Alonzo Split Decisions Jaco
By Damon "LatinBox" Gonzalez
Photo: Tom Sisson
Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse in a
sold out crowed at the A La Carte Pavilion
turf-war main event for the vacant Florida State
Super Middleweight title Jose "Cheloman" Alonzo
(13-0, 7KO’s) of Spring Hill, Fl. Battles
Sarasota’s Adam Jaco (9-5-1, 4KO’s).
Both fighters start off quickly Alonzo landing a
quick combination backing off Jaco who issued a
jab to the face off Alonzo, response with the
quicker punches sending Jaco back twice in the
round, Jaco willing to exchange with Alonzo
fighting going backwards. In 2 Jaco in the
center of the ring flicking his jab at Alonzo
who is responding with nice hooks to the head of
Jaco. Both fighters heat up there exchange in
the round. In round 3 Alonzo attacks Jaco
quickly with left hooks to the head of Jaco in
return catches Alonzo with a nice body shot he
Alonzo pressing the action on
Jaco response quick with that jab right in Alonzo face,
Alonzo rallied in the round threw a over hand right that
tripped up Jaco, Alonzo keeping the pressure on Jaco who
not reacting quick enough to the attack from Alonzo.
Jaco beginning to show swelling in the right eye
continues to battle in a heated exchange with Alonzo who
at this point is fighting smarter.
Both fighters continue to heat it up in exchange Alonzo
finding his range faster in the round, Alonzo being
first in the round catches Jaco with a hard body shot as
he continues to control the temple of the fight. Jaco
found Alonzo body late in the fight but Alonzo continues
to control the pace of the fight.
Alonzo wins the split decision 77-75. Taking the Florida
Light Heavyweights: Michael Rideout from St. Petersburg,
Fl. (debut) vs. Marlon Farr (0-1) from Zephyrhills, Fl.
Farr out boxed Rideout to take the unanimous decision.
Judges scores 39-37 and 40-36 twice.
Heavyweights Pedro Rodriguez (7-0. 6KO’s) takes on Chris
Barnett (2-0, 2KO) in 4 rounder, Rodriguez from the bell
comes out with stiff jab and great over hand right hooks
to the head of Barnett easily taking the 1st round,
Barnett taking the fight with 2 weeks’ notice comes back
with combinations in the 2nd round working Rodriguez .
In round 3 Rodriguez catches Barnett in a combination
causing the flash knock down as Barnett glove hits the
canvas. Barnett attacking with two hard right hands to
the face momentarily stung Rodriguez who exchanged
defensively to end the rounding . Rodriguez comes back
in the 4th with shots to the body of Barnett backing him
up Barnett responds with nice overhand both fighters
exchange in center of ring Rodriguez winning the round
conveniently. Judges scores 40-35 and 39-36 twice for
unanimous decision for Rodriguez.
Jr. Welterweights Dan Rosario (2-0, 2 KOs) from Caguas,
P.R. in his 1st fight in the US. crushes Tom Bryant
(2-4-1) in 4 rounds, Rosario with a very discipline
arsenal destroys Bryant who didn’t have a fighting
chance, Rosario accurate punches and upper cuts were
just too much for the surviving Bryant. Judges scores
40-36 all for Rosario with the unanimous decision.
Middleweights Eric Borgersonin in his pro debut was
stopped at .34 of the 1st round by Tampa’s Marquis Davis
(4-0-1, 4 KOs). Davis did not waste any time jumping on
Borgersonin with a quick right hook to the face as soon
as they met in the center of the ring, Davis unleashed
an attack of firing shots to the retreating Borgersonin
who was dropped with a body shot as referee Max Parker
calls a Holt to the bout. Middleweights: Undefeated
Alphonso Black goes to (2-0, 2 KO) by stopping Reynaldo
Rodriguez (0-2) at 2:44 of the 1st round giving Black
the KO victory. Black very impressive from the start
landing good shots to the head of Rodriguez who could
not find the target, Rodriguez knocked down twice in the
fight could not continue as referee Frank Gentile waves
off the bout.
Jr. Middleweight: Manny Woods (7-1-1, 3 KOs) vs. Sheldon
Moore from (3-0, 3 KOs) Great 1st round of action Woods
using his speed to land nice combinations wit Moore,
Both fighters exchange in the center of the ring Moore
establishing a nice jab Woods with the quicker hands
presses the attack.
Round to it was all Woods throwing the higher percentage
of power shots in the round taking it too Moore who is
being a bit too patient in the fight, Woods just
dominating in round 3 fighting in a good rhythm as he is
breaking Moore down. Moore pace continues too slow as
Woods batters him with punches throughout the 4th round.
Moore giving a little more effort in the 5th not enough
for the quicker Woods. In the 6th and final round Moore
with a effort land a huge right hand that sends Woods
back, Moore continuing to follow up and press, Woods
recovering well fought through the round. Woods takes
the Unanimous decision 59-55 and 58-59 twice.
Welterweights: Ali Tareh (9-9-4, 4 KOs) from St. Pete
Fl. Jose Duran (6-5-2, 3 KOs) from Sarasota, Fl. Fight
to a majority draw judges scores 58-56 and 57-57 twice.