By Scotti Vandevender – Fightnews.com
Marty Robbins (18-17-1, 15 KOs) continued to excite the crowd with his power punching in a Lightweight fight in the latest night of boxing at the New Daisy Theatre. Robbins looked impressive as he displayed power punching and a sharp uppercut en route to a seven-knockdown performance of Chris Burford (4-14, 3 KOs) who could not continue after his seventh trip to the canvas.
Burford entered the fight fresh off a dominating knockout victory just as Robbins did, but Robbins clearly brought the heavier arsenal Tuesday night. Beginning in round two, Robbins’ uppercut began finding its way through Burford’s guard.
Robbins dropped Burford with a left uppercut in the second round and the third round. But, Burford valiantly battled back to start the fourth before Robbins again found an avenue down which to drive his hard left hand, dropping Burford again.
After remaining on his feet during the fifth round, Burford again absorbed Robbins’ power shots, hitting the canvas twice from looping right hands.
Burford refused to quit and returned for the seventh round where another uppercut sat him on the canvas only to see him rise one more time. But, it proved to be the last time as Robbins struck with yet another left uppercut that sat Burford on his rear shaking his head, unable to continue.
Galarza Outpoints Journeyman Yarborough!
In a Welterweight fight, Lester Yarborough (12-40-1, 5KOs) fought a defensive strategy against the much quicker and busier Louis Galarza (5-1, 2 KOs) as Galarza easily out pointed him 60-54 on all scorecards.
Galarza began digging right hands to the body in round two and flurried with a barrage of punches to end the third round. Yarborough continued to offer little offensively, instead fighting to survive and clinch his way out of trouble.
Kassi Dismantles Powell in Pro Debut!
Heavyweight Frederick Kassi (1-0, 1 KO) made his professional debut in impressive fashion as he easily dismantled Kenny Powell (2-3-1, 2 KOs), knocking him down in the second round.
Kassi unleashed power shots from the very beginning. In round one a Kassi left hand stunned Powell and put him on the defensive. Kassi then stormed in the second, plunging a hard right hand into Powell’s body that sent him to the canvas. Powell weathered the storm as Kassi seemed to tire during the second half of the round.
But, Powell had suffered enough and refused to answer the bell to begin the third, repeatedly telling corner man Red Fortner “that’s it” and shaking his head.
Rios TKO’s Smith in 2
Joey Rios (5-0, 3 KOs) from the Bronx, NY made the trip down south worthwhile as he kept busy in round one and then unleashed a fury in round two against local fighter Bruce Smith (1-13). Rios displayed power with both hands as he sent Smith to the canvas twice in the second round. A left hook to the ribs sent Smith down first, followed by a right to the ribs that did the same. Then Rios closed the show by finishing Smith off with another left to the body, earning him a TKO victory at 2:23 in round two.
Amateur Davis Pounds Out a Victory!
Jessie Davis pounded his way to victory in round one over Jimmy Johns. Davis began landing heavy shots and dropped Johns to the canvas. His corner men attempted to throw in the towel and retire their fighter but changed their mind when questioned by referee Allan Lovell.
Davis immediately jumped on his opponent and landed a hard right hand followed by another right to the temple, sending Johns down for the count at 2:45 in round one.