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Michael Dutchover Takes Out Berman Aguilar in Five Rounds

By Francisco Salazar

Lightweight Michael Dutchover demonstrated in his last bout he has one-punch knockout ability. Friday night, he proved he can end a fight by attacking the body.

Dutchover dropped Berman Aguilar twice en route to a fifth round knockout victory at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. It was Dutchover's third knockout in as many fights and four of his last five.

The 20-year-old Dutchover was scheduled to face Luis Lopez of Tijuana, but Lopez withdrew from the fight last week due to an illness. In his last bout on July 20, Dutchover scored a one-punch highlight-reel knockout of Sergio Ramirez.

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Dutchover (11-0, 8 knockouts) was in control of the fight against Aguilar from the opening bell, closing the gap to throw and land two or three-punch combinations. With each passing round, Aguilar went into defensive mode, offering little in form of offense or standing in the pocket with Dutchover.

A minute into round four, Dutchover dropped Aguilar with a left hook to the body. Aguilar beat the count, but mostly grabbed onto or backed away from Dutchover to finish the round.

The end came at 2:31 of round five when another left hook to the body dropped Aguilar. Referee Wayne Hedgpeth immediately stepped in and stopped the bout.

"(Aguilar) was a little awkward, once I saw openings in round three, I let my hands go," said Dutchover, who is trained by Danny Zamora. "He was getting tired. I thought my punches really began to wear him down."

Dutchover, who is originally from Midland, Texas and now resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Fe Springs, is co-promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

Aguilar, who resides in Escazu, Costa Rica, drops to 14-4-1, 4 KOs.

In the co-feature, bantamweights Mario Hernandez and Ivan Gonzalez fought to a six round majority draw.

Both fighters had their moments throughout the back-and-forth fight. Hernandez (7-0-1, 3 KOs), who resides in nearby Santa Ana, did well in walking down Gonzalez against the ropes, but the Mexico City resident consistently landed lead or counter left crosses to the head of Hernandez.

Hernandez was the more effective fighter during the middle rounds, attacking the body with left hooks. Gonzalez (4-1-2, 1 KO) caught a second wind during the final two rounds, being the aggressor and connecting with several combinations.

One judge scored the bout 58-56 for Hernandez, while the other two judges scored the bout 57-57.

In other bouts:
Lightweight Ruben Torres (7-0, 6 KOs) won by knockout after the fourth round when opponent Eder Amaro (8-6, 3 KOs) did not answer the bell for the fifth round.

Junior middleweight Richard Brewart (2-0, 1 KO) dropped Edward Aceves (0-5) once in round one, eventually getting the stoppage victory at 1:32 of round two.

Welterweight David Ortiz Jr. won a one-sided four round decision over Mario Angeles (2-11-2). All three judges scored the bout for Ortiz, who was making his pro debut.Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

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