By Johnny B’
Chicago light middleweight Rudy Cisneros (12-2) battered, beat and bested journeyman Pat “The Cat” Coleman, (29-15) until enough was enough. Coleman looked to be in reasonable shape at the start of the contest, and did show some of his cat like moves in the first round but Cisneros went after him in a work-man-like fashion. Cisneros beat Coleman’s body down rocking him several times. In the fifth round, after Coleman was pummeled into the ropes and took a few more combinations, the referee stepped in and called a halt to the carnage.
Derek Zugic won his professional debut in spectacular fashion. Zugic’s opponent, Cesar Martinez, came into the bout confident sporting his (1-0) record but Zugic quickly showed his power with a solid combination resulting in a clean knock down of Martinez in the middle of the opening round. More of that power was to come and with a combination landing at the end of the round as the referee wisely called off the one sided affair at the sound of the bell.
Heavyweight prospect David Latoria remained undefeated (4-0) with a four round unanimous decision over experienced, overweight Cleophris Glover (3-12).
In the opening bout, super bantamweights Juan Carlos Fernandez and Deboe Thomas fought a spirited four round crowd pleasing draw.
In other four round bouts, a battle between teenagers, 19-year-old junior welterweight Joshua Rodriguez outworked 18-year-old Anthony Linenfelser and Chicago lightweight Bobby Jaskierny defeated Indiana’s Oswaldo Lopez Escobedo.