Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – New Jersey’s Anthony “Juice” Young scored a controversial win over James Robinson, Friday night, at Bally’s Atlantic City on the undercard of the Adam Lopez-Daniel Roman WBA super bantamweight title elimination bout, while bantamweight Leroy Davila scored an impressive third round TKO against Anthony Taylor.
Young (15-2, 6KO’s) was cruising the whole night before he got to relaxed and comfortable in the sixth and final round. He paid for the mistake as he got dropped by a very gritty and upset-minded Robinson (4-6-4, 1KO) thanks to a gorgeous overhand right to the jaw just as the bell sounded to end the six-round affair. However, the native of Pleasantville, managed to get up to his feet, before referee Benji Esteves completed his count, en route to the unanimous decision.
Judges Debra Barnes and Eugene Grant both gave Young a 58-55 advantage on the scorecards, while Judge George Hill scored it 57-55.
As for Davila (5-0, 3KO’s), he came out firing early on, scoring with jabs and a solid left hand against the game Taylor.
However, in the third round, the New Brunswick native landed some harder shots and kept tagging Taylor before the contest was halted in third third. Taylor fell to 4-1, while Davila has reeled off five straight wins to start his career after a he had a very long and distinguished amateur career.
In other action, Philadelphia heavyweight Darmani Rock (7-0, 5 KOs) scored another impressive with, courtesy of a fifth-round knockout over Solomon Maye (3-8-2, 3 KOs), of New Haven, Connecticut.
In the opening bout, Washington, D.C. bantamweight Malik Jackson (2-0, 2 KOs) notched a first-round TKO over Christian Foster (0-3), of Alexandria, Virginia.
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