Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Ivan Dychko Wipes Out Maurice Harris With One Punch

A heated crosstown welterweight rivalry was decided tonight in front of a near sellout crowd at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, as Miami’s Harold “King” Calderon (17-0, 10 KOs) out-worked and out-punched Miami’s formerly undefeated John David “Pretty Boy” Martinez (10-1, 8 KOs)
 
Fighting in the 10-round main event of Kris Lawrence’s Heavyweight Factory Boxing “Hometown Throwdown,” event, Calderon cruised to a dominant 10-round decision by scores of 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90.
 
A combination-punching southpaw, Calderon had too many weapons for Martinez. He ripped to the body and head for 10 rounds, while Martinez offered up the occasional one/two.
 
Both fighters are enormously popular in the region and their fans tried everything to drown each other out all fight.

ivan-dychko

Two-time Olympic medalist Ivan Dychko of Hollywood, Florida, via Kazakhstan, moved his perfect record to 7-0 (7KOs) with a one-punch demolition of once promising Maurice Harris 26-22-3 (11KOs) of East Orange, New Jersey.

Dychko, who said he was hoping to learn something from the experienced Harris, landed a glancing right hook and Harris elected to look for a soft spot to land. Disappointed fans voice their disapproval of Harris’ non-effort. The time of the 10 count was 1:39.
 
In the night’s 10-round super lightweight co-main event, Honolulu’s undefeated Logan “The Korican Kid” Yoon moved his record to 12-0, 10 KOs, with a routine unanimous decision over Colombian veteran Luis E. Flores (24-10, 20 KOs).
 
The promising 19-year-old Yoon, the WBO-NABO Youth Super Lightweight Champion and WBO #13-rated contender, learned a lesson about veteran survival tactics, as he followed the reluctant Colombian around the ring the entire fight, looking for opportunities to engage. Flores landed the occasional right hand on the southpaw Yoon, but mostly threw pot shots that missed and then quickly circled out of range of any return fire.
 
Yoon was cut over the left eye by a headbutt, but still managed to dominate the infrequent action. The scores were 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93.

Two featherweights went to crowd-pleasing war over city-wide bragging rights, and after six rounds of “bombs away” action, Jessy Cruz (now 13-7-1, 5 KOs) ended up taking a unanimous decision over fellow Miami resident Raul Chirino (11-8, 6 KOs).
 
The all-action Cruz can’t seem to be in a bad fight and this one was no different. He was down and badly hurt near the end of round one. Chirino was badly staggered at the end of round two and down from a right hand in round three.
 
The scores were 58-54, 57-55 and 57-55, but this fun fight could have easily been called a draw.
 
A single left hook by Miami’s Livan Navarro at 2:47 of round one brought an end to what was shaping up to be a decent eight-round welterweight showdown against the Dominican’s Julio C Reynoso.
 
The pair came out swinging for the fences and Navarro (now 8-0, 6 KOs) hit it first with the sledgehammer left hand to the jaw of Reynoso (now 12-2, 7 KOs) who dropped and took the full 10 count on one knee.
 
In a fight where both fighters appeared to injure themselves, popular Miami slugger Ulysses Diaz was forced to go the distance for the first time, but still managed to win his light heavyweight four-rounder over Chicago’s Israel Echevarria by unanimous decision (scores of 39-37, 40-36 and 40-36).
 
As in many fights tonight, the judges’ verdicts were no indication of the closeness of the fight. The two warriors each did their share of good work. The heavily muscled Diaz (now 6-0, 5 KOs) landed the harder punches occasionally while favoring his right arm. The crafty Echevarria (now 3-5, 2 KOs) snuck in a number of sneaky shots, despite an injured left leg.
 
To put it mildly, Echevarria was very unhappy with the decision.
 
In an all-Miami super middleweight scrap, Cuban import Irosvani Duvergel (3-0, 2 KOs) won a four-round unanimous decision over “better than his record” Elie Agustama (6-9, 3 KOs).
 
Duvergel, who had never seen the second round of a professional fight previously, dropped Agustama in the first, but the durable Agustama got up and made a great fight of it. The free-swinging pair brawled furiously the rest of the way. The scores (40-35, 39-36 and 39-36) didn’t reflect the competitiveness of the combat.
 
In a back-and-forth six-round lightweight battle, Coral Springs, Florida’s Dustin Arnold (5-1, 1 KO) won a closely contested unanimous decision over Miami’s Daniel Placeres (now (6-1, 5 KOs).
 
Arnold landed the cleaner, harder shots to offset the superior work rate of the shorter Placeres. Plenty of crowd support for both fighters. The scores were 60-54, 58-56 and 59-55
 
Undefeated Lawrence Newton, of Boynton Beach, Florida, chose to brawl inside for all six rounds of his super bantamweight showdown with tough Mexican, Pedro Melo of Tijuana.
 
The result was an entertaining if one-sided brawl with nice punches landed both ways. In the end, Newton (10-0, 6 KOs) kept his perfect record by scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 59-55. Melo falls to 17-19-2, 8 KOs) with his respectable performance.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by joe strong on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=Pusnuts;18921674]:D wow I never saw that, he made his debut at 16 and that was his 10th loss at age 23 geez, looks like he was a decent counterpuncher but left himself open when left hooking , he could have…

Comment by joe strong on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=4truth;18921048]Don't think the author of the article even saw the fight. A right hand followed by a solid left hook is described as - [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7umNrE3gMuo[/url][/QUOTE] I watched it. Harris is like Sprott & Danny Williams at this point. Had skills…

Comment by Pusnuts on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18921018]Yes it is...youtube his classic fight with Derrick Jefferson..[/QUOTE] :D wow I never saw that, he made his debut at 16 and that was his 10th loss at age 23 geez, looks like he was a decent counterpuncher but…

Comment by BigZ44 on 07-07-2018

Big Dyc needs a step up

Comment by 4truth on 07-07-2018

Don't think the author of the article even saw the fight. A right hand followed by a solid left hook is described as - [QUOTE]landed a glancing right hook and Harris elected to look for a soft spot to land.[/QUOTE]…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (9)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Alvarez: I Wanted To Come Back as The Fighter That Beat Kovalev Rosario: I Saw My Power Affected Julian Williams Right Away Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Michael Seals With One Shot Julian Williams: I Have Rematch Clause, It Will Be Immediate! Jeison Rosario Batters Julian Williams in Huge Upset Felix Verdejo, Christopher Diaz Get Wins in New York Jonathan Guzman Blasts Hernandez in Knockdown War Joey Spencer: I'm Going To Stay Busy, Have Four Fights in 2020 Tyson Fury: McGregor Back in Boxing is Great For The Sport! Floyd Mayweather Teases Rematch With Conor McGregor Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals - CompuBox Punch Stats Jeison Rosario vs. Julian Williams - CompuBox Punch Stats Eleider Alvarez Crushes Michael Seals With One Shot in Seventh Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Felix Verdejo Easily Decisions Manuel Rey Rojas Over 10 Rounds Jeison Rosario Batters Julian Williams For TKO in Five, Shocker To Win Titles Julian Williams vs. Jeison Rosario - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Colbert Drops, Out-Points Corrales; Wins WBA Interim 130-Pound Title Joey Spencer Stays Unbeaten, Out-Points Spring In 6-Rounder Sebastian Formella, Peter Kadiru Win Big in Hamburg Jorge Cota Stops Game Cornflake LaManna In Fifth Round Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals - LIVE Results From New York Vito Mielnicki Beats Wilson By Decision On Williams-Rosario Card Williams-Rosario - LIVE Results From Philadelphia Estrella on Ergashev Body Shot: I Couldn't Hear, I Couldn't Move Rosario: In His Heart & Mind, Williams Thinks I'm An Easy Fight Shishkin: I Want Canelo, Benavidez, I Want The Champions Next Julian Williams: I'm Coming To Dominate, Win in Spectacular Fashion Eleider Alvarez: Canelo Didn't Fight Same Kovalev I Fought Twice Colbert: We're Looking For Leo Santa Cruz at The End of 2020! Williams: Hurd Has To Live With Loss In Hometown, Ducking Rematch Seals: I Want Beterbiev; Would Be Explosive, PPV Entertainment For Fighter of The Decade, The BWAA Got it Right Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo Bros, Spence-Crawford, More Makabu vs. Cieslak Back on Course For WBC Title on January 31 McCarter: Claressa Shields Lacks Power, Still Fights in Amateur Style Deontay Wilder Believes He's Far Too Dangerous To Do MMA Billy Joe Saunders Brings Back Ben Davison As Trainer Blair Cobbs vs. Samuel Kotey Set For Garcia-Fonseca DAZN Bill Claressa Shield's Wish-List Includes Headlining PPV, P4P Lists, MMA
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement