By Damon “Latinbox”Gonzalez
Photo By Magda Iturrino

All Star Boxing, Inc. brings another exiting night of Boxing to the Kissimmee Civic Center for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of #BoxeoTelemundo in-front of a sold out crowed.

Super bantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-3, 16 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (12-2, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Oquendo dropped Avila in round five en route to a 116-111, 117-110, 116-111 victory and the WBO Intercontinental belt.

Round 1: Action as Oquendo starts off coming forward landing shots to the body & head of Avila who quickly counters Oquendo starts fighting inside landing solid hooks to the temple of Avila.

Round 2: Avila started the round attacking Oquendo quick doing a great job by cutting the ring forcing the action, Avila having a better round two kept Oquendo off balance in the countering.

Round 3: Naturally Avila looked to jump right in there and press the action against Oquendo, But the hard hitting Avila started off the round with solid punches early in the round Oquendo turned it by exploding with straight right to the face off Avila causing a mouse on his right eye, Oquendo pressure sealed him the third.

Round 4: Avila showing good quickness on his feat continued to attack Oquendo who showed very good defense in the round by blocking punches coming in. Oquendo showing no respect for Avila power stays close landing power shots in the inside creating good punching opportunities winning him the round in a very close fight.

Round 5: Both meet in the center of the ring Oquendo exploded with a left hook that sends Avila right to the canvas, Avila took it personal as he got up jumped right on Oquendo, but making the mastake of staying too close to Oquendo who continues to come on in the round. Avila certainly came to fight showing huge heart battling Oquendo right threw his fire punches.

Round 6: Avila throws a sharp right hook to the body of Oquendo trying to get him to commit, Oquendo triple jabs his way in lands a solid uppercut to the face of Avila, No question Oquendo looks to be controlling the pace of the fight.

Round 7: Oquendo starts off the rd landing a big right hand to the head of Avila who responds by attacking Oquendo in the inside, Oquendo caught in the inside with an accidental head butt over the right eye.

Round 8: I always have been a huge fan of a fighter that uses the double uppercut & Oquendo landed it flush, as Avila starts fighting going straight back, I have the fight 6-3 Oquendo.

Round 9: Avila showing big heart but not applying enough pressure by letting his hands go at this point of the fight, Oquendo interesting so continues to have his way with Avila whose pace continues to slowdown.

Round 10: Oquendo continued to pressure the oncoming tired looking Avila, catching him flush with a nice right hand followed by a left hook, Avila showing great heart not giving in to Oquendo in this technical fight.

Round 11: Avila having a little of a better round he is taking shots but giving them with keeping his jab in Oquendo’s face, Avila came on towards the end of the round winning the round.

Round 12: Avila certainly needs a knock out too win the fight, Oquendo sustaining more aggression by pressuring Avila in the final round Avila not able to finish of strong takes a hard straight right from Oquendo that staggers him at the bell to end the fight.

Undercard Results from Kissimmee, FL.

In the opening bout tough Steed Woodall (1-0) battered Daniel Rodriguez for 4 rounds winning the unanimous decision all 3 judges 40-35.

Berthin Rousseau from Haiti looses in a controversial majority decision tonight against Howard Reece from Ocala, FL. In an entertaining slug match as both fighters leave it all in the ring.

Featherweights Jayron Santiago (1-0) from Bayamon, PR. wins his pro debut in a majority decision against Jayson Vera (1-1) from Miami,FL. Judges scores 39-37 twice & 38-38

Jr. Welterweights Juan C. Castillo (2-2, 2 KO’s) scores a TKO at 1:13 of round 1 dropping Luis Garcia (1-1) to the canvas as Castillo celebrates his victory in the ring.

Tough Prospect Luis Olivares breaks down Jeffery Ramos from Trullio Alto, PR. – Ramos corner did ‘not want to continue TKO win at 2:59 of round 3

Welterweights war it out as Emanuel De Jesus from Canovanas,PR. mixes it up with Luis Torres from San Antonio,TX. Torres certainly came to bring the fight right to DeJesus with a hard display of counterpunching fighting hard hitting DeJesus as he exchanges with him.

Torres rallied entertaining the crowed with his toughness causing problems for DeJesus as the fight progresses; Torres looked to slow his pace in the 4th DeJesus just not jumping on the opportunity of taking advantage of Torres. Action continued as Torres continued applying the pressure to DeJesus cutting the ring and throwing more punches at this juncture of the fight.
After a hard fought fight Luis Torres fell short to the UD win for Emanuel DeJesus.




By @latinboxsports Photo Tom Casino/Showtime

It was clearly a signature victory for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez @canelopower despite what most might find a controversial 10th Rd stoppage by referee Tony Weeks sure we would have not argued both fighters continuing in combat letting themselves decide the championship rounds.

The coming forward Alfredo Angulo gave his all in a much slower series of bouncing back in a few rounds testing Alvarez, who woke up and fell asleep a few times in offense but generally kept the pressure in Angulo all night long showed quick reflexes tagging Angulo walking in.

Alvarez has natural fits as a fighter that continue to develop as he fights, I don’t thing wisely it would benefit Alvarez to take too much of a rest we would hope to see him back in the ring by July. @goldenboyboxing @shosports



FLOYD MAYWEATHER, 10-Time World Champion, Five Division World Champion and WBC Welterweight
“Maidana is a young, strong and tough competitor. He’s a guy that I can’t overlook. You can never take any fighter for granted because anything can happen.

“I believe in dedicating myself to my craft. This is my 18th year in the sport. I’ve had a strong run and we’ve got three more fights after this one. I truly believe in taking one fight at a time.

“This was my first week out [in training camp] and we had a tremendous week.

“Hopefully, some day I help some of this up-and-coming talent and promote them. Boxing is growing and is here to stay.

“I’m not scared of any opponent. I fight who I want to fight.

“Tonight is another marvelous show. Canelo is one hell of a fighter and Angulo is too. It’s going to be nonstop action. This is a fight not to miss.

“Canelo’s a different breed. A lot of people think because of the way I made Canelo look, they’re going to be able to do the same thing, but that’s not true. He’s a strong fighter.

“Tonight’s fight is different than my fight with Canelo back in September. They [Canelo and Angulo] have great styles and styles make fights. This fight is tailor made to be a war.

“I fight myself. I don’t fight to break Ali’s record or Sugar Ray Robinson’s record. I fight to please myself. I know in my heart where I’m rated. I didn’t fight in Ali’s era. This is my era.

“I don’t know who my three next opponents will be. A lot of people ask me that. You want to fight me? Earn it.

“I’m a strong critic of myself. I’m really hard on myself. Even with the Canelo fight and the fight before that fight, I wasn’t happy with my performance. I haven’t reached my peak yet. I know I can do better.

“I’ve been in the sport of boxing for a long time, but I haven’t been able to bring my ‘A-game’ totally out. I’ve beaten fighters with my ‘C-Game’ and with my ‘D-Game,’ but I haven’t been able to beat anybody with my ‘A-Game.’

“I’m a firm believer that before you can go anywhere, you have to conquer the level that you are at, just like young kids do it today with video games, they have to finish one level to go to the next one. Conquer one level at the time, and only then you’ll get where you want to go to.

“I always say that I’m a clean athlete and that I should be randomly tested anytime, urine and blood.

“I have only seen Maidana’s last fight against Broner. I’ve only watched the first six or seven rounds. I’ve also seen highlights of other fights, but not many. He’s a good fighter; I’m not taking him for granted. I don’t take anybody for granted.”



“Style-wise, this is a great matchup for the fans and both of us. Fans are going to get a great fight.

“I’m ready to chase him or fight him like a true Mexican warrior.

“I plan to test him like he’s never been tested before. I don’t think anyone has ever hit Canelo as hard as I’m going to hit him.

“I’m totally relaxed and confident. Camp was amazing and I am in unbelievably great shape.

“There were a couple times when I was in the immigration detention center (January-August 2012) that I wanted to quit. But my team of lawyers always motivated me, wouldn’t let me stay down for too long and kept telling me that justice would prevail and that I shouldn’t give up.

“I always dreamed of being a headliner on a major card, and here it is. I am so ready for Saturday.”



“My main concern when we are this close to a fight, is always my weight and making the weight. Although I’m on weight and it will not be a problem, that is always my concern this close to a fight. All of the hard work in the gym is done.

“Between the fans, my family and myself, I’m always motivated for my fights. The support I get has always motivated me. I fight for them, on behalf of them. Everything I have is because of the fans. I know I’m young and they have so much faith in me. I can just be who I am and continue to work as hard as I can.

“Angulo presents a difficult challenge because he’s a fighter who can punch and take a great punch. I know I have to prepare and establish my game plan early. But you know how it can be with game plans. Sometimes, once a fight starts, you have to do what you have to do win and that’s what I am going to do on Saturday.

“Obviously a knockout would be beautiful; that’s what the fans like, an impressive knockout. But I never go into a fight looking for knockout. If it comes, it comes.

“Everyone says Angulo is the stronger guy, but I think I’m the strongest.