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Dominguez by Knockout

Dominquez celebrates win(pics Alex Luces)
Dominquez celebrates win(pics Alex Luces)

Jerry Glick reporting from ringside: The promotional team of New Legend, Old World, and W.O.N. had yet another sold out show at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY. It took place on the same night that Floyd Mayweather fought Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas. Competition? No, not when you put up screens all around the large room where the ring was set up and show the big fight after the live show ended.


Eight exciting fights followed by the Vegas show, fans were in seventh heaven. The main event match undefeated Juan Dominguez against willing, but vulnerable Miguel Herrera.


Dominguez, 122, dominated frail looking Manuel Herrera,123, out boxing him and targeting the body throughout until a final left hook, dropped Herrera, 20-12-1 (14 KOs), for the ten count at 1:16 of round three.


Herrera fought back landing some of his punches in the first frame but he could not keep top prospect, Dominguez, 14-0 (10 KOs), at bay. Juan added pressure to his battle plan in the second, hurting his man with a sustained attack to the body. It was only a matter of time at that point. Dominguez threw that final hook to the side and Herrera was down and doubled over as referee Gonzalez counted him out.


Hard hitting Joe Smith Jr., 176, started fast and had Hamid Abdul-Mateen trapped on the ropes taking a battering when a left hook in the second round dumped Mateen onto the lower strand. Up and angry, he spit out his mouth piece only to have an annoyed referee Chiarantano jam it into his mouth and order them to continue.


The fight was awkward and close with the hard hitting Smith, 12-1 (11 KOs), copping the unanimous decision, 59-54 two times and 58-55. Mateen, 3-4-2 (0 KOs), used his jab to the body affectively but Smith’s body attack was very strong and caught the eye of the Judges.


Prospect Frank Galarza, 154, appeared to win most of the exchanges and use his longer reach to affectively land his long jabs to earn the decision, but he had to settle for a split draw with Jason Thompson, 149. Thompson, 5-6-3 (4 KOs), impressed with his grit and ability to get passed Galarza’s longer reach, but Galarza, 9-0-2 (5 KOs), was in charge most of the way. The Judges scored it 58-56 for each man and 57-57 even.


Another prospect Angel Garcia, 138, started to use his legs and the ring after finding himself on the canvas in the second round. After he got up he boxed circles around the taller Ray Velez, 138, who won the first round and the second but never seemed to be in charge after that. He was almost stopped in the fifth when he absorbed thirty seconds worth of punches when trapped in a corner until the bell ended the round. It was Garcia’s skills that appeared to carry the day but the Judges saw it differently. They scored the fight 58-55, for Garcia, and 57-55 and 57-56 for Velez. Ricky Gonzalez refereed. Garcia is now 5-2 (2 KOs), and Velez improved to 3-3 (1 KO).





Hererra recovers on the deck (800x534)
Hererra recovers on the deck (800x534)

Allan Phelan, 128, was the only one throwing in round one and that held true in the second when, after trading punches with Jimmy Small, 130, suddenly Phelan cracked home a solid right to the head that dropped Small for the count at 2:04 of the round. Referee Chiarantano counted to ten. Phelan is now 2-2 (1 KO), and Small remains winless at 0-4.


Ryan Ramayya 123,seemed lucky to get a draw against lefty Daniel Hernandez,124, After a close opening round, Hernandez, 0-1-1, brought out his jab. He kept the stocky Ramayya, 1-0-1 (1 KOs), at long range and controlled the fight. It did not appear to be very close but the Judges saw it 38-38 twice and one Judge saw Ramayya as the winner, 39-37.Pete Santiago refereed.

Shawn Cameron 159, Brooklyn, NY, 5-0 (4 KOs),threw the cleaner shots, Gustavo Medina, 160, Eloy, AZ, 1-4-1 (0 KOs), was never hurt, but a few of the straight lefts from southpaw Cameron appeared stop Medina in his tracks on a few occasions. Medina fought with heart, but could not land his punches or hurt Cameron. The Judges gave it to Cameron, 39-37 twice, and 40-36. Tony Chiarantano refereed.


Bryant Cruz 130, had to work hard to stop Michael Doyle, 128 ½,at 1:54 of round four. Doyle was easy to hit and absorbed shots to the head that slowly softened him up. Then, in the fourth and last frame Cruz, 4-0 (4 KOs), forced the referee to step in when he opened up with a two fisted attack that had Doyle,1-2 (0 KOs), in deep water. Time of the stopage1:54.Ricky Gonzalez refereed.


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