Knockout Night For Bohachuk & Corona
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo
In the main event of the evening from the Quiet Cannon
Country Club in Montebello, California top contender
Serhii Bohachuk, (20-1, 20 KO’s), gave a boxing lesson
to Raphael Igbokwe, (16-3, 7 KO’s), stopping him in the
6th round on a technical knockout.
In a fight that should have been stopped two rounds
prior Bohachuk put on a masterful performance throwing
punches from all sides using various angles to confuse
his opponent. Bohachuk is beautifully awkward and a
difficult fighter to catch cleanly.
Igbokwe put in a gallant performance showing that he is
tough as nails but his skill level was nowhere near that
of Bohachuk. Good things ahead for Bohachuk and we look
forward to seeing him in the future.
Hot prospect and son of renowned referee, Ray Corona,
Adrian Corona (8-0, 2 KO’s) out of Rialto, CA demolished
formerly unbeaten Oxnard’s Daniel Robles (7-1-1, 5 KOs)
knocking him out at 2:25 of the first round.
Corona dropped Robles early in the right with a solid
right hand. Later in the round a barrage of heavy handed
lefts and rights saw Robles crumble in the corner.
Corona appears to have a bright future and all of his
fans who nearly brought down the house after his win
can’t wait to see him fight again.
Ali Akhmedov (17-1, 13 KO’s) continued his winning ways
with a technical knockout over David Zegarra (34-6, 21
KO’s). Ali overpowered the shorter, smaller Zegarra with
solid combinations catching Zegarra frequently.
At the end of the third round a dejected Zegarra slumped
on his stool and said he had had enough. Referee Jack
Rees called the bout and the win for Akhmedov.
In this hotly contested bout two big light heavyweights
pounded their way to a split draw. Rafael Simonyan
(9-1-1, 8 KO’s) and Adrian Taylor (11-1-1, 4 KO’s)
traded punches throughout the fight. No defensive
techniques displayed just pure punching power which each
fighter exacted on the other.
In the end one judge had it 79-73 for Taylor while
another had it 79-74 for Simonyan. The last judge had it
accurately 76-76 which ended the bout in a split draw.
In what may have been the most exciting fight of the
night two ladies squared off landing solid right and
left combinations to both body and head. The fight was
non-stop action from beginning to end.
Yorba Linda’s Chelsey Anderson (4-0, 1 KO) demonstrated
tremendous punching power dropping Austrian born, Elvina
White, (5-1, 2 KO’s), with an uppercut in the first and
an overhand right in the second.
However, Elvina White never quit and landed some sharp
punches in the final round which shook Anderson. It was
too little too late and judges had it all for Anderson
In the opening bout of the evening, unbeaten lightweight
local boy out of Maywood, CA, Eric Mondragon (4-0-1, 2
KO’s) brushed off pandemic ring rust to dominate his
opponent, Braulio Avila, (3-11, 1 KO) in this four round
Mondragon scored a unanimous decision by a score of
40-36 on all judges’ scorecards.