LGM Promotions brings boxing’s ‘Rising Stars,’ Miguel Cotto to Jersey City

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LGM Promotions hosted their “Rising Stars” card at the Pershing Field Ice Rink in Jersey City on Saturday night, where 16 athletes entered the ring for combat, with boxing superstar Miguel Cotto also making a guest appearance.

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The eight-bout card gave up-and-coming boxers the opportunity to slug it out in front of friends, family and fight fans alike as the pugilists looked to make a name for themselves.

Newark’s Eddie Edmond (4-4-2) won a split decision over North Bergen’s Edson Jose Ortiz (1-2) in a middleweight matchup (160 pounds) where both competitors came to scrap.

Later in a super lightweight contest (140 pounds) Jersey City’s Brayon Rendon (2-0) overwhelmed Abdel Vera (0-1), who was making his professional debut, with his hand speed and punching power – dropping him with a body shot in the second round.

While he couldn’t score the finish, he never took his foot off the gas in this one.

Also on the undercard, Tyquan Boyd (1-0) scored a third round TKO over Wilfredo Ceballos (0-1) in a lightweight contest (135 pounds), while Paterson’s Caleb Hernandez (2-0) stopped Jordan Rosario (0-1) in the second round of their welterweight affair.

In the main event of the evening, after battling to a draw at the Jersey City Armory in March, Tyrone Luckey (7-4-2) scored a decision victory over Jersey City’s Jose Ortiz.

Additionally, LGM Promotions’ Nick Jayme honored Cotto, a four-division, five-time world champion, with a plaque, portrait and a custom Puerto Rico-themed cell phone.

Furthermore, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, District 2 Freeholder Bill O’Dea and Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro were a few of the officials who stopped in for the fights.

Full results:

Super Featherweight – 130 pounds

 

Tyrone Luckey (7-4-2) defeated Jose Ortiz (3-3-2) via unanimous decision

 

 

Middleweight – 160 pounds

 

Hakim Bryant (4-0) defeated Jimmy Ellis (1-3) via Rd. 1 TKO

 

 

Heavyweight

 

Tyrell Wright (8-0-1) defeated Jacob Chavez (4-4) via Rd. 2 TKO

Chavez quit on his stool between the second and third rounds.

 

 

Heavyweight

 

Willie Harvey (0-0-1) and Quian Davis (0-0-1) fought to a majority draw

 

 

Welterweight – 147 pounds

 

Caleb Hernandez (2-0) defeated Jordan Rosario (0-1) via Rd. 2 TKO

 

 

Lightweight – 135 pounds

 

Tyquan Boyd (1-0) defeated Wilfredo Ceballos (0-1) via Rd. 3 TKO

 

 

Super Lightweight – 140 pounds

 

Brayon Rendon (2-0) defeated Abdel Vera (0-1) via unanimous decision

 

 

Middleweight – 160 pounds

 

Eddie Edmond (4-4-2) defeated Edson Jose Soto (1-2) via split decision