Fernando ¨Kochulito¨ Montiel conectó un salvaje y potente gancho al hígado a Jesús ¨Chito¨ Ríos y terminó la pelea al minuto con treinta y seis segundos del primer episodio por nocaut efectivo ante un lleno de más de 4 mil personas en el Auditorio Municipal de Villa Flores, Chiapas.
Montiel (51-4-2, 39 ko’s) de Los Mochis en lo poco que duro el combate se vio muy fuerte frente a Ríos (30-5-1, 24 ko’s), que salió agresivo buscando el intercambio, pero en un breve descuido el ex monarca mundial conectó ese perfecto golpe al hígado para irse a la lona dolido.
Fernando Montiel sank a savvy yet eye watering left hook to the exposed midriff of Jesus¨ Chito¨ Rios, to abruptly end their featherweight fight at minute one with thirty six seconds of the first episode, without breaking a bead of sweat.
The blink and miss it knockout, which left Chito, wincing in considerable discomfort on all fours, unable to beat the count, was witnessed by a packed audience of four thousand fans people at the Municipal Auditorium Villa Flores, Chiapas.
Montiel (51-4-2, 39 ko’s) from Los Mochis who’s moving up from super bantamweight, looked noticeably physically smaller than Rios (30-5-1, 24 KOs), who came out aggressive looking for war. But instead the former World Champion gave him that sinking feeling. After he recovered, there was no belly aching from Rios, who sportingly congratulated Kochulito.
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El ex olímpico mexicano, Óscar Valdez, se impuso por amplia decisión unánime sobre el experimentado californiano, Juan Ruiz, en pelea realizada la noche del sábado en el teatro Celebrity, de Phoenix, Arizona.
Al final de la pelea pactada a ocho giros en peso pluma, los tres jueces vieron ganar al sonorense 80-71. La pelea fue muy ríspida y accidentada ya que Ruiz metía la cabeza y abrazaba con toda su fuerza a Valdez cuando lo tenía cerca, además que resistió todos los envíos del ex olímpico mexicano, quien se vía desesperado por terminar por la vía del nocaut.
Sin embargo, Ruiz, a quien tampoco pudieron noqueador peleadores de la talla de Wayne McCullough, Víctor “Vikingo” Terrazas, Vicente Escobedo, Gary Russell Jr., entre muchos otros, uso todos sus recursos para no caer por la vía del nocaut.
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Last night Former Mexican Olympian, Oscar Valdez, won by a wide unanimous decision over rugged experienced and durable Californian, Juan Ruiz, in a bout at the Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona. At the end of the eight round bout at featherweight, the three Judges each scored the Sonoran a lopsided 80-71 for victory.
The fight was very prickly and rough, as Ruiz bored in with his head down and clinched Valdez every time he could. But he also resisted all the hard blows of former Mexican Olympian, who was desperately trying to finish the fight via knockout, and was in a tearing hurry.
However Ruiz’s chin which has withstood the whiskers brushwork of: Wayne McCullough, Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas, Vicente Escobedo, Gary Russell Jr., among many others, refused to.
He used mauling and clinching coupled with an resolve to frustrate and survive the onslaught. In the final round the Referee deducted a point for his constant holding.
The bout showcased Valdez’s speed and power. But it also exposed his lack of experience, lack of patience and naively. Instead of fighting at range, using his sterling left jab and cultured right hand, time and again he got pulled into the tentacles of a rough house maul. Patience and guile were glaringly lacking.
On Friday night undefeated Antoine Douglas and former world title challenger Michel Soro fought to a majority draw that headlined the 200th Episode of ShoBox: The New Generation at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
The televised quadruple header was promoted by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions and sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods.
In round two, Douglas started to work the body of Soro with a combination against the ropes. In round three, Douglas was very effective working the body with both hands and then came up with a right uppercut. Moments later a power jab sent Soro to the ropes which facilitated a five punch flurry. In round four, Douglas once again sent Soro to the ropes with a hard combination.
In round six, Soro got in his best offense as he landed a three punch combination that was capped by a hard uppercut. Douglas shook it off nicely and came back to land a nice body combination of his own. In round seven, Douglas blasted Soro with a pair of right hands.
In round eight the door opened for Soro as he landed a flush right hand that wobbled Douglas to the ropes. Soro jumped on the opportunity and landed a follow up flurry and it looked like Douglas may go to the canvas but he gathered himself by throwing punches and then holding to get out of the potentially disastrous round. Continue reading
Dusty Hernadez-Harrison, right, jabs at Wilfredo Acuna during their welterweight fight at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. (photo courtesy of BoxingInsider.com)
On the undercard of Saturday night’s Golovkin vs. Geale World Middleweight Championship Bout, rising Welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (23-0, 12 KO) kept his undefeated record intact with a dominant eight-round unanimous decision win over hard-hitting veteran, Wilfredo Acuna. The Southeast Washington, D.C. native fought a well calculated contest, winning every round on the ringside judge’s scorecards, 80-72.
“I am happy with my performance,” Hernandez-Harrison said. “I stuck to the game plan tonight, which I don’t always do. Usually I like to go in there and brawl. I am glad that I was able to get eight rounds in and my dad (trainer, Buddy Harrison) was pleased with it.”
World class trainer, Billy Briscoe, who has helped in the corner for Hernandez-Harrison’s fights over the last year noted the young fighter’s progression.”I would give Dusty’s performance tonight a ‘B,’” Briscoe said. “Building a fighter is like building a house. Brick by brick, you just want to make sure you’re seeing improvements: big or small, every fight. This team is following that plan like a beautifully written script.”
Hernandez-Harrison, a huge draw in the Nation’s capital, was cheered on loudly throughout the bout by the throngs of his fans who made the trip to New York to see him in action. Hundreds of passionate fans from Washington, D.C. crowded 7th Avenue in front of Madison Square Garden before the bouts as, Dusty greeted the buses that were chartered to drive the fans to NYC. Continue reading
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Last night at the Maddison Square Garden in New York, former two-time middleweight champion, Daniel Geale (30-3, 13 KOs) gave it his all in a losing effort against WBA champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs).
“I’m not a ashamed to say I lost to Golovkin,” said Geale. “He’s one of the best fighters in boxing and certainly the biggest puncher in the sport. I did my best to come out strong but he was the better man tonight. Want to thank my promoters Gary Shaw and Garrie Francisco for everything they’ve done for me and my family. I’m going to take a few weeks off and evaluate my future.”
In the co-feature, heavyweight Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) won a a split decision against former undefeated contender, Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12 KOs), to capture the WBC number one ranking and mandatory position to challenge the winner of champion Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder.
“I felt good going down the stretch and it was the difference in the fight,” said Jennings. “I won this fight and that’s all that matters. I’m ready to fight for the world championship and I’m not leaving any stone un-turned. I’ll be back in the gym on Monday. My promoters Gary Shaw and Antonio Leonard are going to make my dreams come true with a title shot. I’ll be ready to go!”
“I have nothing but great respect for Daniel Geale who did his best tonight.” said Gary Shaw. “He fought hard against a great fighter who I believe is a pound for pound champion in Golovkin. Jennings proved his on the championship level and is now the mandatory to fight for the WBC title so we’ll see what transpires in the next few weeks. All I know is my guys fought hard tonight and the’ll both be back stronger then ever.”