One of the best traits a pro athlete can have is a short-term memory. Danny Rosenberger proved that on Sunday night at the Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack Ballroom as the super welterweight from Niles scored his first career knockout victory roughly three weeks after suffering a tough decision loss.
Rosenberger, 28, jumped all over Erik Plumeri early and often as he sent the 33-year-old Lockport, NY native to the canvas just 25 seconds into the fight with a three punch combination that landed upstairs.
Though Plumeri was able to hop right up from the knockdown, his best option may have been to stay down as Rosenberger instantly prayed on his opponent and landed a barrage of punches which forced the referee in charge, Chris Riskus to put a halt to the fight at the 1:05 mark of the opening round.
"It felt good, that was the game plan to get back to it and in the ring and do stuff I didn't do my last fight," Rosenberger said following his victory. "I've learned that if I stun I need to follow with that kill shot".
Rosenberger (4-5-3) will be back in action in November on Thanksgiving Eve in the Youngstown area as he will take on Buffalo native Ivan Hernandez at the Palermo Center in Campbell on a pro card loaded with Youngstown talent.
"I'm so excited, It's going to be a huge turnout and a big night for all the Youngstown guys," said Rosenberger when asked about his next fight in his hometown.
|Rick Graham celebrates his victory|
In the main event of the Made Men Promotions promoted card, 32-year- old Rick Graham of Detroit stunned hometown favorite Justin Steave of Weirton, WV by scoring a split decision victory in a very entertaining six-round super welterweight matchup.
Graham carried the momentum of a hard right he landed late in the first round which wobbled Steave to secure the upset victory in a bout that featured many back and forth exchanges.
In the end, the judges scored the bout 57-56, 57-56, and 54-59 for Graham who improved his record to 6-20-3 while the 32-year-old Steave saw his record drop to 9-2.
The evening's co-main event saw Daniel Martz of Clarksburg, WV score a third-round knockout of Kansas City native Richard Carmack.
Martz, 27, was able to land to the body of the 30-year-old Carmack at will en route to earning the vacant ABF Colonial Atlantic heavyweight championship belt while improving his record to 17-6-1.
A pair of young 24-year-old Western Pennsylvania talents were able to pick up victories on the evening.
Ellwood City welterweight Rosalindo Morales was able to improve his record to 2-0 and notch a majority decision over the tough Latorie Woodberry of Roanoke, Va while highly touted super middleweight prospect and Beaver Falls native Kiante Irving scored a first-round knockout victory in his pro debut over Atlanta native Vince Berkhaulter with a vicious body shot.
Full Results from Mountaineer:
HWT - Gabe Lambert (Parkersburg, WV) TKO3 over Paul Eakle Jr. (Steubenville, OH)
170lbs - Ethan Hayes (Uniontown, PA) UD over Andrew Odell (Mingo, OH)
160lbs - Zack Odell (Mingo, OH) UD over Brock Eakle (Steubenville, OH)
147lbs - Tre'Sean Wiggins (Johnstown, PA) UD over Justin Johnson (Pittsburgh)
154lbs - Danny Rosenberger (Youngstown/Niles) TKO1 over Erik Plumeri (Lockport, NY)
135lbs - Brandun Lee (Coachella, CA) TKO1 over Jorge Munguia (Honduras)
165lbs - Kiante Irving (Beaver Falls, PA) TKO1 over Vince Berkhaulter (Atlanta)
140lbs - Rosalindo Morales (Ellwood City, PA) UD over Latorie Woodberry (Roanoke, VA)
HWT - Daniel Martz (Clarksburg, WV) TKO3 over Richard Carmack (Kansas City)
154lbs - Rick Graham (Detroit, MI) SD over Justin Steave (Weirton, WV)