Aaron Silva Gets the Victory Against Raul Salomon
In a battle of undefeated super middleweight prospects, Raul “Money” Salomon (8-0, 8ko) put his perfect knockout record on the line against Aaron “Superman” Silva (8-0, 6ko).
Silva is a decent boxer with good upper body movement and likes to build everything off the jab. He has good ring awareness, but subpar defense. Fans may remember him as part of King Carlos Promotions Night of Prospects Live on Facebook, back on May 7. Superman made a big statement with a second-round knockout over Victor Herrera.
Money Salomon packs a punch and is a decorated amateur fighter. He has shared the ring with other prospects in the professional ranks like Nikita Ababiy, Eduardo Diaz, “Ammo” Austin Williams, and Octavious Bowens. Moreover, he has been a sparring partner for two-time WBC champion David Benavidez.
The fight started with both fighters using their jabs to establish distance and range. Silva’s hand speed and punches from all angles were giving Salomon issues in the beginning. However, Salomon was able to find a home for the straight right-hand. In the third round, Silva rushed the off-balance flat-footed Salomon and dropped him with a glancing right-hand.
Since the knockdown, Salomon turned it up. He began making adjustments and catching Silva in between the punches with hard right-hands and left hooks to the body. Silva started using more footwork and landing good left hooks to the body. However, Salomon was slipping, rolling, and coming back with uppercuts and left hooks to the head and body.
A TEST OF WILL
These two young bulls put it all on the line going into the closing rounds. Silva went on the attack, pushing Salomon back while landing uppercuts and charging forward with a solid body assault. However, Salomon continued to find a home for the overhand right and left hook to the top of Silva’s head.
Silva switched up the attack by coming forward with the jab, and continued to land the uppercuts. Meanwhile, Salomon was landing a brutal right-hand. In the closing seconds of the last round, the Mexican fans were applauding as both men were trading punches against the ropes.
As the final bell sounded, someone was going to take an “L” for the first time. The judges scored it 78-73, 77-75, 77-74, all in favor of Silva. 3kingsboxing agrees with the middle scorecard.
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By: Garrisson Bland