Results from "THE RIOT"
at the Conference Center Downtown Monterey.
Eloy Perez improved to 10-0-2 with a 5th round knock of long lean Ron Boyd, now 5-3. Perez survived a shaky opening stanza to wear down and frustrate the lanky Boyd as the fight progressed. A left hook to the body dropped Boyd to a knee the start the end, and finished him with another devastating left hook to the ribcage. Boyd, from Washington, DC had Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson in his corner. Perez of Salinas and part of the Team Garcia stable was the local favorite and closed the
show in impressive fashion. Perez gave up at least 6 inches in height, and probably about 2 weight classes from the weighin till fight night. Perez was spot on the 130 contract weight, Boyd was 2 pounds over.
FEATURED FEMALE ATTRACTION
Cynthia Talmadge of San Francisco scored a 2nd round knock out of her amateur rival Leonie Hall. In a non-stop punchfest, the pair of winless pros engaged eachother in a relentless battle until Talmadge dropped Hall without a count, referee Marty Sammon called a halt after only a couple seconds. Hall was not hurt and protested, in a silent fashion since she is deaf. Leonie would have gotten up had Sammon not held her down. The fans were deprived of more action.
LATE SUB PITCHES SHUTOUT
The originally scheduled Jesus Vega, who got a clean bill of health from his oncologist having defeated testicular cancer, could not survive the scrutiny of the California Athletic Commission. Despite getting complete clearance from Dr. Laura Stampleman of Salinas, and passing all the required tests, Vega was required to retake all tests and others. State Doctor Gluckman overruled the specialist, stating more tests are needed, and Mr. Vega was not permitted to fight in his hometown. Replacing Jesus was former Salinas resident Gabriel Garcia who improved to 4-3 with a unanimous win over 1-6 Freddy Rojas in super featherweight barnburner.
CELAYA SURVIVES de OCA IN SPECIAL ATTRACTION
Coming in a weight class above the Jr. Middle contract, Jose Celaya of Salinas was the more mobile and effective fighter, even though Juan Pablo Montes de Oca was the aggressor. Celaya improves to 31-3, but had difficulty, despite his opponents inferior track record. Oca, became frustrating in the late rounds with Celaya's running tactics, but had no answer. He chased rather than cut off the ring. Celaya won a Split decision thanks to a first round flash knockdown.
BATTLE OF THE WINLESS PROS
This welterweight showdown meant an O must go from somebody's win column, and Yonas Gebleeziabgher of Oakland captured his first career W. Now 1-3 Yonas erases the memory of his first three fights in which he was knocked out. It's back to the drawing board for Maurice Slade of San Jose who fall to 0-2, and he never let his hands go, and did not counter effectively.
The show opened with a pair of Superflyweights who went toe to tow for the entire 4 rounds with each winning a pair to earn a draw. Constancio Alvarado of Salinas was a little wild and perhaps a bit tight as Jose Pacheco fought gamely in the nights show starter.
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