FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANGEL “TITO” ACOSTA DEFEATS JANIEL RIVERA VIA FIRST ROUND KO

FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ANGEL “TITO” ACOSTA DEFEATS JANIEL RIVERA VIA FIRST ROUND KO

ACOSTA VS. RIVERA HEADLINED GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT ON DAZN

AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

Necessary Picture Credit score: Golden Boy/Lizette Dos Santos

INDIO, CA (Could 12, 2022) – Struggle followers had been handled to an evening of motion as former world champion and fan favourite Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta (23-3-1, 22 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, defeated fellow countryman Janiel Rivera (18-9-3, 11 KOs) of Matani, Puerto Rico, by way of first spherical knockout on the 1:19 marker of the spherical. The duo had been scheduled for a 10-round tremendous flyweight struggle and headlined the second installment of Golden Boy Struggle Night time on DAZN. The struggle featured the one knock-out of the night time in a struggle card the place all of the fights went the space, streamed reside on DAZN and the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube web page and hosted by Beto Duran and Boxing Corridor of Famer Bernard Hopkins.

“I at all times practice effectively for each struggle, we knew Janiel was going to be a powerful fighter and I didn’t wish to below put together for this struggle,” mentioned Angel Acosta. “I noticed a chance to finish the struggle early and I took it. I had an incredible camp with Joel Diaz and I really feel he bought me prepared for this. Naturally we educated to go the space, however happily we ended it early and bought an incredible victory. We wish to return to the gymnasium practice and search for one other world championship shot, hopefully Julio Cesar Martinez or McWilliams Arroyo.”

Within the thrilling co-main occasion of the night time, Victor Morales (16-0-1, 8 KOs) of Vancouver, Washington, dominated Alberto Torres (11-5-3, 4 KOs) of Sacramento, CA, of their scheduled 10-round featherweight struggle. Morales established his dominance early on as he pursued Torres across the ring. Within the fifth spherical, Torres hit the canvas, dominated a slip by the referee however overturned by the judges. Morales, nonetheless, didn’t lose momentum as he continued to land photographs together with his left jab and delivered efficient mixtures. An unintentional headbutt within the ninth spherical by Morales triggered a day trip, but additionally opened up a lower on the highest of Morales’ proper eye. With blood flowing from the wound, Torres sought to reap the benefits of the second and tried to hit Morales on his proper aspect. The misplaced spherical had each fighters giving it their all, in a attention-grabbing final spherical that noticed Torres hit the canvas for the second time. The judges dominated in Morales favor by way of unanimous choice with scores of 100-88 from all three judges.

“I felt nice, I used to be in nice situation, and I felt like I dominated the struggle,” mentioned Victor Morales. “I used to be having fun with myself. I may’ve gone 15 rounds. Opponent was a clumsy southpaw, however I broke him down and let my palms go. I felt the pinnacle butt. I hoped it was him that bought the worst of it, after which shortly realized it was me, however that’s boxing particularly while you’re preventing a lefty. However general I really feel nice about my efficiency at present.”

Los Angeles’ Rudy “Tiburon” Garcia (13-0-1, 2 KOs) took on veteran Diul “Elegante” Olguin (15-23-5, 10 KOs) of Guadalajara, MX in an 8-round tremendous bantamweight struggle. Olguin was capable of present his expertise within the ring, giving Garcia a really robust struggle. A hedbutt by Olguin within the fifth spherical triggered a day trip and opened up a wound on Garcia’s nostril. A full of life seventh spherical noticed Garcia throw good mixtures as he cornered Olguin in opposition to the ropes. In the end the struggle was determined by the judges with scores of 79-73, 80-72, and 79-73, to award the victory to Garcia by way of unanimous choice.

“I knew the fighter was going to be robust,” mentioned Rudy Garcia. “He has a whole lot of expertise and I needed to regulate as a result of he saved coming in together with his head. Clearly, I bought a head butt that stung me so we needed to regulate mid struggle and bought the choice. I had to return to the amatuer mentality and outpoint him.”

Nicaragua’s Jimmy Brenes (2-0, 1 KOs) preventing out of Hialeah, Fl., participated in a 4-round welterweight struggle in opposition to Hector Perez (0-1-1) of Inglewood, CA. The full of life 4-round struggle saved the followers actively engaged as they cheered on their favourite fighter. Perez hit the canvas within the third spherical however was dominated a slip by the referee. The motion was continuous all through the struggle with judges awarding the shut victory to Brenes by way of majority choice with scores of 38-38, 40-38, and 40-38.

“Perez gave me a superb struggle, he got here to do what he wanted to do. I got here in and did what I wanted to do to win and I’m comfortable the judges additionally noticed it my means. I do know I nonetheless have so much to enhance and that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to return to the gymnasium, practice, and get higher; that’s how world champions are made,” mentioned Jimmy Brenes.

Within the opening struggle of the night time, Hollywood, Florida’s Eric Tudor (4-0, 3 KOs) took on Donte Stubbs (6-5, 2 KOs) of Riverside, CA in a scheduled 6-round middleweight struggle. Within the early rounds of the struggle, each fighters had been busy attempting to determine the tempo of the struggle, holding their distance and using their jabs. Tudor’s energy punches started to put on down Stubbs because the struggle wore on and the judges awarded the victory to Tudor by way of unanimous choice with scores of 60-54 from all three judges.

“I’m comfortable that I used to be capable of dictate the tempo of the struggle and we’re lucky for the end result,” mentioned Eric Tudor. “We knew he was going to be a tricky fighter, my job was to only preserve my composure. He did get me with some photographs that I wasn’t presupposed to get hit with. I’m very pleased with my efficiency, like I mentioned I used to be capable of hold my composure and I’m glad we had been capable of go the space, that’s what we practice for.”

Acosta vs. Rivera was a 10-round tremendous flyweight struggle offered by Golden Boy in affiliation with Cotto Promotions. The occasion was sponsored by Hennessy “By no means Cease. By no means Settle,” and “BetOnline – Your On-line Sportsbook Specialists.” The struggle came about on Thursday, Could 12 at Fantasy Springs Resort On line casino in Indio, CA, and was be streamed reside worldwide on DAZN and the Golden Boy Boxing Youtube Channel.

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