NEW YORK, N.Y. — “Bad News” dealt Courtney Pennington some bad news during their USBA Super Welterweight title fight Saturday, June 8, at Madison Square Garden.
Charles Conwell, a member of the Four State Franchise, scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Pennington (12-4-3) to remain perfect as a professional, improving to 10-0.
Two judges had Conwell, from Cleveland, Ohio, winning 97-92 and other scored it 96-93.
Pennington was penalized a point in the fifth round for holding.
This was the first 10-round fight for Conwell, a former Olympian.
Pennington suffered a right eye cut in the eighth round then sustained a left eye cut a round later.
They were fighting on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Steve Rolls middleweight fight.
"I'm very happy with my performance. Pennington was a tough fighter, but we got the victory," Conwell said in a release. "Now it's back to the gym to continue learning and growing as a fighter. It was an honor to fight at Madison Square Garden for the first time. Thanks to my promoter Lou DiBella for bringing me here and I hope to return in the near future."