Medina tops Castillo in Colorado

By Eric Ramirez


Medina tops Castillo in Colorado

Edited Press Release:  Colorado fans witnessed an excellent middleweight fight between David Medina of Junction City, Kansas and Manny Castillo of East Los Angelas, as they headlined promoter Zef Ramirez's show in Rocky Ford.  Fighting in front of about 800 fans, Castillo came out in round one and quickly began digging Medina's body left hooks.  Medina didn't back down, returing fire onto the game Castillo.  In round two, a clash of heads almost derailed what would turnout be a slugfest, opening a slight cut over the eye of Medina and a gash on the top of the head of Castillo.  Rounds three and four featured classic phone booth fighting, with both fighters willing to take two to give one, and the action swinging both ways.  The tides turned a little in round five when Medina caught Castillo with a perfectly timed straight right, putting the tough vato on the seat of his pants.  Castillo was able to continue and an aggressive Medina did all he could to try and stop Castillo.  Round six was another good round for Medina as Castillo was still on shaky legs following the fifth, but a game Castillo fought off countless attacks from Medina.  The last two rounds went back to non-stop action from both fighters as they viciously put together combinations along the ropes.  At the end of the fight, all three judges saw the fight for Medina.  With the victory, Medina improves to 10-1 with 5 KOs, while Castillo drops to 13-13-2. 

In the co-main event, Marvin "Much 2 Much" continued his march towards the top of the Jr. Welterweight division, decisioning a game Julian Romero over 6 rounds.  Cordova blasted Romero with 3 and 4 punch combination throughout the bout but a rugged Romero held his ground.  In round 3, Cordova drilled Romero with a step around left hook that sent Romero tumbling across the ring and onto his back.  Rounds 4 through 6 were all Cordova as Romero simply was out to just survive.  With the win, Cordova improves to 10-0 with 6 KOs while Romero drops to 7-48-2.  Cordova was preparing to fight on Gary Shaw's Showtime card next Friday in California but a slight fracture in his left wrist will not allow him to participate in that fight.

Female boxer Chantell Cordova continued her winning ways as a pro, defeating the tough Camela Parker of Orlando, Flordia.  Despite being 0-3, Parker proved to be better then her record indicated and had her spots in the fight, but Cordova was just too fast and too skilled for her opponent.  In final moments of round 4, Cordova had to chase down a hurt Parker while trying to finish her off.  Cordova had to settle for a four-round unanimous decision instead running her record to 3-0 with 2 KOs, while Parker drops to 0-4. 

In another women's bout, Salina Jordan debuted against 0-1 Jaime Myers.  Jordan didn't show much skill, but was in condition to throw punches in bunches.  Myers didn't have an answer for it as most of the exchanges left her tired and winded.  Jordan won a four-round unanimous decision on pure conditioning alone.  She debuts at 1-0 while Myers suffers her second career loss in as many bouts.

Local fighter Eduardo Marquez debuted against rugged street fighter Ben Whitter. In the opening minutes, Whitter caught Marquez off balance with a left hook, flooring the hometown boy.  After that, the rest of the round belonged to Marquez as pummeled Whitter stopping him at 2:29 of the first round.  Marquez debuts at 1-0 while Whitter drops to 0-3.

And in the opening bout of the night, Ryan Peake had no trouble with Zack Quezada.  The 6' 2" Peake pounded on the 5' 7" Quezada for four rounds.  Round three easily cound have been scored a 10-8 round although there were no knockdowns.  Peake dug right hands to the body of Quezada and drilled him with overhand rights.  In round 4, a straight right from Peake opened up a cut along the eyebrow of Quezada sending a stream of blood shooting across press row.   Moments later the referee quickly stepped in and stopped the fight at 1:29 seconds of round 4.  Peake improves to 2-1 2ko while Quezada falls to 1-1

Overall, it was another exciting fight card for Zef Ramirez and Jewboy Promotions as David Medina and Manny Castillo put on a pay-per-view type performance.  The Cordova's, Marvin and Chantell, contiued with there winning ways, both winning unanimous decisions.  Word is Zef has plans for a big card in July in Colorado Springs, Co. Stay tuned for further details later this week.