In an all-action brawl that brought the crowd to its feet several times, Sergio Montes De Oca (6-1-1, 1 KOs) of Chicago, IL and Salvador Perez (2-1-2, 1 KOs) of Campeche, Mexico fought to a majority draw. One judge scored the bout 39-37 for Montes De Oca while the other two scored it 38-38.
In the second bout of the evening, rising prospect Elijah “The Real” McCall (10-1-1, 9 KOs) of Bassett, VA completely outclassed Travis “Iron Man” Fulton (17-30, 17 KOs) of Cedar Falls, IA via second round stoppage. Although many at ringside felt the fight was stopped prematurely, McCall was clearly on his way to knocking out Fulton. After the fight, the always-charismatic McCall stated, “I wanted to see him laying on the mat. When there’s steak on the plate, it’s time to eat.”
Following McCall’s destruction of Fulton, MMA fighter PJ Cajigas (0-0-1) of Chicago made his pro boxing debut at light heavyweight in a tough fight with Gerald “Da Humble” Taylor (5-3-2, 2 KOs) of Chicago, IL that was scored a unanimous draw of 37-37 on all scorecards. Taylor floored Cajigas in the first round with a left hook, and Cajigas floored Taylor in the second round with a right uppercut.
In another pro debut, Simon “The Punisher” Buettner (1-0) of Carpentersville, IL knocked out winless Jadell “Jacob” Wells (0-4) of Canton, OH with a dynamic left hook in the first round.
As a result of the fight cancellation between Chicago fan-favorite Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez and Mustafah Johnson (8-12-1, 1 KOs) of Indianapolis, IN, Henry Coyle (17-2, 12 KOs) of Mayo, Ireland closed the night with an unimpressive unanimous decision over a game but overmatched Damon Antoine (9-38-2, 4 KOs) of Akron, OH with one score of 80-71 and two scores of 80-72.
Sam Geraci is a writer for The Sports Blitz and can be contacted at SGeraci@TheSportsBlitz.com