Stevens completely overwhelmed Majewski with his astounding power (Photo by Rich Graessle, Main Events).
Ringside Recap by Resolution Sports
Curtis Stevens (26-4, 19 KOs) vs. Patrick Majewski (21-3, 12 KOs)
The pure power of Curtis “Showtime” Stevens is something that has never been in question, and gritty veteran Patrick “The Machine” Majewski found out first hand on Friday night why that is. In a mere 46 seconds at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, Stevens completely dismantled Majewski, dropping him on three different occasions before earning a first round TKO.
"I tried not to think so much tonight and just come out here and let my hands loose,” Stevens said of the destruction. “I let my hands go, and you see what happens."
An early indication of how much Stevens would overwhelm Majewski came in the opening moments of this bout, when the Brownsville middleweight sent his hometown opposition to the canvas with a sharp jab. Once Majewski returned to his feet, Stevens allowed him no time to breathe and dropped again following a flurry on the ropes. The next session played out the same way, as Stevens once again swarmed Majewski before crumbling him with a pounding left hook. The third knockdown was all that referee Lindsey Page cared to see, waving off the fight just 46 seconds after the first round bell.
Thabiso Mchunu (14-1, 9 KOs) vs. Olanrewaju Durodola (15-2, 14 KOs)
Mchunu swarmed onto the boxing scene late last year, earning a stunning decision upset of veteran heavyweight Eddie Chambers, who was making his debut at cruiserweight in that bout. While his volume of punches are well below that of an average fighter, the boxing IQ and sheer tactical skills of Mchunu cannot be denied. The style of the stocky South African can be compared similarly to that of a Guillermo Rigondeaux, only with a bigger punch. Throughout the 10 rounds of this contest, the much shorter Mchunu did well with countering and keeping distance, despite his significant height disadvantage. He was able to frustrate Durodola down the stretch, and, while the action was only in a few short spurts, Mchunu proved to be an evolving fighter with much promise. When the judges were called upon to declare a victor, it was a second straight win in the United States for Mchunu, who earned tallies of 98-91, 97-92 and 96-93 for the unanimous decision.
Non-Televised Bout Results
A pair of big undefeated heavyweights finished the non-televised portion of this card, with Pennsylvania natives Mark Rideout (4-0-2, 1 KO) and Fred Latham (4-0-1, 2 KOs) battling to a draw when ringside officials deemed the bout 38-38 all the way across the board… Philadelphia junior welterweight Hasan Young put on a powerful performance by dropping Justin Johnson five times in six rounds, earning a lopsided unanimous decision win with counts of 60-51 and 60-50 (twice)… 2012 Dominican Republic Olympian Wellington Romero (2-0, 1 KO) was able to make light work of Ismael Serrano in a 140-pound pairing, overwhelming the Pennsylvania native in 1:29 to earn a first round stoppage victory… In the biggest upset of the evening, the formerly undefeated Ilshat Khusnulgatin (10-1, 6 KOs) ate a right hand early from Roberto Acevedo (8-1, 5 KOs) that had him hurt, and Acevedo never let him off the hook. The Puerto Rican repeatedly hammered his Russian counterpart with hard right hooks until working the action into the corner and crumbling Khusnulgatin with another right hand, earning a first round TKO at 2:09 of the opening frame… Haitian junior middleweight Wilky Campfort (16-1, 9 KOs) and Atlantic City native DeCarlo Perez (11-3-1, 4 KOs) battled in the second bout of the night, competing for a tight eight rounds that resulted in a split decision win for Campfort (77-75, 75-77, 78-74)… North Carolina undergraduate and Duke University School of Law graduate Venroy July (16-1-2, 6 KOs), who is a Maryland attorney by day, put on a good showing over six rounds of cruiserweight action in the opening contest of the evening, claiming a unanimous decision victory over Sevdail Sherifi of Albania with scores of 59-55 and 58-56 (twice)…