Results from Richmond, CA
In front of a nearly sold out crowd in the Richmond Auditorium in Richmond, CA Squarevision Entertainment returned with Bay Area Titans: Battle for the Golden State, the promotions fourth show in it’s two year lifespan.
In the main event, Aaron “Heavy Metal” Coley (11-1-1 6KOs) decisioned Juan Rojas (10-14 8KOs) in the main event. Coley worked the body, tried to force the action the pocket, but eventually stuck to the outside and worked Rojas at a distance winning every round of the fight. The win puts Coley in line for a GBO middleweight title shot at a later date
GBO junior welterweight champion, Bilal Mahasin (7-1-1 1KO) knocked out Juan Bautista (2-1 1KO) in the second round with a perfectly placed left 45 (a hybrid of a hook and an uppercut) that laid out Bautista cold. The ref waived the bout off as Mahasin defended the GBO title in front of his Bay Area crowd for the first time after winning it earlier this year.
Troy King (6-0 4KOs) decisioned Luis Lugo (14-24-1 5KOs) as the bout was a back and forth action affair as King didn’t punch nearly enough at times as Lugo appeared to win rounds based off activity at times such as the second round. King was able to drop Lugo with a left hook and that was the deciding factor as the judges had the fight nearly even with only one point deciding the contest, the knockdown.
Casey Morton (3-0-1) earned a dominant decision over Kaiyana Rain (0-2). Morton used slick boxing and counter punching to get off first off and out point Rain as she earned a four round decision.
Super featherweight Adam Fiel (8-0 4KOs) knocked out Jonathan Alcantara (7-14-2 1KO) who is known for being a durable fighter. Fiel was landing crisp punches especially with his left hook that eventually floored Alcantara who was unable to beat the count. To most observers this is the best Fiel has looked to this point in his professional career.
In the most competitive bout of the evening, junior welterweight Luis Garcia (3-0-1 2KOs) of Richmond, CA fought to a draw with Jonathan Zamudio (1-2-3) of 3rd St Boxing Gym. Zamudio appeared to be outboxing Garcia in the first round and then dropped Garcia in the second round as Garcia came in aggressive, but Garcia was able to win the last two rounds to obtain a draw. The bout saw Zamudio moving and not getting hit a ton, but when getting hit was getting moved around the ring by Garcia, so much so that Garcia knocked Zamudio’s mouth piece out at one point.
Junior welterweight Moises Benitez (4-0 2KOs) of Dreamland Boxing in San Jose, CA earned a four round decision over Will Walters (2-9 1KO). Benitez floored Walters in the first round, but Walters rallied back to win a few rounds and make the fight competitive in the middle stages. Benitez still won by a good margin though as this was Benitez’s first fight since the death of his first trainer and mentor “Sarge” Neeleman of Dreamland Boxing who passed away this year.
In a rematch of two super flyweights Israel Cortes (0-1-1) of Kennel Boxing Gym and Victor Torres of Modesto, CA fought to a draw. The bout was a rematch of their first bout in which Torres stopped Cortes via a left hook that had Cortes on the ropes unresponsive to shots. In this bout Cortes started strong winning the first two rounds, but Torres power seemed evident in the last two rounds as he appeared to wear on Cortes who seemed tired partially due to Torres’ power. In the end, the fight was ruled a draw.
In a women’s super featherweight bout, Claudia Gutierrez (5-1) of Chico, CA outpointed Marquita Lee (3-2) of Novato Boxing Club. Gutierrez used slick boxing to out maneuver the game Lee who was very aggressive, but unable to find the elusive target of Gutierrez.
Welterweight OT “Champ” Seymore (4-0 4KOs) knocked out David Cruz (0-1) of Modesto, CA with a vicious variation of body shot and head shots forcing the ref to stop the bout in the first round. Seymore is now 4-0 with 4 knockouts all with in the first or second round.
In the opening bout, middleweight Mauricio Zavaleta (2-2 2KOs) of Kennel Boxing Gym in San Leandro, CA knocked out Keynoe Menes of Sacramento, CA via first round knockout when a well placed right handed floored Menes as the ref waived the bout off without counting
Aaron Coley UD6 Juan Rojas
Troy King UD6 Luis Lugo
Bilal Mahasin KO2 Juan Bautista
Casey Morton UD4 Kaiyana Rain
Adam Fiel KO Jonathan Alcantara
Luis Garcia D Joanthan Zamudio
Moises Benitez UD4 Will Walters
Israel Cortes D Victor Torres
Claudia Gutierrez UD4 Marquita Lee
OT Seymore KO1 David Cruz
Mauricio Zavaleta KO1 Keynoe Menes