Report/Photographs by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
One among Puerto Rico’s favourite boxing sons- Miguel Cotto, placed on a stellar battle card within the midst of the thirty fifth WBO conference, at Coliseo Roberto Clemente this night. Topping the invoice had been semi-main occasion Nestor Bravo vs Adrian Yung in a vacant NABO Jr. Welter title battle and Bryan Chevalier vs Cesar Juarez duking it out for the vacant WBO Inter-continental strap in the primary occasion.
If the semi-main occasion was a Mexican/Puerto Rican conflict, then the primary occasion was Mexican/Puerto Rican Armageddon! Bryan Chevalier of Bayamon, PR and Cesar Juarez of Mexico Metropolis, MX placed on a battle for the ages. Seconds into the bout, Juarez was dropped by a handy guide a rough left hook, however was unharmed and up immediately. From that time on, it was trench warfare as Juarez dragged the lanky Chevalier right into a telephone sales space and wailed away, grunting like a caveman with each blow. Extra of the identical within the second from bell-to-bell. Within the third, each appeared a tad winded and the sample was Chevalier jabbing and shifting with Juarez trying to shut the hole. Within the fourth, it was again to the earlier techniques as Chevalier tried to jab and transfer, however very quickly in any respect, Juarez barreled him into the ropes and it was bombs away once more. Chevalier obtained harm and tried to get on his bicycle, however a follow-up barrage despatched him down! Within the fifth and sixth, it appeared your entire Roberto Clemente Coliseum was on its ft, shedding their collective minds as blows landed and missed by each males at a frenzied tempo. Each had been lower and battered and it appeared one blow may finish it for both man. Every man was warned for flagrant low blows as nicely. By the seventh, Chevalier was decided to battle at a distance, however with lengthy, arduous photographs. The technique labored as he caught Juarez with a number of telling blows, buckling the Mexican’s legs, however Juarez waved him ahead, in a real show of Mexican machismo. What Juarez didn’t do was defend himself. In a scene harking back to Pryor-Arguello #1, Juarez’ head snapped again as he lie on the ropes, a follow-up was launched and referee Johnny Guzman had seen sufficient, saving Juarez at 1:55 of the seventh. Chevalier picks up the WBO Inter-Continental belt for his troubles and strikes to 18-1-1, 14 KOs, whereas Juarez slides to 27-13, 20 KOs.
Arecibo, PR’s Nestor Bravo and Los Mochis, MX’s Adrian “El Chinito” Yung contested the vacant NABO Jr. Welterweight title scheduled for 10 rounds. It was a basic Mexican/Puerto Rican battle to the tip. Bravo picked his photographs rigorously on the lanky Yung. Within the third, after receiving time to get well from a tough low blow, a fantastically timed left hook despatched Yung crashing to the canvas and lower his proper eye for good measure. As arduous as he went down, Yung was up earlier than the ref even began counting! Within the fifth, Yung was deducted some extent for repeated rabbit punches. Bleeding and battered, Yung’s nook waved the towel in defeat at 1:18 of the seventh spherical. The win garnered Bravo the NABO belt and raised his file to 21-0, 15 KOs. The tough-as-nails Yung slides to 28-8-3, 22 KOs.
Opening the televised section of the present had been over-the-limit welters Brian Ceballo (Rio Piedras, PR, by means of Brooklyn) and Nicklaus Flaz (Vega Alta, PR), who squared off in a scheduled 8 rounder. Ceballo appeared off-put by the craftiness of Flaz. Anytime Flaz landed, the gang went wild in approval. Ceballo started to go for countering within the third as his lead offense was tentative and ineffective, typically resulting in him clinching. This solely grew the boldness of Flaz, spherical by spherical. Within the fifth, Flaz backed Ceballos right into a impartial nook, flurrying on the defensive Ceballo and bringing the gang to cheers as soon as once more. Close to the tip of the sixth, Flaz mocked and mugged as he precipitated Ceballo to whiff air, lacking a number of punches on the bobbing and weaving Flaz. In spherical seven, Flaz countered fantastically off the ropes, snapping Ceballo’s head again. Ceballo landed a bomb of a proper hand to start out off the eighth and closing spherical, to seemingly little impact on Flaz. Flaz rallied in the midst of the spherical with flurries, however they appeared to lack and zip. Ceballo landed a pair extra very arduous rights and Flaz appeared depleted from the facility of the photographs. The ultimate bell tolled and the scores had been as follows: 76-76, 77-75 and 78-74, a majority determination for Nicklaus Flaz. He rises to 10-2, 7 KOs, whereas Ceballo loses his first and falls to 13-1, 6 KOs. It was an enormous win for Flaz over the extremely touted Ceballo.
Undefeated novice lightweights Addiel Perez (Fajardo, PR) and Waldemar Carril (Moca, PR) went at it in a scheduled 4 spherical light-weight scrap. Within the opening seconds, a clumsy proper from Carril appeared to hook Perez across the neck and pull him to the canvas nevertheless it was dominated a knockdown by referee Johnny Guzman. Within the second, it was Perez who took management, rocking Carril to the ropes with combo head photographs. Carril ate extra photographs within the third, inflicting his distinguished nostril to redden fairly a bit. Going into the ultimate spherical, it regarded as if Perez had erased his two level deficit from the primary spherical knockdown and introduced issues even. The motion remained pretty even within the fourth till Arril wobbled Perez, within the closing 5 seconds with a left-right to the top, the bell stopping any additional follow-up. The scores had been 38-37 x 2 and 40-35, all for Carril, who strikes to 2-0, 1 KO. Perez drops his first at 3-1, 2 KOs.
Opening the present had been debuting welterweight compatriots Bryan Perez of Fajardo, PR and Carlos Irizarry of Trujillo Alto, PR. Each southpaws had their moments, however Perez appeared to have extra, hurting Irizarry close to the tip of spherical one, marking his face up with spearing proper jabs. Each fighters jawed at one another all through. Halfway by the third, one among Irizarry’s cornermen almost threw within the towel however the chief second stopped him. It didn’t matter. On the finish of the spherical, Irizarry’s nook requested the ref to cease it. Winner in his professional debut by TKO on the finish of three- Bryan Perez.
Tremendous Featherweights Jose Aguirre (Arecibo, PR) and Ezequiel Tevez (Buenos Aires, Argentina) went at it in a scheduled 8 rounder. The a lot larger Aguirre put a nasty purple mouse underneath the fitting eye of Tevez, with stiff jabs, by the tip of spherical one. In spherical two, Aguirre simply imposed his weight and can on Tevez, bludgeoning him alongside the ropes, Tevez wincing with the blows. A tough proper to the top dropped Tevez to a knee in spherical three. Moments later, a second proper did the trick for good. The time was 1:36 of spherical three. Aguirre strikes to 17-0, 11 KOs, whereas Tevez drops to 14-9, 4 KOs.
Tremendous lightweights William Ortiz (Bayamon, PR) and Brian Rodriguez (Mayagüez, PR) met of their professional debuts, scheduled for 4 rounds. It didn’t go that lengthy as Ortiz was too quick, correct and highly effective from his southpaw stance, battering Rodriguez to the canvas within the opening body. Rodriguez rested on one knee for the complete rely, issues ending at 2:05 of the primary.