By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Ed Holmes’ All Star Boxing wrapped up its 2013 boxing season on Saturday night at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. In the main event, Santa Clarita jr middleweight Said El Harrak (12-2-1, 7 KOs) scored a second round TKO over veteran Bernardo Guereca (17-21-1, 4 KOs) of El Paso, Texas.
El Harrak pressured with the jab early on as Guereca smothered him coming out aggressive in round one. The second round saw El Harrak pick up the pace backing Guereca, later in the round the referee warned El Harrak for a low blow, Guereca responded with a huge left hook to end the round. However Guereca looked tired and did not come out for round three as Said El Harrak got the stoppage.
In the co-main event cruiserweight Hamilton Ventura of Sao Paolo, Brazil stopped 67 fight veteran Galen Brown in a scheduled eight rounder. Ventura stalked behind the jab as Brown circled in round one. The Brazilian continued to lead with the jab in round two as Brown backed away. In round three Ventura began to land big punches as Brown began to showboat. Continuing to mess around in the ring Brown teased Ventura but the Brazilian made him pay as a huge right hand found its mark Brown was rocked as his head snapped back forcing the referee to immediately stop the fight. Hamilton Ventura improves to 13-0-1, 10 KOs as Galen Brown falls to 41-25-1, 24 KOs.
In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Charles Martin of Los Angeles scored a fourth round TKO over Canal Point, Florida’s Glady Hernandez in a scheduled eight round bout. The southpaw Martin started off slow circling the ring using the jab. In round two Martin began to follow through with the straight left set up by the jab. Hernandez began to pick it up in round three however a straight left by Martin found its mark as Hernandez went down to the canvas. Hernandez landed overhand rights numerous times but Martin returned with power punches. Glady Hernandez would not come out for round five forcing the ref to stop the fight as Charles Martin gets the TKO. Charles Martin improves to 12-0-1, 10 KOs as Glady Hernandez suffers his first loss goes to 10-1, 6 KOs.
The opening bout of the evening, Neeco Macias scored a first round KO over Robert Duran in a scheduled four round middleweight bout. The referee stopped the contest at 2:12 of the opening round. Neeco Macias with the win now stands at 2-0, 1 KO, Robert Duran falls to 0-1.
Also, Andrae Carthron stopped Helamon Holguin at 2:51 of the third round in a scheduled four round heavyweight bout. Andre Carthron improves his mark to 7-10-2, 2 KOs as Holguin falls to 1-1.
Super middleweight Brian True 1-0-1, 1 KO scored a brutal second round knockout over Jose Hernandez. A huge right hand dropped Hernandez as he got up staggered but True continued his attack connecting once again with the right as referee Jerry Cantu immediately stop the contest at 29 seconds into the second round. True gets his first professional win the knockout as he goes to 1-0-1, 1 KO. Hernandez suffers his first pro loss and goes to 3-1, 1 KO.
Riverside bantamweight Anthony Villareal and Ray Chacon of Los Angeles went the distance in a scheduled four rounder with the more active Chacon getting the win. Villareal falls to 10-5, 5 KOs Ray Chacon moves to 5-6.
The ladies were in action as super featherweights Celene Roman of Ontario, California and Oxnard’s Crystal Morales squared off and went the distance in a scheduled two minute six round bout. From the opening bell both ladies came at each other as Morales and Roman fought on the inside. Roman caught Morales with a solid left hook in round five as she staggered to the ropes but Morales responded with a flurry as they had the crowd on their feet the entire time. In the end one judge scored the bout a draw 57-57 overruled by two other judges as they had scores of 58-56 as Celene Roman wins a majority decision. Celene Roman improves to 3-1-1 as Crystal Morales drops to 8-10-1, 1KO.
Whittier’s Humberto Zatarin and Leonardo Chavez (1-1, 1 KO) traded punches while it lasted. The two came out exchanging however a left hook by Chavez dropped Zatarain in the closing seconds as he got up staggered referee Lou Moret waived the bout at 2:51. Leo Chavez improves to 2-1, 1KO as Humberto Zatarain drops to 3-1-2.
In a scheduled six round junior lightweight bout, Riverside’s Daniel Franco won a unanimous decision over Alejandro Ochoa of Bell Gardens. Franco boxed well in the opening round landing one-two combinations on the aggressive Ochoa as he was coming at him. Mixing it up on the inside in round two Franco connected with uppercuts as Ochoa continued to come straight at Franco. In round three Franco once again fought from the outside keeping his distance as Ochoa began to slow his pace. Things began to turn as Franco was the aggressor stalking Ochoa as he was bloodied. The two traded away to the final bell as everyone was up on their feet. In the end all three judges favored Daniel Franco as they scored the bout 59-55, 60-54, and 58-56. Daniel Franco remains unbeaten as he goes to 6-0-2, 3 KOs. Alejandro Ochoa was tough in his outing as he goes to 3-7-2, 1 KO.
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