Over NBC Sports Network Ring City USA, Golden Boy Promotions – Oscar de La Hoya and Promociones – Miguel Cotto at the Municipal Boxing Gym Felix Pagan Pintor, in Guaynabo, PR, Thursday, presented in the Main Event unbeaten Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk seeking his nineteenth straight stoppage but getting stopped by Brandon “Cannon” Adams for the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight title held by Bohachuk. Adams had to come from behind in the scoring for the stoppage.
In the Main Event WBC Continental Americas champion Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk, 18-1 (18), #153 3/4, of UKR and L.A., CA, was stopped by Brandon “Cannon” Adams, 23-3 (15), #153 3/4, of Norwalk, CA, at 2:47 of the eighth 10 rounds.
In the first round of action Adams had a slight edge. In the second round Adams warned for low blow. He landed on belt line after a big body attack. In the third round Adams lost a point due to low blow. In the fourth round Adams went back with a good body attack.
In the fifth through the seventh rounds it was close with Bohachuk having an edge. In the eighth round a solid left hook from Adams on the chin of Bohachuk and down he went. Up but wobbly the referee called a halt. Adams was behind on all 3 scorecards. This writer had Bohachuk ahead 67-65 at time of stoppage.
In the co-feature Super Lightweight Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrila, 15-0 (11), #139 1/2, of Rio Piedras, PR, won by TD over “The Mad Man” Ruslan Madiyev, 13-2 (5), #139 1/2, of KAZ and Big Bear, CA, at 1:19 in the seventh round due to accidental foul of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds Madiyev pressed the action against counter boxing Zorrila. In the next two rounds Zorrilla evened the score. In the fifth round after a third warning for hitting behind the head he lost a point in a round he was winning. Zorrilla has pushed off the entire fight without a warning from pro Zorrilla referee.
In the sixth and seventh Madiyev worked the body well. In the eighth round Zorrilla went down from a punch ruled behind the head. Zorrilla on a knee took over 5 minutes to recover. Did he quit or was he hurt? Going to the scorecards the two PR judges 77-75 and 77-74 Zorrilla and Steve Weisfeld 76-73 Madiyev. The point lost cost Madiyev a draw at the stoppage. This writer had it 76-75 Madiyev winning the round at time of stoppage. The punch was not enough to stop the fight. Zorrilla quit in this writer’s opinion. Madiyev’s new trainer Joel Diaz warned him he would need a knockout to win and he was right. Zorrilla left the arena in a wheelchair to the hospital.
Featherweight Bryan “CHARY” Chevalier, 15-1-1 (11), #127 1/4, of Bayamon, PR, stopped Carlos “Mina” Zambrano, 26-2 (11), #127, of Lima, Peru, at 2:21 of the third of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round Zambrano returning to ring after four years was hit on back of head and went down with referee ruling a knockdown. In the second round Chevalier again hit Zambrano behind the head only receiving a warning. Chevalier received small cut outside of right eye. In the third round a double left hook to body and chin from Chevalier on the chin of Zamora and down he went taking the referee with him. Upon rising seconds later a left hook from Chevalier to the mid-section knocked down Zambrano for the count and the stoppage.
Middleweight southpaw Fernando Vargas, Jr., 2-0 (1), #162, of Las Vegas, NV, stopped Salome Flores Torres, 0-3 (0), #159 ¾,, of El Salvador and Hastings, MN, in the first round of a scheduled 4.