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Page16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 CORNER TALK by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. Hammerin Hank Lundy dukes it out with Richard "El Tigre" Abril. Plenty snap, crackle, and Boston "Pop!", here at the Roxy "Live!" intriguing fights, gave the fight crowd, suspense, intrigue, and plenty of action. In the main event, Hammerin Hank Lundy who says. "I'm from Philly." Is a 17-0-1, 10 KO, confident, crowd pleasing fighter. He fought the now 12-2-1, 6 KOs Cuban stand-out, Richard "El Tigre" Abril. This very suspenseful fight, got spec- tators involved. As they say in boxing? "You can never tell a great fighter, till he has got knocked down." Hank Lundy got knocked down. "Got back up!" Fought back hard, and won by way of 98-91, 96-94, 94-95 split deci- sion. Opponent Richard Abril, has an experi- enced, calm, awkward style. Some booed the decision, most applauded. This fight gather- ing of trainers, fighters, CES fight team, officials, fans, and others, contributed to this entertaining fight night. A ten count, in memory of Boxing Com- missioner Nick Manzello was given. Now in that "Golden Ring in Heaven, Refereed by God." Fighters Officer Tyrone Smith, Jen Cobis of CES, and Fighter Officer Tony Lamonica. Back to the fights. Hard punching Eddie Caminero of Lawrence, has K.O.'d all fight- ers he's defeated. He has a record of 6-3, with 6 K.O.'s. In his battle with Iraqi War Veteran Chris Traietti, 8-2, 5 KO's of Quincy. They battled. Both are tough. Eddie Caminero came away with the victory, via a TKO at 1:16 of the 2 nd round. Maceo Crowder 2-0, 1 KO of Boston, won over Greg McCoy by a 4 round decision. In a well fought battle, Simeon DunweU 11-1, 3 KO's of Peabody, defeated Josh Beaman 4-6-3, 2 KO's of Providence, in a 6 round well fought deci- sion. Undefeated 7-0, 2 KO Ryan "The Pol- ish Prince" Kielczewski of Quincy, remained unbeaten. He fought tough Francisco Palacios 4-10-5, 1 KO. As they say, "Don't look at a fighters record. "Look at who they fought." Ryan Kielczewski won, by way of a 58-55, 58-52, 57-55 unanimous 6 round decision. This was a top notch, entertaining, reveal- ing fight card. Two undefeated fighters, got knocked down. Both "Got back up!" and won. Revealing, the needed quality of persever- ance. The "Courage" needed in this tough game Boxing. To fight back. Both achieved victory. True warriors, who fight for CES. CES risk their fighters, to give you Fights. You never know who's going to win. "Intriguel" Honored this night were Carlos Garcia. A tough fighter who fought the best in a tough era and beat some of the best. Senior boxing & fitness instructor at the Boys & Girls Club Worcester and Dr. Edgar Bellenas. A tough fighting doctor, whose care and vigilance, have kept our fighters in top form. Congratu- lations both. All are to be honored, who par- ticipated on this fight card. Ezzard Charles versus the Champion Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano: A Life Story. A proud Italian American with dignity. This is a great story on the "Rock." The only unde- feated Heavyweight Champion in pro- fessional boxing history. Featuring, many great individuals, from the boxing world: brothers Peter Marciano, Louis Marciano, wife Barbara Marciano, sister Betty Colombo, trainer Allie Colombo, Charlie Goldman, manager A1 Weill, friend Nick Sylvester, Charlie Tartaglia, Freddie Brown, Angelo Dundee, Muhammad All, Alice Pereira, "Tiger" Ted Lowry, Author of Rocky Marciano Russell Sullivan. Remember to come on down. February 20  Joe Angelo's in Brockton. This is a special tribute, to Allie Colombo. Rocky, retired from boxing on April 27, 1956. Peter Marciano spoke of how Rocky Marciano and Muhammad All spent time together during the filming of their computerized fight. Both sat around respectfully, sharing grapefruit. Discussing how they could do something to make things better in this country of ours. The Rock passed into that Golden Ring in Heaven refereed by God on August 31, 1969. "God got the best, when he took away Rocky Marciano." Said by Joe Louis, upon hearing of the death of, I'he Brockton BlockbusterF 49-0-0, 43 KO's. As said at the end of this show, "Rocky Marciano's record, speaks for itself." Serving, in our Military are Sean Mullen, Mark DeLuca, Tony Coppellotti, The most talked about fighter, in resent years has been Manny "Pacman" Paquiao. He's the 2010 Fighter of The Year, in Ring Magazine March 2010, who has there 31 st An- nual Unofficial Official Awards; Trainer of the Year as Freddie Roach. Two New Englanders rated in their top ten are: Matt Godfrey Providence 20-1, I0 KO's as the #9 Cruiserweight, and Chad Dawson of New Haven, CT. 29-0, 17 KO's, as the #1 Light- Heavyweight, in the World. U.S. Olympian Jason "Big Six" Estrada 15-2, 3 KO's versus Tomasz Adamek 39-1, 27 KO's on February 6 th, in Poland. This will be a good fight. Both have fast hands. Whose will be faster, this night??? Left to Right: The great faces in the crowd. John Pisano, Paul Musto, Randy Luongo, Jerry Maccarone and Bill Puleo. Jimmy Burchfleld in center with the Mike Awards Dr. Edgar Belanaus to the far left, and Carlos Gareia of Worcester Awards. The fight guys look on and acknowledge these great individuals. In the long run he doesn't want to see it continue. He thinks it's not a good thing for the Beanpot Tournament. It is the fact that Boston University and Boston Col- lege have won the vast ma- jority of the classic midwin- ter college hockey tourna- ment's championship games that have taken place for nearly six decades on the sec- ond Monday in February. And the person doing the talking at the post game press conference on the open- ing night of the tourney this year was none other than Jack Parker, the veteran coach of Boston University who sees the dominance of both the Terriers and the Eagles as a possible detri- ment to the welfare of the tournament. He feels that it would be good if Harvard or Northeast- ern could win now and then. He sympathizes with the players from those two schools -- going through four years without a taste of Beanpot glory. Parker, as a player at BU, was a member of three Beanpot champion- ship teams. He knows what it's like to bask in the tournament's success and hopes that the Crimson and the Huskies might some day get to experience that elation. But his sentiments only go so far. Knowing that his Ter- riers will once again face the Eagles in this year's champi- onship game, the longtime mentor said the day when he hopes other schools might win will have to be postponed for a bit. "Not on my watch," he said with a smile. TOURNEY TIDBITS SCORELESS -- BC's 6-0 vic- tory over Harvard on opening night was the largest margin for a shutout win since the Eagles downed Harvard 6-0 on opening night in 2000. What was also interesting about that night (February 7, 2000) is that it featured the only the second double shutout night in Beanpot history. Fol- lowing the BC win, rival BU took the ice and blanked Harvard 4-0. The only other double shutout night occurred way back in 1962 when BC defeated Northeastern 4-0 in the consolation game and Harvard triumphed over BU 5-0 in the championship matchup. The most one-sided whitewash in the event's his- tory occurred in 1994 when Boston University blanked Northeastern, 8-0, in the con- solation game. The last shut- out in the finals came in 1981 when Harvard claimed a 2-0 victory over BC. There has never been a I-0 shutout in the Beanpot. There have been three 2-0 games, however. They in- clude BC over Northeastern (1952), the aforementioned Harvard over BC (1981) and Northeastern over Harvard (1997). Although not a shut- out, the most one-sided game in tournament history came in 1961 when Boston College overwhelmed Northeastern 15- I on opening night. That game also featured the most points by one team in the event's history -- 38 by BC (15-23-38). THE 8 TM OF FEBRUARY -- The last time the finals were played on February 8 was in 1983 with Boston College posting an 8-3 victory over Northeastern to claim the title. In other finals played on February 8 BU beat Har-vard 4-1 in 1971, BC topped BU 5- 4 in 1965 and Harvard took home the Pot with a 3-2 win over BU in 1960. EXTENDING THE STREAK -- When BU scored its 2-1 vic- tory over Northeastern on opening night this year, it extended the Terriers record for having scored at least one goal in the last 93 Beanpot games the Terriers have played. The last time the Ter- riers were shut out was in 1962. Amazing. THEY ALSO PLAYED, TOO -- Veteran coaches Jack Parker of BU and Jerry York of BC both know what it's like to play in the Beanpot because they've experienced it. Parker, who was a three- year letterman for the Terri- ers, played on three Beanpot Championship teams in the 1960s. York also played in several Beanpots in the 1960s and led the team to the 1965 Beanpot Champion- ship and to the NCAA Finals that same year. The Eagles were 60-26 on the ice during York's playing days at The Heights. Since York returned to his alma mater as head coach in 1991, the Eagles have won the title three times (2001, 2004 and 2008). Overall, BC is 3-6 in cham- pionship games under York, with eight of the nine title games being played against Boston University. He was recently named Coach of the Decade by College Hockey News 58, DID I HEAR 58 -- Parker, who is now in his 37 th year as head coach of the Terriers, owns an impres- sive 57-16 overall mark in Beanpot games. So in this year's championship game against BC, he's going for his 58  victory in the 58  tour- nament. How about that? His teams have lost only five opening round games over that span while advancing to win 21 titles. By the way, did you know that BU also won in '58? Back in the era when many said "I Like Ike," the Terriers de- feated the Eagles, 5-4 in the 1958 event. One week later they down Northeastern 9-3 for the title. ANNIVERSARIES, AH, ANNI- VERSARIES -- Twenty five years ago (in 1985) Northeast- ern won the Pot, upending BU 4-2. A half century ago, in 1960, Harvard won the crown, downing BU, 3-2. NEVER SAY NEVER -- Those aforementioned two teams, Harvard and Northeastern, have never met in the finals. After both lost on opening night, that possibility went by the boards this year as well. So it'll be some year in the future when they tangle.