On Saturday, August 27, 2016, former multiple division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Argentine slugger David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta battle in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Televised coverage begins at 9:00 pm, EST and features a pair of exciting contests as Mexican slugger Alfredo Angulo faces veteran Freddy Hernandez while unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha battles the Bronx’s Steve Martinez.
Robert Guerrero vs. David Emanuel Peralta
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero faced the Arrgentinan slugger David “El Pirata” Peralta and the two went their fully scheduled 12 rounds.
Guerrero was able to fend off the anxious Peralta from landing his knockout power but for Guerrero at times it was not pretty.
Peralta had a relentless forward moving, continuously pressuring style, that gave Guererro much discomfort throughout their match up.
Ruben Guerrero remained very vocal in the corner, giving his son lots of instructions and adjustments between rounds.
Guerrero seemed like he was able to find his groove in the middle to latter rounds as he started to move in and out of range easier and even seemed to dictate the pace.
Guerrero however may have gotten too comfortable, as he was nearly knocked down in the 9th round. The veteran Guerrero recovered quickly and came out clear headed for 10th round.
Both figters had flashes of success in the finals rounds. Peralta however remained aggressive looking to land another big shot, leaving Guerrero to move away from the wild punching Peralata.
Guerrero finished the final round strong landing several flush and punishing right hands and left hooks.
The judges however saw the fight in favor of Peralta who seemed to produce a higher punch output and had bigger moments of success thoughout their battle.
David Peralta was pushed tonight by a tough veteran but managed to edge out a split decision victory after a very tough 12 rounds.
Alfredo Angulo vs. Freddy Hernandez
Alfredo Angulo and Freddy Hernandez both hail originally from Mexico. They produced a true Mexcian style fight for all 10 rounds.
In true Mexican boxing form, the two stayed in close quarters, and battled back and forth, serving punch-for-punch throughout their bout.
The judges scored the fight in favor of Freddy Hernandez with a unanimous decision victory.
Terrell Gausha vs. Steven Martinez
The former United States Olympian, Terrell Gausha, of Cleveland, Ohio faced the tough native of the Bronx, New York, Steven Martinez, in an action packed 10 round bout.
Martinez was effective throughout the fight with a his long, powerful jab and follow up right hand. Martinez also used his left hook to the body well in the latter rounds.
Gausha landed very effective and accurately placed punches in order to answer back to the busier Martinez.
This fight was true case of a busy, high-output fighter versus an accurate puncher. Classically these are hard for judges to score.
This fight was no different as one judge scored the fight even, while the remaining judges scored the bout 97-93 in favor of Gausha.
As Gausha was announced the majority decision winner he was provided a negative reaction from the crowd in the form of boo’s and jeers.
Before exiting the ring Martinez was raised up shoulder high by a member of his corner team. Martinez accepted cheers and praise from the crowd as he lifted his arms above his head.
It was clear the crowd was not in agreement with the judge’s decision.
When asked about the scorecard Gausha explained, “I wasn’t surprised by the one scorecard for the draw, it was a close fight but I definitely won.”
The crowd may disagree, but Gausha remains unbeaten with his victory over Steven Martinez.
Stephan Shaw vs. Jonathan Rice
Shaw vs Rice was two the battle of two super-sized fighters, with super slow fighting styles.
These two heavyweights produced a 6 round fight at a very moderately paced. The fight lacked action throughout the entirety of the fight and was often met with jeers from the anxious crowd.
Shaw was able to edge out a unanimous decision victory with his formidability higher work rate and more accurate punching.
Victor Morales Jr vs. Erick Lainez
Victor Morales Jr. is the young prodigy discovered by Welterweight sensation, Shawn Porter, and his father, Kenny Porter. When Shawn Porter decided to launch his own promotional company, Shawn Porter Promotions, he had no doubts the sharp and heavy-handed Morales Jr. would be the first fighter he put on his roster.
Morales Jr. lived up to the promises of his new promoter by displaying a near poetic boxing performance in his professional debut. Morales Jr. worked his snapping sharp jab in the first round and later opened up landing many powerful combinations for all 4 rounds.
His opponent, Lainez, continued to come forward in high guard throughout the bout, only to receive more punishment to the body from the quick and composed Morales Jr.
Morales Jr. not only wins his professional debut by unanimous decision but also establishes himself fighter to keep on eye on as Shawn Porter Promotions develops his young and promising career.
Neri Ariel Cruz Romero vs. Luis Angel Silva
Neri Romero dominated early rounds of with his non-stop aggressive style in this Super Lightweight showdown. A flurry of vicious combinations from Romero late in the 2nd round forced Luis Silva to take a knee.
Silva was able to answer the count and complete the 2nd round however in-between rounds the scthe ringside physician Silva was not allowed to come out for the 3rd. Romero’s KO streak now continues as he advances to 3-0(3 KOs).
Daniel Gonzalez vs. Javier Cepeda
Daniel Gonzalzes made his professional debut with a very special guest ringside, none other than Floyd “Money” Mayweather himself. The young fighter is signed to Mayweather’s TMT and was able to make his pro-debut in in front of his promoter, Mayweather, and a supportive hometown crowd.
Gonzalez stayed busy throughout the 4 round fight by landing powerful punches from odd angles also displaying swift defensive abilites. His opponent Luis Cepeda brought never backed down and continued to trade with Gonzalez in all 4 rounds.
Gonzalez made a successful professional debut winning a unanimous decision victory.