Eddie Gomez, 151, Bronx, NY, 14-0 (9 KOs), dropped Luis Hernandez, 149, San Juan, PR, 21-5 (14 KOs), in rounds one and three, and bloodied his nose in the fourth. Hernandez was hurt by everything Gomez hit him with. Even when they traded fairly evenly, it was Gomez who landed the cleaner punches that were more effective. Hernandez managed to land a few telling blows but Gomez was never in trouble.
Gomez dominated the fight to win the unanimous decision of the Judges by scores of 80-70 twice and 79-71. Viruet refereed.
Boyd Melson, 161, Brooklyn, NY, 10-1-1, (3 KOs), outfought and out punched Edgar Perez, 161, Chicago, IL, 5-4 (3 KOs), decking him in the fifth frame with a straight left from Melson’s southpaw stance. Up and in trouble, Perez survived an all out attempt at a knockout by “The Rainmaker” Melson. The Judges all saw Melson as the winner, 60-53 twice and 59-54. Murdaugh refereed.
Marcus Browne, 175, Staten Island, 3-0 (4 KOs), was all over Taneal Goyo, 174, Philadelphia, PA, 4-6-1, decking him with a right hook from his southpaw stance at end of first frame, then battering Goyco to the canvas in second round. Goyco got up only to be hammered in his own corner prompting his team to call it off at 54 seconds of the round. Brown refereed.
Zachary Ochoa, 140, Brooklyn, NY, 4-0 (3 KOs), dominated game but outclassed Calvin Smith, 135, Pritchard, AL, 2-3 (0 KOs), pumping his jab that made it hard for Smith to mount an attack. All three Judges scored it for Ochoa, 40-36. Viruet refereed.
Miguel Cartagena,115, Philadelphia, PA, 6-0 (4 KOs), threw too many straight punches that Angel Carvajal, 117, Chicago, IL, could only attempt to get under, unsuccessfully. The three Judges agreed 40-36 giving the decision to Cartagena. Shada Murdaugh refereed.
D’Mitrius Ballard, 167, Temple Hills, MD, 2-0 (2 KOs), impressed scoring a two round TKO at 2: 21 of the round over Marcus Clay, 167, Baton Rouge, LA, 2-6 (0 KOs), decking him in the first and second stanzas. Shada Murdaugh refereed.
Full report to follow
April 27, 2013