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Full Report: Molina-Paredes!

By Shamus Young

Carlos Molina took an easy 10 round decision over Ed Paredes Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. The welterweight Molina poured on a consistent attack to the body and head, occasionally becoming so focused on offense that he would get stung by the heavy-handed Paredes. Molina would then regroup and go back to his casual domination. . After ten rounds, the judges gave the decision to Molina by scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 96-94. Fightnews had it 98-92 for Molina. With the win, Molina moves to 16-4-1, and Paredes drops to 21-3. In the co-feature, Lightweights Sarah Pucek and Tammie Johnson fought to a majority draw over four entertaining rounds. Pucek, 3-0-1, won her previous bouts through superior boxing skill. In this fight she showed her heart, going toe to toe with the heavy hitting Johnson, and winning most exchanges. Fightnews thought that Pucek did enough to win every one of the four rounds. The judges saw it differently, judging the bout a draw by scores of 39-37 for Pucek and two scores of 38-38.

Carlos Molina took an easy 10 round decision over Ed Paredes Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. It took Molina a round to get warmed up, but once warm, he poured on a consistent attack to the body and head, slipping most of what Paredes threw in return. Molina would occasionally become so focused on offense that he let himself get hit by big shots from the heavy handed Paredes, but Molina would regroup and go back to his casual domination. After ten rounds, the judges gave the decision to Molina by scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 96-94.Fightnews had it 98-92 for Molina. With the win, Molina moves to 16-4-1, and Paredes drops to 21-3.

In the co-feature, Lightweights Sarah Pucek and Tammie Johnson fought to a majority draw over four entertaining rounds. Pucek, 3-0-1, won her previous bouts through superior boxing skill. In this fight she showed her heart, going toe to toe with the heavy hitting Johnson, 3-2-2, and winning most exchanges. Fightnews thought that Pucek did enough to win every one of the four rounds. The judges saw it differently, judging the bout a draw by scores of 39-37 for Pucek and two scores of 38-38.

In undercard action, Welterweights Dashon Johnson and Darren Darby fought a rubber-match. In their first fight, Darby stunned Johnson repeatedly and took the win. In the second fight, Johnson boxed and took a decision. In this fight, Johnson started out boxing, then got caught in the second, losing his mouthpiece. Darby continues to pour it on in the third, causing Johnson to lose his gum shield twice more, prompting referee Louis Jackvony to take two points from Johnson. Johnson went back to boxing in the fourth, mixing a snappy jab and solid body work to take the remaining rounds. Judges gave the fight to Johnson with unanimous scores of 57-55. Fightnews scored it a draw, 56-56.

Fransisco Reyes had an auspicious pro debut, with a first round TKO of Nick Brannies, 1-2. Reyes, the former Golden Gloves champ from Seattle, used his reach and hand speed to pepper Brannies from the opening bell. Reyes dropped Brannies with a liver shot in the first round. Brannies rose to beat the count, then indicated he couldn’t continue, causing referee Robert Howard to wave the bout off at 1:04.

Super Middleweight Aubrey Morrow used his hand speed and superior boxing skills to dominate Ty Macdougall. After a spirited first round, Morrow started to move and give angles and punished Macdougall from the outside. In the third round, Morrow dropped Macdougall with about 30 seconds to go. Macdougall got up only to be swamped with punches and fall again at the bell. The fight was called off during the break. Official time of stoppage was 3:00 of round three. Morrow moves to 3-0-1, while Macdougall drops to 0-1-1.

The opening bout was an entertaining draw between Junior Welterweights Miguel Garcia and Guillerno Delgadillo, both making their pro debut. Both fighters showed skills that made them seem like seasoned pros. The southpaw Delgadillo won the first two rounds by using a jab and a good straight right. Guillerno ran out of steam in the third round, which let Garcia come inside and pour on punches. One judge had it 39-37 for Garcia. The other two judges and Fightnews scored it 38-38.

The fight card was the 71st installment of the Battle at the Boat from Brian Halquist Productions at the Emerald Queen Casino I-5 in Tacoma, WA.




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