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Report: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
New York, N.Y. – Jose “Chon” Zepeda (35-2, 27 KO) destroys Josue Vargas (19-2, 9 KO) at 1:45 seconds of round one by TKO victory defending his WBC Silver Super Lightweight title.
Jonas Sultan (18-5, 11 KO) becomes the
WBO Intercontinental Bantamweight champion by scoring a ten round unanimous decision over Carlos Caraballo (14-1, 14 KO).
Both fighters trade heavy blows as Sultan catches Caraballo cleanly dropping him in round two.
Caraballo gets caught in the corner gets dropped comes back with a hard attack as Sultan glove touches the canvas that’s ruled a knockdown.
Caraballo made hard adjustments catching Sultan with big shots right down the middle shifting the fight momentum.
Caraballo making a home for that straight left hand, Sultan not giving up any space stands there and exchanges against Caraballo in the fifth.
Caraballo threw a jab Sultan threw a hard straight right hand that drops Caraballo in round six.
Caraballo recognizing Sultan slowing down in round eight getting hit with huge bombs from Caraballo.
Sultan gets in the inside drops Caraballo in round nine. We go to the judges scorecards 94-93 (3x)
Junior featherweight Carlos Jackson (18-1, 11 KOs) won a controversial eight round split decision against former world champion Jonathan Guzman (24-2, 23 KOs). Despite an injured hand Guzman seemingly outboxed Jackson. Scores were 78-74, 77-75 Jackson, 77-75 Guzman.
Junior Welterweight Dakota Linger (13-5-3,8 KO’s) and Mathew Gonzalez (12-0-1, 8 KO’s) battle to a majority draw.
Gonzalez extremely aggressive in the opening round landing explosive hooks and sharp upper cuts on Linger.
A shift in round three as Linger trying to brawl against Gonzalez staying in really close but getting off shots on Gonzalez.
Gonzalez having a hard time with Linger’s Rocky Balboa style just swarming Gonzalez with pressure.
Gonzalez just couldn’t catch up with the hard pace displayed by Linger.
Judges scorecards were 58-56, 57-57(2x).
Welterweight Pablo “Pretty Boy” Valdez (5-0, 4 KO’s) from New York wins a six round majority decision win over Alejandro Martinez (2-2-1, 2 KO).
Opening round a measuring round for both fighters, Valdez warned in round two for two shots in back of the head. Martínez pressing on Valdez who counters back as fight gets heated in round two.
Valdez loaded with a explosive right hand shot that landed on Martinez who is respecting Valdez power a lot more.
Both fighters got into a exchange in the corner Martinez went down hurting his foot the doctors rushed to Martinez to check on him, Martinez indicated he can continue, Valdez landing good shots ending the round.
Valdez closes out the final round with big shots on Martinez as we go to the judges scorecards 57-57, 59-55, 59-55.
Welterweight Jahi Tucker (5-0, 3 KO’s) from Deer Park, New York stops Jorge Rodrigo Sosa (3-3, 3 KO’s) in two rounds.
Tucker really fun young man too watch showing blistering speed catching Sosa cleanly with hard hooks in the opening stanza setting the tone of the fight.
Tucker remains the aggressor not giving Sosa any room to set, Tucker explodes on Sosa with a hard right hand steps in to finish off Sosa as the referee jumps in to save Sosa at the official time 2:18 seconds of round two by TKO stoppage.
Junior Lightweight Ray Cuadrado (2-0, 1 KO) from Ridgwood, New York scores a four round unanimous decision over Michael Land (1-4-1, 1 KO)
Both fighters had there moments in the match, Cuadrado deserves credit for finding ways to out counter punch with both hands on Land as we go to the judges scorecards
39-37, 39, 37, 40-36.
In a four round affair in the opening bout at the Hulu Theater at MSG Junior Welterweight Kasir Goldston (4-0, 1 KO) from Albany, New York scores a four round unanimous decision over Marc Misiura (2-2, 1 KO).
Goldston showing why he is one of the hottest young fighters blasting Misiura with a straight right hand hurting him in round two, Misiura single minded way went about his task in staying in the fight, but it was all Goldston as Misiura absorbs hard right hooks to the body in round three.
Goldston kept good distance Misiura lost a point for an intentional headbutt, Goldston answers with a hard hook hurting Misiura closing the show, Judges scorecards 40-35 (3x).
Jose Zepeda vs. Josue Vargas & Carlos Caraballo vs. Jonas Sultan
The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York
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