Upset: Agbeko defeats Steen

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Super middleweight Sena Agbeko (27-2, 21 KOs) upset previously unbeaten Isaiah Steen (16-1, 12 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision on Friday night at Bally’s Atlantic City Casino & Resort. Close fight with Agbeko’s aggression forcing the action. Scores were 97-93, 96-94, 98-92. Steen was a 4:1 favorite.

Crafty super welterweight “Marvelous” Marquis Taylor (13-1-2, 1 KO) outworked previously unbeaten Marlon Harrington (8-1, 7 KOs) and pulled away to a 80-72, 79-73, 79-73.

In a good action clash between unbeaten heavyweights, Moses “Thunder Hands” Johnson (9-0-1, 7 KOs) hammered out an eight round majority decision over Elvis Garcia (12-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 76-76, 77-75, 77-75.

Undefeated middleweight prospect Joseph “Sug” Hicks (4-0, 4 KOs) scored a second-round KO of Luis Solis (25-15-4, 21 KOs) to highlight the untelevised undercard of the Salita Promotions event.

Super lightweight prospect Joshua “Double J” Pagan (4-0, 2 KOs) took a hard-fought six-round unanimous decision over Jeremiah Lewis Watts (now 2-1, 1 KO). Scores were 59-55 3x.

In the opening bout of the night, super featherweight David Navarro moved to 5-1, 4 KOs with a second-round TKO over Luis Domingo Hernandez (14-7-1, 9 KOs).

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  • It should be noted that Isaiah Steen is one of 2 maternal half brothers of Charles Conwell. Same mother, different fathers. Charles has 1 full sister & 2 half brothers. One of whom is Isaiah.

    Marlon Steen is a machinist and served in the Navy. Tierra is a claim’s adjuster, and graduated from Wright. Kudos to Charles Sr (Isaiah’s step dad). He raised all of his kids well. Same with their mother.

    Isiah is a good kid. One decision loss won’t kill him. He is a smart kid. Only 26. He will come back. He is also a great kid. I am sorry he lost.

    • Steen’s half-brother, Charles Conwell, is the best super welterweight prospect in the world, but can’t get a fight. Conwell is probably the most-feared man in boxing! Sad no one wants to fight him.

  • I too am sorry Isaiah lost, but some of that pain is assuaged by learning that his father is a machinist.

    • Running and clinching were hardly a clear “win.” Steen looked mediocre at best!

  • I wouldn’t call this an upset. Agbeko directed and controlled large parts of the fight. Maybe he was a little too reserved at times when he could be more aggressive. Steen looked rather unengaged. Much more is needed if you want to be up there.

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