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Jesus Soler gained the biggest win of his career by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Miguel Cartagena in a flyweight bout that headlined an entertaining eight-bout card at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
It was a terrific action fight that saw Soler out work and out punch the native of Philadelphia. Soler consistently backed up Cartagena and ripped off some furious multi-punch combinations.
Soler of Philadelphia via of Puerto Rico won by scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74 to raise his mark to 11-1-1, Cartagena, of Philadelphia, is 15-6-1.
Frank Trader won an eight-round unanimous decision over Jerome Conquest in a lightweight bout.
In round three, Trader was cut over his right eye from an accidental headbutt. Trader constantly landed lead right hands into an oncoming Conquest. Trader built up a nice lead, when Conquest tried to, and was successful at times making it an ugly dogfight on the inside.
It wasn’t enough as Trader, of Philadelphia, won by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74 to improve to 13-2-1. Conquest, of Philadelphia, falls to 10-4.
In a stunning upset, Evinci Dixon stopped previously undefeated Marcel Rivers in a scheduled six-round welterweight bout.
Dixon dropped Rivers three times in the 2nd frame, as it was rights to the head that stunned and eventually put Rivers down each time. Referee Benjy Esteves stopped the bout on the 3rd knockdown at 2:11
Dixon, of Lancaster, PA, is now 8-23-2 with three knockouts. Rivers, of Philadelphia, is 7-1.
Thyler Williams won a four-round unanimous decision over Tyree Arnold in a bout featuring Philadelphia based junior welterweights.
Williams won by scores of 40-36 on all cards and is now 3-0. Arnold is of 0-2.
Daiyaan Butt remained undefeated by stopping Tivan Young in round three of their scheduled four-round junior welterweight bout.
In round two, Butt scored a knockdown from a flurry of punches that was capped off by a left to the body. In round three, Butt ended thing when he landed several hard lefts to the body that sent Young down in the corner. Young got to his feet at 9 and a half, but referee Benjy Esteves waived the fight off at 1:25
Butt, of Philadelphia, is 4-0 with two knockouts. Young, of Charlotte, NC is 1-3-1.
Shinard Bunch scored an explosive 2nd round stoppage over Tyrone Lewis in a scheduled four-round welterweight contest.
At the end of the opening frame, Bunch decked Lewis with a perfect left hook. Seconds into round two, Bunch drilled Lewis with a perfect counter right that had Lewis falling to the canvas with his legs tangled, and the bout was immediately called off at 30 seconds.
Bunch, of Trenton, NJ, is 2-0 with two knockouts. Lewis, of Philadelphia, was making his pro debut.
Osnel Charles defeated Laquan Lewis for the 3rd time as he pounded out a four-round unanimous decision in a junior welterweight bout.
Charles, of Atlantic City, won by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice to go to 13-19-1. Lewis, of Brooklyn, is 2-11.
In a four-round heavyweight battle of pro debuting light heavyweights, Jan Czerklewicz pounded out a unanimous decision over Angel Vazquez.
Both landed heavy shots throughout, but Czerklewicz landed flusher and had a greater volume of connects.
Scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37 for Czerklewicz, of Houston, Texas. Vazquez, of Springfield, MA, is 0-1.