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Vazquez and Galarza Score KOs in Queens, NY

Jerry Glick reporting from ringside: New Legend, Old World, and W.O.N. Promotions once again returned to Resorts World Casino, this time with nine fights including two for State titles.


Leon Moore ,121, appeared to be heading for a win when he had Rafael Vazquez, 121, down and in deep trouble in the fourth round. Moore, 30-3 (24 KOs), dominated the next two frames as well as landing big straight lefts from his southpaw stance. Then suddenly a short right by Vazquez, 9-1 (6 KOs), put Moore down and out at 2:44 of the ninth frame of a ten for the vacant WBA-Fedelatin Title. Shada Murdaugh refereed


Frank Galarza, 154, won the vacant New York State Junior-Middleweight belt with a fourth round stoppage of Rich Neves, also 154. After a feeling out first frame Galarza, 11-0-2 (7KOs), got down to business and got Neves’ attention with two left hooks in the second. A huge right to the head had Neves, 6-0-1(3 KOs), with a dazed look in his eyes. In the third as he struggled to survive Neves was grabbing at anything he could hold on to. In the fourth Galarza again landed a right that had Neves on rubbery legs, followed by a left hook that decked him. He got up and was holding as Galarza hammered him with big shots prompting referee Eddie Claudio stop it at 1:44 of the fourth.


Amanda Serrano,135, hammered hapless Keri Hill, 141, who took a beating as Serrano, 19-1-1 (14 KOs), just threw lefts and rights nonstop at her opponent until referee Viruet had seen enough and called it off at 1:07 of round two as she drove Hill, 4-26-1(1 KO), into a corner and pounded her without a return.


Unbeaten Bryant Cruz, 129, pounded tough Jesus Bayron, 129, to the head and body along the ropes for most of the six rounds they fought. Cruz opened a bloody cut near Baryon’s left eye. Bayron took a tremendous beating and showed heart, but not much more. He did manage to land the occasional shot to the head or body of Cruz, but just didn’t have the firepower of his opponent. Cruz improved to 7-0 (5 KOs), and Bayron is now 5-9 (3 KOs). Murdaugh refereed.


Evan Nedd, 238, had a tougher than expected opponent in Ytalo Perea, 243, who appeared to take the first two rounds with his accurate left hooks and left-right-lefts to Nedd’s head. Most of his punches were landing. A big right at the end of a barrage of punches hurt Nedd, 5-1 (2 KOs), badly in round three. Nedd went down; he got up in shaky condition, but tried to fight back. He made it to the end of the round and even won the fourth and final frame. All three Judges had Perea, now 5-1 (3 KOs), ahead 39-36. Claudio refereed.


Southpaw Angel Garcia, 130, used his right jab and legs to take a unanimous four over a willing Nuwan Jayakody 129, who fought his best but came up short when the Judges gave it to Garcia 40-36 across the board.


It was Garcia’s speed and punch output that gave him the win. He moved in and out landing to the head mostly in the fast paced fight. Sammy Viruet refereed.



It was all Jay Rodriguez, 195, over Eric George, 195, scoring two knockdowns along the way.  The first from a left hook in round one, the second from a flurry by Rodriguez, 2-0-1 (2 KOs), that caused George to touch the canvas with his glove prompting an eight count from referee Shada Murdaugh who stopped the action with George, 0-5, taking punches on the ropes at 1:44 of round two. 


Villi Bello, 151, put on the pressure in the first round and landed a big, wide right to the head of Anthony Birmingham, 151, dropping him along the ropes.  He got up on unsteady legs but stayed out of trouble for the rest of the fight.  He appeared to take the last frame landing more accurate shots to Bello’s head and body.  Claudio refereed


Bello switched to southpaw a few times during the last half of the fight.  Bello made his debut a good one by unanimous decision with scores of 39-36 twice and 38-37 once.  Birmingham’s record fell to 0-2-1. Claudio refereed.


Allan Phelan, 128, and Benjamin Burgos, 131, slugged it out in a sloppy fight that was won by the Irishman from Brooklyn after he staggered Burgos, 1-5 (0 KOs), with a left hook and drove him into a corner where he landed a right that caused Burgos to slide down to the canvas as Phalan added a flurry of lefts and rights prompting referee Viruet to wave it off at 34 seconds of round two.  Phalen, 3-2 (3 KOs) suffered a cut late in the first round from a butt.


September 21, 2013


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