Saturday, November 17, 2007
Joey Abell (right) connects with a punishing right hand to the head of Teke Oruh (left) en route to a 10-round majority decision. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
ST. LUCIA – Two previously undefeated fighters were handed their first loss on Friday night in paradise.
In the main event, hard-hitting heavyweight Joey Abell (18-1, 1 NC, 17 KOs) of Minneapolis, won a 10-round majority decision over previously undefeated Teke Oruh (14-1-1, six KOs) of Nigeria.
The judges at ringside scored the bout 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95 in favor of Abell, who was a last- minute replacement for Mexican heavyweight contender Chris Arreola. Two weeks ago, Arreola withdrew from the fight after his close friend was shot and killed.