By: “The Legendary” Jack Obermeyer
Citizen Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA. New town as i double-dip in Calif. Just off U,S. 10 on west bound side. I am staying three blocks away. I attended the Friday weighin- Edwin Rod. was 2 lbs. over. Pro – Goossen Tutor in assoc. with Dibella. TV – HBO (only the top bout of this nine bout card) Time: 3: 15 (just as advertised!) to 8: 45 NOTE: Spotted Jones Jr, Tyson and Sugar Ray together.
Andre Ward 167 1/4, Oakland vs Edwin Rodriguez 170 (Rodriguez cannot win WBA title) Worcester, MA. Both unbeaten ER doesn’t even bother to return to scale for a reweigh, is fined 200,000 of his one million purse; 100,000 goes to Ward, balance to commission. RESULT: AW W-12U ( 118- 106 , 117 -107 ,116-108 – me 117-108 ) NO KD’s. UGLY!!!, especially early as they wrestled and tangled with general rough housing the rule; clubbing and hitting on break and back of neck, etc, etc. Round three saw ref deduct TWO points from each boxer!!! AW begins to warm up and time ER who is becoming crude in throwing long and sometimes looping outside punches. The Jab of AW is a strong weapon.
CHARLES HUERTA, 126, PARAMOUNT, CA. VS JONATHAN ARELLANO, 126, Ontario. RESULT: JA W-8M (76-76, 78-74 and 80-72!) NO KD’s; solid action. Little JA just outworks – fast flurries – heavier handed CH who gets busted up a little bit – hard to tell exactly where on face.or mouth.
BRANDON GONZALES, 167, Sacremento vs JONATHAN NELSON, 166, Little Rock. RESULT BG W-10U (99-91 twice, 98-92) No KD’s. BG presses; JN looks too reluctant.; afraid? So it becomes BG 17-0-2 beats 19-0 JN.
Slim southpaw JUAN FUNEZ, 126, Van Nuys, CA. vs bottle blond CARLOS GONZALEZ, 129, Bell, CA. becomes walkout bout. RESULT: JF W-4U (39-37; 40-36 twice.)
CG just a crude banger tries to rough up smother foe. . No KD’s.
SERGIO MORA, 161, L.A. vs slim MILTON MUNEZ, 160, Barranquilla, COL. RESULT: SM W-TKO-5 (2:53). Sluggish SM gets caught a few times, but his persistence keeps him on top. Dropped on ropes by so-so combo, but SM jumps on him after, with final left hook having ref jump in. CA. commiss. calls it a KO.
Sixth stoppage loss for MM
OSCAR MOLINA, 153, Norwalk, CA. vs CARLLOS SANCHEZ, 155, Denver RESULT: OM goes to 7-0 (6) with a W-TKO-4 (at end) over game foe. NO KD’s.
I guess CS corner decided to keep their man on the stool. OM a nice smooth puncher
JOHN MOLINA,JR. 141, L.A. vs JORGE PIMENTEL, 142, Guaymas, MX. RESULT: JM W-TKO-2 (2:59). JM warms to task in round one; opens up in second – three KD’s JP now stopped 14 times!!
Slender JUSTIN DE LOACH, 154, Georgia, LA. vs tall and tender ROBERT HILL, 154, Inglewood, CA. RESULT: JD KO-3 (0:51). Set for 4. JD managed by Al Haymon and trained by Ronnie Shields. Scores one vicious left hook kD – RSF; no count. JD now 6-0 with 4. RH now 1-2.
TONY HIRSCH, 161, Oakland, CA. vs DONYIL LIVINGSTON, 158, Palmdale, CA. RESULT: TH W-6M (59-55, 59-55, 57-57) No KD’s. TH should have got a U win. Slender TH keeps rt. high and left low out of a nice spread stance. DL looks solid but is relatively slow (but not a pressure fighter)..