Atlantic City fights
News columnist Carl Strock took these photos at a boxing card in Atlantic City last week. Posted on July 19, 2012.
Chris Fitzpatrick, middleweight from South Carolina by way of Troy, catches a punch to the head from Patrick Majewski, from Poland by way of Atlantic City. Fitzpatrick lost by a TKO when the right doctor stopped the fight owing to a cut above Fitzpatrick’s left eye, a cut that did not seem to be bothering him.
Chris Fitzpatrick, back in his dressing room, has his eye examined by his trainer.
Rafael Luna, right, of Albany, slugs it out with Osnel Charles of Atlantic City in a junior middleweight bout, which ended in a draw.
Naim Nelson, junior welterweight from Philadelphia, prepares to throw against Esteban Rodriguez of Lebanon, Penn.
DeAndre Phillips, welterweight from Philadelphia, was knocked out by Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, N.J., 21 seconds into his professional debut.
DeAndre Phillips, knocked unconscious, was given oxygen as he lay on the mat. He later stood on his power and appeared to be all right, but paramedics took him to a hospital anyway, to make sure.