Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.
Flyweight Jesus Soler (11-1-1, 5 K0s) spoiled the comeback of local favorite Miguel Cartagena (15-6-1, 6 K0s), taking a 79-73, 80-72, 78-74 unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania (located about 20 minutes outside Philadelphia.
In the semi-final fight, lightweight Frankie Trader (13-2-1, 5 K0s) topped Jerome Conquest (10-4, 1 K0) over eight rounds by scores of 79-73, 79-73, 78-74 to claim the vacant USBF Continental title. The bout was also a local turf war between Philly fighters.
In the upset of the night, welterweight journeyman Evincii Dixon (8-23-2, 3 K0s) surprised previously unbeaten Marcel Rivers (7-1, 4 K0s), getting a second round stoppage. Time was 2:11. Continue reading “Soler, Trader victorious”