Mikenna Tansley wins NABF and WBA Continental Americas Bantamweight Title; Jonathan Rodriguez Wins Decision; Teasley, Spell, Oran and Young Remain Undefeated
Bethlehem PA – In the main welterweight main event at The Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Julian Rodriguez won an eight-round unanimous decision over Kashon Hutchinson, who had been out of the ring for 21 months.
King’s Promotions promoted the seven-bout card.
Rodriguez came out quickly and landed powerful power punches that hit Hutchinson square on the head. As the Reading, Pennsylvania fighter did not appear to be fazed by the punches that landed, Hutchinson displayed an amazing chin. Hutchinson attempted to whack Rodriguez with punches in the middle rounds. Rodriguez finished the game with some impressive boxing skills.
On two cards, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey’s Rodriguez prevailed by scores of 80-72 and 78-74 to improve to 22-1. Hutchinson is now 10-6 after losing his seven-fight winning streak.
Mikenna Tansley defeated Amy Salinas in an eight-round unanimous decision to win the NABF and WBA Continental Americas Bantamweight Titles.
Throughout the fight, Tansley was aggressive and repeatedly pushed Salinas back. Tansley switched to a southpaw position in round six, boxed superbly from that position over the final three frames, winning by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74.
7-2 goes to Tansley of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 4-4 in Salinas, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
In a bantamweight bout, Jonathan Rodriguez defeated Wilner Soto by unanimous decision after six rounds.
On each card, Rodriguez of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania prevailed by scores of 60-54, improving to 14-1-1. Colombia’s Soto leads 22-12.
In a welterweight fight, Thanjhae Teasley defeated Emmanuel Tennison by unanimous decision after six rounds. The victory kept Teasley undefeated.
On all cards, Bethlehem, PA-based Teasley prevailed by scores of 60-54, improving to 6-0. Tennison is a 3-5 from Fort Worth, Texas.
Johnny Spell scored a knockdown on the way to a six-round consistent choice over ANtonio Dunton-El in a lightweight challenge.
Spell of Pittsburgh is now 8-0, having won twice by scores of 60-53 and 59-54. Baltimore’s Dunton-El is 3-2-2.
After the second round of their four-round heavyweight match, Francis Oran stopped Joseph Bond.
Bond’s corner saw enough of Oran’s dominance to withdraw their fighter after the second round.
Oran of Allentown, is 3-0 with two knockouts. The Orlando Bond is 0-5.
In a fight between undefeated heavyweights, Devon Young stopped Lemir Riley with a vicious stoppage in the second round.
At 2:50 into the second round, Riley leaned in and received an uppercut to the chin. He was briefly knocked out cold face-first.
Youthful of AIken, South Carolina is 4-0 with three knockouts. Riley, of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, is 2-1.