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Villanueva brothers KO foes in LA

It was a family affair Friday night at the luxurious Jonathan Club. The venue is a very high end exclusive private club in downtown Los Angeles, California. The unbeaten Villanueva Brothers Matthew and Jessie of Palmdale, California thrilled the local crowd by dispatching of their opponents in quick fashion.

In the six round super flyweight main event Matthew Villanueva (9-0-1, 5 KOs) stopped a very game Manuel Galaviz (7-10, 4 KOs) of Mexico in round two. Matthew who is a tall 115 pounder at 5ft7, for the first time as a pro faced someone who was taller than him in Galaviz who is at least 5ft10. Round 1 was dominated by Villanueva but Galaviz was able to avoid any serious harm. However in round two Villanueva found the range and dropped Galaviz to the canvas with a left hook to the chin. Galaviz beat the count and to his credit attempted to fight back. However moments later Villanueva ended matters with a vicious right hook to the body that sent Galaviz crashing down hard. Galaviz was thriving in pain and unable to continue so the referee waived the bout off.

In the super bantamweight four round co-feature unbeaten younger brother Jessie Villanueva (6-0, 4 KOs) fought his most experienced opponent to date in Daniel Modad (6-9, 4 KOs). It was also the first time Villanueva faced a southpaw. It didnt take Villanueva long to make the adjustment as about halfway through round one he dropped Modad with a looping right hand. Modad was out cold and the fight was immediately stopped by the referee.

In a six round special attraction hard punching welterweight Terrell Williams (9-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles stopped Omar Avelar (2-5, 1 KO) of Washington in round four. Williams dropped Avelar in round two and then finished the job in round four with a body shot.

Both Villanueva brothers and Williams are trained by Shadeed Suluki. Suluki is well known for being the head trainer of Lamon Brewster when Brewster scored his huge upset of then (and current) heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko by fifth round TKO in 2004.

The event was promoted by Ed Holmes/All Star Boxing.

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