RODRIGUEZ DESTROYS TOVAR IN TAMPA

By on March 1, 2015

 

 Tampa, Fla.– A night of world-class boxing at the sold out Corral at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Florida.  Solo Boxeo Tecate presented by Top Rank, Inc. in association with All Star Boxing, Inc. packed in the house moving forward as Puerto Rican star Felix “Diamante” Verdejo pulled out of the card due to hand injury attended and signed autographs and took photos with all his fans throughout the night. Verdejo is on course to return to the ring in April.
Super Lightweight Julian "Hammer Hands" Rodriguez (9-0, 7 KO's) (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

Super Lightweight Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez  (9-0, 7 KO’s) (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

Super Lightweight Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (9-0, 7 KO’s) from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. took just .12 seconds in the opening round to send Raul Tovar (14-9-1, 4 KO’s) down to the canvas looking up at Rodriguez with a face of empty expression after taking the lethal shot early on there was no question Rodriguez was going to blaze right through Tovar and with in seconds Rodriguez continued the assault dropping Tovar a few more times with body shots and sharp right hand, referee Telis Assimenios calls a holt to the bout at 1:59 round one.

Clarence "The Truth"  Booth dominates to win in round 1   (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

(photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

 Above photo,  Welterweight Clarence “The Truth” Booth (10-1, 6 KO’s) (left) from St.Petersburg, Florida wasted no time breaking down Osenohad Vazquez (8-3-1, 3 KO’s) unfortunately for Vazquez he didn’t bring his chin with him tonight as Booth launched a calm punishing attack on him early with explosive short right hand followed by a left hook that stops Vazquez at 2:28 seconds of round one.
 (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

(photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

Above on the right, Super Bantamweight Nelsan Machado (9-0, 6 KO’s) had his hands full in a hard fought unanimous decision against rugged Ernesto Garza who falls to (6-4, 3 KO’s). It was no question Garza bait Machado into an exchange with him throughout the contest, Machado put his punches together rewarded him the UD victory Judges scored 58-55 (2x) and 59-54 all for Machado.
 (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

(photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

Puerto Rican rising Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (9-0, 5 KO’s) outworks tough Mexican Luis Ruiz Lizarraga (5-4-1, 2 KO’s) The bout was clearly a cat-dog fight Diaz shoots a right through Lizarraga guard showing him a strong right hand to the face all night long, Lizarraga was gain coming right at Diaz pressing the action but takes a right cross  followed by quick combinations and footwork keeping the Mexican warrior off balance all throughout the fight Diaz scoring a unanimous decision 60-53 in all 3 judges scorecards.
 (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

(photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

Brazilian Middleweight Esquiva Falcao (9-0, 6 KO’s) battered Mike Tufariello (4-2-1, 4 KO’s) punishing him to the body in rounds 1 and 2 dropping him twice with hard shots the energized the Brazilia. He landed plenty of punches and Tufariello was never able to hurt Falcao who fought in a demanding pace.  Tufariello faded quickly in round 3 as the hard hitting Falcao rocked him to the ropes and referee Telis Assimenios seen enough jumped in waving off the bout at 2:22 of round 3 by TKO victory.
Felix "Diamante" Verdejo signing autographs for the fans at The Corral USF Sundome last night. (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

Felix “Diamante” Verdejo signing autographs for the fans at The Corral USF Sundome last night. (photo Alex Menendez / LatinBox Communications)

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