All Fighters -
night was fight night at the Quiet Canon in Montebello,
CA where jr. welterweight prospect Mookie Pendarvis
stepped up in class to test his mettle against gate
keeper Steve Quinonez. Pendarvis v. Quinonez headlined
an action packed fight card presented by All-Star
best fight of the night, Bhakari Gates bloodied the nose
and brow of Max Skayzer but couldn’t best the rugged
Russian over six jr. middleweight rounds. The early
rounds were close but won by Skayzer. Gates (2-6) won a
spirited third round but noticeably tired as the round
drew to a close. Skayzer (6-0) landed the heavier blows
down the stretch to earn a hard fought six-round
Stan Martyniouk overcame a frantic start by Jovann Jones (9-5) to dominate their six-round, lightweight bout. Jones started fast to win the first but was slowed by body blows as the fight progressed. Martyniouk (6-0-1) dropped Jones at the end of the fifth and again in the sixth with a barrage of hooks to the body and head.
three judges awarded the fight to Martyniouk. The final
scorecards read 58-54, 59-53 and 60-52.
fighter turned boxer Toby Grear landed a looping right
to KO Elliot Seymour (1-2) in round two of their
middleweight contest. In making his professional debut
Grear (1-0) lacked technique but made up for it with
determination and power.
Undefeated heavyweight Joe Hanks celebrated his birthday
be defeating Alvaro Morales (3-4-5) by TKO in the first.
Hanks was in control of the round when Morales took a
knee due to injury. On the advice of the ringside
physician referee Jerry Cantu stopped the bout at 2:52
of the opening round.
Heavyweight Natu Visinia’s introduction to professional
boxing was both spectacular and brief. Visinia stopped
Mike Finney (1-5) with a left hook 55 seconds into round
one to win his professional debut. Visinia trapped
Finney against the ropes and rained bombs on Finney
until he collapsed.
Lightweight Cesar Garcia is all guts and heart. With but one win in six fights entering the bout Garcia looked to be the perfect foe for a fighter making his professional debut. Anthony Wheaton (0-1) learned that records can be deceiving.
bested Wheaton over four rounds to improve to 2-4-1.