Undefeated North American Boxing Association (NABA) Jr.
Featherweight champion and current WBA number six rated contender Oleh Dovhun scored
a hard fought ten round split decision over Geram Eloyan on Friday night at the Paramount Theatre in
Huntington, NY. A very physically grueling fight that saw a lot of holding and
grappling on the inside between the two fighters, Dovhun’s cleaner offense and
greater activity were ultimately the story of the fight. The Ukrainian-born Dovhun
was tested however, as Eloyan landed hard punches periodically throughout the
bout. Both fighters were cut in the fifth round of the fight due to an
accidental clash of heads, but neither fighter’s respective cuts were a factor
in the outcome as both were able to go the distance. Official scores were: 96-94
(On two scorecards split between the two fighters), and 97-93 in favor of Oleh Dovhun. Oleh Dovhun advances to 14-0,
with 5 Knockouts. Geram Eloyan falls to 7-3, with 6 Knockouts.
Also on this card:
A battle for the American Boxing Organization (ABO) North
American Jr. Middleweight championship saw unbeaten Tyrone James score a fourth round stoppage of
veteran Jimmy Williams to win the title. A methodically paced fight that was
primarily fought on the inside where both fighters seemed to have trouble establishing
the tempo of combat, James connected suddenly with a right hand to the head
that sent Williams against the ropes in the fourth round. James pressed forward
and unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches that forced the fight to be
stopped. Official time of the stoppage was 2:34 of round four. Tyrone James
advances to 12-0, with 9 Knockouts. Jimmy Williams falls to 18-7-2, with 6
In a clash of unbeaten Light-Heavyweights Kamron Humphrey scored a second round stoppage of
previously undefeated Louis Maietta. After a competitive first round between
the two, things changed suddenly in the second round when Humphrey staggered
Maietta with a right hand to the head. Maietta tried to smother Humphrey, but
moments later would be caught with a short left hook to the jaw that sent him
down. Humphrey sensing his opponent, who got up on wobbly legs, was compromised,
he pressed forward and after a follow-up barrage was able to force the stoppage
of the fight. Official time of the stoppage was 1:32 of round two. Kamron
Humphrey advances to 3-0, with 2 Knockouts. Louis Maietta falls to 1-1-1, with
Undefeated Jr. Middleweight Isaah Flaherty scored a four round unanimous
decision over Angelo Thompson. Flaherty consistently pressed the action by
applying pressure trying to walk Thompson down and landing combinations to earn
a convincing decision victory. Official scores were: 40-36, 39-37, and 40-36 in
favor of Isaah Flaherty. Isaah Flaherty advances to 3-0, with 1 Knockout.
Angelo Thompson falls to 0-2, with 0 Knockouts.
Also in the Jr. Middleweight division, Wendy Toussaint began the evening by scoring a
first round knockout of Travis Gambardella. Toussaint began at a measured pace,
but when he connected and stunned Gambardella with an overhand right, he
unleashed a barrage of overhand rights that essentially hammered Gambardella to
the canvas as the bout was stopped. Official time of the stoppage was 1:48 of
round one. Wendy Toussaint advances to 13-1, with 6 Knockouts. Travis Gambardella
falls to 7-2-2, with 3 Knockouts.
which was promoted by promoter Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing as part of it’s
Rockin’ Fights series, featured a fighter in Oleh Dovhun, who could well be on
the verge of a world championship fight perhaps by the end of 2022 in a talent-deep
122lb. Jr. Featherweight division. Although he was tested by a very “Game” Geram
Eloyan, he did what he had to do in getting a victory. A victory that will likely
go a long way in his overall development as he had to fight not only a tough
opponent who was in the fight from the opening bell, but also had to fight the
effects of both a cut as well as fatigue due to the pace in which the fight was
fought. Elements that many will point to if and when the opportunity to fight
for a world championship comes in asking whether or not a fighter has been
tested prior to getting that opportunity.
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