Written by Tom Evans
Hank Lundy (24-3-1, 11 KO’s) 10 round bout vs. Pipino Cuevas, Jr. (17-11, 15 KO’s)
CES BOXING main event in the lightweight division. (135 lbs). Lundy stepped into the squared circle looking lean, mean, more skilled, and in much better shape Saturday night. 34 year old Cuevas Jr. spend the 1st round eating big body shots by Lundy. Lundy picked his shots to the body and then went up stairs to the head controlling and dominating the entire 1st round. In the 2nd round Lundy hit Cuevas with a nasty left hook that sent Cuevas crashing to the canvas. This fight was viewed as a must win fight for Lundy. Hank Lundy is battling for another shot at 135 lb. title hopefully at the end of this year.
Shelly Vincent (10-0, 1 KO) 6 round bout vs Lakysha Williams (9-18-3, 1 KO). Vincent begin the aggression early and was not intimated or concerned with trading shots with Williams. At times during the bout Williams landed a good amount of power punches to the mobile Vincent. Vincent did a very good job with controlling the ring and punching from different angles to score. The judges scored the fight 59-55 and 60-54 (2 judges) for the winner Shelly ‘Shelito’s Way’ Vincent. Vincent remains undefeated at11-0 with 1KO.
Jimmy Williams (5-0-1, 2 KO’s) 6 round bout vs. Christian Lao (5-2-1, 2 KO’s) Connecticut State Super Welterweight Title.
With 1:57 of the first round Williams landed a brutal left that had Lao on his heels. Lao was able to clinch with Williams and wrap him up. William was able to break free and land a big punch combination that sent Lao to the canvas. As a result Williams wins and improves to 6-0-1 with 2KO.
Aleksandra Lopes (10-2-1, 1 KO) 6 round bout vs Althea Saunders(3-0-1). Both lady warriors fought a razor sharp fight for all 6 rounds. Both fighters were very aggressive and landed good punch combinations. Both fighters really matched each other well. The judges scored the fight a draw 58-57, 56-58, and 57-57.
Kevin Cobbs (7-1, 2 KO’s) 4 round bout vs Willis Locket (13-13-5, 5 KO’s) (cruiserweight).
Cobbs started the fight using his clear speed over his experienced opponent. Locket landed some power shots in the second round. Cobbs did a nice job of making Lockett miss following the second round. The judges scored the fight 40-36, 39-37, and 39-37 for Kevin Cobbs.
Ethan Pena (2-1) 4 round bout vs Joe Wilson (1-1) was a rock’em sock’em exciting professional fight to start off the night. Wilson had the speed advantage and Pena had the power advantage. Both fighters seemed to stick to the skill set that bests matched their boxing style. Pena did a good job moving and Wilson was dropping bombs. The judges scored the fight 39-37, 39-37, and 40-36 for Joe Wilson who picked up his second win as a professional.
Anthony Marsella Jr. (Smithfield RI) vs Scott Sullivan (New Bedford MA)
Gary Balletto Jr (Cranston RI) vs Eric Anderson (New Haven CT)
Khiary Gray-Pitts (Worcester MA) vs Ray Olivera Jr. (New Bedford MA)
Isaac Perez (Providence RI) vs Danny Pena (Providence RI)
Miguel Teo (Marlboro MA) vs Godfrey Campbell (New Haven CT)
Check out CES Boxing June 6th at Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI as Gingras takes on Velazquez