Ryan Garcia comes away Victorious over the Savvy Jayson Velez
May 4, 2018
Anthony Saldana (69 articles)
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Ryan Garcia comes away Victorious over the Savvy Jayson Velez

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

Tonight inside of an electric Stubhub Center, in Carson, California, highly touted undefeated Golden Boy prospect Ryan “The Flash” Garcia (14-0, 13 KO’s) battled the tough Puerto Rican contender Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (26-4-1, 18 KO’s) in a scheduled ten round main event for Garcia’s WBC/NABF and WBO/NABO Super Featherweight Titles. Velez used his experience and overall ring generalship early to cut the ring off and apply pressure on the faster stronger Garcia, but Velez stayed one step behind the “Flash” throughout the fight as Garcia countered and set his distance to out box the savvy veteran Velez. In the third Garcia rocked Velez with a big uppercut and continued to control the phone booth style fight. Velez kept to his game plan throughout the ten round bout and after the final bell all three judges had it scored identically (99-91) all in favor of Garcia. After the bout Garcia stated “I feel good, but I need to learn somethings. I need to learn how to handle roughhousing. Either way, I’m only 19, so it was a good experience. It taught me a lot. He was a tough guy, but I landed a lot of crazy shots. I thank Jayson Velez. I will learn from this experience.”  Velez went on to say “I didn’t think he would last with me, but I was proven wrong. He needs a little more experience, but he’s going to be big. He moves well, and was able to keep up with me. He’s a great opponent, and we put on a great show. I’m proud of what we did here.”

In the co-main event of the night Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (27-2, 19 KO’s) of Cork, Ireland took on prospect, Berlin Abreu (14-1, 11 KO’s) of Rio Pierdas, Puerto Rico. O’Sullivan came out quick landing vicious two and three punch combinations at will hurting Abreu several times in the first round. Abreu stayed in the pocket and exchanged in the second and third but the power of O’Sullivan was too much as as after the third round Abreu refused to come out of the corner declaring O’Sullivan the winner by TKO. After the bout O’Sullivan stated “He could punch, and caught me with a couple of good ones. I came to do my job, and that was get the win. This win doesn’t compare to what’s waiting for me – I’m waiting for my next big stage. Who knows? You might see me on the next major Mexican Holiday Weekend.”

Other bouts include

Marvin Cabrera (8-0, 6 KO’s) vs Wilfrito Buelvas (18-9, 12 KO’s) Super Welterweights (8-Rounds) Results; Cabrera comes away with a 3rd round knockout victory.

Seniesa Estrada (13-0, 3 KO’s) vs Amarilis Adorno (1-7) Flyweights (6-Rounds) Results; Estrada wins by 3rd round TKO

Richard Acevedo (1-0, 1 KO) vs Edward Aceves (0-3) Super Welterweights (4-Rounds) Results; Richard Acevedo wins by 1st round TKO with the victory Acevedo moves to (2-0, 2 KO’s)

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