Young handles Amoako; Pham and Barrett score stoppages

Young gets the win Saturday night (Photo courtesy of JMB)

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young looked very sharp against last minute replacement Samuel Amoako, earning an eight-round unanimous decision Saturday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

In front of a decent crowd, Young controlled the action from the early stages and start to dig to the body in the third and fourth rounds.

He was able to tag Amoako several times in the fifth round, mixing in solid body shots, while hurting Amoako.

Young, who moved to 16-2, cruised from there, looking very sharp in the process. All three judges saw it 80-72. JMB scored it the same.

The game Amoako fell to 21-14.

In the co-main event, Gabriel Pham scored his second straight stoppage, as he pummeled Chauncey Fields, finishing him off at 1:29 of the fourth round of their scheduled six-round super middleweight contest.

Pham (8-1, 4KO’s) got some solid work in early round, but seemed to be toying with Fields. In the second round, he landed some hard body shots that rocked Fields back against the ropes. He took his foot off the gas late in the round, and after active round three, Pham got down to business in the fourth round.

He came out charging and landed some straight hard rights, again hurting Fields, who egged on his opponent.

Midway through the fourth round, Pham connected with several brutal body shots before the referee saw enough, halting the action.

“I had to ease up a bit, I hurt my right hand early on,” Pham said afterwards.

Fields falls to 4-2 with the loss.

In other action, heavyweight Brendan Barrett destroyed a tough and durable Brian Donahue, stopping him in round two of their scheduled four-round contest.

Barrett (5-0-2, 5KO’s) came out letting his hands go, connecting with power shots to the head of Donahue. After a feisty round two, Barrett continued to press the action in round three, stunning his opponent with body shots.

Donahue (3-14-3) showed heart but suffered a bloody nose going into round four, but Barrett did not slow up, unleashing nasty body shots and head shots while Donahue was up against the ropes. The action came to a halt at 2:33 of the round.

Donahue has dropped nine of 11 overall.

“He was definitely a tough guy to get out of there, but my power is just to much, know way I was letting him out of there,” Barrett said afterwards.

You see how much power I have, its right there man, I just went in for the kill man, that is how I am,” he added.

In a six-round heavyweight snooze fest, that could not end quick enough, Dan Pasciolla (9-2) won a six-round split decision over LeMarcus Tucker (4-2).

A native of Brick, Pasciolla of Brick, NJ won two cards via 58-56 scores, while Tucker took a card 58-56.

Adrian Wilson (1-3) scored the first pro win of his career as he outworked Henry Tyrone Paige, who remains winless at 0-4. JMB scored it 40-36 as did the judges.

Brooklyn, New York’s Thomas Romain won a 4-round unanimous decision over Sidell Blocker. The judges saw it 40-36 as Romain moved to 2-1, while Blocker fell to 1-7-1.

In a battle of two fighters both making their pro debut, Cesar Francis defeated Steve Moore by scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37 to kick off the action.

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