Boxing Insider Notebook: Santa Cruz, Mares, Ramses, Creed 2, and more…
Compiled By: William Holmes
The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of March 27th to April 3rd; covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed.
DeLuca Defeats Ramses Agaton Via Seventh Round TKO in Main Event of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN
Hometown hero Mark “Bazooka” DeLuca (21-0, 13 KOs) scored a seventh-round technical knockout victory against Ramses Agaton (20-8-3, 10 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the 10-round main event of the March 31 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Marina Bay Sportsplex in Quincy, Mass. DeLuca was too strong and skilled in this battle of southpaws in which Agaton was stopped at 2:17 of the seventh round with two vicious punches to the body.
“When you know you’re fighting against a guy from Mexico, you’ve got to be in shape,” said Mark Deluca. “You’ve got to be ready because they don’t come in easy. He [Agaton] was very ready and game. Being patient and picking my shots was the toughest part of this fight because I didn’t want to get caught with anything. I’ll be back in the gym on Monday. I’m sure they’ll have something planned for me and I’m ready to get back in the ring.”
Jason Quigley (14-0, 11 KOs) of Donegal, Ireland knocked out Daniel Rosario (11-4, 10 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico with a thunderous left hook to the body in the sixth-round of a scheduled eight-round super middleweight clash in tonight’s co-main event. Quigley dominated each round before finishing Rosario at 2:56 of the sixth round.
“My new team helped me take my opponent down,”said Jason Quigley. “He was a tough kid and had never been stopped. I knew this was the perfect fight to come back and see where I’m at. I broke him down, and when I shook the ring rust out, I took him out.”
Yamaguchi Falcao (14-0, 6 KOs) Sao Paulo, Brazil scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Richar Gutierrez (30-18-2, 19 KO) of Arjona, Colombia in a middleweight fight. Falcao scored two knockdowns en route to a clear win with scores of 79-73, 78-72 and 78-71.
“The fight was a bit tough because he [Gutierrez] is a bit of a dirty fighter,” said Yamaguchi Falcao. “I’m ready, though. I have big dreams, and I want my opportunity. When I fight with bigger names, I’ll know what to do.”
Damon Allen Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia, Pa. went to war over eight rounds of back-and-forth action before defeating Alexis Del Bosque of Dallas, Texas (13-5, 9 KOs) via split decision in a super lightweight bout. Allen, Jr. won with scores of 77-75 and 78-74, while one judge had it 77-75 for Del Bosque.
Irishman Raymond Moylette (6-0, 3 KOs) defeated Matt Doherty of Salem, Mass. (7-4-1, 4 KOs) via unanimous decision in a six-round super lightweight fight.
Travis Gambardella (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Revere, Mass. beat Lionel Young (1-5, 1 KO) of Brockton, Mass. via technical knockout at 1:57 of the third round of a super middleweight fight originally scheduled for four rounds.
Mike Ohan, Jr. (6-0, 4 KOs) of Holbrook, Mass. scored a second-round TKO victory against Bruno Dias (0-4) of Woburn, Mass. in a scheduled four-round super welterweight fight.
Joe Farina (2-0, 2 KOs) of South Boston, Mass. stopped Jaco Matos (0-1) in the second-round of a super welterweight fight originally slated for four rounds. The fight was stopped at 1:42 of of the second round.
Karen Dulin (3-13, 1 KO) of Providence, R.I. defeated Jillian Diauto (1-1, 1 KO) of Boston, Mass. via unanimous decision in a four-round lightweight fight. Dulin won with three scores of 40-36.
Carlos Gongora (12-0, 9 KOs) of Braintree, Mass. opened the night with a TKO victory at 2:24 of the third round of a scheduled six-round super middleweight fight against Lenwood Dozier (10-19-2, 5 KOs) of Washington, D.C.
TMZ Reports Adrien Broner Sued for Sexual Battery
TMZ is reporting that Adrien Broner is being sued for sexual battery. It is alleged that he groped a woman’s genitals at a Georgia Mall. The alleged victim, Kaila Crews, claims she was walking in Lenox Square Shopping Center in February when Broner approached her and swiped his hand across her private parts.
Broner’s next fight is scheduled for April 21st against Jessie Vargas at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/03/adrien-broner-sued-sexual-battery/
Robert Guerrero to Open Boxing Gym
Former multiple world champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and his dad, Ruben “Mad Dog” Guerrero, will have a grand opening of their new boxing gym in downtown Gilroy, CA, this Saturday, March 31, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The gym, named Pound4Pound Fitness, is open to the public and will have its doors open all day. Robert Guerrero and Oscar Escandon will be signing autographs between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Pound4Pound Fitness Gym is located at 7648 Monterey Rd. Gilroy, Ca 95020. For more info please visit pound4poundgym.com.
Creed 2 Begins Filming in Philadelphia
Sylvester Stallone is now in Philadelphia to begin filming on Creed II. MGM and Warner Bros confirmed that production began in a statement released earlier this week. Stallone released a message on instagram to announce the start of filming.
You know the old cliché that it “seems like yesterday and “but it does and it’s a very exciting moment to be here getting ready to Watch Creed 2 to commence filming. A very exciting day !!! The actors and production team has been waiting a long Time for this film to start , so ladies and gentlemen get ready to watch the fists startFLYING! #MGM #rockybalboa #CREED2
Santa Cruz vs. Mares Rematch is Set
Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares will be rematching each other on June 9th. This fight will be promoted by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and will televised live on Showtime. The Staples Center in Los Angeles is expected to be the venue for this highly anticipated fight.