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"Summer Slugfest" Results From Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colo. – July 18, 2005 – Poor Boys Pro Boxing presented the "Summer Slugfest" on Sunday evening at the Denver Athletic Club. In a solid card featuring some fantastic Colorado talent, there were some surprises. In the main event, undefeated Denver fighter, Larry “Pitt Bull” Gonzales (8-1) was knocked-out in the second round of a scheduled six in a mild upset win for Russell “Hands of Stone” Jones (19-11).. The opening stanza was essentially a feeling out period, few punches were thrown, though Gonzales did rock Jones with a straight right hand just before the bell. The second round followed the first, few punches were thrown as both fighters were looking to counter the other, which paid off for Jones, a lazy jab by Gonzales was countered with a huge left-hook to the temple that dropped Gonzales to a knee. Gonzales rose at the count of eight, but was in no condition to continue. The fight was appropriately waived off by referee Curtis Thrasher.

In the Co-Main event, Tony Morales (4-2) made an impressive comeback, earning a hard fought split-decision win over Miguel Pasillas (5-2). Both fighters tested their chins throughout this bout as little defense was on display. Morales and Pasillas spent the majority of the fight standing toe-to-toe, winging huge shots, hurting each other on occasion, but neither fighter landed a big enough shot to drop the other.

Former heavyweight national champion Rafael Butler (12-1) continued his journey back from a shocking loss two fights back by beating Kerry Biles (6-8), in a fight in which Butler was again rocked, and seemingly tired late in this five-round affair.

Ray Mascarenas (6-0) remained undefeated by dropping Ross Brantley (0-5) three times en route to a first round stoppage. It was evident to those in attendance that Brantley was just looking for a soft spot to land, as this was his fifth KO loss, all in the first round.

Danny Almanza (7-23) continues his winning ways getting a TKO win over Billy Walters (0-1) of Deadwood, SD.

Adrian Mora (13-0-1) shut out veteran Johnny Walker (18-15) over four rounds. It was Mora’s first fight back since a 10-round draw with Juan Carlos Rubio in October 2004. Walker was game, but just did not have an answer for Mora’s stinging jab and right hand. With the win, Mora remains undefeated, and is looking to fight again soon, perhaps as early as August 5th.

Article posted on 17.07.2005



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