|Boxing results - Elvin Ayala earns knockout win
By Media Report (July 22, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Ayala earns ninth-round stoppage Saturday at Mohegan against tough veteran Mackey
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The animal Elvin Ayala waited so long to unleash is finally on the loose.
Working with new trainer Marshall Kauffman for
the first time, Ayala (26-5-1, 12 KOs) let his hands fly Saturday night
and earned a convincing knockout win over dangerous veteran John Mackey (13-8-3),
stopping his opponent with a series of unanswered flurries 53 seconds
into the ninth round of their scheduled 10-round main event at the
Mohegan Sun Casino.
Ayala, the reigning
World Boxing Council U.S. National Boxing Council (WBC USNBC)
middleweight champion from New Haven, Conn., who’s now ranked No. 20 in
the world, came out more aggressive under the guidance of Kauffman, who
helped lead Kermit Cintron to a world title. Ayala initiated the
action from the opening bell, delivering on his promise to unleash his
“inner animal,” and finally earned the stoppage once Mackey failed to
Ayala nearly ended the
bout in the fifth, catching Mackey against the ropes, but ultimately ran
out of time. Ayala again caught Mackey in the seventh after Mackey took
his eye off his opponent and momentarily motioned to the referee after
an alleged head-butt, but Mackey – a consummate counter-puncher –
answered with two big left hands at the bell.
Throughout the week,
Ayala spoke about wanting to score a knockout and looked impressive
doing so; he delivered Saturday in grand fashion, taking another step
closer toward his ultimate goal against a game opponent who took the
fight on short notice.
Backed by another strong outpouring of fan support, unbeaten female bantamweight Shelito Vincent (4-0)
of New London, Conn., and now training in Providence, R.I., kept her
perfect record intact with a unanimous-decision win over Ivana Coleman (0-1) of Slidell, La., 40-36 across the board.
Coleman, a professional
mixed martial arts fighter, couldn’t keep pace with the faster, more
active Vincent, who out-worked her opponent and landed the majority of
the power shots throughout the fight to record her fourth win in nine
Hartford, Conn., super featherweight Joseph “Chip” Perez (9-1, 3 KOs) put on a show in the six-round special attraction, stopping spirited challenger Johnny Frazier (3-10-2) of Akron, Ohio at the closing bell of the fourth round.
The two traded blows
throughout the fight, often egging each other on after the opponent
landed a clean shot, but Perez ultimately landed the most effective shot
of the night, dropping Frazier for good with an overhand right at the
3:00-mark of the fourth round.
Bridgeport, Conn., lightweight Carlos Hernandez (3-2, 2 KO) won easily in the opening bout, stopping Alan Beeman (0-4)
of Newport, R.I., at the 2:43 mark of the first round. Hernandez
dropped Beeman with a left hook to the body late in the round and then
kept applying the pressure until referee Danny Schiavone stepped in with
17 seconds remaining following a series of unanswered lefts by
Hernandez. The Bridgeport native has now won three consecutive fights.
The professional debuts of both Donnie Palmer (0-0-1) of Boston and Springfield, Mass., native Moses Marshall (0-0-1)
turned out to be one of the most exciting fights of the night as the
two heavyweights traded blows through four back-and-forth rounds.
consistently to the head throughout the night despite at least a
six-inch height disadvantage while Palmer used his jab and heavy
overhand rights to keep Marshall at bay as often as possible. The fight
ended in a majority draw with two judges scoring the bout 38-38 apiece
and the third scoring it 39-37 in favor of Palmer.
Unbeaten lightweight Gabriel Duluc (6-0) of Boston and super middleweight Tylon Burris (3-0) of Hartford, Conn., each won lopsided decisions. Duluc outworked New Haven’s Christian Lao (4-2),
scoring a first-round knockdown courtesy of a vicious body blow en
route to a unanimous 40-35 decision across the board. Burris beat
Providence’s Luis Felix (0-3), who took the fight on short notice, 40-36, 40-36, 40-36 to remain undefeated.
Framingham, Mass., middleweight Saul Almeida –
one of the top-ranked featherweights in the northeast in mixed martial
arts with 14 professional fights under his belt – and fellow newcomer Antonio Marrero of
Hartford fought to a no-contest in their professional debuts after
Almeida sustained a cut over his eye due to an accidental head-butt
midway through the second round.
Antonio Chaves Fernandez (0-7-1) of Brockton, Mass., and Jair Ramos (2-0-1)
of Waterbury, Conn., suffered the same fate as Palmer and Marshall in
their four-round light welterweight bout, fighting to a majority draw
with two judges scoring the bout 37-37 and the third scoring it 39-37 in
favor of Ramos. Both fighters were deducted a point during the course
of the fight, Fernandez for holding and Ramos for excessive low blows
following the referee’s warning.
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