Saturday, January 26, 2019

#SlugfestAtTheSun results from Ringside #boxing

Star Boxing's Slugfest At The Sun
Cletus Seldin vs. Adam Mate 
10 rounds, Welterweights
Anthony Laureano vs. Ronald Rivas
8 rounds, Jr Welters
and more
By Alex Pierpaoli

Welterweight Cletus Seldin, 145 1/2 lbs, of Long Island, NY, chewed right through Adam Mate, 147lbs, of Budapest, Hungary, in less than a minute of one round. Seldin charged across the canvas at the opening bell, Mate circled away in retreat and Seldin lunged forward behind a combination, the right hand of which sent Mate down, hard. Mate was up at nine and was allowed to continue but it hardly mattered, Seldin charged in again and connected with a heavy overhand right that crumpled Mate in his own corner. Ref. Danny Schiavone stepped in and halted the bout at :48 of rd 1.
Cletus Seldin improved to 23-1 (19) while Adam Mate drops to 28-14 (21).

East Hartford, CT, junior welterweight Anthony Laureano 140 1/2 lbs of East Hartford, CT battered tough Ronald Rivas, 139lbs of Kenner, LA, over 8 lopsided rounds to score a unanimous decision. Laureano did lots of power-punching with left hooks to the head and mean, blasts to the ribs and liver. In the fifth round Laureano scored a knockdown with a left hook to the mid-section but to his credit Rivas got up and refused to touch the canvas again. Laureano dug to the body of Rivas repeatedly firing a barrage of left hooks but was unable to find the sweet spot again. At the end of eight rounds the judges saw the bout at 80-71, and 79-72 x 2 all in favor of the East Hartford native.
In victory, Anthony Laureano moves to 10-0 (3) while Ronald Rivas drops to 5-8-2 (3).

New Haven, CT, junior lightweight William Foster, 129lbs, remained unbeaten, scoring an 8 round  unanimous decision over Angel Suarez, 128lbs, of New York, NY. Foster was the quicker, slicker fighter throughout, landing repeatedly with a heavy looping right. Suarez probably won the first round, in this writer's opinion, but after that it was Foster doing the bulk of the punching and landing. Suarez was competitive over the 8 round distance but his best moments came when he landed heavy single shots but rarely sustained the effort. At the end of eight the officials were in total agreement, seeing it 79-73 x 3 for the New Haven fighter.
William Foster improved his record to 9-0 (6) while Angel Suarez dropped to 8-3 (3).

Bridgeport, CT, junior lightweight Jacob Marrero, 131lbs, overwhelmed Budapest, Hungary's, Zsolt Karvaj, 130 1/2lbs, stopping him in the opening frame of their four round contest. Marrero came out determined and Karvaj seemed unprepared and crumpled quickly on a couple of brushing shots. He got up quickly, mad at himself, but Marrero was on him again and hurt Karvaj with a left hook and a quick straight right. The bout continued but Jacob Marrero smelled blood and charged at Karvaj slamming him with a right to the chin which put him down again forcing Ref. Danny Schiavone to wave off the bout. Marrero picks up a 1st round TKO at 1:07 to improve to 2-0 (2). Karvaj makes the long trip back to Budapest at 3-3 (3).

New Britain, CT', featherweight, Nathan Martinez, 122 1/2 lbs, defeated Jerrod Minor, 124lbs, of Philadelphia, PA by four round unanimous decision. Minor started fast and serious in true Philadelphia fashion but after the first Martinez began dominating, landing heavier shots to the body and jolting rights to the chin of Minor. After four rounds the officials see it 40-36 x2 and 39-37 for Nathan Martinez.
Martinez is now 2-0 while Minor falls to 1-3-2 (1).

In the first bout of the evening, Marquis Hawthorne, 141lbs, of Waco, TX, outpointed Ronnie Austion, 141lbs, of Las Vegas, NV, over the six round distance. Austion lost a point for holding in round number 5 of a sloppy, frustrating contest that saw Hawthorne pressing the action and Austion waiting to counter. Too often, Austion ended up clutching in order to avoid getting hit and in the fifth he refused repeated requests to break from Ref. Mike Ortega. When the decision is announced it is unanimous in favor of Hawthorne by scores of 57-56, 58-56 and 59-54. Marquis Hawthorne improves to 6-9 (1) while Ronnie Austion loses for the first time, now 10-1 (7).

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