Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayer & Argenis Mendez Win On FS1
By: Ken Hissner
At the Beau River Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, MS, Saturday, Premier Boxing Champions and Tom Brown’s TGB Promotions co-promoted over USA FS1.
In the Main Event Super Lightweight Eddie “El Escorpion” Ramirez, 17-2 (11), of Chicago, IL, was knocked down 3 times losing to former IBF Super World champion Dominican Argenis Mendez, 25-5-1 (12), of Brooklyn, NY, in a 10 rounder.
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In the first round Ramirez started fast using a jab and left hooks to the body of Mendez. Mendez came back with a lead right to the chin of Ramirez. Mendez seconds later repeated with the right to the head of Ramirez who ducked into it. Mendez was warned for a low blow by Referee Freddy Steinwinder.
In the second round Ramirez landed a half dozen unanswered punches to the body and head of Mendez. Ramirez landed a right uppercut to the chin of Mendez. Ramirez landed a long right to the chin of Mendez. Mendez countered with a right to the shin of Ramirez knocking him down to his knees falling forward with his head on the canvas.
In the third round Mendez went for the finish and got hit with a right uppercut to the chin. Mendez came back with a right to the head of Ramirez dropping him. Inside Mendez landed five unanswered punches. Ramirez came back pushing Mendez into a corner with a flurry of punches. In the fourth round Mendez had his hands high as Ramirez landed half a dozen punches to the head and body of Mendez. Mendez came back throwing punches to the head of Ramirez. Both fighters exchanged right hands to the chin.
In the fifth round Ramirez landed a flurry of body and head punches on Mendez. Mendez came back with a vicious left hook to the midsection of Ramirez dropping him to his knees. Mendez followed up with a right to the chin of Ramirez knocking him down again. Mendez ended the round with a left hook to the head of Ramirez.
In the sixth round Mendez came out throwing bombs hurting Ramirez with a solid right to the head. Ramirez came back hurting Mendez with a right to the head. Ramirez landed a short right to the head of Mendez driving him into a corner. Ramirez drove Mendez into another corner of the ring with a two handed attack.
In the seventh round Ramirez keeps coming forward outworking Mendez. In the final minute of the round it was Mendez landed with his right to the head of Ramirez. Ramirez landed half a dozen unanswered punches to the head and body of Mendez until he got hit with a Mendez chopping right to the head of Ramirez.
In the eighth round Ramirez out landed Mendez who was on the defense. It was Mendez landing several hard rights to the head of Ramirez at the bell. In the ninth round it was Mendez on the attack wrestling Ramirez to the canvas and falling with him. Ramirez is landing while Mendez is loading up. Both were throwing punches at the bell.
In the tenth and final round Ramirez was on the attack making Mendez holding on. Mendez came back with combinations backing Ramirez up. Both fighters exchanged right hands to the head. Mendez landed a good right to the head of Ramirez who tied him up. In the last ten seconds Mendez danced around like the round was over.
Judges scores were 98-88, 97-89 and 99-87. This writer had it 94-93.
In the co-feature 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Mongolian Featherweight Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayer, 10-0 (9), of L.A., CA, came off the canvas in the first round but scored three knockdowns stopping Oscar Escandon, 25-4 (17), of Ibague, COL, at 1:18 of the third round.
In the first round the taller Nyambayer is using an effective jab. Escandon got inside landing well to the body with a left hook. An overhand right to the head from Escandon dropped Nyambayer to a knee.
In the second round Escandon landed a double left hook to the head of Nyambayer. Backing up Nyambayer landed a right uppercut to the chin of Escandon. A left uppercut from Nyambayer to the body set up a right to the chin of Nyambayer dropping him. Nyambayer went after Escandon dropping him a second time with a right to the head. The last ten seconds instead of going after Escandon Nyambayer stood with his hands on his knees daring him to throw a punch.
In the third round a big right hand from Nyambayer to the chin dropped Escandon twice. As Referee Keith Hughes looked like he may stop the bout Nyambayer dropped Escdandon a third time with a right to the chin with Referee Hugh’s waving it off.
Super Welterweight Justin “The Chosen One” DeLoach, 17-3 (9), of Augusta, GA, blew an early lead getting dropped twice late in the fight losing to Jeison “Banana” Rosario, 15-1-1 (11), of Santo Domingo, DR, in 10.
In the first round Rosario keeps coming forward with hands held high getting countered by a right to the body from DeLoach. DeLoach took the lead going to the body of Rosario. In the second round DeLoach starts out with a lead right to the head of Rosario. Rosario snapped back the head of DeLoach with a solid jab. Rosario landed an overhand right to the head of DeLoach at the bell.
In the third round Rosario opened up with a lead right to the head of DeLoach. DeLoach warned for a low blow by Referee Bill Clancy. Rosario was following DeLoach around the ring looking for that big punch. Rosario missed a big right and got countered by a left hook from DeLoach to the chin.
In the third round DeLoach landed a right to the chin followed by a right to the body of Rosario.
Rosario at the middle of the round landed a right to the head of DeLoach. Rosario landed a left hook to the chin of DeLoach. In the fourth round Rosario continues to follow DeLoach but getting countered. Rosario walked right into a counter right on the chin by DeLoach. Rosario landed a lead right to the head with a minute left in the round. Rosario warned for a low blow. Rosario landed a left uppercut to the chin of DeLoach at the bell.
In the fifth round DeLoach came forward landing a right to the chin of Rosario. DeLoach dropped his hands to his side while backing up using his jab countering with his right. A sweeping left hook from Rosario dropped DeLoach face first to the canvas with twenty seconds left in the round. He was up at Referee Clancy’s 8 count.
In the sixth round Rosario was warned for a punch behind the head of DeLoach while in a clinch. Rosario hurt DeLoach with a right to the head making DeLoach hold. In the seventh round DeLoach’s nose is bleeding but he is throwing more punches than Rosario who continues to load up. Twice DeLoach jumped in and grabbed Rosario using the ring making Rosario miss when he does throw punches.
In the ninth round DeLoach continued to move and stick with his jab and counter rights. DeLoach landed a counter left hook to the chin of Rosario. Rosario landed a right over a DeLoach jab to the head knocking his head back.
In the tenth and final round Rosario landed a right to the head of DeLoach who took it well. Rosario landed a right to the back of the head of DeLoach who took a knee. Referee Clancy ruled it a knock down. Rosario landed a very low left hook on DeLoach and was warned one more warning and a point would be taken.
Judges scores were 97-91, 96-93 and 96-92 and this writer 94-94.
Lightweight southpaw Joshua “SBD” Zuniga, 9-1 (4), of L.A, CA, lost for the first time to Justin Pauldo, 11-1 (5), of Orlando, FL, over 8.
In the first round both boxers were using their jabs feeling each other out. Pauldo got in a couple of lead rights on the chin of the southpaw Zuniga. In the second round Pauldo landed a lead straight right to the chin of Ramirez inside of the first 30 seconds. Zuniga does a lot of feinting but little connecting. Pauldo times his jab landing his straight right.
In the third round Ramirez landed a solid left to the chin of Pauldo getting the crowd into it. Ramirez missed with a left that Pauldo countered with a right to the chin of Ramirez. Ramirez rushed Pauldo landing a left to the chin before getting tied up by Pauldo. In the fourth round Zuniga landed a lead left to the chin of Pauldo. Ramirez rushed in and got hit with a Pauldo right uppercut to the midsection. Zuniga landed a lead left to the chin of Pauldo, who came back with a right to the chin of Zuniga. Pauldo continued landing the right to the chin of Zuniga. Just prior to the end of the round Pauldo had Ramirez in trouble. It was the best round up to this point.
In the fifth round Pauldo landed a right to the chin of Zuniga. Zuniga landed a good right hook to the side of the head of Pauldo. Zuniga keeps pumping the jab but it isn’t landing as much as it is a keeping Pauldo on the defense. Pauldo got in the last punch of the round a right to the chin of Zuniga. In the sixth round Zuniga landed a solid lead left to the chin of Pauldo on several occasions. Pauldo landed several right uppercuts to the body of Zuniga. He was warned by Referee Bill Clancy for a low blow.
Zuniga went to the body with both hands. Pauldo was warned a second time about a low blow. Then again about landing a punch after referee Clancy told him to break.
In the seventh round Zuniga landed a hard left to the chin of Pauldo. Zuniga got counter
ed by a left hook to the head by Pauldo. Zuniga is looking to hurt Pauldo being behind but got rocked by a Pauldo right to the chin. Pauldo decided to keep it in the middle of the ring the last minute. Zuniga landed the last punch of the round with a left to the chin of Pauldo.
In the eighth and final round Zuniga rushed out and got hurt with a left hook from Pauldo on the chin.
Pauldo landed a good combination with Zuniga countering with a left to the chin of Pauldo. Zuniga landed half a dozen punches before Pauldo countered with a right. Pauldo pushed Zuniga to the ropes leaning on him. Both boxers were their first eight. Zuniga looked the fresher of the two in the final round.
Judges scores were 79-73 twice and 78-74 with this writer 77-75.
PBC on Spike Preview: Easter vs. Mendez, Broner vs. Theophane
PBC on Spike Preview: Easter vs. Mendez, Broner vs. Theophane
By: William Holmes
On Friday night the D.C. Armory in Washington, DC will be the host site for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike TV’s broadcast. At least two bouts will be televised as Adrien Broner will defend his WBA Junior Welterweight title against Mayweather Promotions fighter Ashley Theophane and rising prospect Robert Easter Jr. will take on former world champion Argenis Mendez in the opening bout of the night.
Several highly rated prospects and contenders will be competing on the undercard and it wouldn’t be surprising if a few of them made it to the televised portion of the card on Friday night. Boxers such as Gervonta Davis, Anthony Peterson, and J’Leon Love will be fighting on the undercard.
The following is a preview of the main event of co-main event of the night.
Robert Easter Jr. (16-0) vs. Argenis Mendez (23-3-1); Lightweights
The first televised bout of the night will be between rising prospect Robert Easter Jr. and former world champion Argenis Mendez. This bout is a major step up for Easter and Mendez is a former world champion that is still in his athletic prime.
Easter does have an advantage in the physicals as he has a two inch height advantage as well as a five inch reach advantage. Easter is also three years younger than Mendez.
At this point in their careers Easter has the heavier hands of the two boxers. Easter has stopped thirteen of his opponents while Mendez only has twelve knockouts despite having seven more fights. Both boxers have a strong amateur background. Easter was a 2012 US Olympic Team Alternate and Mendez represented the Dominican Republic in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Easter has been very active in the past two years and fought four times in 2014 and four times in 2015. This is his first fight in 2016. He has defeated the likes of Juan Solis, Miguel Mendoza, and Alejandro Rodriguez; but he has not faced anyone near the level of competition that Mendez presents.
Mendez, who is trained by Virgil Hunter, fought two times in 2015 and two times in 2014. He has gone 2-1 in his past three fights and has defeated the likes of Miguez Vazquez, Daniel Evangelista Jr., and Juan Carlos Salgado. His losses have come to Juan Carlos Salgado in their first meeting, Rances Barthelemy, and Jaime Sandoval by split decision early on in his career.
This will be a good fight and Mendez has never been stopped before. But Easter will be too tall and too long for Mendez and should win this bout by a decision.
Adrien Broner (31-2) vs. Ashley Theophane (39-6-1); WBA Junior Welterweight Title
Adrien Broner has been the subject of a lot of controversy in the past few years, and is currently facing pending robbery charges. However, the commission has allowed the fight on Friday to proceed despite the fact he’s facing serious charges.
Broner’s opponent, Ashley Theophane, is a past his prime journeyman fight with no major victories to his credit. Theophane, however, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and that alliance may have helped him last this fight.
Broner has twenty three stoppages to his credit and has gone 4-1 in his past five fights. Theophane isn’t known for his power and only has eleven stoppages on his resume, but he is currently riding a six fight win streak and has never been stopped.
Broner is nine years younger than Theophane, but will be giving up about an inch and a half in height. However, Broner does have a two and a half inch reach. Both boxers have been active the past two years as Broner fought three times in 2015 and Theophane fought twice in 2015.
Broner has defeated the likes of Khabib Allakhverdiev, John Molina Jr., Emmanuel Taylor, Carlos Molina, Paulie Malignaggi, Antonio DeMarco, and Daniel Ponce DeLeon. Broner is also a former National Silver Golden Gloves Champion as an amateur.
Broner does have trouble when a boxer turns the fight into a brawl, as is evident in his two losses to Marcos Maidana and Shawn Porter.
Theophane has not defeated the quality of opponents that Broner has. Theophane’s biggest wins have come against Steve Upsher Chambers, Jason Cook, Lenny Daws, Delvin Rodriguez, and DeMarcus Corley. However, Theophane’s six losses are glaring and some of them have come against subpar competition. He has lost to the likes of Pablo Cesar Cano, Darren Hamilton, Danny Garcia, and Ali Oubaali.
This is a bout that Broner should win easily. Broner has handled distractions well before, and Friday will be no different. If Theophane can turn the bout into a brawl he stands a chance, but it seems unlikely that he’ll be able to solve the problem.