By: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Photo credits: Neal Nachman/FULL ACCESS MAGAZINE
This past Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, two new WBF titleholders were crowned in the two main bouts on Thunder At The Forum Round 2, presented by Panda 5 Star Promotions.
In the main event, Chevelle “Fist Of Steel” Hallback (30-8-2, 13 KOs) won the the vacant WBF Womens Welterweight title in an action-packed and exciting bout against former foe Victoria Cisneros (11-16-2, 4 KOs). Hallback beat Cisneros by split decision in 2010, But it was winners hometown as Hallback had something to prove starting of with devastating exchanges by both fighters, Hallback using nice jabs and crosses repeatedly as Cisneros gunned down Hallback’s body pressing her on the ropes all night long Hallback battled hard in a brutal back and forth fight, The end came in round eight when Hallback connected with several overhand rights that hurt Cisneros buckling her 3 times in the round Cisneros who was no longer able to defend herself and was consequently stopped on her feet before another power-punch could do more serious damage. Official time of stoppage was 1:49.
In the co-main event DeMarcas “Chop Chop” Corley (44-22-1, 25 KO’s) showing signs of being recycled crushes Dedrick Bell in two.
Round one action Corley stood toe to toe against Bell who established a nice jab in round one but Corley fighting slick catching bell flush with nice right hands in a very close opening round. Round 2 Corley went in for the kill trading with bell with multiple right hands to the face dropping Bell at .40 of round two to capture the WBF North American Jr. Welterweight Title.
TIRYAKI BURNING SPEED LEFT CALZADILLA IN FLAMES.
In the opening bout of the night Welterweight Tayfun Tiryaki in his professional debut scores a right hand TKO of Yasmany Calzadilla (1-1-0, 1 KO) at 2:50 of round one of there 4 round match, It didn’t take much for Tiryaki to set his punches and bait Calzadilla to fight small and exchange catching him flush while slugging Tiryaki dropping Calzadilla 3 times as referee Frank Santore seen enough and called a hault to the bout.
DAWSON-ROUSSEAU POUNDED TO A DRAW.
Jr Welterweights Lee “Holliwood”Dawson (2-2-3, 0 KO’s) trading shots against tough Berthin Rousseau who came to fight, First two rounds Rousseau found his spots landing nice combinations to the slow starting Dawson who found a surge in round 3 landing bombs slowing down Rousseu a bit with a wide hook followed by straight right hands from Dawson who did enough to earn the round. In the final round both fighters letting there hands go fighting to a 38-38 Draw in all three judges score cards.
CADEUS MAKES A EASY FIGHT HARD AGAINST DUVERTGEL.
Middleweight Serge Cadeus from Miami,FL. wins by unanimous decision in a non attractive four round match. fight picked up In round three Cadeus who fought well catches Duvertgel coming in with a short right hook sending him down to a knee for the count. Cadeus found a way to box in the 3rd catching Duvertgel clean, it was Cadeus seizing the opportunity outworking Duvertgel for the victory.