RONSON Frank’s Uprising Promotions, in association with the New Mexican Promotions, returned to New York on Friday night, taking a loaded roster of action fights to Club Amazura in Jamaica, Queens, NY.
In the main event, local bantamweight and Guyana’s Elton Dharry (23-5-1, 14 KOs) got past a very game Oscar Mojica (11-5, 1 KO) of Dallas, Texas, for a ten-round unanimous decision.
Dharry used movement and attacked with volume when he found his openings, but Mojica stood strong in the pocket and was getting through with shots of his own throughout the contest.
The New York crowd were fully behind their native son, ready to erupt anytime Dharry started to mount his attack. Things did get interesting in the 5th round when Mojica unloaded a left hook that buckled Dharry, but he showed true grit to persevere and recovered by the latter part of the frame.
Over the second half of the fight, Dharry really started to turn up the heat and engaged a more focused attack on the body.
One of his best moments came at the end of the 7th round when he had Mojica hurt in the corner, peppering him with a flurry as the bell rang to bring the frame to a close. The following round, Dharry found himself at a disadvantage when a point was deducted for low blows, but the infraction seemed to ignite him for the remainder of the way.
Both fighters continued to give and take in a back-and-forth manner over the final two frames. In the end, Dharry impressed the ringside judges to secure a unanimous decision win, earning tallies of 98-91, 96-93 and 95-94.
In the co-main event, Ariel Lopez (9-0, 6 KOs) and Rudolph Hedge (10-7-3, 4 KOs) put on another exciting bout, stepping into a phone booth in the first frame and staying there for the entire six-round scrap in the bantamweight division.
Both men refused to back down on the inside, and the fight was rarely outside of the range of each fighter. Lopez landed the crisper of the shots with the heavier volume, but Hedge also found openings to get through punches of his own.
In a cruiserweight attraction, Armin Mrkanovic (8-3, 3 KOs) was able to outpoint Nicholas Lavin (5-9, 4 KOs) over six rounds. When all was said and done, Mrkanovic controlled the action, with the judges awarding him a unanimous decision victory by flush counts of 60-54.
Washington, D.C. resident Marquis Moore (7-0, 4 KOs) was able to maintain his unblemished record on Friday night, but it was not without heavy resistance from Bronx veteran Troy Artis (5-8-1, 3 KOs).
When the scorecards were read, Moore saw his perfect record remain intact with tallies of 59-55 from the three judges.