By Boxing Bob Newman
In the principle occasion of Christy Martin’s sold-out present on the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina, New Orleans light-weight Jeremy Hill took out Colombian Deivi Julio Bassa with a four-knockdown beating. Dropping Bassa twice in spherical two and twice extra within the fourth, prompted referee Invoice Clancy to halt issues at 2:09 of the spherical. Hill was coming off his first profession loss in March, whereas Bassa was coming off a current win in March. Julio Bassa confirmed glorious ring genetics as he’s associated to former Colombian world champions Jorge Eliecer Julio and Fidel Bassa. He was in a position to land some good counters on Hill, however as soon as Hill realized the naturally smaller Bassa couldn’t harm him, he opened up, scoring the knockdown and hurting Bassa even when he didn’t knock him down. With the win, Hill strikes to 15-1, 9 KOs, whereas Bassa falls to 22-10, 14 KOs.
Within the co-main occasion, Pawleys Island, South Carolina featherweight Victorino Gonzalez stalked 40-fight veteran Nicaraguan, Julio “The Falcon” Buitrago over six rounds. The previous minimumweight Buitrago used each trick in his huge arsenal- footwork, feints, even machismo, sticking his chin out, asking Gonzalez to hit it. To his credit score, Gonzalez didn’t take the bait and stored his composure all through. Whereas Buitrago landed his share of pot-shots, Gonzalez was the busier, aggressive fighter, therefore the straight 60-54 scores from all three judges. Gonozalez goes to 5-0, 2 KOs, whereas the cagey Buitrago strikes to 13-28, 3 KOs.
Opening the present, Brooklyn’s Raekwon Butler hammered away on the physique of Rock Hill, South Carolina’s Anthony Robbie Rose for a stoppage at 1:03 of spherical two of a scheduled 4 spherical welterweight bout. Rose by no means went down, however provided little resistance to the assault of the “Iceman.” Butler now 2-0, 2 KOs, whereas Rose begins out at 0-1.
Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah light-weight Gabriel Gaucin wrecked the spindle-of-a-body of Memphis, Tennessee’s Roderick Gilkey, dropping Gilkey 4 instances in spherical two and a fifth and remaining time for a referee’s merciful stoppage at 0:13 of the third. Gaucin strikes to 4-0-1, 3 KOs whereas Gilkey’s “0” stays intact at 0-10-1!
North Carolina’s Jose Israel Ibarra and Wilmington, Delaware’s Weusi Johnson went at it for six arduous featherweight rounds. Ibarra’s relentless strain compelled the combat however Johnson’s cagey counters discovered their mark very often. The judges rewarded Ibarra’s increased work and join fee with scores of 59-55, 59-55, 60-54. Ibarra is now 5-1, 2 KOs whereas Johnson falls to a deceiving 3-18-1.
Tampa’s Daniel Bailey smoked Cincinnati’s Aaron Jamel Hollis at 0:42 of the very first spherical. A vicious proper dropped Hollis moments into the primary of a scheduled 4 spherical tremendous featherweight bout. A follow-up barrage noticed Hollis out on his toes towards the turnbuckle of Bailey’s nook, prompting referee Invoice Clancy to avoid wasting Hollis from additional punishment. Bailey is now 5-0, 4 KOs whereas Hollis slides to 4-15, 2 KOs.
Welterweight Elijah Seawright made Xavier Martinez seem like a bobble-head doll as he viciously dropped Martinez twice, with the all-out observe up barrage prompting referee Dale Frye to halt issues at 2:37 of spherical two. Seawright strikes to 3-0, 3 KOs whereas Martinez falls to 0-2.
Macon, Georgia light-weight Trayvion Butts and Martinsville, Virginia’s Ryan Venable went at it for 4 arduous rounds, leaving nothing of their respective tanks. Venable was a tad busier, sporting a strain model whereas Butts appeared to select his pictures, however slowly getting drawn right into a brawl by bout’s finish. When all was stated and performed, all three judges noticed it the identical at 40-36 for the upset winner Venable, now 2-4, whereas Butts dips to 3-2, 2 KOs.
Charleston, West Virginia’s Anthony Savilla and Erwin, North Carolina’s Emonte Haynes thrilled the group with their back-and-forth battle over almost 4 rounds, lightweights. Whereas Haynes had many followers from close by NC, Savilla was promoter Christy Martin’s “West Virginia boy.” The lanky Haynes employed an informed jab and appeared to take the primary spherical by retaining Savilla at bay. Savilla started to battle again with a deliberate physique assault, which paid dividends. As Haynes hand dropped, Savilla went to the top with optimistic outcomes. By the fourth, Haynes sensed the combat slipping away and went for broke. It solely opened alternatives for Savilla, who countered with arduous pictures that surprised Haynes alongside the ropes. As Haynes’ mouthpiece went flying from Savilla’s pin-point assault and his head flying to-and-fro, referee Frye stopped issues at 2:18 of the fourth and remaining spherical. Savilla goes to 2-0, 1 KO whereas Haynes loses his first at 2-1, 2 KOs.
In an “All-Tarheel” battle, Calvin Dickerson stalked a minimally keen Therran Smalls like a wolf sensing his prey was trapped. Lastly, Smalls’ nook waved the towel in give up at 2:02 of the second spherical. Tremendous middleweight Dickerson begins out 1-0, 1 KO whereas Smalls stored his “0” intact at 0-11!