St. Patty’s Day Massacre:
Kilic & Walsh Annihilate Foes
By Albert Castillo
Photos: William Trillo
From the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California, Tom
Loeffler’s, 360 Promotions put together a solid card for
Hollywood Fight Nights. In the main event of the evening
Super Middleweight contender Cem Kilic (16-1, 11 KO’s)
destroyed Tony Hernandez (6-13-2, 4 KO’s).
In this mismatch Hernandez was dropped once in the first
round and once in the second round in which he could not
recover. The much stronger Kilic started the second
knockdown with a crisp left hook to the jaw of Hernandez
which visibly shook him up. In a delayed reaction while
Kilic continued to punch, Hernandez collapsed to the
He did manage to get up but referee Raul Caiz could see
that Hernandez was through. Caiz called the fight at 51
seconds of the second round. Kilic garners his 11
knockout and 16th win against just one loss.
In what was labeled as the main event of the evening,
was really nothing more than a light workout for Callum
Walsh (2-0, 2 KO’s) as he floored Gael Ibarra (5-7, 4
KO’s) with a tremendous left hand.
Walsh never even broke a sweat as he demolished Ibarra
at 33 seconds of the first round. Walsh remains perfect,
2 wins, 2 knockouts.
Hot prospect and son of referee Ray Corona, Adrian
Corona (9-0-1, 2 KO’s) had his hands full with a tough
competitor in Smokin Joe Perez (15-6-4, 10 KO’s). Both
landed heavy punches but neither was able to rock the
The fight ended in a majority draw with one judge giving
the fight to Corona 58-56, while the other two judges
scored it 57-57 and 57-57.
In a battle of the light heavyweights Marco Deckman’s
(8-1, 7 KO’s) brutal bodywork overwhelmed Victor Fonseca
Calderas (18-11-1, 14 KO’s).
Deckman continuously pounded a right hammer to the left
side of Calderas gut until Calderas finally took a knee
and said he had had enough. Deckman by knockout at 2:48
of the 4th round.
Up and comer Eric Priest (7-0, 5 KO’s) lit up David
Lopez (4-3, 3 KO’s) knocking him out in 17 seconds of
the first round. Priest hit Lopez with a tommy gun of
punches one of which snapped back the head of Lopez
causing the referee to step-in to stop the fight. Lopez
never had a chance. Eric Priest is ready to step up the
competition and we look forward to seeing him again.
In the opening bout of the evening undefeated pugilist,
Omar Cande Trinidad (7-0-1, 5 KO’s) remained unbeaten
outpointing Ivan Varela (5-4, 3 KO’s) in this
featherweight match up. All judges had it unanimously
for Trinidad 59-55, 59-55, and 59-55 respectively.
In the Walk Out bout Dariial Kuchmenov (3-0, 2 KO’s)
ruined the debut of Erik Hanley (0-1) by catching him
with a catastrophic right hand that put Hanley on his
back. The powerful punch ended Hanley’s hopes of
survival. Recovery was not in Hanley’s playbook.
Kuchmenov remains unbeaten.