Golden Boy on ESPN 2: Results & Recap

Garcia cruises, O’Sullivan runs over Abreu 


From the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, Ryan Garcia (15-0,13KO’s) took on Jayson Velez (26-5,18KO’s) in a Super Featherweight bout. Garcia is a highly touted prospect was facing his toughest opponent to date in Velez.

Velez looked to make it rough early on trying to stay on the inside, hitting Garcia with some good body shots. Garcia to his credit remained poised and landed the more telling shots. In the third Garcia wobble Velez with a big combination.

He was able to create space and hit Velez with some big shots, Velez kept coming forward trying to take Garcia late into the fight. He kept trying to pressure Garcia by staying right in front of him while trying to land shots of his own. Garcia landed some big right hands in the fifth, Velez was showing why he has never been stopped in a bout.

Midway through the contest it was Garcia who seemed to be in control landing the cleaner, harder punches, mixing in his attack. Velez showed his toughness but was just getting hit too much. In the sixth, Garcia hurt Velez with several shots landing combinations throughout the round.

Velez showed his chin but his face began to show the effects of the punches as he suffered a cut over his right eye. Garcia was just using his speed and outboxing his opponent . The young man ended the fight using his movement and picking his spots while landing at will.

In the end it was Garcia getting a unanimous decision (99-91 3X), as it was an easy fight to score. The crowd seemed not to be please that Garcia didn’t get the stoppage however. Give the kid time.

Earlier in the night, Berlin Abreu (14-2,11KO’s) got steamed rolled by Gary O’Sullivan (28-2,19KO’s). Abreu was simply outmatched from the start, with the size difference proving too much for him to overcome. O’Sullivan landed some big shots on Abreu throughout. Ultimately at the end of the third round Abreu’s corner decide to throw in the towel, giving O’Sullivan the TKO stoppage.

Siniesa Estrada (13-0,3KO’s) remained unbeaten getting a third round TKO victory, over Amarilis Adorno (1-7). Estrada pressured Adorno from the opening bell, landing big shots throughout. Adorno would suffer a bad cut from a punch in the second round, ultimately causing the bout to be stopped due to the cut in the third.

By: Wilson Urena 

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