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Alejandro Perez Shocks Art Hovhannisyan, Gets Nod

By Francisco Salazar

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California - In a super featherweight contest, Alejandro Perez (17-3-1, 11KOs) shocked previously undefeated Art Hovhannisyan (15-1-1, 8KOs) with a ten round unanimous decision. In a fight filled with action and plenty of traded punches, the scores were 96-93-, 96-93, 95-94. Perez lost a point in the match for a low blow.

Hovhannisyan and Perez had reportedly sparred over 80 before they squared off on Friday night. Good thing they saved their best "sparring session" for the almost sold-out crowd at the Morongo Casino. Only this time, Perez has the bragging rights so far.

Hovhannisyan was at his best early in the fight by landing lead and counter right hands to the head of Perez. Not to be outdone, Perez was able to dig to the body of Hovhannisyan with left hooks.

Perez was warned for a low blow in the fourth round and went low again in the fifth round, according to referee Ray Corona. Perez was deducted a point much to the dismay of the crowd.

Hovhannisyan began to move in and out of Perez's reach, landing counter right hands to the head. However, he began to slow down, allowing Perez to press the action, outlanding the Armenian-born fighter. Hovhannisyan did not mount much of an offense in the last two rounds, allowing Perez to throw and land straight or looping right hands.

In a fight between unbeaten middleweights, Toureano Johnson won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Willie Fortune. Johnson and Fortune fought on the inside, which suited the hard-hitting Johnson. He was able to score at will with the harder and more telling blows.

Fortune, who is a cousin of super welterweight world title holder Cornelius "K9" Bunderage, would have been suited to box more, keeping Johnson at bay with jabs. However, any offense he would mount would get snuffed out by a Johnson combination.

Although Johnson landed the harder blows, he was not able to turn over on his punches, which would have taken away some of the sting of his punches. The action slowed down in the final two rounds, but Johnson was still in control of the action.

All three judges, including Boxingscene.com, scored the bout 80-72. Johnson, from Nassau, in the Bahamas, goes to 14-0, 10 KOs. Fortune, from Detroit, MI, drops to 15-1, 7 KOs.

Lightweight Alejandro Luna stopped Cesar Garcia in the sixth round of a scheduled eight round bout. The taller and stronger Luna (12-0, 9 KOs) was able to control the action by being on the offensive and landing the more effective punches. Garcia (5-12-2, 1 KO) was able to land a few right hands on the inside, but his punch output was no where near Luna's. In the sixth, a barrage of punches dropped Garcia onto the seat of his pants. Garcia got up and bravely fought back, but moments later, another barrage from Luna dropped him again. Referee Ray Corona saw enough and the fight over at 2:06.

Super middleweights Enrique Collazo and Juan Zapata fought to a crowd-pleasing four round majority draw. The wild-swinging Zapata (1-5-1, 1 KO) went right at Collazo, landing a few glancing punches. Collazo, who was making his professional debut, did well when he was able to create space, eventually landing right hands behind jabs. However, he looked tired in the fourth round, holding on whenever Zapata rushed in to try and land wild punches. Somehow, Collazo was able to survive the onslaught. One judge scored the bout 39-37 for Collazo, while the other two judges and Boxingscene.com scored the bout 38-38.

Welterweight Michael Islas won a four round unanimous decision over Carlos Sanchez. Islas (1-1) dropped Sanchez with a left-right combination to the head in the first round. Sanchez recovered enough to make Islas work in the second round, landing short, chopping punches as Islas moved forward. After Islas controlled the third round, he punctuated the win by dropping Sanchez with a left hook to the body, right uppercut to the head. Sanchez was able to get before the bell sounded. All three judges scored the bout 40-34 in favor of Islas.

Notes:

- Super featherweight Gabriel Tolmajyan, former middleweight contender Alex
Ramos, and NFL greats Eric Dickerson, Leroy Irving, and David Hill watched the
action from ringside.

- Barry Tompkins, Steve Farhood, and Raul Marquez called the action from
ringside for Showtime.

- Ring announcer was Michael Vale.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 02-23-2013

This Toureano guy was pathetic. He looked like James Kirkland after a 2 pints of Vodka.

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