Results from San Francisco, Shaw wins by TKO
Karim Mayfield’s Hard Hitta Promotions returned for their third event in San Francisco at the illustrious Fairmont Hotel as the promotions brightest young prospect super lightweight Willie “The Thrill” Shaw Jr. (7-0 6KOs) picked up a fourth-round TKO over Giovannie Gonzalez (3-2 3KOs).
Shaw and Gonzalez fought a competitive affair in which both had their moments, but the size of Shaw, a naturally bigger man seemed to be getting the better of the action throughout with his sharp punches and bigger frame. This was Gonzalez’s first time fighting above 130 lbs. as he moved up two weight classes to face Shaw.
The stoppage came in the middle of the fourth and final round as Shaw started digging to Gonzalez’s body, who didn’t like it and took a knee. Once down, the referee waved the bout off.
Shaw is a tremendous Bay Area prospect who would be best served to face a veteran like Jarett Jeter in a six-round bout as a step-up in competition.
San Francisco, CA’s own Raquel Miller (7-0 3KOs) picked up a six-round decision over Tiffany Woodard (4-11-3 3KOs) in a developmental fight. Miller looked good in the bout as she focused on her boxing technique and picked up good experience as she approaches a world-title fight in her upcoming bouts.
In a tremendous performance, middleweight Ricardo Pinell (17-3-1 10KOs) picked up a fifth-round TKO over Lucius Johnson (4-4-1 3KOs) in a very competitive evenly matched fight. Johnson who was far better than his record would indicate stayed game in the fight until a left hand from the southpaw Pinell had Johnson looking to survive, which he couldn’t.
Cruiserweight Andres Salas (3-0 3KOs) continued his streak of first-round KOs as he stopped undefeated Davin Clark (1-1) in an action-packed bout. The pure pressure of Salas appeared to wear on Clark, who looked a little unsettled after the first mintue by the pace of Salas. The stoppage came at the end of the round when Salas dropped Clark in the corner.
The opening bout saw Sacramento, CA’s Erick Sanchez (1-0) pick up a four-round decision over Bounthong TongSyvanthong (0-1).