Ringside by Natasha Chornesky
From The Joint in the Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas:
Lightweight Jose Guzman (7-0, 5KOs), of New York City, beat Jose Lugo (10-8-1,5 KOs), of Mexico, by unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 59-55, 57-57, 58-56.
In the women’s featherweight division, and an all-action fight, Melissa Hernandez (10-1-2, 3KOs) won a unanimous decision over Jeri Sitzes (14-9-1, 6 KOs), with scores of 60-54, 59-55, 59-55.
In an eight-round heavyweight bout, Bowie Tupou (17-0, 12 KOs), of Tonga, remained undefeated with a third round TKO over Chris Koval (24-6, 18 KOs), of Youngstown, Ohio, stopping him at :15 of round three.
Other results: light heavyweight Ismayle Sillakh (8-0,6KOs) remained undefeated with a sixth round TKO over David Whittom (10-9-1, 6KOs), stopping him at 2:25; female jr. lightweight Anna Donnatella Hultin (1-0, 1 KO) was impressive in her pro debut, stopping Jasica Rojo (0-2) at 1:08 in the fourth; jr. middleweight Said El Harrack (5-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated with a first round TKO over Hugo Correa (8-3, 4 KOs), stopping him at 1:55 of round one; and, in the opener, jr. featherweight Jose Pacheco (1-5-6) and Omar Valencia (0-3-1) fought a majority draw, with scores of 39-37, 37-39 and 38-38.