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Alex Martin vs. Rossemberth Gomez
Round 1Shawn Clark is the referee for this welterweight battle. Martin comes out with a southpaw stance and paws passively with his jab. Gomez stays back, looking for his spot. Martin presses forward early, sticking out a stiffer jab now, keeping his foe guessing. The Harvey fighter slugs a left to the body but Gomez takes it. Gomez, who has a band-aid on his back, misses a wild right and then a left. Martin catches him with a few jabs and then another left downstairs. The Nicaraguan pops his foe with right to the face late. A few jabs from Martin close the round. 10-9 Martin.
Round 2Gomez storms out recklessly but he walks into a pair of jabs and then a left hook. Gomez pounds on his chest after swallowing a lead left and then taking a few to the guts. Gomez flails away and misses three more shots to the head, allowing Martin to counter. Alex cracks his opponent with a sharp, choppy right to the jaw. Gomez is very aggressive at the midway point, looking to pound away at the body. A triple jab and then a left to the belly for Martin, who is dominating the Nicaraguan. “Chi Heat” covers up and easily fends off five punches upstairs, but Gomez is undeterred. 10-9 Martin.
Round 3Martin remains patient as he jabs away, keeping Gomez at a safe distance. Gomez lands a sloppy right hook, but he’s quickly countered by a right and left to the face, followed by a left to the body. Martin tags him with a three-punch combo upstairs and then slams another left down low. Martin remains in complete control, picking his nemesis apart from the outside with ease. Gomez lands a nice one-two late but Martin answers with a combo to the head at the bell. 10-9 Martin.
Round 4Martin tosses out several jabs early but Gomez is able to come through with a nice right down the middle. Martin counters but Rosemberg covers up. Alex tags him with a nice right hook a minute, but Gomez walks right through it. Martin laces his foe with several jabs and then a straight left to the face. A combo upstairs and then down by the American. A hard left and right hook late staggers Gomez, but martin remains calm. 10-9 Martin.
Round 5A pair of stiff jabs opens the round for Martin, who follows it up with a three-punch combo to the face. Gomez gets inside but he leans into a sharp right uppercut. Martin continues his assault and pegs his man with a one-two through the guard. A lead left and then a right hook by the Harvey fighter, but Gomez is tough. Gomez continues to try and get inside to make it a brawl but Martin’s jab refuses to allow it. 10-9 Martin.
Round 6Gomez races out like a man possessed and flails away, but martin avoids then volley and counters him with a sharp right hook. He thwacks the Nicaraguan with a right uppercut and then a straight left, but Gomez comes right back with a wild right hook. It glances off its target, but Harvey backs off anyway to reset. A lead left to the mouth by Gomez, but Martin scoots to his right and unfurls a triple jab. The right eye of Gomez is swelling up badly at the midway point and he’s bleeding from a cut on his right cheek. Gomez tries getting inside but he’s whipped by a beautiful right hook. A double right hook by the American late, followed by a laser of a left at the bell. 10-9 Martin.
Round 7A double jab, followed by a straight left to the body from Martin. Gomez continues to trudge forward, hoping to land some of his wild, loopy bombs. A right check hook from Alex, who piles on a straight left to the grill. Gomez plugs his foe with a right to the head, but Martin counters with a three-punch combo. Martin is avoiding pretty much everything from Gomez, who is finally starting to wither. 10-9 Martin.
Round 8It goes without saying that Gomez needs about six or seven knockdowns, if not a knockout in order to win this. As expected, the Nicaraguan charges right after Martin and is gunning for the stoppage. Alex ties him up, playing it smart. “Chi Heat” tags him with a pair of jabs and then a volley of shots to the head after creating space. A straight left to the body, followed by a right hook to the head. Another left down low and then another right hook to the face by Martin, who then backs off. Gomez stumbles into a right hook but he’s not hurt. The ref scolds Martin for cracking his foe on a break with about 30 seconds left. Martin dances around at the bell to stay safe, easily winning every round. 10-9 Martin.
The Official ResultAlex Martin def. Rosemberg Gomez via Unanimous Decision (80-72, 79-73 x2) R8, 3:00
Raynell Williams vs. Gabriel Tolmajyan
Round 1Gary Rosato is the referee for this lightweight bout. Tolmajyan comes out and tries to slug it out with his fellow southpaw, but Williams fends him off. A wild left hook from Tolmajyan but it misses by a foot. Tolmajyan is looking to make it a brisk pace but Williams is remaining cool tying up and jabbing when needed. Raynell digs a pair of body shots at the midway point. The pace is slow at the moment as they still feel each other out. A nice right hook upstairs by Williams. A close round ends with the two jabbing to the body. 10-9 Williams.
Round 2Williams triples up the jab early but his scorching left to the head just misses. Tolmajyan catches his foe with a sweeping left to the dome, but Williams shakes it off. Raynell just misses with a three-punch combo but Tolmajyan is out of position to counter him. Williams continues to jab away, but his power shots fall short. Tolmajyan is throwing some heat late but Williams is able to stay away from it. Another close round that could go either way, but Williams’ jab is the key. 10-9 Williams.
Round 3Williams lunges with a right hook to the start the frame but Tolmajyan takes it well. Raynell doubles up his jab a few times to keep his aggressor at bay. A left down low and then a right hook to the head, but Tolmajyan walks right through them all. Tolmajyan remains aggressive, looking to get inside but he’s merely chasing the elusive former Olympian around the ring. A nice jab by Raynell, but Tolmajyan catches him clean with a left hook. They trade some hard blows at the bell, each giving as good as he gets. 10-9 Williams.
Round 4A nice double jab – right hook by Williams, which forces Tolmajyan to back off. Williams is jabbing at will, preventing his foe from getting into a rhythm. The action is sparse, to say the least, but Williams is in complete control behind his jab and movement. A double right hook to the jaw from Raynell, but Tolmajyan is okay. Tolmajyan tries getting inside again but he’s laced by another right and he stumbles just slightly before the bell. 10-9 Williams.
Round 5Tolmajyan eats a few jabs to start the frame, preventing him from getting inside. Williams stays on the outside, pecking away when he needs to. Tolmajyan is confused and appears to be getting a little frustrated but he is still throwing hard shots when he’s close. Another pair of stiff jabs from Raynell, who then digs a right to the belly. 10-9 Williams.
Round 6Tolmajyan begins the round by shaking his right arm repeatedly; not sure if his hand is hurt. Williams continues to peck with the jab, playing it safe. A jab and then a right hook by Raynell, but Tolmajyan walks through it. Tolmajyan backs off briefly but he throws his right twice with conviction. He shakes his arm again, allowing Williams to stick him with a left to the face. A few more jabs from Williams late, followed by a right hook to the dome. Tolmajyan throws a hard right of his own late. 10-9 Williams.
Round 7A lead left by Williams opens the frame, followed by a double jab. A jab to the head and body from Raynell, who adds a fierce left hook to the guts. Tolmajyan continues to plod forward but he’s not letting his hands go. A series of jabs land on Tolmajyan’s face precedes a minor flurry from the former Olympian. A few body shots from Williams late. 10-9 Williams.
Round 8Tolmajyan clearly needs a knockout to win but he’s not aggressive at all early on. Williams stuffs several jabs down his foe’s pie pipe before digging a chisel into Tolmajyan’s ribs. A sneaky left from Tolmajyan finds its home on Williams’ jaw, but it’s not damaging. At the midway point, Tolmajyan is a little more assertive, but Williams plays it safe. Out of nowhere, a powerful left to the jaw rocks Williams and his knees buckle. Raynell is in deep trouble with a minute left. Tolmajyan is all over him but Williams is hanging on for dear life. Tolmajyan needs to go for broke but he backs off. A few jabs by Raynell late keep Tolmajyan away. Tolmajyan let him off the hook and allowed his foe to recover over the final 20 seconds. 10-9 Tolmajyan.
The Official ResultRaynell Williams def. Gabriel Tolmajyan via Unanimous Decision (78-74, 79-73 x2) R8, 3:00
Jamel Herring vs. Luis Eduardo Flores
Round 1Gary Rosato once again is the referee for this, the main event of the night. They trade rangy jabs early but Herring eventually sticks a straight left into the Colombian’s body. A nice left to the head by the American and speed already seems to be a bit much for Flores to handle. Flores digs a right hook to the belly, but he’s countered with a right to the ear in return. Flores is throwing hard, but his shots are coming only one at a time. Herring is moving well, jabbing to the head and body. Flores reaches in and is tagged by a right hook late. 10-9 Herring.
Round 2Flores is aggressive but he keeps reaching far out to try and reach his foe. Herring is moving well behind his jab, perplexing the lankier fighter. Flores continues to throw his punches with everything behind them, but still, they are single shots. Herring pops the Colombian with several jabs and then fires a left to the body. A hard right-left to the face by Herring and Flores doubles back. Flores is hurt but he’s fighting back with 45 seconds left. They clinch but when they split up, Herring nails him with a right hook to the head, followed by a left to the body. 10-9 Herring.
Round 3Flores is tagged by a sweeping right hook as soon as the round begins, but he storms back with a flurry. It’s good action while it lasts but Herring resets and goes back to the jab. Flores gets inside and tries to make it a brawl, but Herring is cracking him to the head and body. A lead left to the face again by Jamel and Flores backs up. Herring jabs to the face and belly before popping him again with a straight left to the schnoz. 10-9 Herring.
Round 4A double jab by the 2012 Olympian starts the round. Flores takes a few more shots before unloading a flurry, though Jamel fends them off. Herring touches him with a leaping right hook but the Colombian walks through it. Herring is boxing beautifully on the outside, tearing Flores up with the jab. A nice right hook to the jaw by Herring, who then doubles up the jab and then a straight left. Flores is right there with him, but his shots continue to miss or bounce off his foe’s gloves. 10-9 Herring.
Round 5Flores ducks low to throw a right, but he walks into a right hook for his effort. Herring quickly adds a left to the forehead and then tags him with another right upstairs. A slick three-punch combo to the face by the Marine, but Flores answers with a right of his own. Flores continues to walk right after his foe, but Herring is jabbing and moving well. They trade blows in the center of the ring but a huge left to the body drops Flores. Flores seemed to be knocked off-balance in the process but he’s ruled down by Rosato. He’s up but Herring pops him a few more times. Flores lunges at the American but he’s nailed by a right check hook, forcing Flores’ gloves to touch the canvas and he’s ruled down again. 10-7 Herring.
Round 6Replays between rounds show that the first knockdown happened when their legs got tied up; Flores shouldn’t have been ruled down. The second one was clean. Herring pops out a few jabs to start the round but Flores is able to dig a right to the body. Herring cracks his foe with another nice check hook and then rattles off a series of jabs. Flores backs into the corner but Herring can’t keep him there at the midway point. Jamel tags him with a right up top and then a straight left through the guard. Flores is now backing up and Herring is walking him down, throwing shots to the body and head. Another straight left by the Marine and then a nasty left to the guts. It’s all Herring. 10-9 Herring.
Round 7Herring triples up the jab before tossing out a flurry to the face. Flores backs off, looking to regroup, but Herring won’t let him breathe. A wild right hook to the head by Jamel and Flores stumbles to his right. Luis slams a left-right to the body and head, but Herring is able to block it. A left hook thwacks the Colombian’s body and Herring drills him with a right hook to the head. Flores backs off again and eventually backs into the ropes. Herring digs a series of shots to the ribs before Flores backs off. A straight left to the face late by the Marine, who is sucking the fight out his foe. 10-9 Herring.
Round 8Flores paws with a few jabs early but Herring tags him with a straight left through the guard. Flores wakes up and laces his foe with a left hook but Herring is unfazed. Flores backs toward the ropes as Jamel digs to the body and then with a left up top. A left uppercut on the inside by Herring, who follows it up with a pair of nasty shots to the intestines. Flores swallows a right hook and then is rocked by a flurry to the body and head. The Colombian backs off to regroup and then ties his opponent up. A left to the body cripples Flores, but he complains that it’s low. Rosato gives him a brief break to recover. It’s almost a 10-8 round for Herring, but he wins it 10-9.
Round 9Herring pops out his right jab repeatedly early, continuing to befuddle the Colombian. Jamel tags him with a straight left and then a slick combo to the body and head. Flores can do almost nothing at this juncture and needs to find lightning in a bottle quickly. One-two by Herring again and again before backing off with his jab. Flores is in desperation mode, chasing after his nemesis with single bombs. Herring is making it look to easy late. 10-9 Herring.
Round 10It goes without saying but we’ll say it anyway: Flores needs a knockout in order to win. As expected, Flores comes out winging bombs from everywhere. Herring is defensive, not looking to get caught with any of them. Jamel tosses out sporadic jabs to stay away but Flores does land a nice left hook to the head. Herring laces him with a straight left and then a right to the head. A one-two from Herring stops the heard-charging Colombian in his tracks with a minute left. Luis misses with a massive right and left hook, only to get countered by a slick combo to the face. A straight left to the nose from Herring ends the fight. 10-9 Herring.
The Official ResultJamel Herring def. Luis Eduardo Flores via Unanimous Decision (99-89, 100-88 x2) R10, 3:00
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