HBO Off-TV Results;
Quigley Dominant With Explosive KO In One
By William Trillo @ Ringside
Middleweight Jason Quigley (12-0, 10 KO’s) took the lead of
his opponent Jorge Melendez (30-8-1, 28 KO’s) who wanted to
make a street fight out of the scheduled ten round bout.
Taking it to the streets was an ill-advised move by Melendez
as The Fighting Irishman Quigley got down and dirty dropping
Melendez three times in the first before the towel was
thrown at the 2:24 mark in to save Melendez from a further
beating. Quigley is on a mission. We told you about this guy
early in his career and we will tell you again. Jason
Quigley is on his way to a title in the very near future.
“Me and Manny Robles were ready to go all ten rounds if
necessary,” said Jason Quigley. “He wanted the knock out
more than I did – he was coming forward and risking heavy
punches to his own detriment. We are 110% ready for anything
that is coming in the future.”
Middleweight Yamaguchi Falcao (12-0, 6 KO’s) watched German
Perez (11-3-3, 3 KO’s) trip over his own feet and turn his
back and fall into the ropes like a helpless lump, and that
was in the first twenty seconds of the fight. Meanwhile
Falcoa landed a couple meaningless blows but it was apparent
Perez was toast. The ref stopped the fight at the 27 second
mark of the first. The WBC Latino middleweight title was on
the line but in all honesty this one should be declared a No
Contest. Maybe once Perez learns to put one foot in front of
the other without snapping his stick they can redo this one.
Although landed punches had nothing to do with this fight
Falcoa still wanted to take some credit.“I wasn’t expecting
getting the knock out so early.” Said Yamaguchi Falcoa. “I
kept my distance and just looked for the perfect opportunity
to land an overhead punch, and when I did – I felt that I
hurt him and unleashed on him. I can’t wait to start 2017
rejuvenated and at a top notch level.”
Super Featherweight Carlos Morales (15-1-3, 6 KO’s) was
given all he could handle and more from Charles Huerta
(18-5, 11 KO’s). A Huerta left hook had Morales down in
round eight and in trouble, but somehow Morales survived.
The fight then went the distance and after building an early
lead Morales took a close split decision. Scores read 96-93
for Huerta and 95-94 & 96-93 in favor of Morales who grabbed
the WBA-NABA super featherweight title.
“I’m glad I get to take the belt back home,” said Carlos
Morales. “He was on his game, and it was a tough fight. I
was caught completely off guard by his left hook, and I
think that slowed me down, and the cut on my nose was a
result of four hard rounds of boxing.”
Lightweight Christian Gonzalez (16-0, 13 KO’s) took out
Jonathan Perez (36-16, 28 KO’s) in round three of a pretty
lopsided affair. The bout was stopped at the 24 second mark
of the third.
“My plan was to go in to the ring and practice what I had
worked on in the gym, which was working on my jab,” said
Christian Gonzalez. “We knew we were facing an experienced
opponent, and not much would surprise him, but my team and I
trained hard on our plan and I’m very happy to have taken
Lightweight Ryan Garcia (7-0, 6 KO’s) made the most of his
first fight under the Golden Boy banner as he destroyed Jose
Antonio Martinez (6-8, 5 KO’s) inside of two rounds. Garcia
had Martinez down in round one and then dropped him early in
round two before laying the leather on him for good and
getting the job complete at the two minute mark. It was only
a brief look but Garcia appears to be the real deal. Keep an
eye on this one.
“I was a little nervous since this was my first timer as a
Golden Boy Fighter,” said Ryan Garcia. “I set him up
perfectly for me to utilize my straight jab, and found a way
to maneuver his awkward style. I’m going to look back at the
tape and just keep on improving and taking off my Golden Boy
Featherweight Joet Gonzalez (15-0, 6 KO’s) opened the night
with a fourth round KO over Jairo Ochoa (17-11, 9 KO’s).
“I’m glad we got the stoppage in the fourth round.” Said
Joet Gonzalez. “I was expecting him to come forward more,
and I think he was a bit cautious of my power blows.
Overall, I’m satisfied with my performance tonight.”
Lightweight Ivan Delgado (11-0-1, 4 KO’s) stopped Roberto
Carlos Rivera (6-4, 5 KO’s) in sixth round.
“I feel great about my win, I knew I had to keep at my
opponent in order to secure the knockout,” said Ivan
Delgado. “I went heavy on the offensive, and I hadn’t
studied my opponent much before—but I knew it wasn’t going
to be an easy fight. Next stop is a state title in 2017.”