Gonzalez Shocks Oliveira, Yuri Foreman Drills Gomez

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Mexican invader Norberto "Demonio" Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KOs) upset hometown favorite Michael "The Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira (21-2, 16 KOs) in the main event of tonight's "Knockout Night at Hard Rock Live" card, presented by MO Productions, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Gonzalez' quick hands overcame Oliviera's power for a unanimous 10-round decision (97-91, 97-91, 96-92) victory in a very entertaining fight.  Oliveira dropped Gonzalez in the second round with a right cross, but Gonzalez closed the show in the 10th, sending Oliveira to the canvas.  The tough 23-year-old Brazilian, rated No. 7 by the WBA and No. 11 by the WBC, beat the 10-count right before the final bell.

In the co-feature, former World Boxing Association (WBA) junior middleweight Yuri Foreman (32-2, 9 KOs) registered his first knockout since 2006, blasting out Mexican opponent Javier "Pelon" Gomez (14-12, 10 KOs) with a perfectly placed left hook at 1:56 of the opening round.  Gomez went down hard and failed to move for a few anxious moments."

"It's been quite a few years," Foreman said about his impressive knockout.  "I pray that he's okay.  Now, I'm ready for a 10-round fight." 

Fast-rising Cuban light heavyweight prospect Yunieski "The Diamond" Gonzalez (13-0, 9 KOs) overcame a flash knockdown to stop a game Jinner Guerrero (7-2, 6 KOs) in the eighth round.  Gonzalez unloaded a devastating, straight right hand that ended the fight in the eighth round.

Cuban featherweight Hairon "El Maja" Socarras (8-0, 5 KOs) kept his perfect record intact, pitching a six-round shutout for a unanimous decision win against former world title challenger Jhon Alberto Molina (32-27-3, 20 KOs).

Another unbeaten Cuban, southpaw Vilier Gonzalez (6-0, 4 KOs), floored super middleweight Marcus "The Gatekeeper" Brooks (7-15-1, 3 KOs) at the end of the second round, after which Brooks failed to answer the bell for the third.

Heavyweight Robert Alfonso (3-0), a 2008 Cuban Olympian, remained undefeated, defeating Jamal "Knockout" Woods (3-9-1, 3 KOs) by way of a four-round decision.

Bahamian lightweight Valentino Knowles improved his record to 2-0 with a unanimous four-round decision over Ruben "El Chino" Ozuma (1-1).

Cruiserweight Steve Geffard (1-3, 1 KOs) notched his first professional win against Jamel Burnside (1-1, 1 KO) when the referee halted the action in the third round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 11-13-2013

a very average show, w/virtually no publicity 4 it...xcept 4 a good main, all the others were vs "opponents" that were brought in 2 lose...

Comment by mex602 on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=Realizniguhnit;13925155]I live right down the street from the Hardrock an had no clue these fights were going down wtf an who the hell is mo promotions :dunno:[/QUOTE] actually i saw it on espns boxing page on the schedule link. Im…

Comment by mex602 on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=KING MEAT;13925146]foreman chasing that cotto rematch. watch out.[/QUOTE] the whole world is asking for the rematch

Comment by taansend on 11-12-2013

Oliviera got bartered by a much smaller, old & out of the ring for 6 years Frietas. Let's be honest, he's not going too far. Good luck to him & I'll be happy if he proves me wrong.

Comment by Realizniguhnit on 11-12-2013

I live right down the street from the Hardrock an had no clue these fights were going down wtf an who the hell is mo promotions :dunno:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Judah: Brook Showed Golovkin is Not Invincible, Canelo Can Win Photos: Sam Eggington Drills Frankie Gavin in Birmingham War Photos: Craig Cunningham Shocks Anthony Ogogo By TKO Pacquiao's Co-Trainer Expects Vargas To Fall in Later Rounds Chavez Sr: My Son Will Continue Relationship With Al Haymon De La Hoya: I Knew Pacquiao Would Beat Me Up, I Was a Dead Man Provodnikov, Pirog, Avanesyan, Troyanovsky Part of Reality Show Eduardo Hernandez Blasts Out Victor Terrazas in Two Rounds Luis Nery Closes in on Title Shot at Bantamweight David Lemieux Dominates Cristian Fabian Rios, Wins Decision Steven Butler Crushes Trotter in One, Maduma is Upset Photos: Manny Pacquiao Mobbed as He Arrives in Los Angeles Kevin Lerena Edges Micki Nielsen: Budler, Van Heerden Win Mikey Garcia Aims To Make a Statement With Dejan Zlaticanin Vazquez: I Took 'Worst Deal of My Career' To Get Juanma in There Marquez: I Beat Pacquiao Four Times, No Reason For Fifth Time! Jamie Cox Outpoints Rios in Foul-Fest, Wins WBO Regional Belt Sam Eggington Drops, Batters Frankie Gavin for Knockout in Eight Craig Cunningham Drops, Shocks Anthony Ogogo For TKO Win Kal Yafai Wins, Faces Luis Concepcion on 12/10 in Manchester Sean Davis Edges Paul Economides For WBC Regional Title Hisashi Amagasa Wins Ten Round Decision Over Carlo Demecilo David Price: I Can Knock Joshua Out, Dropped Him Bad in Sparring Lemieux's Manager Confident Canelo Fight Can Be Made For May Luis Nery Looks To Take His Career To Next Level in Tijuana Hekkie Budler Aims To Bounce Back at Kempton Park Josh Taylor Continues To Rise By Drilling Dave Ryan in Edinburgh Magdaleno on Track To Make 122-Pounds For Donaire Title Shot Hassan N'Dam Aims To Revamp Career, Hires Pedro Diaz Shane Mosley: I'm Semi-Retired - But For Right Opponent I'll Fight! For Better or Worse, Heavyweight Glory Still Runs Through Klitschko Golovkin's Coach: Mayweather Deserves Catch-Weight, NOT Canelo! Frank Warren: Klitschko Does NOT Deserve Shot at WBA Title! What To Do With Tyson Fury? - BoxingScene Ratings Update Arum Explains Manny Pacquiao's Lack of Knockouts Since 2009 McGuigan: Frampton Will Make an Impact in Vegas With Santa Cruz Golovkin Warns Saunders: I Want Your Belt, That is My Goal! Joe Hanks, Denis Douglin Return To Action on November 5 Manny Pacquiao Gets in One Last Workout Before Leaving To LA Hearn: I 100% Want Anthony Joshua vs. David Haye in 2017

Latest Active Forum Threads