Michael Dutchover Destroys Sergio Ramirez
July 21, 2018
Anthony Saldana (79 articles)
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Michael Dutchover Destroys Sergio Ramirez

By Anthony “Stacks” Saldaña

 

Friday night at the Double Tree in Ontario, California, Thompson Boxing Promotions brought fight fans another action packed night of fights headlined by blue chip prospect Michael Dutchover (10-0, 7 KO’s) of Santa Fe Springs by way of Midland, Texas. Dutchover who is trained and managed by Danny Zamora wasted no time in completely demolishing his opponent Sergio Ramirez (5-3, 5 KO’s) Tijuana, Mexico. From the opening bell Dutchover landed precise laser like jabs and put together heavy handed combinations hurting Ramirez early and often. Then in the second round Dutchover landed a solid one punch overhand right hand that knocked Ramirez completely out. Ramirez hit the canvas and Referee Ray Corona immediately waived off the fight. After the fight Dutchover stated “First off I want to thank God, my trainers and sponsors, and I especially want to thank all of my friends and family that came in from Midland. I had over fourteen people come in from Texas and I’m truly blessed. As far as my fight I felt I had a good performance and I know I had a great knockout victory, but I’ll be back in the gym Monday to correct my mistakes. I’m very self analytical so I’m always trying to find mistakes within myself and my performance to improve on. At this point in my career I’m in groove and just want to keep this going so hopefully I’ll be back in the ring two more times this year.”

 

In the co -main event of the night Santa Ana’s Mario Hernandez (7-0, 3 KO’s) took on and defeated Jonah Flores (5-1) of Riverside, California in an 6-round Bantamweight matchup handing Flores his first defeat of his young career. From the get go, it was evident that it would be a battle between the strength of Hernandez and speed of Flores. Both fighters entertained the electric crowd as Hernandez stood in the middle of the ring and at times would pin Flores against the ropes landing a barrage of heavy shots. Flores would then use quick combinations to score points in what were hard to score early rounds. It was in the third round that Flores would somehow lose his balance and hit the canvas, although it seemed clear that was a trip the referee awarded Hernandez the knockdown. That was the beginning of the demise for Flores as the rest of the fight that knockdown seemed to have a psychological affect on him. Hernandez clearly won the fourth and the fifth round and in the sixth Flores turned the tables and brought the fight to Hernandez landing several clean shots, but it was too little too late as after the closing bell the judges returned with the scores of 60-53, 60-54, and 58-56 all in favor of Hernandez. 

 

Also on the card and battling a last minute replacement, Ruben Torres (6-0, 5 KO’s) of South Central Los Angeles went toe to toe and the distance for the first time of his career when he battled Bogar Padilla (1-2) of Ensenada, Mexico. Padilla the shorter fighter made it a rough and rugged type of fight as Torres had trouble extending his arms and using his reach to keep Padilla at bay. Halfway through the first round however, Torres would make adjustments and began to land heavy body shots and solid hooks on Padilla.  Padilla would continue to make it an ugly fight while Torres stayed calm and collected as he won each and every closely contested round. During the fight Padilla would eventually lose a point for dropping his mouthpiece four times during the bout and after four very solid rounds of action all three judges returned with the scores of 40-35 in favor of of Ruben Torres. After the fight Ruben stated “This was a very tough fight and I take my hat off to my opponent for taking my punches. I think more than anything though it was really a mental game as my first opponent didn’t make weight and I was told I wasn’t going to fight then I was told I was going to fight. It’s all part of the game though and it was definitely a learning experience. Now it’s time to put this fight behind me, get back into the gym, learn from my mistakes and hopefully be back in the ring as soon as possible.”

 

Also on the card 

 

Mikey Alcantara (6-0, 1 KO) remained undefeated as he captured a unanimous decision victory over Francisco Lapizco (8-7, 2 KO’s) in a four round bout

 

And to kick things off Heavyweight, Jason Soto (1-0, 1 KO) of Bakersfield, California defeated Samuel Perez (0-1) of Fresno, California by TKO as Perez repeatedly turned his back to the action forcing referee Jerry Cantu to call a halt to the action in the second round.

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