Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will have to wait another day to defend his WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title, after it was learned that his fight against Victor Hugo Correa would not take place. The Saturday night scheduled 10-round main event bout, which was to take place at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD, was scratched after Jeter Promotions learned that Correa didn't arrive at the local airport to be picked up. It was also learned that Correa sent an email stating that he would not be arriving from Mexico City due to an illness, this after all the necessary documentation had been received.
"I'm way disappointed, but the show must go on," Jeter told GFL exclusively.
However, despite the setback, Jeter Promotions still kept the show alive, by pushing the scheduled bout between Phil Jackson Benson and Maxwell Taylor for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title as the main event. And it was worth it, as Jackson Benson looked awesome, ending the fight in the seventh-round courtesy of a brutal flurry of body shots that forced referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the contest at 1:15 of the round, and in the process capturing the belt. Jackson Benson is now ranked 10th according to Boxrec.com's rankings in the Super Middleweight Division.
From the opening round, Jackson Benson (12-1, 11 KOs) worked the body to set up some gorgeous head shots, forcing Taylor into the ropes. Taylor, though would show some heart and fight back, but it was evident that the punches he was absorbing were taking a toll on him. In the fifth-round, Jackson Benson almost ended Taylor's (18-5-1, 8 KOs) night with a massive flurry of shots to the body and head, but once again Taylor bounced back and regroup with a solid sixth round. However, his efforts were all for not and Jackson Benson buckled down in the seventh. From the sound of the bell, he came out swinging and was able to pick up the pressure, forcing Chevalier to stop the fight.
In the co-main event, a bad scene occurred between heavyweights Dwayne "The Big Ticket" McRae and Dennis Benson. The scheduled six-round bout was ruled an unheard of double disqualification after the two boxers had an altercation before the bell rang.
The nonsense started when Benson (2-5-1, 1 KO) was in the ring and a McRae (10-3, 6 KOs) walked pass his corner and started to trash talk to him. It is unclear what was said, but the two exchanged words and got tangled up. McRae was fighting for the first time since 2011. Referee Bill Clancy along with Maryland State Athletic Commission members had to step in between the two men and send them back to their respected corners. Clancy gave the men a stern warning that any more infractions would result in a disqualification. The first round lasted around 20 seconds before the two boxers clinched once more, this time they would not let go. Clancy again had to separate the two and the bout was waved off, causing boos from the crowd in attendance.
According to Jeter, who also promoted the card, penalties might be handed down to both fighters. "I looked up and both guys and the ref were on the ground, I'm guessing penalties might be handed down," he said Monday via text.
Nick Kisner won a four-round unanimous decision over Willie Chisolm in the first bout of the evening. He remains undefeated with a 12-0-1 mark, while Chisolm fell to 7-15 in his career.