Vito Mielnicki Jr. gift wraps a 10-round Christmas stoppage to Newark

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 25: Welterweight Vito Mielnicki Jr. celebrates defeating Nicholas DeLomba throughout Fox PBC Battle Night time at Prudential Middle on December 25, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. (Kate Frese/The Prudential Middle)

NEWARK – There was such a vigilant sparse crowd on the Vito Mielnicki, Jr.-Nicholas DeLomba combat on FOX PBC Battle Night time from the Prudential Middle in Newark, New Jersey, on Christmas evening that you may hear referee Eric Dali break the fighters all through the world.

The 19-year-old Mielnicki (10-1, 7 knockouts) got here away with a career-first Tenth-round stoppage at 1:49 over DeLomba (16-4, 5 KOs).

“It was a fantastic proper hand that damage him,” Mielnicki mentioned. “He was a tricky man and he made me work all evening. At 19-years-old going 10-rounds, I felt nice and my wind was nice. I wish to want everybody a Merry Christmas. I’m blessed to be on this place and we undoubtedly can’t wait to be again in 2022.

“I simply wish to continue to grow and rising subsequent yr. I’d get on some undercards subsequent yr, or I’d be thrilled to principal occasion right here at Prudential Middle once more.

“I believe on this combat I undoubtedly displayed my boxing capacity. I used to be utilizing my ft. Everybody is aware of me as a puncher and a stress man. I used to be in there with a tricky man and I wish to thank him for sharing the ring with me tonight.”

Mielnicki got here out affected person. He used his jab, and blended in a fast mixture with DeLomba in opposition to the ropes. With 1:04 left within the first, the extremely partisan Mielnicki crowd started chanting “Let’s go Vito, let’s go Vito,” with a synchronized clap. DeLomba, 31, did handle to lastly throw a punch within the final minute of the spherical.

Welterweight Vito Mielnicki Jr. stopped Nick DeLomba in 10 (Photograph by Kate Frese/HBSE)

5 minutes into the combat, Mielnicki had outlanded DeLomba 18-4.

With slightly below 2:00 left within the third, Mielnicki went on a torrent of blows to DeLomba’s head and physique. DeLomba, to his credit score, took the barrage, probably considering {the teenager} would outpunch himself.

Mielnicki didn’t.

About 30 seconds later, he despatched one other wave of photographs DeLomba’s manner and holding his guard excessive, DeLomba absorbed them.

Within the fourth, DeLomba started to point out some combat. The work price dropped for Mielnicki, probably worn from the 86 punches he threw within the third. DeLomba nailed Mielnicki with a proper to the physique, turning into extra the stalker. The fourth appeared to awaken DeLomba, as a result of he truly engaged Mielnicki. Possibly agitated, DeLomba had one thing to say to his youthful opponent because the bell ended the fourth.

DeLomba got here ahead at Mielnicki once more within the fifth, making Mielnicki again up. Within the sixth, Mielnicki started working the jab. Mielnicki confirmed good motion and labored angles properly, nevertheless it was a spherical by which DeLomba went again into his turtle shell and did little offensively.

Within the first time he fought within the ninth spherical, Mielnicki fell right into a sample of utilizing his jab and popping DeLomba within the face, which was as crimson as his trunks. DeLomba confirmed a glimpse of offense within the penultimate spherical, however may do little to persuade anybody he was there simply to outlive.

With 1:33 left within the combat, Mielnicki plowed DeLomba with a proper cross to the jaw, inflicting DeLomba to reel. Mielnicki jumped on him, when DeLomba’s nook ended it.

The final time featherweights Rajon Likelihood met Elon De Jesus, their combat led to a majority six-round attract September, when Likelihood was down within the fifth and De Jesus was deducted some extent for hitting behind the pinnacle within the fourth spherical.

Each entered the ring undefeated.

One thing needed to give this time.

That one thing was De Jesus, courtesy of Likelihood’s superior handspeed and accuracy in incomes a six-round split-decision.

With 1:21 left within the sixth spherical, De Jesus (3-1-1, 2 KOs) clearly hit Likelihood low, inflicting referee Harvey Dock to pause the combat. Likelihood was the sooner fighter, whereas De Jesus opted to muck it up inside and tried to make it ugly.

Likelihood (6-0-1, 5 KOs) received the nod by judges Robin Taylor (58-56) and Eugene Grant (59-55), to overrule Lynne Carter (58-56).

“The important thing to the combat was my jab,” Likelihood mentioned. “I simply needed to follow that all through the combat and have enjoyable. I stayed rather more disciplined and targeted than I did within the first combat. I can’t wait to do it once more. I’m going to maintain constructing and having enjoyable in 2022.”

In a scheduled six-rounder, Cuban junior middleweight Yoelvis Gomez (5-0, 5 KOs) got here out blazing and made quick and straightforward work of the robust Clay Collard (9-6-3, 4 KOs), stopping him at 2:11 of the primary spherical. It marked the second time Collard had been stopped in his profession.

Junior middleweight Yoelvis Gomez celebrates his knockout over Clay Collard (Photograph by Kate Frese/HBSE).

“The technique was to go in there good and calm, however I felt early that he couldn’t deal with my hand velocity and energy,” Gomez mentioned. “I simply received unfastened and let it go in there. I knew that he was a tricky fighter, so I got here ready with this mentality to get the job carried out. Lots of people say that he beat good fighters, so my solely objective was to take him out.”

Junior middleweight Joey Spencer (14-0, 10 KOs) placed on a pleasant show, knocking out Limberth Ponce (18-5, 11 KOs) with a proper cross to the jaw at 1:24 of the fifth spherical of a scheduled eight-rounder.

“He’s a sport fighter and he got here to win,” mentioned Spencer, who’s anticipating his first little one. “I deliberate to look sharp and I used my earlier experiences to assist me on this combat. The punch I wanted was there ultimately.

“There’s nothing better than having your first child. We’re blessed and it’s wonderful to be receiving this reward.”

On the early portion of the undercard, welterweight Kenneth Sims, Jr. (17-2-1, 5 KOs) saved himself within the 147-pound image with a unanimous eight-round resolution over beforehand undefeated Keeshawn Williams (8-1-1, 2 KOs).

Kenneth Sims Jr. decisioned Keeshawn Williams on the undercard from Prudential Middle (Kate Frese/HBSE).

In different undercard fights, junior middleweight Travon Marshall (4-0, 3 KOs) stopped Brian Jones (15-13, 9 KOs) at 2:18 of the fourth spherical, welterweight Michael Anderson (22-3-1, 15 KOs) stopped Noe Lopez (10-5-1, 4 KOs) at :33 of the third spherical of a scheduled six-rounder, and welterweight Robbie Rose (1-1) spoiled the professional debut of Vincent Gigante (0-1).

Welterweight Dwyke Flemmings (1-0, 1 KO) did have an excellent debut, stopping George Gethers (0-3, 0 KOs) at 1:43 of the primary spherical. Junior welterweight Elijah Flores additionally had a superb professional debut, stopping Shannon Hawkins (0-3) within the second spherical of a scheduled four-rounder.

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter who has been working for Ring Journal/RingTV.com since October 1997 and is the president of the Boxing Writers Affiliation of America. He could be adopted on twitter @JSantoliquito.

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