- By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside Photos Andy
David Peralta Decisions Former Champ Robert Guerrero at Honda Center
Former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero of Gilroy, California and Argentina's David Peralta squared off Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California headlining the PBC on Spike TV telecast. In the opening round Guerrero came out aggressive getting in on the taller Peralta. The southpaw Guerrero boxed and countered the taller aggressive Peralta in round two. Guerrero and Peralta exchanged big punches in round three as Guerrero landed a left Peralta returned the favor with a straight right. Pressing forward in round four Guerrero landed a solid left on Peralta as he backed him to the ropes.
Guerrero and Peralta were more cautious in round five as they jabbed and countered throughout the round. The sixth round saw Guerrero control Peralta with the jab as the Argentinian continued to go forward. In round seven Guerrero was the one chasing as Peralta kept his distance sticking the jab. Boxing smart in the eighth round Guerrero stayed away from Peralta as he countered landing a solid left.
The straight left by Guerrero found its mark again in round nine as Peralta kept pressing however the Argentinian landed a pair of huge rights sending Guerrero to the corner as he appeared to go down. The tenth round Peralta closed in as the jab was the key keeping Guerrero away as the fight was close. Heading to the championship rounds Guerrero countered as Peralta pressed forward with the jab and in the twelve and final round with the fight close both Guerrero and Peralta fought cautiously.
Scores were 115-113, 115-113, and 116-112 as David Peralta pulls off the split decision.
Mexican middleweights Alfredo Angulo of Mexicali and Mexico City's Freddy Hernandez battled it out for ten rounds in going the distance. Angulo and Hernandez began at a fast pace with Hernandez keeping his distance jabbing the aggressive Angulo and following up with straight punches. The taller Hernandez began to give Angulo fits in round as he let his long arms loose on Angulo. In round five Angulo began closing in landing big punches as Hernandez was cut on the left eye.
Hernandez stick and moved in round six as he continued to let his hands loose on the aggressor Angulo. Continuing to gush blood from the left eye late in the fight, the Mexico City fighter kept his distance and boxed Angulo who kept coming. Hernandez stood his ground against the power punching Angulo late in the fight despite being cut and bleeding from his eye as Hernandez finished strong.
Judges scored the bout 98-92, 97-93, and 97-93 as Freddy Hernandez wins a unanimous decision.
Cleveland's 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha and Steve Martinez of the Bronx squared off in a scheduled ten round super welterweight bout opening up the PBC on Spike TV telecast. Off to a slow start Gausha jabbed and countered the aggressive Martinez in the early rounds. Martinez began to dig to the body in round three as Gausha stayed close. Referee Jack Reiss warned Martinez to keep his punches up in round five as he continued to pound away to Gausha's body.
Halfway through in round six Gausha jabbed and let his hands loose but Martinez kept coming at him going to the body following up to the head. Countering effectively in round seven Gausha mixed in the jab as he neutralized Martinez's aggressiveness. Gausha began to pull away as he let loose firing combinations late in the fight on the fading Martinez in route the decision win.
In the end the judges scored the bout 97-93, 97-93, and 95-95 as Gausha pulls off the majority decision.
Heavyweights Stephan Shaw of St Louis and Los Angeles's Jonathan Rice squared off and went the distance in a scheduled six round bout. In what was a lackluster fight from the opening bell Shaw and Rice sized each other jabbing away throughout the fight. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 for Stephan Shaw.
Stephan Shaw goes to 8-0, 5 KO's as Rice goes to 4-2-1, 2 KO's.
Oxnard's Daniel Gonzalez won his professional debut with a unanimous decision over Javier Cepeda of New Mexico in a scheduled four round featherweight bout. Gonzalez held his own boxing away against Cepeda who kept pressing the action.
Daniel Gonzalez wins his pro debut as he now stands at 1-0. Cepeda goes to 0-2.
Featherweight Victor Morales of Portland, Oregon won a unanimous decision over Erick Lainez of Santa Ana, California by way of El Salvador. Morales boxed the tough Lainez for four rounds in route to the decision.
Victor Morales wins his pro debut and goes to 1-0. Lainez goes to 1-3.
Argentina's Neri Romero stopped Luis Silva of Tijuana, Mexico in two rounds of a scheduled four round lightweight bout. Romero knocked Silva down in the opening seconds of the fight and then knocked him down in the second.
Neri Romero improves to 3-0, 3 KO's
In the opening bout from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California Abraham Martinez of Oxnard, California made his pro debut with a Phillip Percy of San Francisco in a scheduled four round junior welterweight bout. A left hook by Martinez staggered Percy as he followed up with a right sending Percy to the canvas as he got up surviving the round. Martinez boxed patiently in round two breaking down Percy as he did not come out for round three.
Abraham Martinez wins his pro debut and now stands at 1-0, 1 KO. Percy goes to 0-1.