NuvoTV & Casino Miami Jai Alai present “Knockout” The Finale
By: Lita B. Kaufman,RCM Boxing Ringside Reporter
Miami, Florida (June 8th, 2014)–Last evening I held court with legends such as Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Cory Spinks with rumors of a late appearance by Iron Mike which did not manifest. NuvoTV, the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, of which Jennifer Lopez has a stake, presented the final episode of their Knockout Series from Casino Miami Jai Alai.
Knockout is a boxing television series that featured trainers Floyd Mayweather Sr., Ruben Guerrero and Yoel Judah, fathers of Floyd, Robert and Zab, who mentored a cast of upcoming, talents boxers via several tournament styled events to see who will be the next superstar of the sport.
The 1st bout from last night’s card featured an 8 round Cruiserweight battle. Azea “The Haitian Hitman” Augustama (17-1, 9 KOs), a former Golden Gloves Champ and former member of The Haitian Olympic team, clearly a hometown favorite, won by a slim unanimous decision 76-75 after suffering his first career knockdown in the 2nd round against Cory “Black Ice” Cummings (17-6-1, 13 KOs)
Next up were Light Heavyweights, Ahmed Elbiali vs. Yuwsha Zadok which went 4 Rounds. Heavy hitter, Ahmed “The Egyptian” Elbiali (5-0, 5 KOs) scored the KO of the night against Yuwshau Zadok (2-2-1, 2 KOs), despite a blood drawing head butt in the 2nd round. Excellent coaching from the corner of Elbiali guided him to victory close to the final bell of the 4th and final round as he delivered a vicious left hook that left his opponent limp on the canvas for a discerning amount of time.
In the evenings Main Event, TMT Protégé, and Light Middleweight Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) landed a 10 round unanimous decision victory against veteran Charles “Killa” Whittaker (40-16-2, 24 KOs). Whittaker appeared to listen intently to the sound coaching and advice from his corner men, Raul Alvarez, Jason Bailey and Rios but could not execute successfully against the younger man. Douglin took direction from his “cornermom” substantiating his moniker, “Momma’s Boy” although he was also under the tutelage of Floyd Mayweather, Sr. I was definitely able to see some trademark Mayweather moves. The unanimous decision was not even close as 2 judges scored the bout 99-91 and the other scored it 98-92 in favor of Douglin.
The 4th bout, a Junior Middleweight bout played out efficiently and quickly yielding a KO stoppage by Idel Torriente (1-0, 1 KO) in his professional debut against Howard Reece (2-6, 1 KO).
Next, Junior Middleweight Luis Garcia (2-1, 1 KO) knocked out the lights of Brian Meadows (1-6-2, 1KO) only 49 seconds into the 1st round of their scheduled 4 round bout.
Last but not least, Light Heavyweight Marlon Farr (4-5) was victorious against Jerrod Caldwell (2-7-1, 1 KO) in a majority decision in the 4th round fight.
Here are the weigh in results from 6/6/2014:
Azea Augustama 178 vs Cory Cummings 177 Ahmed Elbiali 176 vs Yuwshua Zadok 178
Denis Douglin 165 vs Charles Whittaker 159 (6 lbs. over contract)
Idel Torriente 156 vs Howard Reece 154 Luis Garcia 149 vs Brian Meadows 148 Jarrod Caldwell 175 vs Marlon Farr 176
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