Cruiserweight Juan Carlos Robles improved to (11-2, 5KO’s) with an impressive six round unanimous decision victory over Ed “The Iron Man” Gutierrez (15-7, 6 KOs) in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday night at the Staunton Armory in Staunton, VA. All three judges scored the bout 60-54. Robles dominated the fight from bell to bell with an impressive arsenal that showed his hand speed, athleticism, power, and boxing ability. “I think this is the smartest fight Juan has ever fought” says his Manager and Trainer Bruce Frank. “This was a real guy in there with Juan and he’s been in there with some of the best in the world in David Tua and Matt Godfrey and Juan dominated him. That really says something!”
Light heavyweight Scott “Cujo” Sigmon (4-1, 1KO) defeated Alex “Superman” Dill (5-6, 2KO’s) by way of six round decision. Cujo was a human windmall of non-stop punching and agression against the talented Dill. From the opening bell Sigmon jumped on Dill and rarely took a backwards step for the remainder of the fight. Dill came to fight and he did not make it an easy night for Sigmon as he rocked the Bedford native with a big left hook in the middle rounds. But coming down the stretch Sigmon’s stamina and chin became the deciding factors as Sigmon swept the later rounds. Sigmon also wobbled Dill badly in the 5th round with a huge uppercut. But the determined Dill steadfastly refused to go down and remained on his feet for the duration of the bout. After the bout, Sigmon grabbed the mic and addressed the capacity crowd, most of which were there to see him perform, and thanked them for their support. What’s next for Cujo?
George “War Time” Rivera (9-4, 3 KOs) was on the short side of a split decision against “Mean” Rodney Green (7-5, 2 KOs) for Rivera’s Mid-Atlantic Junior Middleweight Championship. The extremely talented Rivera appeared a little bit off his form that saw him win a decisive victory over Baltimore’s Jesse “The Beast” Nicklow in November of last year. The judges scorecards confirmed that it was a fight that could have gone either way as one judge scored the bout 59-55 for Rivera, while the other two judges had it 58-56 and 58-55 for Green. “I felt off tonight” said the dejected Rivera after the bout “but I thought I did enough to win the fight. I hurt him in the first and last rounds and he really never hit me with any big shots. I’ll take some time to figure out what I’m going to do next.”
The card was promoted by Joe Hensley’s Major League Boxing.