By Brad Snyder – The Undercard
Pictures by Bob Ryder
Second 2 None Promotions offered Better of Tomorrow 13 Friday evening at Membership Venetian in Madison Heights, Michigan. Hometown welterweight Reggie Harris Jr (7–0, 3 KO) gained a break up choice in opposition to Empire Boxing Membership’s Rashid Stevens (6–1, 5 KO) in the primary occasion. Each fighters line up for a packed room to see their undefeated report.
In Spherical 1, Stevens went straight to the middle of the ring and commenced firing from a southeast place. Harris’ offense was extra wild, as Stevens appeared extra calm. In Spherical 2 Stevens was, as soon as once more, heart of the ring and scored with jabs and physique photographs. Harris ended the spherical convincingly as the 2 fighters opened fireplace at one another on the finish. Spherical 3 was the closest to an 8-round bout. Within the following rounds, Stevens once more pointed to his jaw and physique work. Harris, being the youthful fighter, proceeded to commit good offense, usually tying Stevens with a rope. The enterprise of each the fighter planes exploded within the last spherical of the competitors. When all was stated and executed, the primary occasion judges (79-73-Stevens, 77-75-Harris, 78-74-Harris) went to SD victory. You might argue that the battle may have gone to Stevens. Entertaining battles have to be replayed. Even when this isn’t doable, each the fighters have a vivid future in boxing. And Stevens needs to be counseled for risking his report in his opponent’s dwelling state.
The co-main occasion was extra like a wrestling match, as mild heavyweights Jaden Tolker (0-3) and Aaron Rivera (2-0, 1 KO) usually ended up on canvas because of a whole lot of pushes and tackles. Aaron Rivera was awarded a DQ victory on the 1:09 level of the second spherical, as Corridor of Fame referee Frank Garza had adequately noticed Tolker’s non-boxing bodily conduct.
Mild heavyweight Antwan Jones improved (9-0, 4 KO) with a 2:34 TKO win within the second over from Billy Cunningham (11-42-1, 6 KO). Jones dominated the primary spherical by firing a vicious physique shot. Within the second, Jones was firing with all of his artillery, as physique photographs gave him his first knock on Cunningham. The second Jones hit the uppercut, Cunningham fell for the second time in the identical spherical. At that time, referee Ansel Stewart had seen sufficient and known as off the battle.
Isiah Stubbs (0-5) had a everlasting piercing that wanted to be faraway from his cheek earlier than he was capable of battle. Eradicating the piercing did not assist, as tremendous featherweight Cameron Panke (4-0, 3 KOs) appeared spectacular, grabbing Stubbs from the correct counter as Stubbs walked in. Punch thrown, as Punky was getting out of the best way, leaving Stubbs on the mat for lengthy. A 49-second TKO win for Panky left him off to a doubtlessly nice begin to an extended profession.
Devonte Kirk (3-0, 3 KO) defeated fellow second-round welterweight Rodrigo Solis (0-2) by 1:44 TKO. Solis as soon as hit the canvas and later, threw his nook within the towel. Solis was troubled by the pause, as he had moments in a brief battle. Kirk confronted a tricky competitor. Now, he wish to quick ahead in his early profession.
Within the opening battle, heavyweight Walter Burns gained by majority choice (39-37-Burns, 38-38, 40-36-Burns) over Brandon Everett (0-1). Burns improved (6-0, 4 KO).