|Middleweight Michael Oliveira Wins UNBC Latin Title
By Brad Marchetti at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Sept 13, 2009)
Fights are back with a bang in Pompano Beach as Rumble Star productions brought a night filled with knockouts in front of a packed house at Club Cinema. The main event saw undefeated young Brazilian Middleweight Michael Oliveira keep is perfect 8-0 record intact by pounding out a hard-fought 8-round unanimous decision over Robert Kliewer.
The rugged 19-year old slugger Oliviera, 8-0, 6 KO’s, wasted know time in putting the pressure on Kliewer from the opening bell and was the aggressor throughout the fight. Kliewer, 10-9, 5 KO’s, tried to box at range behind is flicking jab but Oliviera cut off the ring effectively and beat Kliewer up to the body. The body shots eventually wore down the rangy Kliewer in the 7th round when Oliviera put him on the canvas twice. Kliewer managed to go the distance but he was on the short end of the judges scorecards who had it 79-72, 78-73 and 78-73 all for Oliviera. Oliviera captured the UNBC Latin title with the win.
The young bull Oliveira passed the biggest test of his career against a game veteran in Kliwer and appears to have the skills necessary to take things to the next level against better opposition. Oliveira packed the house with fight fans who love his swarming style that usually produces knockouts.
Ismael Bueno 11-3 (6) vs. Jose Medina 15-15 (11): Medina KO 1
In the co-main event Brazilian Middleweight Ismael Bueno’s US debut ended just :17 seconds into the first round when the unheralded Puerto Rican Medina clobbered Bueno with a left hook to the chin. Bueno looked like a corpse as he hit the canvas and the fight was waved off instantly. Medina came in from Philadelphia and those guys usually know how to fight. So for all you promoters out there listen up. If you have a prospect don’t put them against Philly fighters regardless of their record. Records don’t always tell the story.
Emmanuel Augustama 2-0 (2) vs. Kevin Stevenson 0-0: Augustama KO 2
Hatian Cruiserweight Augustama showed why he is a fast rising contender by introducing Stevenson to the pro fight game with a concussion. Augustama started quickly and closed the show in dramatic fashion at 2:21 of the 2nd round with a searing left hook that crumpled Stevenson like a cheap suit. Stevenson was game but he was crude and outclassed by the 2008 Florida Golden Gloves champion Augustama who has a bright future. Augustama is built like a brick house and has fast hands, nice flexibility and sound boxing fundamentals to go with his show stopping left hook.
Lanard Lane 8-0 (6) vs. Dario Esales 31-17 (26): Lane KO 6
Philadelphia Welterweight prospect Lanard Lane showed why he was a star amateur by passing the biggest test of his pro career against the cagey veteran Esales. Esalaes was game and tried to make a fight of it but Lane showed his versatility by fighting effectively both inside and outside. The fight was close for the first 5 rounds until Lane’s hand speed, conditioning and power started taking over. In the 6th round Lane planted Esales flat on his stomach with a blitzing right hand to the cheekbone that cut Esales and closed the show.
Edelson Silva 11-0 (10) vs. Steven La Salle 0-0: Silva KO 1
Undefeated Brazilian lightweight Silva made a good impression in his first fight on American soil by blowing away La Salle in 1:23 of the 1st round. The powerfully built Silva got right in La Salle’s kitchen from the opening bell and abused La Salle with sickening body shots. La Salle doubled over in pain from a left hook to the small rib and took an 8 count. A volley of thudding gut and liver shots punctuated by a left hook finished La Salle shortly after the first knockdown.
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