Last Friday night, Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena was electrified by six Split-T Management fighters, each clinching victory in their respective bouts.
The squad was headlined by Sonny Conto, LeAnna Cruz, Greg Outlaw, Dante Benjamin, Haven Brady Jr., and Oshae Jones.
The “Split-T Showcase,” brought to life by King’s Promotions, was a knockout event, packing the venue with fans eager to witness some of the most promising rising stars in boxing.
In the heavyweight spotlight, Philly’s own Sonny Conto dazzled in the ring, scoring a unanimous decision over Detrailous Webster in a six-round thriller. Conto’s impressive jab and powerful strikes marked his triumphant return to the ring for 2023, propelling his record to a flawless 12-0. Meanwhile, Webster from Courtland, Mississippi, adjusts to a 6-3 standing.
The event also celebrated LeAnna Cruz’s first title victory. She clinched the NABF Super Flyweight title, outmaneuvering Rania Walters with a blend of agility and sharp combinations, leading to a unanimous decision with scores of 79-73 (twice) and 78-74. Cruz, hailing from Allentown, PA, boosts her record to 7-0, while Walters from Toronto now sits at 4-3.
Greg Outlaw made a statement in his first fight under the Split-T banner. Known as the “Sharpshooter,” he lived up to his name, swiftly stopping Sebastian Gabriel Chavez in the first round of their welterweight clash. Outlaw, from Bowie, Maryland, advances to 13-2, tallying seven knockouts. Chavez, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, moves to a 5-7 record.
In the light heavyweight division, Dante Benjamin Jr. preserved his undefeated streak by halting Darin Austin within the first round. Benjamin, a Top-Rank fighter from Cleveland, now boasts an 8-0-1 record with six knockouts. Austin, from Atlanta, takes his first career hit, moving to 11-1.
Super featherweight Haven Brady also kept his unbeaten record intact. He delivered a dynamic performance against Deivi Julio, marked by multiple knockdowns and a near-stoppage. Despite a brief stumble in the fourth round, Brady, from Albany, Georgia, wrapped up the fight with decisive force, winning unanimously with scores of 58-52. Brady’s record now reads 11-0, while Julio from Colombia adjusts to 26-15.
Heavyweight Ali Ellis continued his winning streak, dominating Nicoy Clarke over four rounds. Ellis, Philadelphia’s rising star, now sits comfortably at 5-0, leaving Clarke from Jersey City, NJ, at a 3-9 record.
Capping off the night, Oshae Jones claimed the NABF Super Welterweight Title, delivering a swift first-round stoppage against Samantha Pill. Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, demonstrated aggressive, powerful boxing, advancing her record to an impressive 5-0. Pill, hailing from Fairmont, West Virginia, now stands at 5-3.