Three Beltway Boxers were in action Saturday night with mixed results.
Baltimore, MD's "Slick" Nick Kisner bounced back from his unanimous decision loss earlier this year to score a four-round unanimous decision victory over Steven Tyner of Akron, OH in a heavyweight bout held at the Roar At The Shore biker rally in Erie, PA.
Kisner won by shutout (40-36) in the heavyweight encounter to raise his record to 17-3-1, six KO's. Tyner falls to 3-14-3, two KO's.
Also on the card, Fairfax, VA welterweight Ahmet "The Turk" Kayretli battled to a four-round majority decision draw with Joshua Jones of Philadelphia, PA. Here's how Kurt Wolfheimer of Fightnews.com described the bout:
Jones opened the fight boxing well from the outside. However, Kayretli made a game of it in the second with wild charges and combinations. Jones turned the tables again in the third as he kept Kayretli off balance with well-timed counters. The fight was on the line in the fourth and final round. Jones seemed to do just enough while timing the rushes with counters, but Kayretli was the aggressor as the fight ended. One judge saw the fight 39-37 for Jones but was overruled as the other two officials saw the fight 38-38 even for the majority draw.
Kayretli, a native of Turkey, is now 0-1-1 in his young pro boxing career as he continues to make a transition from Mixed Martial Arts. Jones is now 2-0-1, two KO's.
At the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL, lightweight Samuel "Bruno" Amoako of Silver Spring, MD lost a six-round unanimous decision to Ryan "Blue Chip" Martin of Cleveland, OH. Amoako seemed to be his usual durable self but had very little offense for Martin who was landing shots at will, according to Tracy Morin of Fightnews. Amoako, who has lost eight in a row, is now 21-12, 15 KO's. Martin remains undefeated at 15-0, nine KO's.