Jaidon “The Don” Codrington, a fighter in Dame Dashs Chin Checkers boxing duo, was knocked out cold in 18 seconds by Allan Green last night on Showtimes “ShoBox: The New Generation.”
Codrington, a super-middleweight, was an undefeated knockout artist who won all nine of his fights by impressive knockouts. But, Green, 26, was undefeated with 17 victories and was clearly the most worthy opponent for the 21-year-old prodigy.
When Greens work was finished on Friday at Miamis Buffalo Run Casino, Codrington was unconscious for nearly three minutes.
A right cross and a left hook to the jaw eventually leveled Codrington sending him face-first through the ropes. The Bridgeport, Conn native was immediately sent to Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami and initial reports indicated that Codrington suffered a fractured vertebrae. That diagnosis was later retracted.
Codrington was released and is expected to fully recover, said promoter Lou Dibella. Dibella and Dame Dash announced Dash/ Dibella Promotions in January 2005 and began promoting prospects like Codrington and Curtis Stevens, who were collectively known as the Chin Checkers for their penchant for knocking out their challengers.
Codrington represented Team Roc during the fight was recently granted The Don, a sneaker via Dashs Pro Ked sneaker company. Now a resident of Queens, New York, he has impressed local crowds since his debut in 2004.