By Damon Gonzalez- Ringside
Unbeaten featherweight Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (18-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over veteran Raul Hirales (22-6-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Silver Spurs Arena of the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. It looked like it might be a short night when Diaz dropped Hirales in round one, But Hirales forced Diaz to go the full eight. Scores were 80-71, 77-73, 79-72.
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodríguez (14-0, 10 KOs) fought hard right through journeyman Claudionel Lacerda (17-16-1, 12 KOs). Rodriguez recovered from a first round knockdown to win by scores of 78-72, 78-72, 77-73.
In the opening bout of the night a shocker as Featherweight Toka Kahn Clary (19-1-1, 13 KO’s) was stopped by John Gemino (15-7-1, 7 KO’s) with a hard hook that floored Clary stopping him at the official time 1:30 round one.
Puerto Rico’s Featherweight Jean Carlos Rivera (8-0, 5 KO’s) went right after Raul Chirino (7-3, 3 KO’s) out working him with hard hooks to the body and head tagged him with a hard uppercut towards the end of round one. Chirino corner did not want to continue ending this bout by TKO round two.
All Star Boxing Welterweight prospect Sammy Valentin (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Gledwin Ortiz (4-2, 3 KOs). After Valentin dropped Ortiz in round three, Ortiz was deemed unable to continue. Time was 2:29.