Split-T Management Fighters Open Up 2023 With Six Big Wins
Wed, 18 Jan 2023
NEW YORK (January 17, 2023) -- Abraham Nova won a action-filled 10-round unanimous decision over Adam Lopez in a junior lightweight fight at The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York
Nova's win highlighted a night that saw Split-T Management Fighters win six contests between Verona and Milwaukee.
In round five, Nova dropped Lopez with a right that was followed by a left to the jaw that landed during an exchange.
At the beginning of round six, Nova landed a hard right hand that hurt Lopez. Lopez was grabbing onto Nova but fell to the canvas for a knockdown.
In round 10, both guys brawled and landed some hard punches. Both were able to stay on their feet in the crowd pleasing affair.
Nova landed 111 of 462 punches; Lopez was 112 of 415.
Nova, 129 lbs of Albany, NY won by scores of 98-90 twice and 97-91 and is now 22-1. Lopez, 129 lbs of Glendale, CA is 16-4.
Haven Brady Jr. remained undefeated with an eight-round unanimous decision over Ruben Cervera in a lightweight bout.
In round one, Brady was cut in his mouth.
Brady landed 108 of 397 punches. Cervera was 56 of 323.
Brady, 132 3/4 lbs of Albany, GA won by scores of 80-72, 79-3 and 78-4 and is now 9-0. Cervera, 130 1/4 lbs of Santa Maria, CA is 13-4.
Dante Benjamin Jr. stopped Emmanuel Austin in the opening round of their six-round light heavyweight bout.
In round one, Benjamin landed a left-right and left to the head that put Austin down. Benjamin finished off Austin as he landed a big flurry of power punches that was highlighted by a booming right hand, and referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout at 2:50
Benjamin, 174 lbs of Cleveland, OH is 5-0 with three knockouts. Austin, 175 lbs of Panama City, FL is 6-1.
Nova is co-promoted by Top Rank, Murphy's Boxing and 12 Rounds Promotions. Brady and Benjamin are promoted by Top Rank.
In Milwaukee, Rolando Vargas won an eight-round unanimous decision over Derrick Murray in a super lightweight bout.
Vargas of Milwaukee won by scores of 79-73 twice and 77-75 is now 9-1. Murray of Saint Louis is 17-7-1.
Former IBF Junior Welterweight champion Mary McGee was impressive in stopping former world champion Dahianna Santana at 3:00 of round four of their welterweight bout.
McGee of Gary, Indiana is now 28-4 with 16 knockouts. Santana of New York is 40-14.
McGee is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.
Javier Zammaron made it two consecutive first round stoppages to begin his career as he took out Sean Williams at 67 seconds of their junior lightweight bout.
Zammaron of Sheboygan, Wisconsin is 2-0 with two knockouts. Williams was making his pro debut.
In the main event in Verona, NY, Split-T Management's Stephan Shaw (18-1) dropped a close unanimous decision to Efe Ajagba.
Shaw is co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Top Rank.
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