By Frank Bartolini, Ringside
Philadelphia, PA: Practically three years have expired because the final time “The New” Ray Robinson entered a prize ring. On that night time, Robinson fought to a draw on the undercard of 1 the best upsets in heavyweight boxing historical past when a chubby Andy Ruiz Jr dethroned heavyweight king Anthony Joshua at Madison Sq. Backyard.
Since then, the boxing world noticed Joshua regain and lose his crown. So far as welterweights go, throughout that point interval, former Robinson foe, Yordenis Ugas, ended the profession of all-time nice Manny Pacquiao. Additionally, in Might of 2019, fellow Philly welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis was a rising prospect. As we speak, Ennis is likely one of the high rated welterweights on this planet.
The lengthy layoff discovered Robinson, Philadelphia, PA, on the highest of a membership card present promoted by Philly based mostly, RDR Promotions. Twenty-two 12 months veteran of over sixty matches, Silverio Ortiz, Yucatan, Mexico, was chosen because the opponent for this six spherical tune up.
Weighing in at 154 kilos, a bulked up Robinson regarded match and strong on the junior middleweight restrict. Losing no time, Robinson confirmed no signal of ring rust as he went on the assault from the opening bell. Robinson’s blows have been snapping Ortiz’s,156.3 lbs., head again simply moments into the match. This pummeling continued for 3 rounds resulting from Ortiz’s freakish capacity to soak up punishment. Because the brutality grew to become ugly, Ortiz’s nook confirmed compassion by not letting their keen man cost out for spherical 4.
A crowd of roughly 1,000 followers noticed Robinson increase his file to 26-3-2, 14 KOs. Ortiz heads south of the border with a pocket stuffed with change and a file of 37-29, 18 KOs. Promoter Rodney Rice placed on a battle card that ran easily. Dealing with the ring saying was “Discombobulating Jones.” Marc Abram took care of the submit battle interviews contained in the ring. As traditional, matchmaker Nick Tiberi put collectively a strong undercard that consisted of seven bouts.
Most notable was native favourite Jerome Conquest, Philadelphia, PA, who regarded to have accomplished sufficient to out field Oscar Barajas in a light-weight bout scheduled for six. The judges noticed it in a different way, and Barajas, Zamora, Mexico, took house a majority choice win. Judges Lynne Carter and Rob Rubnitz scored it 78-56, whereas John McKaie noticed it even, 57-57. This scribe had it 58-57 for Conquest. Conquest weighed 138.4 lbs. as his file slid to 11-7, 1 KO. Barajas tipped the size at 139.6 lbs., and is now 18-8-1, 8 KOs.