November 19, 2018 — This past Friday night, five members of the Hard Hitting Promotions stable scored big victories in front of a sold-out crowd at The 2300 Arena.
Samuel Teah scored a eight-round unanimous decision over Kenneth Sims Jr. in the co-feature bout of a ShoBox: The New Generation card.
The win was the biggest win of Teah’s career, who improved to 15-2-1. Teah put on a great performance in the fight, which saw many toe-to-toe exchanges. Teah landed more, and the harder punches, which thrilled the hometown crowd the was rooting Teah on.
Teah won by scores of 79-73 and 77-75 twice.
In fights that were seen live on Facebook Fightnight Live:
Branden Pizarro won the NBA Intercontinental Junior Welterweight title with a six-round unanimous decision over Jerome Rodriguez.
Pizarro of Philadelphia won by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice to raise his mark to 13-1.
Gadwin Rosa was systematic in winning a six-round unanimous decision over 114-fight veteran German Meraz to capture the NBA Intercontinental super featherweight title.
Rosa won by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice over the durable Meraz, and the Ocala, Florida native stays perfect at 9-0.
Christian Tapia stopped Darnell Pettis at the end of round three of their scheduled four-round lightweight bout.
Tapia was dominant until the corner of Pettis had seen enough. Tapia of Coamo, Puerto Rico is 7-0 with six knockouts.
Light Heavyweight Benny Sinakin needed just 2:23 of the 1st round stop Darren Gibbs.
Sinakin scored one knockdown before the bout was halted due to a barrage of punches on the ropes.
Sinakin of Philadelphia is now 2-0 with one knockout.
“This was a huge night for Hard Hitting Promotions. We were able to showcase some of our younger talent with Branden and Gadwin winning their 1st of what we think will be many titles. Samuel Teah gave an incredible performance, and he beat a good fighter in Kenneth Sims Jr. Samuel will be in big fights, and he proved he can compete at the highest levels. We had an incredible turnout for this show and, we look forward to announcing our 1st card for 2019 real soon,” said Manny Rivera and Will Ruiz of Hard Hitting Promotions