Smith VS Rascon, Airtight Boxing: Ready 2 Rumble

 

Smith VS Rascon,

Airtight Boxing : Ready 2 Rumble

9-29-2017

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Alvarado VS Haynes, Airtight Boxing Gallery

Alvaro VS Haynes, Airtight Boxing: Ready 2 Rumble 

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Roque VS Hasan Airtight Boxing Gallery

Roque VS Hasan

Airtight Boxing, Ready 2 Rumble

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Sierra VS Melo Fight Gallery

Mario Sierra VS Arturo Melo, Airtight Boxing

9-29-2017

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AIRTIGHT BOXING: MELO REIGNS SUPREME

 Boxing, winners, Denver, Airtight Boxing, Arturo MeloBY EVAN HERTZOG

9-30-17

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The “Imperium Event Center”, was rocking Friday night in Westminster Colorado as Airtight Boxing put on one of the more competitive cards I can remember from 2017 in Colorado. Each match show cased both fighters involved with many back and forth fights taking place last night. In total, Airtight provided us with a 9-bout card including 1 amateur kickboxing bout, 6 amateur boxing bouts and 2 amazing pro boxing bouts in the co-main and main event.

The Imperium always provides an intense environment with its close quarters and fans seemingly breathing on top of the ring. When it is standing room only it only adds to the great boxing atmosphere. It gets loud in there and loud quickly. I have no better example other than when Chuy Alvarado stepped into the ring on Friday night to take on Sydney Haynes in the final amateur boxing match of the evening. Alvarado was the clear bread winner as far as ticket sales go for airtight’s latest event as what seemed like the entire venue rose to their feet and roared as “El Tanque” himself strolled to the ring. They never sat down either. With each overhand right and sweeping left hook that landed for Alvarado the crowd went into frenzy and although he didn’t score the knock out in front of his rabid fan base, he did put on a great show and won a unanimous decision against a very formidable opponent in Haynes and gave cause for an absolute party atmosphere as he made his way back to the locker room.

Alvarado’s energy carried over into the pro portion of the card as we made our way into the co-main event between Sevelle Hasan(1-1) and Tommy Roque(1-0). This proved to be such and even match as both fighters showed off their boxing skill and counter punching skill. Hasan seemed to have figured out the timing of the left hand to the body that Roque was determined to throw and started to move out the back door and land a stunning right cross repeatedly until he finally caught Roque square on the chin sending the Marine veteran crashing to the canvas in what looked like a devastating KO at first glance but Roque somehow made it to his feet and recovered almost instantly. Hasan allowed Roque back in it in the final minute and a half of the second round when he should have gone for the finish. This would prove to be costly for Hasan as the marine Roque stole the momentum going into the third round and picked up the pace even more so in the third.

Roque made an adjustment between rounds two and three and abandoned the left hand to the body and instead switched up his attack by throwing more right hooks to the body, eliminating the right cross power punch of Hasan that sent him to the canvas in the second round. The third saw multiple phonebooth like exchanges between the two warriors but the body work of Roque seemed to be taking affect as we moved into the last minute and a half of the round. The power of Hasan was clearly not the same now and the constant pressure from the once nearly knocked out Roque, looked to be somewhat shaking the confidence of Hasan. Roque was able to pressure Hasan to the ropes for the majority of the third round but Hasan was still answering with power shots of his own, landing an effective right uppercut. Roque would return fire, landing his best power punches of the fight to the body. Once the damage was done down stairs, Roque let Hasan come forward off the ropes. As Hasan was clearly protecting the body, a big overhand right rocked Hasan and sat him down on the middle ropes which would normally be called a knockdown but after two more strikes landed on Hasan, referee Tim Mills had seen enough and jumped in to stop the fight, giving Roque a KO victory in his pro debut and in epic comeback fashion showing the pure heart of a United States Marine. Congrats to both fighters for putting on the fight of the night in my opinion.

With one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year next up in the main event of the evening between Arturo Melo(4-2) and Mario Sierra(2-1) for the Rocky Mountain State Super Bantamweight title, I wasn’t sure if the energy in the building could be kept at such a high level after two loud, action-packed fights in the Alvarado fight and the co-main event.

It was kept.

From the opening bell the two super bantamweight warriors came to throw down and put on a show. The exchanges were the fastest and most impressive of the entire evening as both Melo and Sierra came out in the first round looking very sharp. Sierra was having success early on the inside but Melo started to control the distance and the pace of the fight early with a new found stiff jab the was keeping Sierra just out of reach with his power hooks that have been so successful early in his career. The jab continued to frustrate Sierra until he forced the action and walked through punches to close the distance, landing two or three good shots on Melo midway through the first round but the maturation of Melo and the willingness to instantly return fire was seeming to pay off for the 19-year-old Colorado Springs fighter. The power punching of Sierra wasn’t having the same effect on Melo as it has had against lesser opponents in the past and that proved to be true as Melo ate a shot from Sierra and sent back a glancing right hand that saw Sierra hit the canvas for the first time in his career. The corner of Sierra and the fighter himself argued that it was a slip and with the angle that I had I can’t really say for certain, so I always side with the third man the ring as he or she always has the best view of the fight.

The knockdown at the end of the first round gave some worry to the Sierra fan base as they hadn’t seen him in that position before in his pro boxing career, but the young man showed nothing but confidence as the second round started, showing his willingness to get back to the inside and exchange power punches with Melo. Melo wasn’t having any of that though and continued to control the fight with his new found snapping jab that once again kept Sierra away until he rushed forward which opened up the power punching of Melo, making Sierra an easier target to hit as he came towards him. The final minute of round two bounced back into phone booth mode as Melo abandoned the jab and decided to exchange with Sierra for the last portion of the round, with both fighters landing significant shots to each of their cheek bones it was becoming a close fight once again after the first-round knockdown for Melo.

The third round started and the Imperium event center was flooded with chants of Mario and rumbles of Melo as the two young boxing talents met again in the center of the ring and exchanged four punch combinations respectfully. Sierra seemed to have a mean streak in him in the third round as he came forward landing some of his best punches in the fight while eating some of Melos best power shots. His aggression would get the best of him in the final minute of round three as he threw caution the wind and unleashed everything he had but that left him exposed upstairs and Arturo Melo would take advantage of that. The beginning of the end started with a stinging jab from Melo that snapped the head of Sierra back and dazed him a bit. As he tried to recover and move forward in the following moments he left himself open for two hooks the face in a row the right hook stumbled Sierra and had him in deep trouble. As he stumbled forward from the right hook landed by Melo, Sierra couldn’t get his hands back up and Melo dropped a hammer of a left hook that sent Sierra crashing to the canvas. All credit to the heart and toughness of Sierra as it didn’t seem as though he would make it back to his feet but he somehow pulled himself up but he was still too dazed and was not able to walk forward to veteran referee Stephen Blea and stumbled into his corner and the ropes, forcing Blea to waive the fight off, ending the night in insanely entertaining fashion.

Charlie Ibarra (head boxing coach hustle hard boxing) rushed into the ring and lifted his fighter and new crowned rocky mountain super bantamweight champion Arturo Melo to the rafters as the Imperium event center went into a fever pitch.

Both fighters showed true class and respect to each other and to each’s fan base after their exciting main event. I’ve been saying it for a month now. These two fighters deserve all the credit in the world for taking the hard fights early and often in their careers. They could have waited three years and padded their records on their way to this inevitable fight but instead these two young gentleman decided to step into the proving grounds early and for that I salute the both of you.

Humble in victory and defeat, Melo and Sierra prove what type of role model’s boxers can be for our youth even when they are youthful still themselves.

HERTZY OUT

Arturo Melo, Boxing News, Belt, Title Winner

Cotto VS Kamegai (Golden Boy Promotions) Gallery and Quotes

Cotto VS Kamegai scorecardSaturday August, 26th 2017

StubHub Center, Carson, California

Photos: Amanda Armstrong/ TrihexPhotography.com

Miguel Cotto:

“I tried to do my best, and I think I did that tonight. I am happy with my performance. He’s a tough fighter, and was a tough opponent. It was during round 5 or 6 that I knew he was going to make it to the 12 rounds. Come December 31st, I will retire, I’ve did it and done it all. I’m 36 going on 37, and I think I’ve come to the end of my career. I will fight once more in December. I’ll let Freddie tell you who I want.”

Freddie Roach:

“We want the winner of Canelo-GGG”

Yoshihiro Kamegai:

“I felt so much frustration not being able to land any of my punches. I could not catch him at all. I couldn’t catch him at all. He is such a talented legend, I am so glad I got the opportunity to fight him.”

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Vargas VS Rios Weigh In, WBC Super Bantamweight Title

WBC Super Bantamweight Title 12 Rounds

Ray Vargas, Mexico City, MEX. 29-0 (22KO’s)

VS

Ronny Rios, Santa Ana, CA 28-1 (13 KOs).

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Rey Vargas 121.6 vs. Ronny Rios 122

Rey Vargas 121.6 vs. Ronny Rios 122

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Cotto VS Kamegai Weigh In

Weigh In results for August 26th 2017 for Cotto VS Kamegai for the

 WBO Junior Middleweight Title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California

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Cotto Kamegai weigh in golden boy boxing

Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) weighed in at 153.6 pounds .

Cotto Kamegai weigh in Golden Boy Boxing

Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) weighed in at 153.8 lbs..

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Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) and Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) By The Round

Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) and Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs)

July 29, 2017

By Amanda Armstong (Triple A)

Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) and Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) will meet in a 12-round eliminator to become the mandatory challenger for the WBC 160-pound championship.

Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) VS Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) By The Round
July 29, 2017

By Amanda Armstrong (Triple A)

Round 1
Charlo moving up a weight class. Charlo comes out with a furious jab right down the middle. Heiland looking stiff in the legs.
Round 2
Heiland lookind still stiff, and awkward in the rings. Charlo adding more to his combos. Heiland down, looking like he got caught on his own legs. Charlo capitalizes on the knockdown. Heiland barley hanging on, his wobbly and stiff legs.
Round 3
Doctors in the ring to look at Heilands legs doctors allow him to fights.
Charlo adding jab to the body. Straight rocking punches Charlo. Rocked Heilands head back.
Round 4
Doctor in the ring again.
Charlo continues to show hi skill. Huge upper cut. Heiland off balance falls down, attempts to get up and staggers back.
Fight Waved Off

Charlo a clean preformance, regardless of possible injured opponent (Heiland).

Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington By The Round (Showtime)

Heavyweight: Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs)
Title challenger Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs)
10 Rounds
July 29th 2017

By Amanda Armstrong (Triple A)

Round 1
Miller looking dominating in the first. Filling the ring with his size. Washington’s jabs look ineffective, Miller owning the center of the ring entire round.

Round 2
Miller again staying in the center work Washington into the corner to unleash combos. Washington taking more combos to the body and head. Great combos by Miller, really working the body.

Round 3
Washington cannot make a dent on Miller. Miller sneaking in effective uppercuts. Washingtons tights are ineffective. Miller very mobile in the ring, Washington is ooking worn down at the end of 3.

Round 4
Miller comes out dropping rights with heavy hands. Miller works Washington into the corner, more body work with an upper cut followed with double jab. Miller seems to have the stamina over Washington.

Round 5
Miller continues the same previous formula. Washington backing up into the ropes. Washington trying to get something going.

Round 6
Washington comes out throwing, lands some big punches. Miller shakes his head “No”. Washington saved by the bell while Miller unloads big right hands and combos on the ropes.
( Doctor check in the corner; Washington)
Round 7
Miller continuing the punishment on Washington in the corners. Attempting to finish Washington with big rights.

Round 8
Washington makes it this far. Looking worn Washington ties up Miller. Washington looking weak on the ropes. More rights from Miller at the end.

Referee Stops the fight.