Promoted by Universal Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and Warriors Boxing Promotions, Team Puerto Rico member Jorge “Machito” Maysonet ( 7-0, 6KO’s – 135lbs ) demolished Gabriel Díaz( 5-7, 1KO ) in one round. After Díaz was dropped three times, the referee stopped the fight at the 1:26 mark. A double right to the body and head sent Díaz’s to the canvas first. The second knockdown was with a left hook to the body and the third one was with a solid right hand to Díaz’s face.
“It was a good result because I train to pressure my opponent using all kinds of combinations, and it ended in the first round but I will watch the fight again to correct my mistakes and improve more in every fight” said Jorge Maysonet.
In a war at the super lightweight division ( 140lbs ), underdog Samuel “Sammito” Santana ( 5-6, 1KO’s ) defeated Joshua “el macho” Santiago ( 7-1, 6KO’s ) by split decision.
The fight started strong for Santana but Santiago could handle the pressure using his jab. Surprisingly In the second round, Santana scored a knockdown that was a key factor in his victory. The remaining 4 rounds were very competitive were both have their moments. Both fighters were bleeding in the right eye. The fans in attendance were on his feet in the fight.
The judges scored 57-56, 57-56 for Santana and 57-56 for Santiago.
“At round two I didn’t get hit by Santana, it was a slip and it was called a knockdown and I knock him ( Santana ) in the fourth and was called a slip but I have to accept defeat and move foward” said Joshua Santiago.
“I told everybody that Joshua’s pro debut was tonight and I welcome him. Also my training went great” said Samuel Santana.
Also cruserweight Keith Tapia ( 5-0, 4KO’s ) defeated always tough, Juan Carlos Robles ( 12-5-1, 5KO’s ) from Virginia by unanimous decision. The scores were 60-54, 59-55 and 59-55.
“I feel great fighting on the distance and because of my opponent’s strength I fought smart and sweet. Happy Mother’s Day to all” said Tapia.
Superfeatherweight Miguel “el Gallo” Marrero ( 4-0, 2KO’s ) defeated Angel López ( 2-11, 2KO’s ) by TKO in the second round. The time of the stoppage was 2:47.
“I think I looked great. My opponent once he felt my power started running and his corner stopped the fight because I was giving him a beating” says Marrero.
Opening the telecast, Luis Rivera ( 1-2 ) scored a majority decision over José Torres ( 0-3 ). The scores were 39-37, 39-37 and 38-38 The fight was in the bantamweight division.
Debutant Víctor Galindo ( 1-0, 1KO’s – 135lbd ) scored a knockdown victory in the first round over Alberto González. The time was 2:21.
“Noche de Futuros Campeones” card was presented by Universal Promotions and televised by Puerto Rico Sports Network ( 3.1 – 6.2 ) and PRTV channel 6.
Universal Promotions announced his upcoming fight card to be held on Friday, June 15 at the Mario Quijote “Moráles” Coliseum in Guaynabo, PR. In action will be José “Sniper” Pedraza, Miguel “el gallo” Marrero, Joel “Joelo” Torres, Roberto Acevedo and more.