PHILADELPHIA–Ray Robinson shook off a two-and-a-half year layoff by stopping veteran Silverio Ortiz after round three of a scheduled six-round junior middleweight bout in front of a big crowd at the 2300 Arena.
The eight-bout card was promoted by RDR Promotions.
Robinson was very sharp with his punches as he continuously banged shots off the head of Ortiz. Ortiz was able to get in some flush punches of his own. Robinson had a big round three as he had Ortiz in trouble several times. The corner of Ortiz had seen enough and bowed their charge out of the fight.
Robinson of Philadelphia is 25-3-2 with 13 knockouts. Ortiz of Mexico is 37-29.
Muhsin Cason remained undefeated with a 5th round stoppage over Steven Lyons in a scheduled six-round cruiserweight fight.
Cason got off to a slow start, but started to turn the fight around in the fourth frame. In round five, Cason landed a left-right and another hard left that put Lyons down for the count at 2:58.
Cason of Philadelphia via Las Vegas is 10-0 with seven knockouts. Lyons is 5-8-2.
Oscar Barajas won a six-round majority decision over Jerome Conquest in a lightweight fight.
Barajas of Mexico won by scores of 58-56 twice and 57-57 to raise his record to 17-8-1. Conquest of Philadelphia is 11-7.
Dominique Mayfield won a four-round unanimous decision over Darryl Clark in a heavyweight bout.
Mayfield scored a knockdown in round two and won by scores of 40-35 on all cards.
Mayfield of Philadelphia is 1-1. Clark of Houston is 1-2.
RDR Promotions fighter, Joel Caudle stopped previously undefeated Robert Sabbagh after round four of their heavyweight fight.
Caudle was aggressive and was landing some hard shots until Sabbagh pulled the plug on the fight at the end of round four.
Caudle is 9-6-2 with six knockouts. Sabbagh of Brooklyn, NY is 3-1.
Good looking prospect and RDR Promotions fighter, Isaiah Johnson destroyed Dieumerci Nzau in 72 seconds of their junior welterweight fight.
Johnson viciously dropped Nzau with a hard left cross. He finished off Nzau with a hard combination that forced a stoppage.
Johnson is now 4-0 with four knockouts. Nzau is 11-16.
Edwin Cortes made it two straight over Jerrod Miner in a four-round bantamweight contest.
Cortes, 115.5 lbs of Millville, NJ won by 40-36 scores on all cards to go to 2-0. Miner, 119.2 lbs of Philadelphia is 2-14-2.
Jabril Noble stopped Joseph Santana in round one of a scheduled four-round lightweight bout.
In round one, Noble hurt Santana several times before dropping Santana with a left hook, and the fight was stopped at 2:01.
Noble, 134.2 lbs of Philadelphia is 3-0 with three knockouts. Santana, 139 lbs of Providence, RI is 0-5.
RDR Promotions will be back at the 2300 Arena on Friday, March 25th.