Corona Tops Perez To Remain Undefeated
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo
In Tom Loeffler’s Hollywood Fight Nights main event of
the evening from the Quiet Cannon Country Club in
Montebello, appearing in his first fight as the
headliner, hot prospect and son of renowned referee, Ray
Corona, Adrian Corona (9-0, 2 KO’s) out of Rialto, CA,
pounded out a majority decision against tough Mexican
Jesus Perez (13-13-1, 8 KO’S).
Once again Corona brought the house with him as he had
fans on their feet with every swift combination that
connected to the jaw of Perez. The fight was a slugfest
from beginning to end but it was Corona who put a
punctuation mark on the final round with huge right
hands and sharp left hooks that had Perez reeling.
This is not to say that the fight wasn't close as one
judge had the contest even at 57-57 but was overruled by
the other two judges who had it 58-56 giving Corona the
win by majority decision. Corona remains undefeated and
a fan favorite
Ali Akhmedov (18-1, 14 KO’s) continued his winning ways
with a crushing knockout of Paul Valenzuela Jr. (26-11,
17 KO’s). Akhmedov connected with a devastating left
hook that sent Valenzuela flying through the ropes.
It was a clean knockout of which we were glad that
Valenzuela recovered enough to walk back to the dressing
room. The knockout was recorded at the 1:40 of the first
round. Akhmedov is absolutely ready to step up in
Marco Deckmann (7-1, 6 KO’s) made short work of Santario
Martin (4-6, 2 KO’s) stopping him in the first round of
a scheduled six round bout. Martin clutched his right
shoulder early in the round indicating injury but the
fight continued. Deckmann took advantage catching Martin
with a right hand that put him on the canvas.
Martin made the count but Deckmann immediately connected
with a left hook that put Martin on the deck a second
time. Referee Caiz had seen enough called a halt to the
contest at 2:45 of the first round. Deckmann records his
6th knockout out of his 7 wins.
Two left hooks from Ruben (Gallito) Islas (3-0, 3 KO’s)
dropped Lucnor Diserne (0-9-2) twice, the second of
which caused enough concern for referee Raul Caiz to
call a halt to the contest at 2:30 of the first round.
Islas out of Rialto, CA is a murderous puncher with
pinpoint accuracy. He remains undefeated and with a
perfect knockout record. Just above average height for a
lightweight at 5”10”, Islas has a bright future ahead.
In his pro debut debut Irish Callum Walsh of Riverside,
CA (1-0, 1 KO) knocked out an overmatched Earl Henry
(0-5-1) in the first 20 seconds of the fight. Thomas
Taylor stopped the bout when Henry was almost knocked
through the ropes.
Walsh appeared confident and well conditioned. He had
great support as Freddie Roach et al was in his corner.
A dominating win for middleweight Eric Priest (6-0, 4
KO’s) to keep his win streak alive. Light hitting
Jamarcus Warren (2-4-1, 1 KO) was never really in the
Priest looked strong as he connected with crisp
combinations throughout the contest. Judges scored
unanimously for Priest 40-36, 40-36, and 4-36 and Priest
Raul Chavez (0-0-1) out of Los Angeles, CA fought his
pro debut to a majority draw against Luis Montellano
(2-8-3, 2 KO’s).
In the opening bout of the evening Dariial Kuchemenov
(2-0) spoiled the pro debut of Paul Amaro (0-1) when
referee Raul Caiz called a stop to the contest at 2:15
of the fourth round.