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  Corona Tops Perez To Remain Undefeated

By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo


In Tom Loefflers 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 KOs) out of Rialto, CA, pounded out a majority decision against tough Mexican Jesus Perez (13-13-1, 8 KOS).

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 KOs) continued his winning ways with a crushing knockout of Paul Valenzuela Jr. (26-11, 17 KOs). 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 competition.

Marco Deckmann (7-1, 6 KOs) made short work of Santario Martin (4-6, 2 KOs) 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 KOs) 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 510, 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 KOs) to keep his win streak alive. Light hitting Jamarcus Warren (2-4-1, 1 KO) was never really in the fight.

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 remains unbeaten.

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 KOs).

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.


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