weymouth, MA
WDEC4 (40-30, 40-34, 40-34)
Jader Alves (0-5), Woburn, MA.
Omar Borday, Jr. (11-1, 3 KOs), Danbury, CT
WDEC8 (80-70, 79-72, 78-72
Dewayne Knowledge (7-56-2, 3 KOs), Indianapolis, IN