&/18.2017… I’m sure over the years Lancaster’s featherweight Chris (Hitman) Avalos feels he’d gotten a raw deal or two. Well tonight Avalos (16-5-19K), was on the receiving end when he was declared a fifth round TKO winner over Miguel Flores (21-1-9K) . From my point of view, Avalos was looking as if he was facing the possibility of a late round stoppage loss. This was a rough and tumble fight with lots of rough shit occurring. Chris seemed to get hurt at least once every round and was dropped in the third from a barrage following a Flores straight hand.
A butt that was unseen by the ref caused a bad cut over Flores’ left eye. Admittedly if the ref didn’t SEE it, he couldn’t call it, though the replay did. Avalos doesn’t seem to react well to shots the way he once did, being hurt several times by the pinpoint shots from the aggressive Flores. Chris landed his share of shots but Flores wasn’t affected much. Flores won every round until the stoppage but this ain’t fishing and Avalos wasn’t throwing it back. He mentioned a rematch but that wouldn’t be a wise move, going off of tonight’s performance. There were numerous exchanges and Avalos always seemed to get the worse of it, being forced to hold on at times. On the knockdown, a straight right from Flores shook Avalos and a follow up assault caused him to take a knee where Flores landed a glancing blow with Chris on his knee. Overall it was an entertaining fight and Chris will gladly take this to the bank.
Not much to talk about in the other two scraps. Undefeated prospect Ahmed Elbiali (15-0-12K) steamrolled a helpless Christopher Brooker from Philly. This was about the weakest Philly fighter I’ve seen in years. Elbiali landed heavy artillery on Brooker from the start and lots of his shots were behind the head as if Brooker didn’t have ENOUGH issues Brooker was trapped in a corner, dropped and rescued by the ref in the second round. In the finale, an ‘ol vet Carlos Velasquez came in with a record of 25 wins and 24 losses. His peeps had to search high and low to find 24 guys HE could beat. The youngster he fought, Ryan (Cowboy) Karl was no ass kicker, either. Unfortunately this thing dragged on (robbing me of precious sleep) for eight rounds and Karl was the winner by unanimous decision, I think. Also heavy eight Charles Martin, former champ (uggggh) was a ko winner over some Orca that went down whenever he got hit. The only good thing about THIS one was, it wasn’t televised.