CRUZ CAPTURES THE NABO TITLE BY OUTWORKING COTA IN KISSIMMEE

By on October 11, 2015

 

Cruz talks the belt (photo  Alex Melendez)

Cruz talks the belt (photo  Alex Melendez)

Kissimmee, Florida – It was an All-star Boxing card and  in front of a sold out crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center Featherweight Orlando “EL Fenomeno” Cruz (22-4-1, 11 KO’s) from San Juan, Pueto Rico defeated Gabino “Flash” Cota (18-5-1, 16 KO’s) from Navajoa,Sonora, Mexico. It was an unanimous decision and with the victory Cruz won the vacant (WBO) NABO Featherweight title.  Cruz slowly walked down Cota early on with a higher level of boxing skill not committing to the slower Cota bait.   It was a war in the center of the ring, Cruz established himself with the quicker hands and feet. His offense had higher success scoring points and frustrating Cota who made a effort with picking  it up late in the fight by attacking Cruz in the corner. Cruz jumped in and out throwing hooks and upper cuts keeping Cota’s fight effort behind all night. The three judges scores 97-93,96-94,99-91 all for Cruz.

 (photo Alex Melendez)

Eduardo Melendez holds off Roman here, but Roman wins (photo Alex Melendez)

ROMAN DEFEATS MELENDEZ

Tough Super Bantamweight Alex Roman (3-1) fights in-front of his home crowd dedicating his fight to fight cancer by defeating Eduardo Melendez (5-16, 1 KO) from Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico by unanimous decision victory. Roman with an inspiring performance showed good power by slugging Melendez who needed a second wind by round two. Melendez was certainly distracted by Roman’s speed and movement, Roman glued his punches right to Melendez face making it a good night for the tough young Roman.

 (photo Alex Melendez)

A hard left crushes Rivera (photo Alex Melendez)

DEJESUS CRUSHES RIVERA

Puerto Rican rising star Welterweight Emmanuel Dejesus from Canovanas, Puerto Rico goes to (16-0, 11 KO’s) after a impressive fight display of aggression and attack that was just too much for veteran Cosme “Chino” Rivera (38-22-3, 26 KO’s) ending his night by TKO in the 4th round.

Dejesus made it a tough fight for Rivera, tough himself,  who lacked in his timing countering with the heavy puncher Dejesus who established himself nailing Rivera with hard hooks to the face making the fight notable for the boxing fans on hand.  Dejesus end it in dramatic fashion as the screaming crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Center erupted after the stoppage.

Santos knocks Vera to the canvas (photo Alex Melendez)

Santos knocks Vera to the canvas (photo Alex Melendez)

SANTOS BLASTS VERA

The hard hitting Featherweight Joshua Santos (2-0-1, 2 KO’s) from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico continues to impress by jumping right in landing hard shots sending Jason Vera (1-4) from Miami, Florida. down ending the contest quickly at :32 seconds of round one by TKO victory for Santos.

Santos to me top honors for this rising star that continues to impress not giving Vera any opportunities as he displayed the look of brutal face, Santos took the invitation to nail Vera and end his night.

Santos pounds SILVERIO

Santos pounds SILVERIO (photo Alex Melendez)

SANTOS POUNDS SILVERIO

Puerto Rican Welterweight Julio “El Indio” Santos (2-2, 1 KO’s) from Villaeba, Puerto Rico fought inside giving Euris Silverio (0-1) from Kissimmee, Florida and was too much to handle beating him by unanimous decision victory.

Santos is a a skill set young fighter was not hotly tested in four rounds were he did clearly most of the damage by fighting aggressively blazing right through Silverio. stretching him showing his power was just too much for Silverio tonight.

 (photo Alex Melendez)

Navarro tried to slide in a right (photo Alex Melendez)

NAVARRO SHINES IN DEBUT

In his professional debut Jr. Welterweight Cupelian Navarro (1-0) from Miami, Florida out classes Kevin Walker (0-2) from Cleveland, Ohio. In a 4 round unanimous decision victory at the Kissimmee Civic Center last night Navarro roared out of his corner.  He was ready for his first dance, crushing Walker with counters and it was clear Walker was in trouble. Walker couldn’t handle Navarro’s attack which kept the contest one-sided.

 (photo Alex Melendez)

Referee Emil Lombardi stops the fight (photo Alex Melendez)

DaROCHA DESTROYED LOUIS

Super Middleweight Victor DaRocha (2-0,  KO’s) from Miami, Florida put his punches together as Fadoul Louis (3-2-2, 1 KO) from Melbourne, Florida couldn’t get into the fight. Referee Emil Lombardi had seen enough and the contest was stopped at the 3rd round via TKO victory for DaRocha.

 Alverez rips Butler (photo Alex Melendez)

Alverez rips Butler (photo Alex Melendez)

ALVAREZ RIPS BUTLER UP IN UD VICTORY

Heavyweight 27 yr old Edwin Alvarez (6-0, 4 KO’s) from Miami, Florida quickly out boxed and out pointed Jerry “Big Daddy” Butler (9-13-1, 9 KO’s) from the Bahamas. It was a one sided unanimous decision victory. Alvarez demolished in four rounds and Butler capped a great night of work for Alvarez acquiring Butler to pay the price in his exchange losing every round as Alvarez set the tone for the win.

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