Boxing Results: David Morrell, Jr. Knocked Out Mario Abel Cazares in First!
By Ken Hissner: At the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Warriors Boxing – Leon Margules and TGB Promotions – Tom Brown over FOX, on Sunday, presented unbeaten interim WBA World Super Middleweight champion Cuban David Morrell, Jr., who scored a first round knockout over previously unbeaten Mario Abel Cazares for the WBA World Super Middleweight title, in his current hometown.
In the Main Event, interim WBA World Super Middle champ Cuba’s David Morrell, Jr., 5-0 (4), #167 ¼, of Minneapolis, MN, knocked out No. 15 ranked Mario Abel Cazares, 12-1 (5), #166 ½, of Rosarito, Baja, CA, MEX, at 2:32 of the first round of a scheduled 12, for the WBA title.
In the first round, a pair of left’s from Morrell on the chin dropped Cazares for the ten count from referee Mark Nelson.
In the co-feature, WBA No. 1 ranked Cruiserweight Efetobor “Nigerian Pit Bull” Apochi, 11-1 (11), #199 ¼, of NIG and Houston TX, was upset by majority decision to Brandon “Bulletproof” Glanton, 14-0 (11), #200 ½, of Riverside, CA, over 10 brutal rounds.
In the first five solid rounds, Apochi seemed to have a 3-2 edge in rounds. In the sixth round, a left followed by a right from Glanton on the chin had Apochi driven into the ropes for a standing count from referee Gary Miezwa as the bell sounded ending the round. In the last two rounds, Glanton may have pulled it out.
Scores were 95-95, 95-93, and 95-94, as did this writer have it.
Welterweight Omar “El Relampago” Juarez, 11-1 (5), #142 ½, of Brownsville, TX, lost a majority decision to southpaw All “The Machine Gun” Rivera, 22-5 (18), #142 ¼, of Santa Rosa City, Laguna, PH, over 10 solid rounds. Juarez was down in the ninth.
In the third round, there was swelling under the right eye of Juarez. In the fourth round, Juarez landed a flurry of punches pinning Rivera against the ropes. The latter retaliated, bringing him to the canvas by a tackle. Juarez got up, holding his ribs. Later a left hook from Juarez on the chin rocked Rivera.
Rounds six through eight, Juarez held an edge. In the ninth round, a counter right hook from Rivera on the chin of Juarez and down he went to a knee and got hit again by Rivera for an 8-count from referee Mark Nelson. In the tenth and final round, it was close, with Juarez possibly pulling out the win.
Scores were 95-95, 95-94, and 95-93 Rivera, and this writer 95-94 Juarez.
Super Welterweight Leon “Lethal” Lawson, lll, 14-1 (7), #153 ¼, of Flint, MI, lost a majority decision to Nathaniel “Nate the Great” Gallimore, 22-5-1 (17), #153 ¼, of Jamaica, and Chicago, IL, over 10 rounds.
Scores were 95-95, 96-94, and 97-93.
Super Middleweight Alantez “SlyAza” Fox, 28-2-1 (13), #168 ¾, of Upper Marlboro, MD, stopped Manny Woods, 17-12-1 (6), #166 ¼, of St. Petersburg, FL, at 1:11 of the seventh of a scheduled 10 rounds.
Light Heavyweight southpaw Atif Oberlton, 3-0 (3), #175, of Phila., PA, stopped Jasper McCargo, 4-1-2 (2), #177, of Richmond, CA, at 0:14 of the fifth round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
Super Welterweight Travon Marshall, 2-0 (1), #153 ¼, Capitol Heights, MD, defeated Ruben Torres, 4-2 (1), #151 ¼, Sacramento, CA, over 4 rounds.
In the second round, Marshall knocked Torres down. All scores 40-35.
Ring Announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
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