Irish southpaw Michael "Donegal Dynamite" McLaughlin (6-1-1, 3 KO) and middleweight Sergio Cabrera engaged in a wild, back-and-forth main event on today's "Boxing Event Under The Tent" card, at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts.
"Boxing Event Under The Tent" was presented by Big Six Entertainment, in association with Danny Kelly Promotions.
Ireland-native McLaughlin, who lives and fights out of Dorchester (MA), won his fourth straight fight bit it was farm from easy. McLaughlin decked the Cabrera in the third, but McLaughlin was dropped twice in the fourth, barely avoiding the referee's stoppage. McLaughlin finished strong to win, however, to win on all three judges' scorecards by identical scores of 57-54.
Irish junior middleweight John "Buncrana Banger" Hutchinson remained unbeaten (5-0-2, 1 KO), winning a unanimous four-round decision over Robert "Flying Hawk" Brando-Hunt in rematch from this past July that ended in a 'no contest' when Brando-Hunt was cut over the eye from an unintentional head-butt.
Local favorite Gerald "The Artist" Schifone (2-0, 1 KOs), fighting out of nearby Stoughton, stole the show, unleashing a barrage of unanswered bombs on pro-debuting Wayne Harnoise, until referee Paul Casey halted the bout late in the opening round. Harnoise, who had been dropped but beat the count, was in no condition to resume fighting.
Heavyweight Donnie "The Big Nasty" Palmer (2-0-1, 2 KOs) remained undefeated, winning the battle of Dorchester (district of Boston) when Boston police officer Tyrone "Lock 'Em Up" Smith was unable to continue fighting after two rounds.
Providence super middleweight K.J. "Canine" Harrison-Lombardi (3-0-1, 1 KO) pitched a shutout, winning all four rounds against Brockton's pro-debuting Lionel "Boogz" Young.