BY EVAN HERTZOG
BOUT #1: PEDRO PENA VS GABE CIRIVILLO
WEIGHT: HEAVY AMATEUR
ROUNDS: 3 TWO MINUTE ROUNDS
RD1: Gabe Cirvillo is the first fighter to enter the inside boxing ring on the evening and he is sporting camo trunks. Pena enters next wearing red trunks with black trim. Gabe will have the height and reach advantage in this one as they size each other up prior to the first bell.
The first bell sounds and they meet in the middle. Referee Curtis Thrasher circles them and we are underway. Both come out and work their jabs, both landing. Pena lands a nice over hand right early followed by a nice left hook as he stalks Cirvillo. Cirvillo is trying to put punches together on the outside and lands a nice left hook as he closes the distance. Pena still coming forward lands an overhand right but pays for it as Cirvillo counters with a right hook of his own. Cirvillo is starting to put combos together in the last thirty seconds and finishes the round with a nice right hand that lands flush on the cheek of Pena.
RD2: The second starts like the first with both fighters landing jabs but picks up quicker than the first as they both enter the pocket and exchange. Cirvillo hurts Pena with a bit right and sends Pena circling dazed around the ring as he eats two more big right hands. Pena answers shortly but is put back on the ropes directly after. Cirvillo is really pouring it on now and Cirvillo looks to just survive the end of the second round which he does but referee Curtis Thrasher waives the fight off in the corner of Pena after a short discussion. A nice high action fight between two heavyweights to start the evening.