NEWARK – A 41-year-aged Newark native extended his profitable streak to five fights Saturday evening time at Prudential Heart.
Veteran welterweight Michael Anderson dropped Mexican veteran Noe Lopez two occasions within the third spherical and stopped him within the initially fight FS1 aired as aspect of the Vito Mielnicki Jr.-Nicholas DeLomba undercard. Referee Harvey Dock halted the motion 33 seconds into the third spherical of a scheduled 6-round, 147-pound bout.
Anderson (22-3-1, 16 KOs), an East Orange resident, has gained 5 straight fights as a result of junior middleweight contender Greg Vendetti defeated him by unanimous alternative in a 12-rounder that took put in July 2019. Lopez, of Spring, Texas, lacking his third straight bout and slipped to 10-5-1 (4 KOs).
Anderson unloaded an accurate hand that despatched Lopez to the seat of his trunks just about as quickly because the third spherical began off. A shocked Lopez answered Dock’s rely, however Anderson swiftly caught him with a remaining hook that dropped Lopez as soon as extra.
He couldn’t defeat Dock’s rely a subsequent time and dropped by knockout for the third time in six yrs as a professional.
After a aggressive first spherical, Anderson nailed Lopez with an accurate hand with simply over a second on the clock within the second spherical.
Beforehand Saturday, Dwyke Flemmings Jr. instantly manufactured up for lacking time.
Following possessing his professional debut delayed plenty of occasions, the 18-yr-outdated Paterson, New Jersey, indigenous wanted only one minute and 43 seconds to finish his to begin with certified combat on the non-televised portion Mielnicki-DeLomba undercard. Flemmings floored Gethers twice previous to their scheduled four-spherical junior middleweight match was stopped.
Flemmings, a excessive college senior, preliminary dropped Gethers with a proper hand fairly early within the very first spherical. Gethers obtained up, however he under no circumstances actually recovered previous to Flemmings dropped him as soon as once more with a remaining hook.
Gethers purchased up a subsequent time, solely to have Flemmings unload a flurry of punches on him proper till their combat was stopped with Gethers nonetheless standing.
Jersey Metropolis’s Gethers (-3), who fought for the first time in much more than two yrs, lacking by knockout for the following time in 3 skilled bouts.
Within the battle pursuing Flemmings’ spectacular victory, Robbie Rose ruined the professional debut of yet one more New Jersey indigenous.
Rose out-labored Vincent Gigante, of shut by North Arlington, to amass their 4-spherical welterweight bout by better half ultimate determination. Rose (1-1), of Richburg, South Carolina, obtained their again again-and-forth battle by the identical rating, 39-37, on two playing cards, though the opposite select scored the motion even, 38-38.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will be achieved on Twitter @Idecboxing.