By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Photos: Robert Richards
Tampa, Florida – Bantamweight Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (11-2, 4 KOs) was victorious when Jonathan “Pitbull” Vidal (18-4, 10 KOs) didn’t come out for round eight on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida. Boxeo Telemundo Series Presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. Rodriguez dropped Vidal in round five and punished him the entire fight. Rodriguez claimed the vacant WBC Latino 118lb title with the win.
Unbeaten super lightweight Russian rising star Sergey Lipinets (6-0, 5 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO 2:59 over veteran Cosme Rivera (37-20-3, 25 KOs). Bout waved off by referee Telis Assimenios after Rivera was knocked down.
Middleweight local fighter Inka “The Mighty” Laleye (6-1, 1 KO) been inactive since 2012 came back to the ring last night and did Eric Pinero (3-4, 1 KO) a painful favor as Laleye using old school fight tactics was able to neutralize Pinero by hitting him at will quiet often throughout the contest scoring Laleye a unanimous decision victory judges scores 40-36 (2x) 39-37 in favor for Laleye.
Light Heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (18-0, 12 KO’s) once again contributed to the packed house at the A La Carte cheering for him as he walked right through tough Larry Pryor taking him deep early in round one blasting him with power shots right hand then right to the body sending Pryor down to his knees, Kalajdzic kept his razor sharp jab right in Pryor’s face tho he was gain to exchange fire Pryor took more punishment in the third by eating a hard upper cut and a left right that drops him again in the series. Kalajdzic the aggressor evident did not lead up with his punches referee Andrew Glenn called a holt to the bout at 1:53 round four. Kalajdzic “It was good getting rounds in for the future,but it was easy work for me”
Super welterweight Daniel Rosario Cruz (10-1, 9 KO’s) from Puerto Rico was clearly the spoiler tonight in a immediate exchange against local Alphonso Black (8-2, 4 KO’s) from St. Petersburg, Florida paid hard for his one year layoff from he ring catching Rosario Cruz in combination dropping him early in the fight. Black the aggressor just shifted right away covering up and hide from the right hands of Rosario Cruz it didn’t seem in the series Black was going to roll over in minimum-risk. It appeared in the third round Black needed to battle back in the exchange but to the surprise of all fighters that make that terrible mistake of dropping their hands Rosario Cruz short right hook catches Black flush dropping him out cold to the canvas in a vicious fashion, Black was not moving medical officials rushed right into the ring to attend to Black as Rosario Cruz jumped up on the corner ropes in celebration as the bout ended at 2:56 of round tree by KO victory.
Tampa Bay’s Omar Albanil (3-0, 1 KO) left Patrick Thomas from Miami, Florida a helpless wreck by annihilating Thomas at 1:18 of round two by TKO victory for Albanil.
Bantamweight Nydia Feliciano (8-6) from Bronx, New York went into the warzone with Noemi Bosques (8-2. 2 KO’) early moments of the bout Bosques had the psychological edge over Feliciano backing her up with power shots working the head and connecting on Feliciano’s arms, Both fighters were gain to exchange in the contest Bosques not surprisingly choose to exchange then box, Feliciano found a comfort spot trading with Bosques in the inside scoring effective shots Bosques found her range but Faliciano made it a fight getting off by stepping in with a blistering left-right that turned Bosques sideways. The contest could have gone either way Feliciano earns the split decision judges scores 55-58,58-55,55-58 in favor for Faliciano.
Super Bantamweight Joshua Santos (1-0) from Puerto Rico opened up right from the bell on slugger Ricky Tomlinson (4-1-2, 2 KO’s) who caught a bad break last night as Santos dried out Tomlinson quickly by landing hard shots not giving Tomlinson and time to react to the assault Santos sets up the finish at 2:12of round one Tomlinson’s corner retired giving Santos his first victory.