Results From Hollywood Fight Night 12
Story: Chris Strait
Photo Credit: 35 Raw
You never know what you're going to get at a Bash Boxing show. Returning to its original home at Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, fans were treated to not only 10 pro boxing matches, but also a professional wrestling intermission 6-man tag team and a live “mini” reenactment of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse fight, conducted by two little people.
In the pro boxing action, Uzbek Olympic silver medalist from the 2016 Rio games, Shakhram Giyasov (3-0) scored a 1st round knockout over Daniel Echaverria, who drops to 19-6 with 17 Knockouts. A devastating body punch dropped the Mexican fighter just past the one minute mark of the first round. Echeverria stood up well in time but spit out his mouthpiece. Referee Raul Caiz Sr. proceeded to suddenly stopped the fight. Echevarria's Corner protested, but to no avail. Giyazov is now 3-0, 2 KOs while his three opponents have a combined record of 53-17.
In the co-main event, local hero Jessy Martinez made it a perfect 10-for-10 in his young career, scoring a fourth round stoppage over Cuban Yunier Calzada. Calzada had never been stopped in his previous nine fights and showed his might over the first three rounds of the fight. But Calzada was badly rocked in the fourth by Martinez, which prompted “El Mago” to unload a barrage of punishing blows until referee Ray Corona stepped in to stop the contest. Martinez is now 10-0 with 7 knockouts, while Calzada falls to 6-4-1.
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