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.