By: Matthew N. Becher
From the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in an open aired arena, ShoBox: The New Generation put on a triple header in association with the great Don King Promotions where the outdoor temperatures reached 100 degrees. On display were prospects, Olympians, and Heavyweights.
Natu Visinia (11-1 9KO) vs. Joey Dawejko (14-4-2 7KO): Heavyweight
Visinia comes out the obviously bigger man, outweighing Dawjko by 40 pounds, and standing 5 inches taller. But the size advantage was the only advantage Visinia had in this fight. His lack of any amateur background and limited pro career was his undoing. Dawejko came in immediately throwing a large overhand right, putting Visinia down to the canvas within the first 15 seconds. After taking his eight count Visinia tried to cover up, but Dawejko attacked and quickly put an end to the fight by TKO.
Dawejko TKO1 1:15
Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (23-0 16KO) vs. DeCarlo Perez (14-3-1 5KO): Middleweight
This was a crossroad fight for both men. Cabrera is a 36 year old veteran who has made his career fighting less than opponents and never stepping up in competition or taking chances outside his native Dominican Republic. DeCarlo Perez took this fight on one weeks notice and needed a showcase win to prove he can move up to tougher fights.
Perez tried to start the fight quick, but was getting hit harder by Carbrera in the first three rounds of the fight. Perez couldn’t get any rhythm going and was getting caught very easily by Cabrera’s left hook.
The 100 degree temperature seemed to have taken its toll early on in the fight as both fighters began holding and working inside, with punches that were not as crisp as they would have liked to be.
The second half of the fight Perez completely took control of the fight, seeming to find a rhythm of moving in and out, and finding his second wind. While Cabrera was throwing less and less punches and even lost a point in the 8th round for constantly holding Perez behind the head.
In the end, Perez was able to use his movement and punch output to give Cabrera his first professional loss in a Unanimous Decision win.
97-92,98-91 (2x) Perez UD10