GONZALEZ BEATS SHCRAMM AS PAULDO SCORES IMPRESSIVE WIN
In the junior middleweight division, veteran Johan Gonzalez (34-2, 23KO) got a split decision victory in a hard-to-score fight against Guido Schramm (16-2-2, 9KO).
Gonzale played the role of puncher: he found the mark with right hands while fighting behind an effective jab early in the fight. Schramm’s movement and inside body attack took some of the sting out of the Venezuelan. In addition, he began bullying the bigger man and turned it into a war of attrition in the middle rounds.
Things got interesting in the last leg of the fight. Both men tried to take control in what seemed to be a close fight. Gonzalez, fighting out of the gym of trainer Ismael Salas, cranked up the jab work and landed the cleaner, harder shots.
Yet, Schramm fought like a video game player with unlimited energy. He attacked behind the jab with good uppercuts and hooks down the stretch.
One judge saw it 95-95 even, overruled by the other two judges with scores of 97-93, and 96-94 in favor of Gonzalez. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the first judge.
JUSTIN PAULDO BEATS DOWN AND BUSTS OPEN JERRY PEREZ FOR THE STOPPAGE
Lightweight prospect Justin “The Million Dollar Man” Pauldo (17-1, 8KO) easily stopped Jerry Perez in three quick rounds.
The Million Dollar Man came out on fire early with fast combination punches and crisp counter shots. His jab kept Perez on the back foot early in the fight.
The Joker tried to fight back but had a hard time dealing with the timing of Pauldo’s smooth counter shots. After getting hit by an uppercut, his nose was flowing with blood like a busted water pipe.
Pauldo sat down on those countershots, targeting his opponent’s weak point with power jabs and counter hook shots. Before the start of round four, Perez’s corner couldn’t stop the bleeding and advised the referee the fight was over.
Fighting out of the camp of top trainer Ronnie Shields, the Floridian has shown vast improvement and is slowly becoming a force in a stacked lightweight division.