Jamal James wins, Chris Colbert looks like star
Welterweight contender Jamal “Shango” James (23-1, 10 KOs) made it to the finish line to get a majority decision over Abel Ramos (18-3-2, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. James won the early rounds, but felt the power of Ramos, which had him struggling later in the fight. The judges saw the bout 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.
Super featherweight Edner Cherry (37-7-2, 19 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Dennis Galarza (16-3, 9 KOs). Galarza hurt Cherry in the first round, but Cherry finished strong just pulling it out. The judges saw the bout 97-93, 96-94, 96-94 in favor of Ender Cherry.
Undefeated 6’6 super welterweight Sebastian “Towering Inferno” Fundora (9-0, 5 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten Veshawn Owens (9-1, 9 KOs).
Super featherweights Chris Colbert (8-0, 3 KOs) stood out to me as a superstar with his seventh round TKO over Austin Dulay (11-1, 8 KOs). Colbert dropped Dulay in round six, but dominated every minute of every round with a terrific jab. The corner stopped the bout between seventh and eighth round as Dulay was unable to answer the bell.
18-year-old, 154-pound prospect Joey Spencer (2-0, 2 KOs), who trains in the Bay Area at Virgil Hunter’s Gym steamrolled Ousmane Sylla (1-3, 1 KOs) in just 51 seconds. Seemingly ever punch Spencer threw dropped his foe, he picked up three knockdowns in less than a minute.