Jerry Glick reporting from ringside: After a few key fighters fell off their show at Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY, promoters New Legend, Old World, and W.O.N. were pleased to see almost every ticket sold. They did that with heavy competition from the televised Middleweight title fight between Golovkin and Macklin. They certainly breathed a sigh of relief after most of the seats were filled. Fact is it turned out to be a very good show with a female main event that had the crowd jumping out of those seats.
The very destructive Amanda Serrano, 130, ran through tough Dominga Olivo, 132, like a freight train, landing powerful shots to head and body. She badly hurt her foe in the second scoring two knockdowns that were ruled slips by referee Sammy Viruet.
Serrano is strong and accurate with her shots and punched too hard for Olivo whose corner stopped the fight at 1:18 of the third frame. Serrano has the poise to revolutionize female boxing. Her punches were straight and hard. She altered her attack between the head and body until Olivo was almost out on her feet. Serrano improved to 18-1-1 (13 KOs), and Olivo fell to 8-8-1 (0 KOs).
Shawn Cameron ,156, improved to 6-0 (4 KOs), when he dominated Dominique Foster, 159, in the second frame of their four rounder. Foster, 1-3-1 (0 KOs), seemed to win the opening frame but after his leg slipped off the ring apron Foster was not able to move well and took a beating. The fight ended when he could not continue and remained on his stool after the second round. Ron Lipton refereed.
Impressive Bryant Cruz, 130, had too much firepower for hapless Tomi Archambault, 131, landing two flurries early resulting in two knockdowns. After ruling two slips when it appeared that Archambault was hit, referee Pete Santiago stopped the fight at 2:22 of round one. Cruz remains unbeaten at 5-0 (5 KOs), and Archambault is now 1-5 (1 KO).
Jonathan Rodriguez, 192, had it his way for most of the three plus rounds that the fight lasted. Rodriguez, 1-0-1 (1 KO), slammed lefts and rights to Kenneth Rosser body throughout. Finally in round four he stepped it up and hurt Rosser, 187, in a corner causing him to slide down for a knockdown. Later Rosser, 0-3, took a knee after absorbing a hard left hook to the head. When he got hammered in the corner again referee Lipton called it off at 2:06 of round four.
Ryan Ramayya, 124, and debuting Angel Siguenza, 128, traded punches for four rounds with Siguenza throwing the bigger volume of punches, but it was Ramayya, 1-0-2(1 KO), who landed the accurate punches. The last round saw both men looking tired but still throwing. The Judges scored it 39-38 for Ramayya, and 38-38 twice making it a majority draw. Viruet refereed.
Quickly emerging Patrick Day, 154, used his speed and long jab to dominate Carl Hill, 155, over four rounds. Hill, 1-5 (1 KO), tried to out slug Day, 4-0 (2 KOs), but Day landed the more accurate shots throughout. In the last frame they stood and traded punches more evenly, but Day’s better punch output gave him the round and the fight by scores of 39-36, and 40-35 twice. Santiago refereed.
Debutant Gary Beriguette, 147, impressed the crowd with his high pressure style as he hammered winless, but ever trying Carlos Nieves, 147, for two rounds, dropping him at the start of round two with a left hook and a right. It was all Beriguette who dished out enough punishment to prompt the doctor to advise referee Lipton to stop it. Nieves, now 0-4, remained on his stool after the second frame ended.
Marcus Beckford, 155, from Uniondale, NY, used his superior jab and footwork to outbox journeyman, Gustavo Medina, 151, from Eloy, AZ, to take a four round unanimous decision by a score of 40-36 from all three Judges. Medina, 1-6-1 (0 KOs), never stopped trying, but he just could not get inside Beckford’s longer reach. The winner improved to 3-0 with no KOs. Sammy Viruet Refereed.
June 30, 2013