Lamont Roach, Jr. W10 Rey Perez Super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. (16-0, 6 KOs) defeated Rey "Flash" Perez (21-9, 6 KOs) via unanimous decision in the ten-round main event of Thursday night's edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Despite getting caught with a hard shot to the body in the second round, Roach, Jr. prevailed by landing right hands and lead left uppercuts to hurt Perez in the later rounds. Roach, Jr. won by three scores of 99-91.
"I feel good after a good performance like that," said Roach, Jr. "In the second round, he hit me with a really good body shot. But I stayed composed and got myself together. I'd been through that before, and I've sparred with bigger people. True fighters know how to recover and get back to their game plan, and that's what I did. I used the time to recover, and got back to what I was doing to get the victory."
Avery Sparrow W10 Jose "Wonder Boy" Lopez... In another 130-pound fight, Avery "A Plus" Sparrow (9-1, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia scored a dominant unanimous decision victory against Puerto Rico's Jose "Wonder Boy" Lopez (18-2-1, 13 KOs) over ten-rounds of action. Sparrow was cautious in the opening rounds as Lopez pushed forward, but as the rounds progressed, Sparrow displayed the ring experience he learned from the Philadelphia school of boxing. Sparrow won with scores of 96-94 (twice) and 97-93.
Fairfield, California's Manuel "Tino" Avila (23-1, 8 KOs) scored a tough unanimous decision win against Diuhl Olguin (11-9-2, 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Though Avila hurt his left hand during the latter part of the fight, he remained victorious with scores of 77-75 and 78-74 (twice). "I feel good about this win because I was working on different things," said Avila. "It threw me off that the opponent was decided at the last moment and that I hurt my left hand. Overall, it was a great learning experience because I chose to work on things and with a good opponent."
Lamont Capers (8-10-3) defeated Luther Smith, Jr (9-2, 8 KOs) via four-round split decision in a cruiserweight fight. Smith scored a knockdown in the first round that nearly sent Capers out of the ring, but was unable to finish Capers. One judge scored the fight 38-37 for Smith, which was overruled by two scores of 38-37 for Capers. "I did good," said Capers. "They saw me as the underdog, but I pushed him and I conquered."
"I wasn't tired," said Smith. "I simply wasn't able to land the shots I wanted to land and that my coach was asking for. He [Capers] never hurt me, but he was a lot busier."
Thomas Williams (0-0-2) of Lynchburg, Virginia and Alberto Delgado (0-2-3) of Roanoke, Virginia fought to a four-round majority draw in the super middleweight division. One judge scored the fight 39-37 for Delgado, while two others had it a 37-37 draw. "This fight went the same way as my last fight," said Williams. "All I can say is that Delgado is one tough guy."
"It was a tough fight," said Delgado "I gave everything I had, but I needed more power to win."
George Rincon (3-0, 1 KO) of Carrollton, Texas scored a fourth-round TKO victory against Seifullah Jihad-Wise (3-4, 1 KO) in super lightweight division. After Rincon punished Jihad-Wise for three rounds, the fight was stopped officially at the very first second of the fourth round. source for all results: golden boy