By Jeff Zimmerman
In the primary occasion on the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo Enviornment, Dallas’ light-weight Alexis Del Bosque (17-5-1, 9 KOs) and Pedro Vicente (7-2-1, 2 KOs) hailing out of Puerto Rico battled to an entertaining cut up draw over eight rounds. This was the primary native DFW card since Canelo-Saunders set an indoor U.S. boxing document of 73,126 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington a few weeks in the past.
Texas, notably Dallas-Fort Price, turned a hotbed for big-time boxing because it has hosted Garcia-Campbell, Chocolatito-Estrada 2, Ortiz-Hooker, Spence-Garcia, and Canelo-Saunders during the last a number of months in the course of the yr of COVID.
However native fan favourite light-weight Del Bosque nicknamed “El Perro” and Vicente confirmed that smaller reveals are alive and nicely in Dallas as they didn’t disappoint the raucous crowd on Friday evening.
Del Bosque got here out firing from the opening bell as he used his lengthy attain to rifle off a stiff jab and quick combos to the pinnacle and physique of Vicente. And at six ft tall, Del Bosque held a seven-inch peak benefit over Vicente. Del Bosque seemed to be cruising early, till Vicente discovered his footing and located success inside. By the third spherical, it was a struggle, as Vicente was taking massive pictures to the physique, however was additionally starting to land energy pictures of his personal. He snapped Del Bosque’s head again with a robust proper hand within the spherical.
In spherical 5, Del Bosque and Vicente exchanged leather-based within the middle of the ring, exchanging punch for punch. Whereas in spherical six, Vicente landed a strong proper hand and a giant uppercut in spherical seven, as Del Bosque’s followers chanted “Perro” to assist in giving him an additional increase. Within the eighth and remaining spherical, Del Bosque and Vicente went toe-to-toe till the ultimate bell. The official scores learn 79-73 Del Bosque, 77-75 Vicente and 76-76.
The occasion was promoted by The Boxing Showcase and sponsored by Hector Vazquez’ Sweat Boxing and included Mexican boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera who was on the town all week and made numerous appearances for the followers.
Barrera additionally introduced within the ring previous to the primary occasion, that he’ll face his Mexican rival Erik Morales in July probably again in Dallas in an exhibition. The ring announcer was former Fightnews.com correspondent Christian Schmidt who saved the gang engaged all evening.
Rafael “Listo” Gaitan vs. Jorge Martinez
Within the co-main occasion, Dallas’ cruiserweight Rafael “Listo” Gaitan (6-0-1, 4 KOs) dropped the sport Jorge Martinez (4-7, 1 KO) within the first spherical and unleashed a flurry of huge punches to the pinnacle and physique in spherical two that put Martinez down and out. As Gaitan landed the crushing proper hand that put Martinez on the canvas for the second time, referee Neal Younger jumped in and fell on prime of Martinez. Younger shortly bought again to his ft and instantly waived off the struggle. The favored Gaitan had a big fanbase in attendance as he was an beginner star because the #1 Heavyweight within the USA and a 2017 Golden Gloves Champion. Gaitan instructed the media in attendance afterward he was excited to have the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera in attendance and was joyful to carry out nicely in entrance of him and all his followers.
Daniel Bailey vs. Benjamin Gurment
Tremendous light-weight Benjamin Gurment (3-0, 2 KOs) out Fort Price pounded out a troublesome 4 spherical resolution in opposition to Daniel Bailey (0-1) to stay undefeated. Gurment was the aggressor all through pushing the motion as Bailey was joyful to counter. Gurment bullied his means inside typically and unleashed pictures to the pinnacle and physique as Bailey did most of his work on the skin. In a aggressive struggle, the official scores learn 38-38, 40-36 twice for Gurment as he saved his undefeated streak alive to start out his profession. Gurment is educated by Ray Ray Barrera, brother-in-law of two-time world champion Paulie Ayala.
Keven Soto vs. Anthony Adams
Tremendous light-weight Keven Soto (1-0) out of Dallas used a robust physique assault to beat cross-town rival Anthony Adams Jr (0-1) out of Fort Price. The southpaw Adams landed his straight left hand within the spherical one, however Soto turned the tide later within the spherical and had Adams in opposition to the ropes the place he dropped massive pictures to the pinnacle and physique. Soto continued to take the struggle to Adams and appeared to harm him in spherical three, however Adams hung robust and countered with pictures to the pinnacle. Adams was deducted one level in spherical 4 for holding. The scores learn 37-37, 40-35, 40-36 for Soto as he earned the bulk resolution victory. It was the professional debut for each fighters.
Rufugio Montellano vs. Angel Gomez
Within the opening bout on the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo in Mesquite, Texas, Dallas’ tremendous light-weight Rufugio Montellano (2-0, 1 KOs) stopped Angel Gomez (0-2) within the third spherical of the scheduled 4. Gomez continued to spit out his mouthpiece and was deducted two factors within the third spherical by Referee Rosario Solis and after one other incidence, Solis instantly waived the struggle off and disqualified Gomez. The time of the disqualification was 2:47. It was a spirited struggle whereas it lasted as each fighters stayed within the pocket and have been headhunting and landed bombs to the pinnacle. The spirited crowd booed the ending. though their fighter got here out together with his second win in as many fights.