On Firday the "Night of Champions" card at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, PR took place. In the main event welterweight hope Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12 KOs), completely dominated Yoryi Estrella (10-8, 7 KOs) in a bout that was scheduled for 10 rounds. An aggressive Estrella tried to keep up in the fight, but Dulorme’s quickness and constant combinations caused Estrella to be outshined all the way across the fight. All three judges scored the fight 100-90.
"My opponent came into the fight overweight, but we went after the victory without caring how many pounds he had over the limit. It’s no excuse as I accepted the fight because I will fight anybody being that I am a warrior", said Dulorme.
In the co-feature bout, Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (10-0, 6 KO) defeated Jose Valderrama (4-2, 2 KOs) by unanimous decision. Pedraza gave a boxing clinic, going from conventional to southpaw on various occasions. In the sixth round, Valderrama hit the canvas after a pinpoint left hook from Pedraza landed flush on his chin. All judges scored the fight 80-71.
"Valderrama demonstrated that he was ready," said a joyous Pedraza. "I said since the beginning that Arecibo sends well prepared fighters. Even though he had few fights, the Boxing Commission approved the fight for a reason, and it was a good fight for the fans."
Dulorme and Pedraza are part of "Team Puerto Rico", a collaboration between Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Universal Promotions with the purpose of gathering the best talent in Puerto Rico.
In a puncher’s duel, Jorge "Destroyer" Melendez (24-2, 23 KO) retained his 154 pound Interim Latin World Boxing Organization title by defeating Milton Nunez (24-5, 22 KOs) by technical knockout in the first round. Nunez visited the canvas on two occasions, recovering only to continue to suffer damage from Melendez’s onslaught until the referee detained the contest.
In other bouts, Victor "Picu" Perez (1-0, 1 KO) beat Uziel Velez (1-1, 1 KO) by technical knockout in the first round, Miguel "El Gallo" Marrero (6-0, 3 KOs) defeated Pedro "El Gago" Hernandez (6-6-1, 2 KOs) in the second round by way of technical knockout, Efrain "Macho" Cruz (1-0, 1 KO) beat Nelson Agosto (0-3) 34 seconds after the opening bell. In the welterweight division, Luis "Yeye" Rodriguez (2-0, 2 KOs) defeated Luis Ortiz in the first round by way of technical knockout. At 118 pounds, Emanuel "Manny, El Sensacional" Rodriguez (3-0, 3 KOs) beat Luis Ortiz (2-13) by technical knockout in the fourth and final round, while Carlos "Kid" Narvaez (5-0, 5 KOs) defeated Jose Torres (2-2) by technical knockout in third round and 2011 National Champion at 152 pounds, Emanuel "Pirata" De Jesus (1-0, 1 KO) defeated Xavier Lazaye (0-1) by way of knockout just 22 seconds into the opening round.