Sunday night in Hollywood, Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions presented an outstanding night of action-packed boxing at the packed AVALON Nightclub headlined by another sensational performance by fast-rising star, undefeated super-welterweight Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk.
Headlining the nine-bout Hollywood Fight Nights event, the Abel Sanchez trained Bohachuk (15-0, 15 KOs), stayed perfect with a third-round knockout of Fernando ‘El Cacho’ Marin, (16-4-3, 12 KO’s). Using his aggressive style, the Ukrainian native Bohachuk kept the pressure on through the first two rounds ramping up the intensity in the third stanza. Following a barrage of punches landed on Marin, the bout was called to a halt at the 1:25 mark of the third round.
In the exciting super bantamweight co-feature, Alexander ‘The Great’ Enriquez, (11-0-2, 1 KOs), of Los Angles won a six-round decision over Ricky ‘El Carterito’ Cuellar, (5-4, 3 KOs) also of Los Angeles, CA. With both fighters drawing on their huge fanbases in attendance, the two-way action throughout the fight heated up the AVALON Nightclub with a deafening roar being heard for each rally.
At the end of the heated battle and with the entire venue standing and applauding, Enriquez was declared the winner by scores of 59-55 and 58-56 twice.
Popular Super Featherweight Adrian Corona, (6-0, 1 KO), of Rialto, CA scored his first stoppage with a sixth-round knockout (2:24) of Francisco ‘Bebe’ Camacho, (7-12-1, 3 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Corona proved too fast and skilled for the battle-tested veteran who also had his moments in each stanza. A well-placed left/right combination called a halt to the action in the final round.
Battling in one of the best fights in the Hollywood Fight Nights series, San Diego’s Mario ‘El Matador’ Ramos (9-0, 7 KOs), stayed perfect in a valiant effort against the aggressive Emmanuel ‘MAN-E’ Castro, 2-6-1, (2 KOs), of Los Angeles, CA. Winning the first half of the fight, Ramos stayed composed in the second half as Castro rallied to take advantage highlighted by the final minute of the fight as the heavy-handed Castro landed multiple bout altering power shots until the final bell as the entire crowd at the AVALON Nightclub stood and cheered. Scores at the end of six rounds were announced as a majority decision for Ramos, 59-55, 58-56 and 57-57.
Freddie Roach trained cruiserweight Marco Deckmann, (3-0, 3 KOs), of North Hollywood, CA thrilled his large group of fans on-hand with a stunning second round knockout (0:37) of Keith Barry, (2-3, 2 KOs), of Orange, CA. A piston-like right hand to the temple dropped Barry with the bout being waived off immediately.
Popular super bantamweight Humberto ‘Filly’ Rubalcava, (11-1, 7 KOs), of Westminster, CA won a six-round unanimous decision over Tijuana, Mexico native Luis Valdes, (5-3-1, 1 KO). Scores for Rubalcava were 60-54 on all three judges’ scorecards.
Featherweight newcomers saw action as Andre Marquez, (1-2) of Glendale, CA defeated Lucnor Diserne, (0-4-1), of Los Angeles, CA by scores of 40-36 across the board. Marquez’s first victory as a professional came in front of huge crowd of supporters on hand at the AVALON Nightclub for his debut at Hollywood Fight Nights.
In a sensational back and forth four-round super middleweight fight, Donte Stubbs, (3-0), of Riverside, CA defeated Francisco Alfaro, (0-3) of North Hollywood. Both fighters landed and received numerous power shots throughout with Stubbs getting the nod from all three judges by scores of 39-37.
Opening the card, Elvis Garcia, (8-0, 5 KO’s), of Los Angeles, CA won a six-round majority decision over Hugo Trujillo, (4-2-1, 2 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico in a spirited heavyweight battle. Scores were 59-55, 58-56 and 57-57.
Ruben Torres Crushes Ruben Tamayo
Talented lightweight prospect Ruben Torres (10-0, 8 KOs) made a statement in his main event debut by knocking out the battle tested Ruben Tamayo (27-14-4, 18 KOs) at the 2:38 mark of the second round.
Torres, 21, dropped Tamayo four times in two rounds with an aggressive style that came off as deliberate and purposeful.
“I wasn’t thinking knockout at all, but he was coming over the top like we anticipated and I made him pay,” said Torres, who is from the Los Angeles area and is currently enrolled at Cerritos College. “I basically jumped all over his mistakes. That’s what I wanted to do in this fight. See if I could find the edge early.”
During the TB Presents live stream, color commentator Doug Fischer likened Torres’ demeanor and ability at this stage of his career to the talented Josesito Lopez.
Torres, who has sparred with stablemate and unified world champion Danny Roman, rocked Tamayo with pinpoint combinations in the two knockdowns that occurred in the opening round. In the second, a straight right and left hook dropped Tamayo for good.
In the co-feature, junior lightweight James Early (4-3) of Washington, DC played spoiler when he thoroughly outpointed the previously unbeaten Anthony Sanchez (9-1-1, 9 KOs) of Long Beach, Calif.
Early was the busier fighter and used every square inch of the ring to his advantage, often running circles around Sanchez. Scores 59-55 twice, 58-56.
Junior middleweight prospect Leo Ruiz (5-0, 3 KOs) of San Bernardino, Calif. dispatched Donnis Reed (3-4, 2 KOs) at the :42 mark of the third round. Ruiz hurt Reed several times throughout the fight and dropped him once on his way to the knockout win.
Featherweight prospect Jose Tito Sanchez (4-0, 3 KOs) of Cathedral City, Calif. knocked out Luis Montellano (1-6-2, 1 KO) of Mexico in the fourth and final round (1:18). Sanchez, trained by Joel Diaz, was the superior fighter, often landing precise shots within a steady work rate.
Junior lightweight and UK-native Chris Crowley (1-0-1) earned his first professional win in the “New Blood” show opener against the smaller Braulio Avila (2-4) of Mexico.
Crowley, who is a natural 130-pounder, beat up on Avila, who is more comfortable at junior featherweight. Crowley jumped on Avila from the opening bell and landed quality shots in every round. Scores 39-37 twice, 40-36.
“New Blood” was presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Everlast.
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