Berlin Abreu won a 10-round split decision over David Peralta to capture the WBC Latino Welterweight bout this past Saturday at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
It was a terrific back and forth battle that produced action throughout the fight. Abreu used his quickness to fire off rapid fire combinations. Every time it seemed that Abreu was seizing control of the bout, Peralta would would storm back with a hard flurry of his own.
Both guys had a lot of swelling on their faces. In the final-third of the contest, Abreu landed more, and even had Peralta backing up and holding on.
The bout could be a breakthrough performance for Abreu, who sprang the upset over Peralta. Peralta came into the bout ranked number-15 by the WBC, and was coming off a possible career making victory over former world champion Robert Guerrero.
Abreu of Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic won by scores of 97-93 and 86-94, while Peralta took a card 97-93.
Abreu is now 14-1. Peralta of Cordoba, Argentina is now 26-3-1.
In the co-feature, former two-time welterweight champion Kermit Cintron was sharp in taking out Rosemberg Gomez after the 3rd round of their scheduled 8-round welterweight bout.
Cintron was dominant throughout as he showed signs of the fighter, who won the world welterweight title on two occasions. He had Gomez hurt in round three as he divided up his attack to the head and body and finally floored the native of Managua, Nicaragua with a combination. Gomez best offense was a tackle of Cintron as he fell to the canvas on the knockdown. Cintron was alright and after the round, Gomez and his corner pulled the plug on the contest.
Cintron of Reading, PA is now 39-5-2 with 30 knockouts. Gomez is now 19-6-1.
Ronald Ellis remained undefeated with a 8-round unanimous decision over Oscar Riojas in a super middleweight bout. Scores were 80-72 twice and 79-73.
Ellis of Lynn, MA will now take part in a nationally televised bout on January 20th with a record of 13-0-1. Riojas of Monterrey, Mexico is 10-7-1.
Erik Spring and Grayson Blake battled to a 6-round draw in a super welterweight bout. All three judges saw the bout even at 57-57. Spring of Reading, PA is 8-1-2. Blake of State College, PA is 6-4-1.
Derric Rossy took out big Richard Carmack in the 2nd round of their Heavyweight bout. Rossy landed a combination in the 2nd round that was finished up by a right to the corner that sent Carmack to the canvas. Carmack did not beat the count at 1:48.
Rossy of Medford, NY is 31-12 with 15 knockouts. Carmack if Kansas City, MO is 15-10-1.
Blake Mansfield remained undefeated by winning a 6-round unanimous decision over Antowyan Aikens in a super middleweight bout.
Masnfield dropped Aikens with an uppercut in the 1st round. AIkens had some moments as he used his height and reach but it was not enough as Mansfield won by scores of 59-54 and 58-55 twice.
Mansfield of Burlington, NC is 4-0-1. Aikens of Atlantic City, NJ is 10-3-1.
Abraham Nova took out Joshua Santos in the 2nd round of their super featherweight bout.
Nova scored a knockdown in round when he landed a right hand that made the knee of Santos buckle underneath him as he fall to the canvas. Santos was limping, but was able to continue. Santos came out landing punches in the 2nd frame, but that was short lived as another crushing right from Nova dropped Santos again and the bout was stopped at 2:02.
Nova of Baintree, MA 4-0 with 3 knockouts. Santos of San Juan, PR is 2-2-1.
Chordale Booker remained undefeated by winning a 4-round unanimous decision over Dawin Pickney in a super welterweight bout.
Booker of Brooklyn, won by tallies of 40-36 and 39-37 twice and is now 4-0. Pickeny of Hot Springs, ARK is now 1-3-1.
Jesus Perez made a successful pro debut by halting Antonio Allen at 2:38 of round three of their super lightweight bout.
Perez of Reading, PA is 1-0 with 1 KO. Allen of Philadelphia is 0-5.