Ed Scunzio scored the fight 77-75 for Biosse. Clark Sammartino and Wayne Lima scored it 76-76.
Biosse is now 11-1-1 (6); Mackey is 13-6-3 (6). There were no knockdowns.
“I think I should have gotten the decision,” said Biosse. “I’m right at home. This is my house. [Mackey] came to work. I pulled a muscle in my shoulder in the first round and I couldn’t throw my left hand,”
said Mackey. “I was upset that it was a draw but I’m used to it. When you get a draw in a guy’s hometown, that means you won. I was countering well, landing uppercuts and one-twos all night. I controlled the flow of the fight but it’s OK. I’m OK. I’m not marked. God is good.”
Mackey hopes to fight former World Boxing Association welterweight and junior middleweight champion Jose Antonio Rivera on Nov. 5.
Mackey controlled the fifth round, landing several one-two combinations and pressuring Biosse. In the sixth, Biosse finished the round with a left uppercut while Mackey was pinned in a corner. Biosse started the eighth round landing three hard jabs. Mackey responded with an uppercut while Biosse was in a corner. The round finished with Biosse slipping two left hands from Mackey.
Biosse suffered his first loss in his last fight on May 6 when Denis Grachev stopped him in four rounds.
Benny Costantino of Warwick, R.I. won a four-round unanimous decision over Odias Dumezil of Winter Haven, Fla. All three judges scored it 39-37. Costantino is now 7-0 (4); Dumezil is 3-7 (1).
Reynaldo Rodriguez of Woonsocket, R.I. stopped Richard Starnino of Providence in the fourth round of a scheduled six-round super middleweight bout. Starnino was in control of the fight until Rodriguez caught him with a left uppercut in the fourth, sending Starnino to the canvas. Starnino got up but was on shaky legs, forcing referee Joe Lupino to stop the fight at 1:07. Rodriguez is now 6-2-1 (3); Starnino is 9-6-2 (2).
Chris Chatman of San Diego picked up a victory over Rahman Yusubov of Dallas after referee Daniel Schiavonne did not let Yusubov come out for the sixth and final round of a junior middleweight bout. Chatman, 10-1-1 (5), punished the durable Yusubov throughout the bout, causing Yusubov to bleed from the nose and have swelling around both eyes. Yusubov dropped to 11-5 (9). Chatman’s only loss was in October of 2009 when he dropped a six-round decision to Demetrius Andrade.
Light heavyweight Alex Amparo of Providence won a four-round majority decision over Nicholas Lavin of Shelton, Conn. The scores were 39-37, 38-37 and 38-38. Amparo is now 2-0 (1); Lavin is 2-2 (2).
Welterweight Bryan Abraham of Schenectady, N.Y. stopped Jonathan Vazquez of New Bedford, Mass. in the third round of a scheduled six. Abraham, 5-7-2 (5), dropped Vazquez twice in the third before Daniel Schiavonne stopped the fight at 2:55. Vazquez dropped to 4-1-1 (3).
Kevin Cobbs of Burlington, Vt. won a four-round majority decision over Steven Chadwick of Jacksonville, Fla. at light heavyweight. The scores were 39-37 (twice) and 38-38. Cobbs is 2-0 (1); Chadwick is 0-2.
Debuting bantamweight Shelito Vincent of Providence, R.I. outpointed Karen Dulin of Mystic, Conn. The scores were 39-37 (twice) and 40-36. Dulin dropped to 2-10 (1).
Middleweight Thomas Falowo of Pawtucket, R.I. went the distance for the first time in his pro career, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Borngod Washington of Queens, N.Y. All three judges scored it 40-36. Falowo improved to 5-0 (4); Washington dropped to 2-9.
Agustine Mauras of Lawrence, Mass. stopped debuting Christian Rivera of Gloucester, Mass. in the second round of a scheduled four at lightweight. Mauras attacked Rivera almost continuously throughout the fight until Rivera dropped to the canvas after a hook to the body. Daniel Schiavonne stopped the fight at 2:34. Mauras improved to 2-0-1 (2).