Galarza vs. Bouchard
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words & crappy cellphone pix by Alex Pierpaoli
(fight report is here)
(fight report is here)
Bout 1, super middles
Magda, of Rutherford, NJ,
vs. Dave Courchaine of . Spokane,
Magda makes short work of Courchaine, scoring 3 knockdowns along the way to a
1st round TKO victory.
Oficial time was 2:45 of rd 1 when Ref. Joey Lupino call
ed a halt to the one-sid ed
action, Magda improves to 6-0(5) Courchaine falls to 2-4.
Fighters for Bout 2 on their way to the ring, welterweights, Kareem Martin of Washington DC vs. Azamat Umarzoda of Tajikistan via Las Vegas.
Umarzoda scores a knockdown off a hard right hand counterpunch as Martin was landing well; Martin rises & jabs cautiously the rest of rd.
Martin scores a knockdown in round 3, Umarzoda complaining their feet were tangl
ed but it was a
right hand that put him down.
Kareem Martin us
good movement and stinging shots to control that final round. Umarzoda just
didn't throw enough after the early success.
Waiting on the decision now. This observer had it 38-36 for Martin.
Judge Trella 38-36 for KM, overrul
by 2 scores of 37 a piece which gives us a Majority Draw. Martin now 1-0-1(1)
& Umarzoda goes to 0-3-1.
Bout 3, @GervontaDavis of
vs. Joshua Arocho, of , 4 rds, feathers. Vineland
They did. The doctor & Ref Joey Lupino in the corner of Arocho after a difficult second round and they've seen enough, fight is stopp
The winner by TKO is @GervontaDavis who improves to 7-0(7) while Joshua Arocho falls to 3-10-4 (2). Fun fight while it last
Announcer @joeanton does post-fight interview w/ @GervontaDavis who says: I wanna
be an inspiration...I come from a dark background.
Bout number 4 is on the way... Bryant Cruz of
Port Chester, NY versus
Osnel Charles of , 6 rounds Junior Lightweights. Atlantic City,
round, no feeling-out for these two, Cruz seem ed
to get the better of things but only slightly.
Good match-up, both standing right in front of each other, hands high and trading thru 1st half of 2nd, pace slows a bit in second half.
Cruz landing heavier and stalking Charles in final 30 seconds of the second, 2 rounds to none for Cruz imo.
Charles has elect
to trade & he's getting the worst of this, big overhand rights doing damage
Osnell Charles is a gutsy guy and he glares at Cruz before he returns to his corner after each round, but he hasn't won a round yet imo.
Both guys took a breather in that fourth, much slower pace than what prec
ed ed it. Charles landing one shot at a time, Cruz
Charles seems pretty unaffect
by the clean shots Cruz is landing. 6th and final round coming up.
It goes the distance, waiting on the scorecards now. We had Bryant Cruz winning 5 rounds to 1, we'll see how the officials call
The officials see it as a UD win for Bryant Cruz, scores were 59-55 & 60-54 x 2, Cruz improves to 11-0(6) while Charles drops to 10-9-1(1).
Bout 5: really solid, thumping jab by Galarza finding the face of Bouchard repeat
edly in 1st,
good body shots too.
Bouchard is bold and is pressing matters but he's paying for it, the long straight shots from @Notorious_FG are getting things done.
|Bouchard (L) steps forward against Galarza (R)|
Galarza giving Bouchard a lot of movement and strafing him with shots to body and head; Bouchard winging back but mostly missing; low blow by FG.
Really enjoying the way @Notorious_FG is putting his punches together. He's got Bouchard hurt now and this crowd is loving it.
Bouchard a little slow in getting off the stool for the 5th. But who wouldn't be?
hard left hook at the end of the fifth and Bouchard swallow ed it and smil ed
Bouchard probably had his very best moments in that 6th but it wasn't enough to win the rd; @Notorious_FG is in control here & looks strong.
Both Galarza & Bouchard have been warn
ed repeat edly
for low blows, Ref. Lupino should probably have taken a point from Galarza in
Galarza goes deep into the cup of Bouchard and finally Ref Lupino takes a point from the Brooklynite.
Things have gotten wild here in this final frame, looks as if a clash of heads may have open
a cut around the right eye of Galarza.
We'll go to the scorecards & I can't see Bouchard winning more than 2 rounds, and one of them is because of the point d
eduction from Galarza.
Judges see the fight 77-74 x 2, and 78-73 all in favor of Frank Galarza who improves to 14-0-2 (9) while Bouchard falls to 8-1 (2).
Final fight of the night; Bout 6, junior lightweights Joel Diaz of
versus Tyler Asselstine of . Toronto,
|Joel Diaz, in white, sizes up Tyler Asselstine|
A lot more competitive action here in this bout compar
ed to Galarza-Bouchard.
Asselstine really falling for a lot of feints.
Things have slow
down a lot in the fifth, Diaz still landing with more accurate damaging shots.
Several head collisions, a new mouthpiece for Asselstine and some rough clinching in a chaotic round 8.
Coming up on rd 10 and if these judges are seeing what I am seeing Tyler Asselstine ne
Diaz sinks a left hook into the body of Asselstine that clearly hurt him...
Trainer Abel Sanchez douses Joel Diaz's head with water; both teams exchanging gestures of thanks & congratulations; waiting on scorecards.
All three judges score the bout 97-92 for @JoelDiazJr who improves to 16-0 (12) while @TylerAsselstine drops 14-2 (7) after a heat
That's all from here at the Fox Theater! Time for some java and the open road! Excelsior Fight-Fans!!