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Jason Gavern Upsets Manuel Quezada!

April 8, 2010 - Goossen Tutor Promotions presented a fabulous night of boxing at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California. In the main event, Jason "The Sensation" Gavern upset Manny "El Toro" Quezada (29-5, 18 KOs) to capture the WBC CABOFE Heavyweight championship. The slugfest started off fast as both fighters were throwing power shots early on. Quezada was coming forward as Gavern was moving in and out. Both fighters landed effective shots and it was anyone's fight. In the second round an accidental head-butt took place and a point was taken away form Gavern. A WBC rule was announced that in a situation where an accidental head-butt occurs, then a point has to be deducted from the fighter at fault..

In the middle rounds, Gavern landed some nice furriers that seemed to bother Quezada. Manuel continued to come forward trying to land his powerful right hand. Gavern stood strong and used his great feat to get out of danger. In the sixth round the fight was halted when Manuel went down from what seemed to be a punch. The knockdown was ruled a slip and the fight carried on.

As the fight entered into the later rounds, you can see that both fighters were getting tired. Quezada's welt from the head-butt was swelling. Gavern started to become the aggressor, applying pressure while landing flurries. Quezada fought like a warrior till the end as they both exchanged punches to the final bell. A split decision was announce and Gavern was declared the new WBC CABOFE heavyweight champion. One judge had it 95-94 for Quezada, while the other two had it 95-94 for Gavern.

"I take nothing away from Gavern." said Quezada. "He came to fight. I wasn't able to get into a good rhythm. I have no excuses. I'll be back and I'm hoping to get a rematch.

"This is by far my biggest victory." said Gavern. "I credit my faith in Christ. A few months back I was at a crossroad and didn't know if I wanted to continue boxing. I decided to give it one more shot and tonight I came out victorious. I will absolutely give Quezada a rematch."

8 Round Jr. Welterweight Bout
In the co-main event Bakersfield native, Mike Dallas Jr. (13-0, 4 KOs) scored an exciting KO against Genaro Trazancos (22-11-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico City. Dallas dropped Genaro with a stiff jab in the middle of the round. The bout ended when Dallas finished Tranzncos off with a left-right-left combo that sent him to the canvas for good. Time was 2:51 of round one

4 Round Bantamweight Bout
Mike Ruiz from nearby Fresno, CA was successful in his pro debut winning an impressive unanimous decision against Luis Mares (0-3) of Lompoc, CA. Fighting out of the southpaw stance, Ruiz landed nice body blows and was effective with a looping left hook that found a home. Scorecards read 40-36.

4 Round Super Middleweight Bout
Paul Mendez (4-1, 2 KOs) of Bakersfield, CA won an exciting split decision againstTyrell Hendrix (4-1-1, 2 KOs) of Hollywood, CA. Both fighters were exchanging power shot throughout the fight. Mendez landed a straight right hand that put Hendrix on wobbly legs late in round three. In the final round, Mendez went for the kill but Hendrix was able to last the round. Scorecards read 39-37 for each fighter with the last judge giving Mendez a 40-36 tally

4 Round Featherweight Bout
In a fight that hardly featured any jabs, Juan Tepoz (4-2-1) of Santa Rosa, CA won a slugfest against Jose Pachecho (2-12-6). Both fighters came out swinging for the fences. Tepoz landed the more effective punches scoring a unanimous decision. Scorecards read 40-36 all in favor for Tepoz.

4 Round Featherweight Bout
Rufino Serrano of Santa Maria, CA improved to (6-2) against a game Eder Peralta (1-2, 1 KO). Serrano used his height advantage and combination punching to score big in each round. Peralta tried to work his way inside, but found it difficult as Serrano landed left hooks to the head. Late in the fourth round, Serrano landed a straight right hand that put Peralta on the deck. Scorecards read 40-35 across for Serrano

Article posted on 09.04.2010



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