By JD Meredith at ringside
Memphis, Tn – Former Cruiser Champ Robert “Preacherman” Daniels walked the path yesterday evening, that led to a second round knockout victory over ” Bonetown Brawler” Shelby Gross. Gross and Daniels exchanged power shots inside a phone booth through much of the first round. Gross threw with high energy through the round with nice, quick hands, while Daniels threw more sparingly. Mid-round the “Preacherman” delivered a message via short left hook that dropped Gross to the canvas. Gross recovered. Round two found Gross leaving holes in his guard while staying busy and Daniels filled those holes like a front end loader at a construction site. All in all Gross was on the canvas four times in this round two, however only two of those were scored as knock downs. 2:52 of round two was the official time as Robert Daniels won his 47th fight (39 by way of KO).
In the co-main event light heavyweight “Fabulous Fairway” Lafarrell Bunting of Las Vegas, NV (Birthplace: Memphis, TN) took only seconds to score a knockdown over against tough and game Karl Willis with a vicious left hook to the body. Willis had pressed the action early, forcing Bunting to back into the ropes. Bunting pressed hard into the ropes and threw a faint right hand then, as he sling-shot himself off the ropes, landed the body shot. Willis was obviously hurt but made the
count after a few deep breaths. This type of body shot you do not recover from. Willis fought hard to keep the fight inside and at a safe distance from Bunting’s power shots to the body but it was only a matter of time before Willis caught a right hand to the body. Just before the bell to end round one Bunting let the air out of the bag again as he sunk Willis grimacing to his knees again. This time Willis was done. Official time was recorded as 3:10 of round one.
In other bouts heavyweight Al Green (214lbs.) won a bloody four round unanimous decision over 257lbs. Jeremy Brooks. Heavyweight Jeff Holcomb won a lackluster four rounder by unanimous decision over Danny Wofford.
Former light heavy and heavy champ Michael Moorer was attendance for theTuesday night bouts at the New Daisy.