Thompson Boxing Promotions hosted their latest installment of Professional Boxing at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel on September 21. Billed as “New Blood”, a total of 5 bouts of differing weight classes, that varied in their intensity, were presented to a near full house of very lively boisterous fight fans.
The show opened with a 4-round contest in the Welterweight division. Matched against each other were David Ortiz III (140 lbs., Bloomington, California, making his professional debut), and Mario “El Lion” Angeles (145 ¾ lbs., San Diego, California, 2-10-2). A good part of the “lively boisterous” crowd mentioned in the previous paragraph appeared to be in attendance to cheer for Ortiz. Though Angeles gave a very game effort, Ortiz dominated the contest throughout with a wicked body attack. Angeles had a few brief spells of activity, but the fight was all Ortiz, and all three judges scored the bout 40-36, in favor of David Ortiz III, the winner of his pro debut by a Unanimous Decision.
Next on the card was a scheduled 4-round Junior Middleweight contest between Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart, Jr. (152 ¾ lbs., Rancho Cucamonga, California, 1-0), and Edward “Eddie” Aceves (152 ¾ lbs., Houston, Texas, 0-4). From the opening bell, Brewart unleashed an onslaught of punches upon Aceves that did not stop. Aceves took a trip to the canvas at the end of round 1. Only the bell saved Aceves from getting knocked out. However, in the 2nd round, Brewart continued has onslaught, and at 1:32 of the round, Referee Edward Hernandez, Sr. had seen enough, and called a halt to the action. Brewart had won his second pro fight by a Knockout.
A scheduled 6-round Lightweight contest between Ruben “Ace” Torres (136 lbs., South Central, Los Angeles, 6-0, 5 KO’s), and Eder “Koreano” Amaro (132 ¾ lbs., Matamoros, Mexico, 6-5, 2 KO’s). This fight appeared to be more evenly matched than the fight that preceded it. Both contestants exploded upon each other from the opening bell, each one having their moments. Rounds 2 and 3 were pretty much the same, however, by the end of the 3rd round Torres started to take charge. Torres continued his domination of the contest in the 4th round. Amaro’s corner stopped the contest in between the 4th and 5th rounds. Torres was the winner by a KO.
Next on the card was a 6-round Bantamweight battle, introduced as the Co-Main Event of the evening. The contest featured Mario “El Gallito” Hernandez (118 lbs., Santa Ana, California, 7-0, 3 KO’s) and Ivan “Ivan Lee” Gonzalez (115 ¾ lbs., Mexico City, Mexico, 4-1-1, 1 KO). This contest began at a somewhat slower pace than the preceding bouts had, but Hernandez came to life about halfway through the opening round, and dominated the round to its conclusion. The pace of the fight got faster in the 2nd round, and Gonzalez gave a very game effort. In the opinion of this writer, Gonzalez gave a very game effort in the third round, but Hernandez won the round by a slim margin. This torrid pace continued in the 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds. This fight was a “seesaw” battle to its conclusion, with each contestant having their moments. When the final bell rang, one judge scored the contest 58-56, in favor of Hernandez, while each of the other 2 judges scored the contest 57-57, the result being the fight ended in a Majority Draw.
It was time for the Main Event of the evening. The contest was scheduled for 8 rounds in the Lightweight Division. Matched against each other were Michael “The West Texas Terror” Dutchover (136 lbs., Midland, Texas, 10-0, 7 KO’s), and Bergman “Snake” Aguilar (135 ½ lbs., San Jose, Costa Rica, 14-3-1, 4 KO’s). Though the contest started at a slow “feeling-out” pace, in the opening round, Dutchover soon took control, and dominated the opening round, and he continued his domination in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. By the 4th round, it was literally “target-practice” for Dutchover, and to this writer it appeared to be only a “matter of time”. In the 5th, the pace slowed somewhat, but Dutchover continued his domination. A vicious left to the body sent Aguilar to the canvas, and Referee Wayne Hedgepeth had seen enough, calling a halt to the contest at 2:31 of the round. Michael Dutchover had scored his 11th victory with a KO.
And a very enjoyable, exciting evening of Professional Boxing had reached its conclusion.