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).
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.
Terrible decision Agbeko clearly lost that fight!
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.
Steen has absolutely no chance of becoming a top tier fighter.