Dallas Texas – “The Phenom” John Vera from Fort Worth Texas improved to 18-0 11KOs when he stopped Sunday Ajuwa in the 3rd round. From the onset of the fight, Vera the better fighter, displayed the better skill set and controlled the action. It was a great showcase for John Vera who did what he was suppose to do by getting rid of Ajuwa and looking great on television. The fights were televised on beIN Sports and was the first televised card of the new multi year deal between RJJ Boxing Promotions and beIN. Vera dropped Ajuwa twice in the 2nd round who was badly hurt and was saved by the bell. Vera closed the show in the third round when he blasted Ajuwa with a right hook to the head that dropped him and somehow he was able to make it to his feet. Ajuwa beat the count but fell through the ropes prompting referee to stop the fight. The official time of the stoppage was 2:59 of the 3rd round. It really was a nice win for John Vera who shined bright and set himself up to get another fight before the end of the year. John Vera who is signed to Roy Jones Jr Boxing Promotions is sitting in a good position where he could get a big name and a big money fight.
In the co main event, Adrian Taylor from Mesquite Texas and Ronald Mixon from Los Angeles California went to war! John Vera was the star of the night, but no question that Taylor vs Mixon was the fight of the night. It was give and take action with both guys landing shots; high level stuff. Taylor started a little slow and never got into the groove we expected to see. The fight was only scheduled for 6 rounds which could have been a blessing and a curse for both guys. I had the fight a draw (57-57) but in the end the judges split on the decision giving it to Taylor. Final scores read 58-56 Mixon and 58-56 2X for Taylor who improves to 5-0 3KOs but it was not easy. After the card was read, a few of the hometown fans booed the decision as they felt Dixon had won the fight.
In other action, the young prospect Gabe Flores Jr looked sensational en route to the 2nd round TKO over a tough Donnie Reeves who came to fight. “The Youngest Ever” from Stockton, CA was poised and boxed beautifully as he peppered the hard charging Reeves with shots coming in. The stoppage was a bit premature but in hindsight a blessing for Reeves who gets to see another day and was saved from a beating. Brad Goodman match maker and brass at Top Rank said of his fighter after the fight “he looked like a million bucks” who will return in November to headline in Reno Nevada. It was a great showing for the win 17 year old Gabe Flores who improved to 4-0 3KOs.
Heavyweight Ivan Dychko who made his pro debut got the 1st round TKO over Aubur Wright who had no business in the ring with Dyschko. The 27 year old Ivan Dychko from Kazakhstan has an extensive amateur background and is a former Olympian. Edward Vasquez improved to 3-0 when he got the UD win over Thomas Smith in the opening bout.
Note: The Show was co promoted by Michael Montoya and Montoya Boxing out of Dallas Texas in association with Top Rank.
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