Boxing action in Albany
A crowd of about 1,600 turned out Saturday night at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany for a boxing card put on by ARES Promotions. Several local fighters were in action, and Gazette columnist Carl Strock was ringside with camera in hand to take these photos. Posted on September 16, 2010.
Markus Williams, in yellow, an Albany middleweight, won a unanimous decision over Troy Artis of the
Kimbo Bethel-Boykin, Albany heavyweight, in striped trunks, pours it on against Alexis Mejias of Puerto Rico. It wasn’t enough. Mejias knocked him loopy at the end of the fourth round, and the referee wouldn’t let Bethel-Boykin come out for the fifth.
Osnel “Prince” Charles, a lightweight from Atlantic City, N.J., made a portentous entrance for his fight with Zachary Smith of Delmar, a fight that he won by unanimous decision.
Luis Rodriguez, Albany lightweight, connects against Rafael Luna, also of Albany. Rodriguez won a majority decision. (One judge called it a draw.)
Stephen Scott of Albany, here the aggressor, with red gloves, won a unanimous decision over Roberto
Irrizarry of North Bergen, N.J. in the middleweight division.
Zachary Smith of Delmar has a head cut attended to by his corner in a losing effort against Osnel "Prince” Charles.
Shawn Miller, light heavyweight of Troy, overpowered Keith Debow of St. Louis, Mo.
Keith Debow of St. Louis, Mo., was knocked out in the first round by Shawn Miller of Troy.
Markus Williams, originally from Guyana, now fights out of Albany.
Rafael Luna of Albany, in white trunks, clinches with Luis Rodriguez in a lightweight bout that Rodriguez won by majority decision.
Brian Miller, no relation to the boxing Millers of Troy, is a strong lightweight from Schenectady.
Brian Miller, Schenectady lightweight, thought he won his fight against Floriano Pagliara of Brooklyn. The judges thought it was a draw.