Boxing Results: Jose Valenzuela Remains Unbeaten Defeating Denier Berrio!
By Ken Hissner: At the Mechanics Bank Arena, in Bakersfield, CA, Saturday, over FOX Sports 1, Tom Brown (TGB Brown Promotions) featured in the Main Event unbeaten Lightweight Mexican Jose Valenzuela out of Seattle, WA, easily defeated Colombian Denier “Monstruo” Berrio over ten rounds.
In the Main Event Lightweight southpaw Jose Valenzuela, 10-0 (6), #136.4, of MEX and Seattle, WA, defeated Denier “Monstruo” Berrio, 22-4-1 (13), #137.6, of Santiago de Tolu, COL, over ten rounds.
In the first two rounds, it was all Valenzuela having his way on the defensive-minded Berrio. In the third round, Valenzuela dropped Berrio, and for some reason, referee Ray Corona waved it off. In the fourth round, Valenzuela out-landed Berrio, whose unorthodox style is not crowd-pleasing.
In the fifth round, Valenzuela continued outworking Berrio, who takes five to land one. In the sixth round, Valenzuela landed almost a dozen punches without return before Berrio threw one of his knockout punches. Already Berrio needs a knockout to win.
In the final minute of the eighth round, Berrio rocked Valenzuela with a right to the chin after losing the first two minutes.
In the ninth round, Valenzuela continued to win every round, with Berrio just picking his shots taking punch after punch.
In the tenth and final round, Valenzuela continued his shutout while both had their moments, but Berrio didn’t land enough to win a round.
Scores were 98-92, 99-91, and 100-90, as did this writer have it.
Featherweight Rajon “Picasso” Chance, 5-0-1 (5), #124.6, of E. Orange, NJ, was lucky to get a majority draw with Elon de Jesus, 3-0-1 (2), #123.6, of Orlando, FL, over six rounds.
In the first two rounds, Chance showboated due to being too quick a hand and foot of oncoming de Jesus. In the third round, Chance decided to stand his ground and mix it with de Jesus, who landed a right cross across the forehead of Chance, opening up a cut there.
In the fourth round, referee Jerry Cantu made a horrible decision taking a point from de Jesus, who seemed to score a knockdown while de Jesus hit Chance behind the head while Chance was bent over.
In the fifth round, de Jesus rocked Chance with a right on the chin, and for some reason, the referee interrupted. De Jesus dropped Chance with a right uppercut. Chance got up and told the referee he couldn’t see. So instead of stopping the fight referee takes him to the ring physician, who allows the fight to continue.
In the sixth and final round, de Jesus had Chance against the ropes until the latter grabbed him. What doesn’t the referee warn Chance for continuous holding? De Jesus easily took the round.
Scores were 57-55 Chance and 56-56 twice, while this writer had it 57-55 de Jesus.
Heavyweight Gurgan Hovhannisyan, 1-0 (1), #291, of Yerevan, Armenia, knocked out Jayvone Dafney, 2-5 (2), #223.6, of McComb, MS, at 2:10 of the first round of a scheduled four rounds.
In the first round, Hovhannisyan dropped McComb for the count.
Welterweight Brennon Crow, 0-5 (0), #144, of Redding, CA, was stopped by Hendri Cedeno Martinez, 3-0 (3), #144.4, of San Pedro, DR, during the third round when Crow’s corner threw in the towel in a 4.
Featherweight Mikhail Montgomery, 3-0 (2), #124 ½, of Macon, GA, stopped Marcos Rodriguez, 0-4 (0), #126.8, of Longmont, COL, at 1:03 of the second of a scheduled four rounds.
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