It was a good night at the Prudential Center in Newark for Kathy Duva and Main Event.
The headliner –Brooklyn's Jab Judah- delivered with a 3rd-round TKO of Jose Armando Santa Cruz, while the first five fights were exciting and engaging.
Two of the fights –cruiserweights Patrick Farrell and Newton Kidd and heavyweights Adam Kownacki and Damian Clement– were absolute slug fests.
Another one of Brooklyn’s finest, Sadam Ali, went to work on Julius Edmonds in a 6-round welterweight bout. Ali (8-0) stayed undefeated after making short work of Edmonds with a barrage of body shots and combinations.
Ali, a 2008 US Olympian, scored a first-round knockdown with a hard right to the body. He knocked him down a second time in the second round with a left uppercut. It all came to an end for Edmonds at the 1:14 mark of the third round as the fight was stopped.
In earlier bouts, it was a free-for-all. Angel Concepcion (2-0) made short work of Shannon Anderson (4-2, 2 KOs) scoring a unanimous-decision (40-35, 40-36, 40-36) win in a four-round light heavyweight bout. New York City’s Newton Kidd (7-7-2, 4 KOs) fought Jersey City’s Patrick Farrell (5-1-1, 3 KOs) to a majority draw (57-57, 57-57, 57-56). It was a true slugfest as the two literally pummeled each other in a six-round cruiserweight bout.
In one of the more exciting bouts of the night, Brooklyn’s Adam Kownacki (4-0, 4 KOs) scored a second-round knockout of Dayton Ohio’s Damian Clement in a four-round heavyweight bout.
Newark’s Alex Perez (12-0, 7 KOs) earned a unanimous-decision (77-75, 78-74, 80-72) win over Miami’s Edvan Barros (10-10-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout. Contrary to what the score indicates, this was a hard-fought battle. Perez took some great shots from Barros. The scoring was questionable at the very least.