Masayuki Ito Battles Christopher Diaz for the WBO Title In a hard fought victory

Masayuki Ito Battles Christopher Diaz for the WBO Title

By Damon Gonzalez – Ringside

Kissimmee, Florida – World Boxing Organization (WBO) jr lightweight title on the line Saturday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida Japanese warrior Masayuki Ito (24-1-1, 12 KOs) from Tokyo, Japan defeated previously unbeaten Puerto Rican Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (23-1, 15 KOs) in a unanimous decision victory

Judges official scores 116-111, 117-110, 118-109.

Ito neutralized a hard right hand that beat Diaz all night, without a doubt Diaz battled with great valor and battle Ito all night long clearly had great moments in the contest, Ito dropped Diaz with a hard one-two combination sending Diaz down to the canvas, Diaz attacking Ito emptying his tank every round with hard shots, Ito worked the inside closing his distance battling Diaz in every punch thrown, Ito raised the bar passing Diaz in the judges scores cards capturing the WBO Jr. Lightweight Title returning back to Japan as the World Champion.

In the co-main event of the evening Brooklyn’s Gabriel Bracero (25-3-1, 6 KO’s) destroys Artemio Reyes (25-3, 20 KO’s) at the official time of

2:43 seconds of round 5 by TKO victory.

In the opening bout of the night in Kissimmee, Florida Super Lightweight José López (11-0, 9 KO’s) from Humacao, PR. went right to work breaking down Jorge Rodriquez (10-3, 10 KO’s) dropping him with a devastating left hook to the body sending Rodriquez down to the canvas at the official time of .29 seconds of round two by TKO victory.

Super Featherweight Henry “Moncho” Lebron (5-0, 4 KO’s) took his time breaking down Luis Diaz (2-6, 1 KO’s) finishes Diaz off as referee waves off the contest due to un-answered blows at the official time of 2:43 seconds of round six by TKO victory.

2016 Rio Olympian Bantamweight Antonio Vargas 7-0, 3 KO’s) From Kissimmee, Florida gave Aaron Echeveste (5-3, 3 KO’s) more then he could handle by scoring a six round unanimous decision victory all three judges were in accordance 60-54.

Super Lightweight Yomar Alamo (15-0, 12 KO’s) takes care of business by wiping out Wilfredo Buelvas (18-10, 12 KO’s) dropping him with two left hooks in round one and a straight left at the official time.28 seconds of round four by TKO victory.

Featherweight Vladimir Nikitin (1-0) making his professional debut breaking down Edward Kakembo (10-5, 2 KO’s) scoring a one-sided unanimous decision win judges scores 60-52 (2x) 60-51.

Featherweight Luis “El Chucho” Melendez (1-0, 1 KO’s) from Bayamon, P.R. performed the crush job in his professional debut by taking out Vicente Loredo (1-2, 1 KO’s) at the official time of 1:19 seconds of round one by ways of TKO victory.

In the final contest of the evening Middleweight Esquiva Falcao (21-0, 15 KO’s) from Vitoria, Brazil made easy work by stopping Jonathan Tavira (16-6, 12 KO’s) From Mexico City, Mexico with hard shots ending his night at the official time of 1:30 seconds of round one by TKO victory.

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Weights From Kissimmee

Christopher Diaz 129.2 vs Masayuki Ito 129.6

Artemio Reyes 149.6 vs. Gabriel Bracero 148

Jonathan Tavira 161.2 vs Esquiva Falcao 161.8

Henry Lebron 131 vs Luis Diaz 129,6

Antonio Vargas 118.2 vs. Aaron Echeveste 117.8

José López 145 vs Jorge Rodriquez 149.2

Yomar Alamo 141.2 vs. Wilfredo Buelvas 142.8

Vladimir Nikitin 125.2 vs Edward Kakembo 126.2

Luis Melendez 126 vs. Vicente Loredo 128 lbs

Puerto Rico’s @realpitufodiaz hopes to add to his collection Saturday July 28th, when he squares off with Japan’s Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 for the world title at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida #DiazIto

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Photo credits: Damon Gonzalez

DAMON ‘NO SMILIN” ALLEN JR. AND JONATHAN ‘THUNDER’ NAVARRO  TO FACE OFF IN BATTLE BETWEEN GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PROSPECTS IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ROJAS VS. DIAZ JR.

DAMON ‘NO SMILIN” ALLEN JR. AND JONATHAN ‘THUNDER’ NAVARRO 

TO FACE OFF IN BATTLE BETWEEN GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PROSPECTS IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ROJAS VS. DIAZ JR.

 

JESUS ROJAS TO DEFEND WBA FEATHERWEIGHT CROWN AGAINST JOSEPH ‘JOJO’ DIAZ JR. IN MAIN EVENT OF INAUGURAL EDITION OF 

GOLDEN BOY FIGHT NIGHT ON FACEBOOK WATCH

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 AT AVALON HOLLYWOOD 

 

LOS ANGELES The inaugural edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch promises even more fireworks as Damon “No Smilin'” Allen Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) and Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (14-0, 7 KOs) face off in a highly competitive battle between two undefeated Golden Boy Promotions prospects in the co-main event of Diaz Jr. vs. Rojas at Avalon Hollywood. The action will be streamed live on Saturday, August 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Fans can catch all the fights by clicking here.

This scheduled eight-round super lightweight battle will be the next chapter in a series of Golden Boy Promotions fights where our very best prospects are matched up to see who’s deserving of contender status.

Allen Jr. is a 25-year-old prospect who hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The quick-handed pugilist has defeated tough warriors such as Luis “Vampiro” Arceo, Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz and Martin “El Brochas” Honorio. Though spending his career at lightweight, Allen Jr. will move up to 140 pounds for this matchup.

“This is a step-up fight for both of us because we’re both undefeated Golden Boy prospects,” said Damon Allen Jr. “I feel I have the advantage though because of my amateur experience and because I was taught in the school of Philadelphia boxing. That puts me ahead of a lot of the other prospects, and everyone will see that when I defeat Jonathan Navarro on August 11.

Navarro, the pride of East Los Angeles, California, has been very busy this year and will return for his third fight of 2018. The 21-year-old is a natural 140-pounder, and he’ll look to use his size advantage on the much quicker opponent in Allen Jr.

“This is what it takes for me to make the next step in my career,” said Jonathan Navarro. “It’s rare to see two young and undefeated fighters facing each other, so I’m excited to be a part of this matchup against Damon Allen Jr. I feel I’m bigger, stronger and better skilled than Allen Jr., and I promise an exciting victory in front of a hometown crowd.”

Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (9-0, 5 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. will battle across a scheduled six rounds of welterweight action. Aaron “Silencer” McKenna (4-0, 3 KOs) of Monaghan, Ireland will participate in a four-round 147-pound fight.

Opponents for these two fighters will be announced shortly.

Rojas vs. Diaz Jr. is a 12-round fight for the WBA Featherweight World Championship presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Universal Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate,”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.”The fights will take place Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Avalon Hollywood. Doors for the event open at 4:00 p.m. PT. The action will be streamed live on Facebook Watch in the U.S. and globally on the Golden Boy Fight Night Facebook Page beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Fans can catch all the fights by following the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.

Limited tickets for Rojas vs. Diaz Jr. are still available and are priced at $40, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available for purchase at

www.goldenboytickets.com and the Golden Boy Promotions Facebook page.

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and www.avalonhollywood.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @AvalonHollywood. Become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing and https://www.Facebook.com/AvalonHollywood/

Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoyBoxing, @OscarDeLaHoya and @AvalonHollywood. Follow the conversation using #GBPonFB and #RojasDiazJr

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Diaz World Title Dreams A Reality

The @worldboxingorg Super Featherweight Title is on the line this Saturday night as Puerto Rican Star Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz held a Media Day today getting set to battle Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 in the Main Event Live on @espn +

Puerto Rico’s @realpitufodiaz hopes to add to his collection Saturday July 28th, when he squares off with Japan’s Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 for the world title at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida #DiazIto

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Photo credits: @fotoalexm

Ito Not Taking Diaz Lightly

Japanese warrior Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 Media Workout today at the Kissimmee Boxing Gym getting set to go to War Saturday against Puerto Rico’s Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz @realpitufodiaz in the Main Event On @espn +

Puerto Rico’s @realpitufodiaz hopes to add to his collection Saturday July 28th, when he squares off with Japan’s Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 for the world title at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida #DiazIto

@trboxing @BobArum @ToddDuboef

@CarlMoretti @frankstea

@crystinaponcher @4mikeywilliams @mrgardyroots @BruceTrampler @jasonmtang @lavozdelbox

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Photo credits: @fotoalexm 📸

Henry Lebron Ready To Shine Saturday in Kissimmee

Super Featherweight

Henry Lebron keeping his hands loose during Media workout at the Kissimmee Boxing Gym as he gets set to face Luis Diaz Saturday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center.

Puerto Rico’s @realpitufodiaz hopes to add to his collection Saturday July 28th, when he squares off with Japan’s Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 for the world title at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida #DiazIto

@trboxing @BobArum @ToddDuboef

@CarlMoretti @frankstea

@crystinaponcher @4mikeywilliams @mrgardyroots @BruceTrampler @jasonmtang @lavozdelbox

@worldboxingorg

@rubendj0302 @allstarboxing @allstarboxinginc

Photo credits: @fotoalexm 📸

Antonio Vargas Ready for Echeveste

Bantamweight @antoniovargas777 Antonio Vargas Media Workout at the Kissimmee Boxing Gym getting set to face Aaron Echeveste on Saturday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center.

Puerto Rico’s @realpitufodiaz hopes to add to his collection Saturday July 28th, when he squares off with Japan’s Masayuki Ito @masayukiito0119 for the world title at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida #DiazIto

@trboxing @BobArum @ToddDuboef

@CarlMoretti @frankstea

@crystinaponcher @4mikeywilliams @mrgardyroots @BruceTrampler @jasonmtang @lavozdelbox

@worldboxingorg

@rubendj0302 @allstarboxing

Photo credits: @fotoalexm 📸