Boxing Results: Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez Defeats Gonzalez & Tapales upsets Akhmadaliev
By Ken Hissner: At Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, Texas, Saturday over DAZN Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing), presented in the Main Event WBC Super Flyweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez defeated Christian Gonzalez Hernandez adding another title for the vacant WBO World Flyweight title.
In the co-Main Event IBF World and WBA Super World Bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev lost by split decision to Marlon Tapales.
In the Main Event WBC Super Fly champ Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, 18-0 (11), #111.4, of San Antonio, TX, defeated Christian Gonzalez, 15-2 (5), #112, of Tultitan, MEX, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBO World Fly Title.
In the first five rounds Rodriguez had his was out landing Gonzalez and being the aggressor with the local fans screaming in support. In the eighth round Gonzalez came back well enough to take the round out landing Rodriguez.
In the ninth round Rodriguez had Gonzalez trapped in a corner landing punches at the bell. In the tenth round Gonzalez was in survival mode moving around the ring with few punches thrown as Rodriguez continued to dominate him. In the eleventh round Gonzalez came back well almost dropping Rodriguez with a solid jab spinning him around with Rodriguez finishing the round in control. In the twelfth and final round Rodriguez had his way as his fans cheered him on.
Scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 117-111 as did this writer.
Referee Mark Calo-oy
In the Co-Main Event Olympic Bronze Medalist, IBF and WBA Super Bantam champ Murodujon Akhmadaliev, 11-1 (8), #121.6, of Chust, UZB, lost by split decision to former WBO Bantam champ Marlon Tapales, 37-3 (19), #121.8, of Kapatagan, PH, over 12 good rounds.
In the first round three rounds with the fight in the middle of the ring throughout Tapales had an edge though close rounds. In the fifth and seventh rounds Akhmadaliev came back to outwork Tapales.
In the tenth round Akhmadaliev continued out landing Tapales. In the twelfth and final round Akhmadaliev had Tapales in trouble throughout the round taking the last four rounds after a bad start but was it enough? Referee Rafael Ramos.
Scores were 118-110 Akhmadaliev and 115-113 twice for Tapales with this writer 114-114.
IBF North American Feather champ southpaw Raymond “Savage” Ford, 14-0-1 (7), #126, of Camden, NJ, defeated former WBO Super Bantam champion southpaw Jesse Magdaleno, 29-2 (18), #126, of Las Vegas, NV, over 12 rounds.
In the second round Magdaleno had Ford in trouble in the final minute but Ford managed to fight back to the end of the round. In the third round Ford had a good round pressing Magdaleno. In the fourth round as Magdaleno came in low Ford landed a left on the back of the head dropping Magdaleno for an 8-count from Referee Luis Pabon.
Magdaleno came back well the rest of the round going on the attack when Ford didn’t follow up after the knockdown.
In the sixth rounds final seconds Ford had Magdaleno hurt and in trouble but managed to get to the bell. In the eighth round Magdaleno came back well enough to have an edge. In the ninth round Ford had Magdaleno in trouble in the final minute with a bruise under his right eye taking punishment from the bigger Ford.
In the eleventh rounds final seconds a body shot hurt Magdaleno and a right hook on the chin from Ford and down went Magdaleno for an 8-count from Referee Pabon. He managed to get to the bell. In the twelfth and final round it was all Ford as Magdaleno did all he could just to get to the finish.
Scores were 116-110 and 119-107 twice as did this writer.
WBC Continental Americas Super Feather champ Thomas “Gunnaman” Mattice, 21-3-1 (15), #129, of Cleveland, OH, came from behind and stopped Ramiro “Demon” Cesena, 15-1-1 (13), #130, of Loreto, Baja California Sur, MEX, at 1:35 of the tenth and final round.
In the first rounds halfway point Cesena landed a solid right on the chin of Mattice stunning him. In the second round Mattice worked the body well. With a minute remaining in the round Cesena rocked Mattice with a right on the chin drawing blood from his nose. In the fourth round Cesena continued chasing Mattice and when he got him against the ropes he scored well.
In the fifth round Mattice mostly used a jab and one punch at a time while Cesena uses combinations. In the sixth round Cesena backed to the ropes daring Mattice to come to him. When he did it was Cesena out landing him. In the eighth round Referee Rafael Ramos took a point from Mattice who after his mouthpiece came out he got hit and retaliated for hitting on the break. In the final minute with blood from his mouth he scored well against Cesena.
In the ninth round with swelling under his right eye Cesena kept the pressure on Mattice who countered him well. In the tenth and final round Mattice hurt Cesena with a right to the chin driving him across the ring into the ropes and had Cesena against the ropes landing at will knowing he needed a stoppage when Referee Ramos jumped in to stop the fight that could have been prematurely.
Light Marc Castro, 10-0 (7), #133, of Fresno, CA, stopped Ricardo Lopez, 16-7-3, of Tijuana, MEX, at 2:22 of the seventh of a schedule 8 rounds. Referee Mark Calo-oy
Middle Israil Madrimov, 9-0-1 (6), #158.8, of Chiva, UZB, and Indio, CA, defeated southpaw Ralphael “Trouble” Igbokwe, 16-4 (7), #160, of Houston, TX, 10 rounds. Referee was Luis Pabon.
Scores were 100-90, 99-91 twice.
Ring Announcer David Diamante
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