Alonzo Split Decisions Jaco

By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez
Photo: Tom Sisson

Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse in a sold out crowed at the A La Carte Pavilion turf-war main event for the vacant Florida State Super Middleweight title Jose “Cheloman” Alonzo (13-0, 7KO’s) of Spring Hill, Fl. Battles Sarasota’s Adam Jaco (9-5-1, 4KO’s).

Both fighters start off quickly Alonzo landing a quick combination backing off Jaco who issued a jab to the face off Alonzo, response with the quicker punches sending Jaco back twice in the round, Jaco willing to exchange with Alonzo fighting going backwards. In 2 Jaco in the center of the ring flicking his jab at Alonzo who is responding with nice hooks to the head of Jaco. Both fighters heat up there exchange in the round. In round 3 Alonzo attacks Jaco quickly with left hooks to the head of Jaco in return catches Alonzo with a nice body shot he took well.

Alonzo pressing the action on Jaco response quick with that jab right in Alonzo face, Alonzo rallied in the round threw a over hand right that tripped up Jaco, Alonzo keeping the pressure on Jaco who not reacting quick enough to the attack from Alonzo. Jaco beginning to show swelling in the right eye continues to battle in a heated exchange with Alonzo who at this point is fighting smarter.

Both fighters continue to heat it up in exchange Alonzo finding his range faster in the round, Alonzo being first in the round catches Jaco with a hard body shot as he continues to control the temple of the fight. Jaco found Alonzo body late in the fight but Alonzo continues to control the pace of the fight.

Alonzo wins the split decision 77-75. Taking the Florida State Title.

Light Heavyweights: Michael Rideout from St. Petersburg, Fl. (debut) vs. Marlon Farr (0-1) from Zephyrhills, Fl. Farr out boxed Rideout to take the unanimous decision. Judges scores 39-37 and 40-36 twice.

Heavyweights Pedro Rodriguez (7-0. 6KO’s) takes on Chris Barnett (2-0, 2KO) in 4 rounder, Rodriguez from the bell comes out with stiff jab and great over hand right hooks to the head of Barnett easily taking the 1st round, Barnett taking the fight with 2 weeks’ notice comes back with combinations in the 2nd round working Rodriguez . In round 3 Rodriguez catches Barnett in a combination causing the flash knock down as Barnett glove hits the canvas. Barnett attacking with two hard right hands to the face momentarily stung Rodriguez who exchanged defensively to end the rounding . Rodriguez comes back in the 4th with shots to the body of Barnett backing him up Barnett responds with nice overhand both fighters exchange in center of ring Rodriguez winning the round conveniently. Judges scores 40-35 and 39-36 twice for unanimous decision for Rodriguez.

Jr. Welterweights Dan Rosario (2-0, 2 KOs) from Caguas, P.R. in his 1st fight in the US. crushes Tom Bryant (2-4-1) in 4 rounds, Rosario with a very discipline arsenal destroys Bryant who didn’t have a fighting chance, Rosario accurate punches and upper cuts were just too much for the surviving Bryant. Judges scores 40-36 all for Rosario with the unanimous decision.

Middleweights Eric Borgersonin in his pro debut was stopped at .34 of the 1st round by Tampa’s Marquis Davis (4-0-1, 4 KOs). Davis did not waste any time jumping on Borgersonin with a quick right hook to the face as soon as they met in the center of the ring, Davis unleashed an attack of firing shots to the retreating Borgersonin who was dropped with a body shot as referee Max Parker calls a Holt to the bout. Middleweights: Undefeated Alphonso Black goes to (2-0, 2 KO) by stopping Reynaldo Rodriguez (0-2) at 2:44 of the 1st round giving Black the KO victory. Black very impressive from the start landing good shots to the head of Rodriguez who could not find the target, Rodriguez knocked down twice in the fight could not continue as referee Frank Gentile waves off the bout.

Jr. Middleweight: Manny Woods (7-1-1, 3 KOs) vs. Sheldon Moore from (3-0, 3 KOs) Great 1st round of action Woods using his speed to land nice combinations wit Moore, Both fighters exchange in the center of the ring Moore establishing a nice jab Woods with the quicker hands presses the attack.

Round to it was all Woods throwing the higher percentage of power shots in the round taking it too Moore who is being a bit too patient in the fight, Woods just dominating in round 3 fighting in a good rhythm as he is breaking Moore down. Moore pace continues too slow as Woods batters him with punches throughout the 4th round. Moore giving a little more effort in the 5th not enough for the quicker Woods. In the 6th and final round Moore with a effort land a huge right hand that sends Woods back, Moore continuing to follow up and press, Woods recovering well fought through the round. Woods takes the Unanimous decision 59-55 and 58-59 twice.

Welterweights: Ali Tareh (9-9-4, 4 KOs) from St. Pete Fl. Jose Duran (6-5-2, 3 KOs) from Sarasota, Fl. Fight to a majority draw judges scores 58-56 and 57-57 twice.

Q&A Phil Landerman Streighth coach for Miguel Cotto

By Damon Gonzalez
Cotto Camp update

Q: How is Miguel doing in training?
Give the fans an update please?

A: training going very well, miguel has had a good camp so far, enjoying the work with Trainer Pedro they have a good chemistry. Less than 3 weeks before we head out to NY.

Q: Working with him yourself compare to prior camp does he seem strong going into this huge fight?

A: He has given 100%, I see him prepared for this as well as he has been with any previous fight.

Hopkins retains the WBC title

By Jose Sulaiman

In regards to the championship defense of the lightweight WBC world champion between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson, held in Los Angeles, California, in which the referee declared a TKO2 against champion Hopkins, as he could not continue due to an injury after a push by challenger Dawson, the head offices of the WBC sent videos, medical reports, and the WBC corresponding rules to the Board of Governors, that unanimously declared a technical draw on the fight; therefore, Bernard Hopkins is still the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world.

The WBC Board of Governors, after reviewing the video of the fight, unanimously declared that the action reflects a Clear intentional lifting the body followed with a push by Dawson to Hopkins, that made him fall on his left side with part of his body out of the ropes.

The California Hospital Medical Center report was also considered by the Board, which states “Bernard Hopkins has been released from the California Medical Center in Los Angeles after being x-rayed and examined by Dr. Sam Thurber, MD who diagnosed Hopkins with a separation of the acromioclavicular (A-C) joint which connects the collar bone and shoulder blade.”

The WBC considered that point 29 of the rule WC-34, related to fouls was violated: “any rough tactics other than clean punches,” covered the ruling of the WBC.

WBC rule WC-32 was followed for the Boards consideration: “Injuries from head butts, elbows, or other accidental or illegal actions (injury). The following description applies to injuries from not only head butts and elbows, but from any other accidental or illegal action as well if the bout can not continue:

* There will be a point deduction
* Technical draw if before the start of the 5th round
* Technical decision as per scorecards, if after the fifth round

Article WC- 33 was also considered: Body Fouls — except as provided below, there will be no disqualification for fouls to the body. The referee, at his discretion, determines that there was a foul and the ring doctor determines that the fouled boxer cannot continue, the offending boxer will be disqualified. If the doctor determines the fouled boxer can continue fighting but he does not continue, he will lose by abandonment.

In conclusion, after examining thoroughly the video of the fight and the medical report, as well as the corresponding rules, the WBC Board of Governors decided unanimously to declare the bout as a technical draw and consider Bernard Hopkins still as the WBC light heavyweight champion of the world; the WBC regrets its unavailability of implementing the instant video replay at the fight, due to the fact that the California Commission does not have that rule.

The WBC respects and cannot intervene in the decisions of the boxing commissions where the fights happen, but it does intervene in regards of the recognition of a WBC title of the world, by being the exclusive owners of the trademark and championship accolades – we hope that the California Commission will review our ruling on their next meeting in December.



By Damon “Latinbox”Gonzalez

Port Richey, FL- Undefeated Super Middleweight Jose “El Cheloman” Alonzo (12-0, 7KO’s) in camp with Team Chelo, Trainer John Cassella, Jose Alonzo, Legendary trainer Don Kahn from Miami and Jose Alonzo, Sr.
Alonzo set for his battle against Adam Jaco (9-4, 4KO’s) for the USA Florida State Super Middleweight title on November 11th in Tampa,FL. At the Al La Carte Pavilion.

Trainer Don Kahn: “This fight is very important to me because I would add another title to my record and this will give me more exposure in the boxing world… Also put me in the line to fight ranked fighters.. Put me in the position to fight for a world title some time next year which has been chelo’s dream. Chelo is a strong smart fighter I have alot faith in him to win a world title.he has power in both hands with a knockout punch”.

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