Boxing results from the weekend: Serhii Bohachuk, Alantez Fox, Tiara Brown
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions presented the seventh installment of the acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series in front of a packed house last night at the AVALON nightclub. The event was headlined by fast-rising star, Serhii ‘El Flaco’ Bohachuk, (14-0-0, 14 KOs) who stayed perfect with the 14th consecutive knockout of his young career scoring a fifth-round stoppage over former world title challenger Freddie ‘El Riel’ Hernandez, (34-11-0, 22 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico.
Opening the action with his trademark aggressive style the Abel Sanchez trained 24-year-old Bohachuk, dropped Hernandez in the second stanza. Overcoming a cut over his left eye in the third round, the Ukrainian would drop the valiant former world title challenger again in the fifth with a blistering left hook to the body as referee Wayne Hedgepeth called a halt to the action a 1:54 mark.
Following the fight, the popular Hernandez addressed the supportive crowd and announced his retirement from boxing. With the knockout victory Bohachuk continued to show the promise of a future world champion.
Highly touted bantamweight George ‘El Phantasma’ Navarro, (6-0-1, 3 KOs), of Apple Valley, CA wasted no time dropping Cesar Sustaita, (3-5-0, 3 KOs), of Juarez, Mexico in the first round of their scheduled four-rounder. With Sustaita unable to continued, referee Raul Caiz Jr. called a halt to the bout. For the popular 20-year-old Navarro it was his third straight appearance in front of the huge crowd at the AVALON.
All-action junior lightweight Adrian ‘Bam Bam’ Corona, (6-0-0, 1 KO), of Rialto, CA stayed unbeaten with a six-round split decision over Canton Miller, (3-3-1, 1KO), of San Diego, CA. The 19-year-old Corona, making his fourth appearance at ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ was able to fend off the aggressive Miller in a fight which featured excellent two-way action. Scores at the end of the bout were 58-56 twice for Corona and 58-56 for Miler.
Starting the evening, in the super-bantamweight division, Orange, CA prospect Humberto ‘Filly’ Rubalcava, (10-1-0, 7 KOs), stopped Daniel Constantino, (3-3-2, 1KO), of Compton, CA. of opening stanza. Time of the stoppage was 1:36 of the first round.
Commentating on the international live stream were former featherweight world champion, ‘The Flushing Flash’ Kevin Kelley and Ring Magazine Editor-in-Chief Doug Fischer with hosting duties handled by ‘The Real Fight Girl’ Cynthia Conte.
Among the celebrities in attendance were Legendary Ring Announcer Michael Buffer, Former Unified Cruiserweight World Champion Murat Gassiev, Super-Middleweight Contender
Ali Akhmedov, Female Sensation Louisa ‘Bang Bang Lulu’ Hawton, Johnathon Banks, trainer of Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Max Golovkin, twin-brother of Gennadiy’s.
Fox Stops Brinson in 6!
Alantez Fox scored a 6th round stoppage over Nick Brinson in a super middleweight clash that headlined a seven bout card on Saturday night at The ESA Arena in Washington, D.C.
The card was promoted by Tricky Entertainment and DCFIGHTNIGHT.
Fox got off to a good start as he landed a right hand in the opening frame that sent Brinson to the canvas. After that Fox never ceased control of the encounter as he worked very well behind his jab, and landed good power shots in every round.
By round five, Brinson looked worse for wear as he it seemed like a matter of time before Fox would be able to get the savvy veteran out of the fight. In the next round he did, as Fox landed a heavy barrage of punches that forced the corner of Brinson to get their man out of the fight at 2:46.
Fox of Forrestville, MD is now 25-1-1 with 12 knockouts. Brinson of Geneva, NY falls to 19-5-2.
Washington, DC Police Officer Tiara Brown stopped Angel Gladney in the 6th round of their scheduled ten-round junior lightweight bout.
Brown dominated the contest as he repeatedly landed flush shots. In round six, she came out and put her foot on the gas pedal, and landed hard flurry of punches and the bout was stopped 34 seconds into the contest.
Brown of Washington, DC is 8-0 with six knockouts. Gladney of South Carolina is 10-15-1.
In an exciting back and forth brawl Jordan White and Christian Esquivel stood toe to toe and fought a war that saw White pound out a six-round unanimous decision in a super featherweight bout.
The pounded away at each other with White landing more and he more significant blows. He had Esquivel in trouble several times, but the former world title challenger would either escape or land some good flush shots on White.
Both guys were cut on the forehead from an accidental headbutt. It was a terrific action fight that had the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the contest.
White, 126 lbs of Washington, DC won by scores of 59-55 and 60-54 twice, and is now 8-1. Esquivel, 129 1/2 lbs of Mexico is 30-18-1.
Patrick Harris remained undefeated via disqualification in round three over Anthony Woods of their scheduled eight-round super lightweight bout.
In round three, Woods was deducted a point for holding. Seconds later, Woods was docked again for holding. Again, it only took a few seconds for Woods to be deducted again, and the bout was stopped at
Harris, 142 lbs is 16-0. Woods, 143 lbs of Nassau, Bahamas is 10-24.
Renaldo Gaines won a four-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Melendez in a super featherweight bout.
Gaines, 130 lbs of Maryland won by scores of 40-37 and 39-37 twice to raise his mark to 10-2. Melendez, 127 1/2 lbs of Puerto Rico falls to 5-26.
George Harris kept his perfect knockout streak alive by taking out Antwaun Taylor in the 2nd round of their scheduled four-round heavyweight fight.
In round one, Harris dropped Taylor with a left hook off the ropes. Later in the round, Harris dumped Taylor again with a harder left hook. Early in round two, it was a flurry of punches that sent Taylor down for a 3rd time, and the bout was stopped at 1:08.
Harris, 214 1/4 lbs of Silver Spring, MD is 4-0 with four knockouts. Taylor, 211 1/4 lbs is 4-11.
Jonathan Conde ruined the pro debut for Taurean Venable by scoring an explosive 1st round stoppage in their scheduled four-round junior welterweight bout. Conde drooped Venable with a hard right hand. Seconds later, Conde landed another booming shot that put Venable on his back, and the bout was stopped at 1:31.
Conde, 137 1/2 lbs of Miami is 1-2 with one knockout. Venable, 142 1/4 lbs of Washington, DC is 0-1.
Split-T Management’s Holmes, Miller and Dixon Get Big Wins on Saturday Night
-Three cites, three wins for Split-T Management fighters this past Saturday night as Ardreal Holmes and Raquel Miller remained undefeated while Carlos Dixon scored a big knockout in his hometown.
Holmes went to 9-0 with a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Lanardo Tyner in Dearborn, Michigan.
The 24 year-old Holmes of Flint, Michigan was systematic in winning by shutout tallies on two cards at 60-54 and 58-56 to raise the former amateur star’s record to 9-0.
Miller moved a step closer to winning a world championship as she captured the NABF Middleweight title with a 7th round stoppage over Erin Toughill in Hawaiian Gardens, California.
Miller of San Francisco knocked Toughill down in the 1st round with a body shot, and then she dropped Toughill with a vicious combination that was punctuated by a nasty left hook in the 7th round that sent Toughill to the canvas. Toughill got up, but was in no condition to continue, and the bout was stopped at 1:01.
With the win, the fighter dubbed “Pretty Beast” is now 9-0 with four knockouts.
Also on Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky, 22 year-old super bantamweight, Carlos Dixon stopped Jeno Tonte in the 2nd round of their scheduled six-round bout.
With the win over the 17 fight veteran, Dixon of Louisville, is now 8-1 with six knockouts.
Holmes and Miller are promoted by DiBella Entertainment.