Chuck Mussachio insists he is not retiring, but when he got dropped late in the second round against Lionel Thompson, it looked like that be the best thing for him Saturday night at Balley's Atlantic City.
Mussachio's father, did want any father would do and any good manager or trainer, he stopped the fight after he realized his boxing could not go on. The bout was a scheduled eight-rounder, but Al Musscahio had seen enough, stopping the fight at the end of the second.
Mussachio is a tough and feisty fighter, but he is also 33 and although he didn't appear seriously hurt when he walked into his corner, his father thought different.
It was a bizarre night for Mussachio (18-3-2) and his fans, as the first round lasted five minutes, two minutes longer than usual, which had many in attendance booing and shouting and rightful so.
However, both fighters had to fight the round and no excuses can be made. What can be made is an argument for Mussachio retiring. He has dropped two out of his last three bouts and took a beating against Garrett Wilson before being KO'd in the 12th round back in November of 2011. He has not been very active since and perhaps his body is betraying him.
Only the fighter can figure that one out, his father did on Saturday night.
Somers point native Patrick Majewski on the other hand, looked very sharp, as he earned a 10-round unanimous decision over a tough boxer in Jamall Davis.
It was an impressive performance by Majewski, who took control of the bout in the sixth round, and almost ended it in the eighth, when he jolted Davis with a hard straight right that sent him into the ropes. He continued to work away at Davis, mixing in the jab with some hard body shots.
Majewski is rated No. 9 by the WBC and No. 15 by the WBO, and you can bet with another win against a top-10 contender could warrant a title shot.