Octoberfist Boxing Show At Foxwoods Was A Winning Jackpot!
For boxing fans, the October 21 “Octoberfist” Foxwoods boxing show at the MGM Grand Theater was a winning jackpot. Lou DiBella d/b/a DiBella Entertainment put together a nine bout card that featured two ten round main events, all with quality fighters. The main event featured super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0) of Worcester, MA, considered by many to be the best professional fighter in New England, against Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0) of Queens, New York. Both fighters weighed 171 lbs. and formerly had been team mates on U.S. National amateur boxing teams.
Rodriguez took a well deserved, hard fought, ten round decision from Rosinsky who kept moving forward like a World War ll era Sherman tank, regardless of what he was hit with. Although all three judges unanimously voted for Rodriguez with identical scores of 100-90, Rosinsky was competitive the whole fight and a very creditable opponent who brought out the best in Rodriguez. Both fighters had large entourages on hand that were extremely vocal, and occasionally physically belligerent, in support of their respective heroes.
The co-main event pitted junior welterweights Gabriel “Tito” Bracero of Brooklyn, NY, against Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre of New York City via Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, in another ten rounder. As with the previously reported main event, Bracero won almost every round with two judges voting 100-90 and the third voting 99-91. Despite suffering what appeared to be a one sided loss, Sostre gave an excellent account of himself. He appeared to be a very agile, gifted athlete who did not have the experience nor firepower to keep the muscular, power punching Bracero at bay. I think if these two fighters meet sometime in the future after both get additional seasoning under their belts, the result could be much different. Because Sostre has the classic boxer’s build; i.e., good height and reach for his weight, I would be inclined to favor him the second time around.
Greater Boston area favorites Danny O’Connor (15-1) from Framingham, MA, and Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski (11-0) from Quincy, MA, won well deserved, unanimous, six round decisions. Junior welterweight O’Connor beat Bryan Abraham (5-7-2) of Schenectady, NY, despite being knocked down in the fifth. The colorful “Polish Prince” entered the ring wearing sun glasses. His opponent was Willie Villanueva (10-3) of Albuquerque, NM. All three judges voted 60-54 in favor of Kielczewski, now boxing as a junior lightweight. Incidentally, Kielczewski’s girl friend, Amanda Pavone, featured in a July/August 2011, Miltz Boxing News press release, recently won a National Women’s amateur boxing championship and plans to eventually turn pro. I think that Ryan and Amanda would make one formidable couple!
Other results are as follows:
Junior middleweights Delen “Sniper” Parsley (5-0) of Brooklyn, NY, unanimous six round decision over Jevon Bouisseau (3-5-1) of New Orleans, LA.
Super middleweights Badou “The Ripper” Jack (7-0) of Las Vegas, NV, fifth round TKO over Eddie Caminero (7-5) of Lawrence, MA.
Junior middleweights Frank Galarza (3-0) of Brooklyn, NY, unanimous four round decision over Daniel Lugo (1-1) of Harrisburg, PA.
Bantamweights Luis “KO King” Rosa, Jr., (8-0) of New Haven, CT, unanimous six round decision over Harvey “Chi Chi” Murray (4-2-2) of Rochester, NY.
Super middleweights Dyah “Ali” Davis (19-2-1) of Coconut Creek, FL, unanimous six round decision over Darnell Boone (19-17-3) of Youngstown, OH.