ENNIS WINS THRILLER TO CAPTURE USBA JR. MIDDLE TITLE IN PHILLY
Press Release: October 19, 2009
Derek “Pooh” Ennis captured the USBA Jr. Middleweight title with a thrilling twelve round unanimous decision over Eromosele Albert this past Friday night at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
This memorable bout was the main event of a seven bout card that was part of Greg Robinson’s Power Productions 10th anniversary show.
Ennis of Philadelphia and Albert fought at close quarters for the full thirty-six minute fight and the battle became another Legendary Blue Horizon classic.
The two banged away at each other as Ennis used quick combinations that he divvied up between the body and head while Albert continued to press forward and gave as good as he took.
As the fight ended, ringside media members were split on who should have received the decision but Ennis took it by scores of 116-112; 115-113 and 115-113.
With the win, Ennis wins the USBA belt and will be ranked in the prestigious IBF. Ennis must make one defense and then will be at the top of the line to face IBF champ Cory Spinks.
The co-feature saw Victor Vasquez score a knockdown en-route to a six round unanimous decision over Tyric Robinson in a battle of Philadelphia Jr. Welterweights.
The undercard was not void of action as every fight was competitive as Mario Mina waged war with Tommie “Big Poppa” Speller that saw Mina score a unanimous decision in the four round see-saw Super Middleweight bout.
Coy Evans, Derrick Webster, Rachel Clark and John Mecurio also scored victories in crowd thrilling fashion.
12 Rounds—USBA Jr. Middleweight Title—Derek Ennis (19-2-1) 151 ½ lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Eromosele Albert (22-4-1) 153 lbs of Miami…Scores were 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113
6 Rounds – Jr. Welterweights—Victor Vasquez (10-3) 137 ½ lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Tyric Robinson (9-5-1) 141 ½ lbs of Philadelphia… Scores were 60-53, 59-53 and 59-53
4 Rounds—Heavyweights—John Mecurio (3-0, 3 KO’s) 262 ½ lbs of Philadelphia TKO 1 (1:23) over James Pratt (2-7) 233 lbs of Charlotte, NC
4 Rounds—Super Middleweights—Mario Mina (3-0) 163 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC over Tommie Speller (4-3) 167 lbs of Philadelphia…scores were 40-36 on all cards
4 Rounds—Ladies Welterweights—Rachel Clark (4-2-1, 3 KO’s) 144 lbs of Fayetteville, NC TKO End of 2 over Natoya Ervin (1-4) of Akron, Ohio
4 Rounds—Super Middleweights—Derrick Webster (3-0, 2 KO’s) 165 lbs of Glassboro, NJ TKO 1 (2:50) over John Colvin (2-8) 166 lbs of Pennsboro, WV
4 Rounds—Featherweights—Coy Evans (5-0-1) 126 ½ lbs of Philadelphia U DEC over Carlos Diaz (10-22-4) 128 ½ lbs of Dorado, FL… Scores were 40-35, 40-36 and 40-36