Author: FRANCISCO GUZMÁN
Jeffrey Fontanez from Caguas, Puerto Rico improves to 9-0 (8) with a second round TKO over Pedro Arcos (12-3-1, 9 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. Referee Tony Chiarantano immediately halted the bout at 1:23 of round two.
Puerto Rican lightweight Michael "The Artist" Perez and Fernando Carcano engaged in a 8 round slugfest scoring multiple knockdowns. Newark’s Perez dropped Carcano with a big right hand in round one. Carano scored a knockdown of his own in round two. The fighters continued trading throughout the fight but Perez would end up getting the better of the exchanges scoring another knock down from a left hook and right uppercut dropping in the 8th round. Scores were 78-71 and 77-72 (2x).
New Jersey's own featherweight Jorge Diaz (17-1 (10) won a 6 round unanimous decision win over tough Texan Victor Sanchez (3-6-1) in a featherweight bout. Diaz dropped Sanchez with a big right hand in round one. Sanchez was able to come back but the knock down probably made the difference. Unanimous scores of 60-53 (3x).
Undefeated junior middleweight prospects, Bronx native Eddie Gomez (12-0, 8 KOs) defeats Puerto Rican Luis Hernandez (9-1, 5 KOs). Without warning, referee Tony Chiarantano deducted a point from Gomez in the sixth and final round for a low blow that appeared to be unintentional.
The opening bout "The Apollo Kid” John Thompson (10-0, 3 KOs) won a 6 round unanimous decision over Eli “The Fly” Agustama (6-6, 3 KOs) in a middleweight contest. Scores were 60-54 and 59-55 (2x).