Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Luis Ortiz Drills Monte Barrett For Knockout Win In Cali

By Jake Donovan

Luis Ortiz preseved his unbeaten record in dominant style, scoring a 4th round stoppage over faded former heavyweight contender Monte Barrett in their headliner Thursday evening in Indio, California. 

The bout was never competitive, but hardly atoned for what was a bizarre - and arguably premature - stoppage. Ortiz scored with a flush shot to the nose of Barrett, who immedately clutched his face in pain as he fell to the canvas. 

Referee Raul Caiz moved in to rule a knockdown, but sensed that Barrett was experiencing the type of damaging pain to where he should no longer continue. With that came the stoppage.

The official time was 0:38 of round four.

The 35-year old Ortiz, a Cuban southpaw now residing in Miami, picks up his deepest knockout in nearly three years as he improves to 21-0 (18KO).

Barrett falls to 35-11-2 (20KO). The New Yorker hadn't fought in nearly two years, when he suffered a 4th round knockout loss to Shane Cameron in July '12. A return to retirement would seem to be the likely next step. 

UNDERCARD

Like a noted heavyweight earlier in the card (read below), Diego de la Hoya was forced to settle for a decision for the first time in his young career, pitching a six-round shutout over Jaxel Marrero.

Scores were 60-53 across the board for the 19-year old de la Hoya, whose cousin is Hall of Fame boxer and current promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

The teenaged featherweight scored a knockdown 17 seconds into the contest, though it proved to be an anomally. Marrero dusted himself off and proved to be a tough nut to further crack. de la Hoya picked up on this and went into boxing mode. He handled himself well, never allowing Marrero a moment to believe he stood a chance.

de la Hoya improves to 4-0 (3KO); Marrero falls to 1-2-1 (0KO).

Gerald Washington picked up his fourth straight knockout win, though it's entirely possible that the next move for his opponent will be to file a formal protest.

A flush shot to the chin led the way for a fight ending rally, but it was a sweeping right hand while Scott was down on one knee that produced the end to their co-feature bout. For the moment, the result stands as a 2nd round knockout for Washington. 

The bout was a rare occasion where the 6'6" Washington was at a height disadvantage, but had no problem finding the chin of Scott, whose height (6'8") was really all he brought to the table. 

Washington went to town in round two, landing several bombs on Scott. A straight right had the Houston-based heavyweight in trouble, forcing him to take a knee in efforts to clear his head. However, aged referee Lou Moret was slow to get in between the fighters in time to rule a knockdown, leaving enough time for Washington to load up and launch a right half-hook, half-uppercut on a defenseless Scott. The dazed heavyweight went down, attempted to rise and fell again to the canvas in prompting the stopage.

The official time was 1:40 of round two. 

Washington improves to 12-0 (9KO) with the win, assuming the final verdict stands. Scott falls to 16-2-0-1NC (10KO), with his only other loss coming in his pro debut. 

Dominic Breazeale was forced to go the distance for the first time in his young career but remains undefeated. The 2012 U.S. Olympic heavyweight boxer was extended eight rounds by veteran Nagy Aguilera and forced to settle for a wide decision win.

Scores were 80-72 and 79-73 (twice) in the Fox Sports 1-televised opener.

Breazeale appeared to be on his way to his 10th knockout in as many tries on several occasions. Aguilera absorbed amazingly well, but took several heavy and flush punches in the early rounds, at time prompting referee Raul Caiz Sr. to give a long, hard look to ensure the fighter's safety wasn't being compromised.

As the rounds wore on, Breazeale's punch output and accuracy gradually decreased. Aguilera managed to get in a few licks, even stunning the unbeaten Californian on a couple of occasions, but never to the point of threatening to turn the tide. 

Breazeale advances to 10-0 (9KO) with the win, his first of 2014. Aguilera snaps a modest two-fight win streak, as he falls to 19-8 (13KO).

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 04-05-2014

nice shot by Ortiz to end it. he was only 4lbs heavier then monte but he looked a lot bigger in my opinion. I knew skip scott would get beat even though he got hit late. scott got dropped by…

Comment by richardt on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14392861]I got into it with richardt aka cry- chardt he was biatching about everything..[/QUOTE]Coming from someone who was b1tching about everything I said.

Comment by LouIE G on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=TBear;14392841]On subject, I enjoyed the Thursday night card. I would like it if they made this a weekly show.[/QUOTE] Im with you man,the only thing is i forget because im not used to boxing being live on mondays,and thursdays...

Comment by LouIE G on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=Regeza;14392830]What the hell are you talking about?[/QUOTE] I got into it with richardt aka cry- chardt he was biatching about everything....were the only ones who were posting on here,8 pages of back and forth posts,it was fun but he got…

Comment by straightleft on 04-04-2014

Now it's time for the heavyweights to shine. This division was so borig for too long.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (89)
Top Headlines Golovkin Blown Away By Treatment in The Motherland - Mexico Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Go Face To Face Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - Square Up in New York City Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense Pedro Guevara on Shiro Loss: In Mexico I Could've Gotten Decision McCullough, McCarthy, Ward and Crocker Eager For More Nathaniel Gallimore Stays Busy With Knockout Victory Parker: I'll Make Tyson Fury Rich By Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Agron Smakici: I Want To Fight With Alexander Dimitrenko Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev Chocolatito To Return in April or May, Possibly on Canelo-GGG II Rey Vargas Expects Fireworks With Oscar Negrete at MSG Devon Alexander: I'm Ready To Fight Anybody Out There Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Cut, Conquers David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card Euro News: Robert Helenius Update, Soro, Madsen, Jur, More Sullivan Barrera: Valera Just Tried to Survive in Loss to Bivol Floyd Mayweather Inks Deal To Be Character in New Poker Game
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement