By: Nick Bellafatto Reporting Ringside
To start the evening’s action off in an event being billed as “Four Warned,” a scheduled four round junior middleweight bout between Beau Hamilton (0-2) of Montague, California and Juan Reynoso
of Tampa, Florida would take place. From the very first bell, Reynoso would separate himself as the more technically sound fighter, administering punishment to both body and head the entire way. In the process Hamilton would be reduced to a winging punching bag so that the final tallies would read 40-36 twice, and 39-37, resulting in a unanimous decision verdict for the now 1-0 Reynoso who would make his pro debut.
In junior welterweight action between Omar Figueroa
(17-0-1, 14 KO’s) of Weslaco, Texas and Tyler Ziolkowski
(14-16, 8 KO’s) of St. Joseph, Missouri, the action would be sparse yet even in the first minute. However, as the timekeeper’s clock struck two minutes, so too would Figueroa strike with a thudding body shot to the liver of Ziolkowski, putting the Missouri resident down and out. The time was 2:00 of the very first round in a scheduled six rounder as Figueroa keeps his undefeated record intact.
Undefeated Ugandan Sharif “The Lion” Bogere
(23-0, 15 KO’s) fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada would go at it with Downey, California’ Manuel Leyva
(21-6, 12 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round junior welterweight bout. Bogere looked to be the sharper puncher to commence the action, dropping Leyva in the very first frame, though the knockdown was perhaps due more to poor balance rather than anything else.
Opening up the second round, “The Lion” would sting his opponent with a big left hand, appearing as though he had shifted to the southpaw stance. The end result was that the California based fighter would taste the canvass for a second time, after which Sharif would pounce upon his prey non stop. The ensuing onslaught would prompt the referee to call a halt at the 0:38 mark of round 2. Bogere looked quite impressive as he ups his record to 23 wins without a loss.
Entering the ring as the WBC’ number 4 ranked fighter in the world as well as the NABF super middleweight champion, Dyah Davis
of Coconut Creek, Florida (21-3-1, 9 KO’s) would lose one if not both of those distinctions to the hard punching former world title challenger fighting out of Sydney Australia via Cameroon, Sakio Bika (30-5-2, 20 KO’s). Bika, of “Contender Series” notoriety, would stop his opponent at the 1:40 mark of the tenth and final round courtesy of a plethora of power shots starting with a big right hand.
Also capturing the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title to boot with Devon Alexander
trainer of note Kevin Cunningham
working his corner, Bika from the very first bell would prove to be the much harder puncher. Taking it to the less busy lighter hitting Davis round after round to land punishing right and left hand swings, Dyah, who would demonstrate no less than a solid chin for the most part, would finally succumb to the same right hand of Bika which had found the mark repeatedly.
Unleashing a barrage to the body to start the final round in a fight which would see Bika in total control as the more powerful fig
hter, Bika would open up Davis for a right hand wallop, staggering his opponent across the ring. With Sakio in hot pursuit, Davis would seek refuge along the ropes where the African pugilist would attempt to unload. However, the referee would step in to preempt further punishment from being inflicted on a defenseless Dyah Davis.
Austin Trout recorded a unanimous decision over Delvin Rodriguez in the other bout.
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would step in to preempt further punishment from being inflicted on a defenseless Dyah Davis.