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 Last update:  6/10/2011       Read more by Mike Coppinger         
   
Kenny Galarza Survives Garcia, Dulorme Beats Corley
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By Michael Coppinger

Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York - In a very close welterweight battle, Kenny Galarza (15-1, 14KOs) won a ten round split decision over Irving Garcia (17-7-3, 8KOs) in the main event of ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights. The scores were 96-94 for Garcia, 96-94 for Galarza and 97-94 for Galarza. Garcia has lost four in a row, and now winless since October 2008.

Thomas Dulorme continued his ascent up the ranks in the co-feature of ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights, out-pointing veteran DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley over 10 rounds. Dulorme, of Carolina, Puerto Rico ran his record to 14-0, 11 KOs, as he dropped the southpaw Corley in the third round and dominated him throughout the action. Scores were 99-90 thrice in the welterweight contest.

Highly-touted undefeated prospect Jose Pedraza of Cidra, Puetro Rico (3-0, 3 KOs) made quick work of Tomi Archambault of Minot, N.D. (1-2, 1 KOs) dropping him twice in the first en route to a TKO in the opening round.

Pedraza, 154, jumped on Archambault, 153, from the onset, working him to the body and pushing him to the ropes. Pedraza dropped his foe with a left shot to the liver early on. Archambault beat the count, but Pedraza sensed the moment and closed the show, dropping him to all-fours with a shot to the body, as the referee waved of the bout. Time of the stoppage was 2:21 of the first.

Boyd Melson of White Plains, N. Y. (4-0, 1 KO) stopped Kelvin Kibler of Columbia S.C. (0-7-2) inside three rounds. Time of the stoppage was 1:30 of the junior middleweight bout.

In the opening bout of "Boricua Invasion 1" from the Roseland Ballroom in New York, N.Y., Emanuel Gonzalez of Bronx, N.Y. (9-0, 7 KOs) defeated Jason Rorie of WinstonSalem, N.C. (6-12-2, 3 KOs) via six round unanimous decision in a junior lightweight contest.

Scores were 60-54 twice and 60-55.

Tags: DeMarcus Corley , Jose Pedraza , Thomas Dulorme


 

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comment by theplayerpimp, on 06-11-2011
[QUOTE=DUnknown1]Very impressed with Durlome, I hope he keeps boxing the way he does and doesn't fall in love with his power...[/QUOTE] I think he was in love with his power especially with his 10 fight knock out streak. He was loading up on his shots and putting every thing in one or two punc...

comment by Kannabis Kid, on 06-11-2011
Garcia got robbed straight up dude has a solid jab and after rd 4 the fight was his. Dulorme is a solid prospect but I dont see him beating anyone who has good defense. Lol its funny tho Dulorme fights cautious and hes almost like a veteran to some here, but Yudel Jhonson and Erislandy Lara fight...

comment by chiguy91, on 06-11-2011
dulorme boxed smart, deff keeping an eye out for him. garcia clearly got robbed imo,

comment by DUnknown1, on 06-11-2011
Very impressed with Durlome, I hope he keeps boxing the way he does and doesn't fall in love with his power...

comment by HaglerSteelChin, on 06-11-2011
was at the event had a good time. Some of the boxers ringside included Kendall Holt, John Duddy, Miguel Cotto, Wilfredo Gomez, and Paulie Malignaggi. All the people near me felt Garcia was robbed.

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