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SIN CITY SHOWDOWN – Sam’s Town Live – RECAP

By: Lita B. Kaufman – Real Combat Media Las Vegas Boxing Correspondent- Ringside

*Photo Credit: Lita B. Kaufman, Real Combat Media

Las Vegas Nevada (September 24, 2018)– Borrego v Krael – These men went toe to toe the entire fight and went the distance taking turns to exchange very accurate, piercing blows through the entire 10 rounds of non-stop action. Krael being the hometown favorite pulled off the win although this fight was closer to a draw or a win by Borrego. Krael won by majority decision 95-95, 94-96 X 2.



Xavier Martinez v Oscar Bravo – The beating that Martinez took, I just have no words for. At 2:46 into the sixth round, the ref called the fight deeming Martinez unfit to continue and issued a TKO in favor of Bravo.

Thompson v Findley ended with Thompson winning this fight by unanimous decision 99-91, 98-91 X 2. It looked like Findley may have pulled of an upset at the bottom of the ninth round by knocking down Thompson after a consistently lackluster performance the entire fight, however, Thompson was saved by the bell and came back to win by unanimous decision.

Bellows v Brooker went to the scorecards after 10 long rounds of work and in a unanimous decision with a W going into the books for Brooker. The judges scored it 96-94, 98-92 and 97-93. The consensus was if it was not scored a draw, the fight should have been scored closer as Bellows put in serious work and matched his opponent.

Ava Knight defeated Nancy Franco in six rounds of action in the Flyweight division. Knight won by unanimous decision 59-55 against Nancy Franco.

Lee v Pandzic proved to be an extremely exciting 6 rounds of action. As a matter of fact, it was the most evenly matched fight of the evening. It did go the distance but was declared a split draw 58-56 and 57-57 X 2. This bout should seriously be considered for Fight of the Year.

Newman v Reed was a bit of a miss match. The fight ended in the second round with the referee stopping the action and calling the fight done. The win went to hometown favorite Kevin Newman by TKO.



Valenzuela v Tellez went the distance with José Valenzuela getting his first win in his Pro Debut by unanimous decision 42-36. Valenzuela who is a very seasoned amateur and came out with quite a large posse to much pomp and circumstance, showed his superior skills thus overshadowing Tellez.

Hazan v Sistrunk ended by TKO at 1:10 in the third round after the standing eight count after which time Sistrunk literally exited the ring! He mostly kept his distance from Hazan not connecting most of his shots to the body.

This was an exciting evening of fights presented by Mayweather Promotions at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall.

PEACEFUL, PUGILISTIC WISHES XOXO




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Lita B. Kaufman
Real Combat Media Las Vegas Boxing Correspondent
Lita B. Kaufman has covered events for Real Combat Media Boxing in the Florida and Las Vegas regions since 2012. Lita has done photography, videography and is also an experienced boxing writer. Lita graduated from Roy Englebrecht Promoter School in 2012 and has worked as a referee and is a boxing official for amateur boxing events. You can follow Lita on Instagram at @pugalistic_vegan_broker and readers can contact her at litabkaufman@realcombatmedia.com.