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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Friday, February 24, 2012


In a 10-round main event that was as bloody as predictted, Omar Sheika of Paterson, N.J., won a unanimous decision over Tony Ferrante of Northeast Philadelphia Friday at Harrah's-Chester.

Sheika (32-11) won the BAM light-heavyweight title. Ferrante, who disagreed with the scoring, fell to 12-3. The judges had Sheika winning, 99-90, 99-90, 95-94. The Daily Times favored Sheika, 97-92.

In other fights:

Welterweight Naim Nelson (4-0) win a majority decision over Linwood Hurd (3-3-4). Heavyweight Jamie Campbell (4-2) took a unanimous decision over Lonnie Kornegay (1-6-2). Light-heavyweight Fred Jenkins Jr. won unanimously over John Michael Terry (2-26).

Middleweight Danny Mills, a former Penncrest High football player, won his pro debut with a TKO at 1:50 of the second over Mike Haynes (0-1). Also, welterweight Tyrone Crawley Jr. (1-0) took a unanimous decision over Hamid Robinson (0-1).


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