|Boxing Results & Photos: Darley Perez & Chris Avalos Victorious on ESPN "Friday Night Fights"
By Media Report (August 12, 2012) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Carlos Baeza - Thompson Boxing)
Last night Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions' showcased a great show on ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, Calif. The 10-round main event, featuring Columbia's Darley Perez against Houston's Bahodir Mamadjonov ended in a dramatic split decision.
the early rounds, Mamadjonov used his boxing skills to take a
commanding lead, as he kept the fight in the middle of the ring, boxing
on angles. He was the busier fighter for the first five rounds, but
stated to fade down the stretch after throwing a lot of power punches.
got into his grove in the middle rounds when he started to let his
hands go. Perez started to find a home for his overhand right, and in
the sixth round, landed it, give a welt on the left cheek bone of
Mamadjonov. In round eight, Perez caught Mamadjonov with that same
overhand right, sending the Kazakhstan native to the canvas for the
first time in his career.
into the last round it was even and both fighters had to dig deep to
make a final impression on the judges. When it was all said and done,
Perez (26-0, 19 KOs) won a split decision, while Mamadjonov (11-1, 7
KOs) suffered his first loss. One judge had it 95-94 for Mamadjonov,
while the others had it 96-93 and 95-94 for Perez. Both fighters felt
they won the fight.
hit me real hard and he was dangerous but I pulled it out in the later
rounds," said Perez. "I will make the adjustments earlier in the fight
next time I get in the ring. Fighting a southpaw was difficult but I
was victorious and the experience I gained was invaluable."
A dejected Mamadjonov stated, "I felt I won the fight. The knock down was a slip. I'm very disappointed on the decision."
In the 10-round junior featherweight co-feature, Chris Avalos (20-2, 15 KOs) won a decisive unanimous decision against Yenifel Vincente (23-1-2, 15 KOs) in a hard fought action packed fight.
was the busier fighter from the opening bell. His one-two combination
was having success throughout the early rounds. Vincente showed a lot of
heart after getting dropped with a hard left hook in round five.
Avalos almost got him out of there, but Vincente fought gallantly as he
was firing back hard shots of his own before the bell rang to end the
fighters were going toe to toe and Avalos got caught with a right hand
flush on the jaw after a break in the eighth round. The referee gave
Avalos some time to get his head together and the fight continued. As
the fight headed into the final two rounds, both fighters were leaving
it all in the ring. After the final bell rang, Avalos was declared the
winner with scorecards reading 97-92 from all three judges.
fight was tougher than I thought it was going to be, but I came in here
looking for "W" and I got it, said Avalos, 'He caught me with a couple
of punches, but that's boxing, it happens. I felt decision was
accurate. I was boxing and brawling, mixing it up doing what I had to
do to win.
(8-round lightweight bout) Jonathan Maicelo (18-0, 10 KOs) vs. Wilfredo Acuna (13-11, 10 KOs) - After scoring a first round knock down with a
powerful right hand, Peruvian standout Jonathan Maicelo went on to win a
lopsided unanimous decision against Wilfredo Acuna. Acuna was on his
bike after he got dropped as Maicelo was battering him around the ring
for the remainder of the fight. Scorecards read 60-53 across the board.
want to thank Gary Shaw for this opportunity. I had him down early,
but he survived the rest of the fight. I have some things to work on
when I get back in the gym but I feel I'm getting better each time I
step in the ring. I got the win and I'm still undefeated." - Jonathan
(6-round lightweight bout) Alejandro Luna (10-0, 8 KOs) vs. Eddie Ramirez (6-11-1, 3 KOs) - Crowd favorite Alejandro Luna dazzled his fans with a
stunning performance knocking out his opponent with a barrage of
punches in the final round of their scheduled 8-round bout. The referee
stopped the bout at the 2:12 mark. Luna dominated the fight from the
opening bell as he forced Ramirez against the ropes with his relentless
wanted to come out here tonight and give my fans a great fight. I got
the TKO and I'm happy with my performance." - Alejandro Luna
(8-round super-bantamweight bout) Glenn Porras (27-2, 16 KOs) vs. Jose Silveria (12-8, 4 KOs) - In an all out slugfest, Philippine native Glenn Porras
outworked his game opponent, Mexico's Jose Silveria on his way to a
unanimous decision. Both fighters were throwing nothing but power shots
throughout the fight, but it was Porras who was landing the cleaner
blows. Scorecards read, 79-73 twice and 78-74.
(6-round light-middleweight bout) Geovanny Rodriguez (7-0, 4 KOs) vs. Clevan Ishe (3-8, 1 KO) - Geovanny
Rodriguez improved remained undefeated with a hard fought slugfest
against Clevan Ishe. Ishe was throwing wild punches trying to land a
homerun punch, but never got into a rhythm. Rodriguez used his southpaw
stance to give his opponent problems and ended the bout strong.
Scorecards read, 60-54 twice and 59-55 for Rodriguez.
was hard to figure out my opponent because he was so wild and awkward,
but I did what I had to do to remain undefeated." - Geovanny Rodriguez
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