Had been there some points with tonight’s ProBox TV occasion in Mexico Metropolis? Sure, certain. A typo or two on the poster, and a few fighter information inconsistencies throughout the promo materials, graphics, and broadcast. However the TV presentation was as soon as once more rock strong, the quick paced card was over in slightly below two hours, and the matchmaking remained reliably entertaining in delivering one more action-heavy essential occasion.
Brayan Rivera got here within the favourite, but it surely was Alejandro Gonzalez who fought extra crisply in his second ProBox TV showcase. Gonzalez (13-5-2, 7 KO) outworked Rivera (11-4, 9 KO) early on, then a conflict of heads opened a reduce in the midst of Rivera’s brow within the 2nd. It appeared to go away him just a little unsteady, and Gonzalez took benefit to pile up some rounds on the scorecard.
Rivera stored it aggressive, repeatedly switching to a southpaw stance with good outcomes, and utilizing glorious head and physique motion towards the ropes every time Gonzalez appeared to have him in bother to thwart any severe accumulation of harm. Rivera stayed more energizing late, and nicked a lot of the late rounds on my unofficial card.
Gonzalez earned a unanimous resolution, however official scores weren’t simple to make out on the Spanish language ring announcement. Fairly certain I heard a 98-92 and a 96-94 referred to as out, however all I can inform you for certain is that Unhealthy Left Hook had it unofficially 96-94 for Gonzalez. Good exhibiting from Gonzalez, who justified the choice to convey him again from a call loss on ProBox’s Cancun card final September.
It was a enjoyable little struggle with glorious back-and-forth motion, notably within the tenth and remaining spherical. The evening featured notably good work from the ProBox TV broadcast and asserting workforce. Chris Algieri noticed a cartilage harm to the ear of Gonzalez on the fly, and gave a fast and well timed rationalization of cauliflower ear, later supported by a number of tight pictures of the swelling ear between rounds and after the struggle. Paulie Malignaggi had his personal moments of glory, however extra on that shortly.
Ivan Garcia TKO-4 Francisco Araujo
The chief assist for the night was a little bit of an unpleasant slog, the place Francisco Araujo struggled to get in vary to generate any offense and appeared to take an early exit when the chance arose.
Araujo (9-2, 6 KO) landed an unintentional low blow on Ivan Garcia early within the second, as Garcia (9-2-1, 6 KO) was shoving down on the again of his head like an particularly ungentlemanly frat bro. Aside from that, Garcia largely managed the space and pissed off Araujo by means of three rounds and a part of a fourth.
In that 4th spherical, Araujo dramatically oversold a grazing swipe throughout the again of his head. The commentary workforce felt it was a handy excuse to bail out of a struggle the place Araujo was struggling and never having fun with himself, with Paulie Malignaggi specifically breaking down what he felt was an unconvincing performing job from Araujo in exact visible element by means of a number of replays.
Miraculously, Araujo discovered his toes as soon as the struggle was formally stopped, and gave the impression to be transferring round okay afterwards. After in depth dialogue at ringside, the official introduced consequence was a TKO-4 win for Garcia.
Jesus Mauricio Estrada KO-5 Leyver Lopez
This present received the compulsory Mexico struggle card components out of the best way rapidly, giving us an opener that was protection non-obligatory and ended with a savage physique knockout. Leyver Lopez gave it a great effort, marching forward and throwing always. However, his aggression solely received him hit, with Jesus Mauricio Estrada touchdown excessive and low from the very begin.
Lopez (3-4-1, 1 KO) made a present of it, and positively made Estrada (8-0, 5 KO) work in each spherical. However, Estrada stored catching Lopez with head snapping punches and thumping physique pictures. Estrada lastly stopped Lopez with a savage left hook to the physique that left Lopez laid out properly after the ten second depend had handed.