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Tampa – In a sold out crowd at the A La Carte Pavilion IN Tampa, Florida. All Star Boxing, Inc. and Shea Bailey Promotions brings you the final broadcast series of the year Boxeo Telemundo, as Featherweight Charlie Serrano (15-4-1, 4 KO’s) battle it out with Aalan Martinez (15-2-1, 10 KO’s).
First round action Serrano starts off quick attacking Martinez with shots to the head and going to the body quick, this is where Serrano likes to do his business, Martinez a bit too patient not quick to counter Serrano who appears to be scoring more effectively in one. In the start of Rd. 2 Serrano jumped right back in there cracking hard shots to Martinez body, Martinez showing his aggressiveness coming right back at Serrano with body shots of his own, Martinez turned the fight landing a sharp uppercut to Serrano to me evening up the fight.
Serrano in Rd 3 continues to be aggressive working harder in the round; Martinez explodes with an attack of his own landing solid shots to the face of Serrano who is now walking into straight punches, Martinez appeared to be getting a lot more done in this round.
In the third round Martinez continues to land his power shots but Serrano getting in working the body of Martinez shoots a heavy right hand to the red face of Serrano who needs to settle down his punches. Martinez displaying that he is too tuff too hurt early in the 4th, Serrano trying to narrow the margin by staying on Martinez body, Martinez has such an effective upper cut Serrano continue to get tagged with in the round.
Serrano smothering Martinez loosing the 4th lunging in with shots, Martinez continues to control the pace of the fight; Serrano conducted a campaign towards the end of the round applying pressure to Martinez at the closing minutes.
Martinez catches Serrano during the opening of the 5th round with a straight jab to Serrano’s face, Serrano comes back with a attack of his own, throwing a over hand right that landed on Martinez face flush. Martinez leashes an attack of shots momentarily Serrano stays on Martinez body catches Serrano with a right hook to his face. Serrano slowly losing a step midway through the fight comes out round less but recovered from the round before.
Martinez in the 6th letting his hands go Serrano mixing it up with him on the ropes, Serrano timed Martinez by landing a strong right hand followed by a left as Martinez mouth piece comes flying out his mouth Referee Dennis DeBon stopped the action so Martinez can recover it, Serrano ended the round putting pressure on Martinez.
In 7th Martinez uppercut catching Serrano making him black and blue, Serrano fighting on sure will Martinez took a shot that caught his attention If there is anything we learned at this point of the fight Serrano was not giving up jabbing his way in landing power shots on the slick fighter Martinez.
In 8th round exchange Serrano suffered a cut on his cheek, it was ruled accidental Martinez not giving in to Serrano still fighting very controlled. Serrano had his moments in the in the final round as both fighters exchange blows in the center of the ring.
Martinez was not jinxed from the non-title bout for him; Serrano certainly was not taking advantage of the opportunity in the 9th Martinez just letting Serrano lunge right in then catching him cleanly.
In the Championship rounds 10th & 11th Martinez stepped on the gas out punching Serrano who just hung in there. Final round Serrano tried to make a case by letting his hands go and fighting harder, It appeared not to be enough to get the victory.
By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
St. Pete, FL – A present Hot Spot for boxing at this time Tampa-St.Pete has overflowed with talent and a load of up and coming bouts. Across the Bay. Florida Hall of Famer Jim Mcloughlin Owner of 4th St Boxing Club continues to work hard on helping the development of great fighters coming out of the Tampa/ St.Pete area.
Currently preparing his one two punch with Alphonso Black and Manny Woods, They are certainly coming to fight this Friday July 12th at the A La Carte Pavilion Serrano vs. Martinez WBO Latin Featherweight title fight live on Telemundo, Promoter by All Star Boxing, Inc. & Shea Bailey Promotions.
Tampa-Undefeated light Heavywight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (10-0, 7 KOs) from St. Petersburg, Florida. Will battle it out with Danta Woods (8-1, 7 KO’s) on the All Star Boxing & Shea Bailey Promotions fight card Friday July 12th in Tampa, Florida. Boxeo Telemundo Serrano-Martinez. @allstarboxing @fernandezboxing @gafights