Michael Perez, Rashidi Ellis win on ESPN (Golden Boy Boxing)
Lightweight Michael Perez (25-2-2, 11 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Marcelino Lopez (32-2-1, 17 KOs) on Thursday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York.The bout saw Perez winning the first three or so rounds easily. Lopez began to pick up the pace as which accumulated in a eighth round knockdown as Lopez landed a left hook that dropped Perez
The judges saw the bout 96-93 for Lopez, 97-92 and 96-93 for Perez.
In an entertaining opening bout welterweight Rashidi Ellis (18-0, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over John Karl Sosa (13-3, 6 KOs). Ellis, the speedier of the two, found himself being pushed as far as possible as Karl Sosa, put constant pressure on his foe, forcing him to be active.
The judges saw the bout 95-95, 97-93, 97-93.