Two Beltway Boxers were involved in split decisions Saturday night at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, PA with different results.
"The Pride of Alexandria (VA)" Brandon Quarles dropped an eight-round split decision to Philadelphia's Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson in the junior middleweight main event. According to reports, the bout was an action-packed one with Brunson using less of the power that got him first-round knockouts in his first 19 career bouts. Brunson was able to use his jab to set up his power shots. Quarles was able to land power shots to keep Brunson honest and he did get the decision on one scorecard, 77-75. However, Brunson won the other two judge's cards, 78-74 and 77-75. The loss breaks a five-bout winning streak for Quarles and he is now 18-4-1, nine KO's while Brunson rises to 24-6-2, 22 KO's.
In the co-feature, Haymarket, VA super lightweight Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez won a six-round split decision over David Gonzales of Philadelphia. Reports say this bout was a tough battle in which Rodriguez may have caught a break thanks to his opponent. In the final 30 seconds of the contest, Gonzales lost a point for holding. The point deduction allowed Rodriguez to win on two cards, 57-56 and 58-55 while Gonzales took one card, 57-56. The win breaks a four-bout losing streak for Rodriguez and he is now 7-6-1, five KO's. Gonzales suffers his second straight defeat and he is now 8-2-2, two KO's.