Mejias wins by KO at Turning Stone
VERONA, N.Y. (WKTV) – Andy “El Magnifico” Mejias, the Light Heavyweight boxer from Utica, earned his seventh straight win with a second round knockout over David Brown of Newark, NJ. Mejias fought for the first time in front of a hometown crowd, as part of an action packed Saturday night fight card at the Event Center at the Turning Stone Casino.
Spurred on by a large, pro Mejias contingent at Turning Stone, fired a powerful right hand early in the second round that dropped Brown on the canvas. The punch was at much a hook as it was an uppercut. The referee could have counted to 20.
Mejias now has a perfect 7-0 record and his KO of Brown (1-2) was the second straight knockout win for Andy, who will fight next month in Poughkeepsie. You can see a report on the fight, including the knockout, on Sunday sports during our newscasts at 6:00PM and 11:00PM.
In the main event at Turning Stone, Lajuan Simon retained his USBA Middleweight crown with a solid, but tough unanimous decision over Jose Angel Rodriguez of the Bronx. Simon was much more the active fighter over ten rounds, but every time he put together a string of punches and seemed to be doing damage, the southpaw Rodriguez would land a straight left and stem the tide. The judge’s scorecards showed Simon winning the fight 97-93, 97-93 and 99-91. Simon is now 23-2-2, while Rodriguez suffered only his second loss in 17 fights.
One of the most exciting fight of the night was between the ladies. Jackie Trivilino of Plattsburgh, NY earned a unanimous decision over Angel Gladney of South Carolina. The women never stopped throwing for six rounds. Trivilino was honored by being selected fighter of the night.
In the co-feature fight, Jamaal Davis of Philadelphia took a unanimous decision against Mustafah Johnson of Indianapolis. Ohio’s Steve Tyner made his pro debut a good one, getting a TKO win against Shawn Miller of Troy, NY. Tyner landed a vicious body shot that doubled Miller over and caused the stoppage.
Brian Clookey, from Chase Mills, NY, near the St. Lawrence Seaway, clearly out worked Keon Graham of Akron, Ohio, to get his second pro win by unanimous decision. Stephen Scott of Albany beat Tolan Tascoe, from New Jersey.
Turning Stone promoters plan to bring another fight card to the Events Center in September.