By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside.
Saturday night at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, Mykall “The Professor” Fox (21-1, 5 KOs) easily outboxed Dominican Eudy “AK47” Bernardo (25-5, 18 KOs) to take a one-sided ten round unanimous decision victory by scores of 100-90 across the board.
Fox, ranked number fifteen by the WBO, took over in the second round, unloading various combinations that forced Bernardo on the defensive.
The slick Fox continued to rack up the points as he stepped in and out of the pocket with four and five punch combinations throughout rounds three though seven. Bernardo’s nickname was AK47, but Fox’s movement and superior boxing ability completely disarmed him and he could land only single shots on occasion.
Fox wobbled Bernardo in the eighth round a straight left right combo up the middle but he covered and survived.
The boxing lesson continued throughout the final two rounds as Fox kept him a bay and circled around the ring with snapping shots.
All three judges gave Mykal Fox every round for the one sided victory by score of 100-90 x 3.
In The co-feature of the nine-bout card promoted by Kings Promotions, super welterweight sensation Courtney “Kingpin Pennington (13-4-3, 5 KOs) pounded out a one sided eight round unanimous decision victory over Erik Spring (13-3-2, 1 KO) by scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74 respectively.
Pennington controlled the fight throughout with sharp combinations and hand speed that kept Spring off balance. Spring had a few hard shots in the middle rounds but just couldn’t put together a consistent attack to slow the advancing Pennington.
Super welterweight Nicholas Hernandez (10-4-1, 2 KOs) dropped Terrance Williams (5-4-1, 1 KO) in rounds three and four, but had to survive a late surge from Williams in the eighth and final round to win an eight-round brawl by scores of 77-73 x 2 and 76-74 respectively
Hometown bantamweight Jonathan Torres (6-0, 2 KOs) of Bethlehem, PA by way of Puerto Rico, sent near sellout crowd into an uproar as he flattened a very raw Texan, Kaylin Waites (1-4) with a left uppercut at 1:19 of the opening round for the knockout victory.
Martino Jules (7-0 1KO) retained his ABO welterweight title with a spectacular third round knockout of Michael Stoute (3-2). Jules ended the proceedings with an explosive uppercut that left Stoute sprawled on the canvas for the ten count at 1:54 of the 3rd round.
Kashon Hutchinson (6-5, 1 KO) captured the vacant USBF welterweight title with six round unanimous decision victory over Rasheed Johnson (6-3, 2 KOs).
Hutchinson took the fight by working on the inside throughout the fight. Rasheed Johnson had some nice moments in the fourth and fifth rounds from the outside behind long jabs but could not keep Hutchinson at bay.
All three judges saw the fight in favor of Kashon Hutchinson by scores of 58-56 across the board for the unanimous decision victory.
Middleweight Brandon Mullins (6-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated with a hard fought four round unanimous decision victory over Brent Oren (1-2).
Mullins used his heavier hands to force Oren on the retreat throughout much to the first three rounds. Oren began to turn the tide late in the third round and throughout the fourth round, using distance to snap jabs and hard shots that frustrated Mullins. The Delaware native would not be denied, making the final round close with a flurry in the closing seconds of the fight.
All the Judges saw the bout 39-37 in favor of Brandon Mullins for the unanimous decision victory.
The second bout featured a pair of bantamweight journeymen who looked to turn their careers around as Jerrod “Golden” Minor battled Jose Lopez in a crowd pleasing four round contest.
Both fighters traded heavy combinations throughout the opening two rounds. However, it was Lopez who had the faster hands and he began to wear down the taller Miner.
Lopez mixed up his combinations with some thudding hooks to the body in the third round. Niner just wouldn’t back down and pushed forward with a few counters.
Jose Lopez wouldn’t be denied as he outworked the game, but outgunned Jerrod Miner throughout the fourth and final round.
All the judges saw the bout in favor of Jose Lopez (1-1-1) by scores of 40-36 x 2 and 39-37 for the unanimous decision victory. Jerrod Miner drops to 1-7-2, 1 KO
In the opening bout of the evening, undefeated super middleweight Khainell Wheeler (3-0. 3K0s) needed only a minutes and eighteen seconds to dispose of twenty-four fight veteran Juan Zapata (6-16-2, 4 KOs).