Warriors Boxing President Leon Margules wishes to congratulate two of his most promising prospects for their impressive victories over the weekend at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Fighting in support of the Edwin Rodriguez vs. Will Rosinsky ShoBox-televised main event, 2008 United States Olympic alternate Danny O’Connor (16-1, 4 KO’s) continued to show improvement since relocating to Houston to train with the legendary Ronnie Shields.
Fighting in front of a large group of fans who had made the drive from his hometown of Framingham, Massachusetts, super lightweight O’Connor didn’t disappoint, as he won a six-round unanimous decision over Schenectady, New York’s Bryan Abraham (5-8-2, 5 KO’s).
Being taught to sit down more on his punches by Shields, O’Connor dropped Abraham in round one and landed the harder shots throughout. The scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 58-54.
Also that night, former Swedish Olympian Badou Jack “The Ripper” (8-0, 7 KO’s) scored a TKO 5 over Eddie “Thunder” Caminero of Lawrence, Massachusetts, with a monster left hook to the body at 1:47. The powerful Jack had been dominating with his educated accuracy and although Caminero bravely got to his feet, Referee Ricky Gonzalez felt he had seen enough.
“Both guys looked great tonight,” said Warriors Boxing President, Leon Margules. “Danny O’Connor looks like an all-new fighter since moving over to train with Ronnie and Badou Jack is making believers out of everyone who sees him fight. Danny is already a big ticket seller and Badou Jack will continue to develop his fan base as well with continued performances like tonight. They’re both future champions.”