Undefeated Jr. Welterweight Chris Algieri (12-0 6KO Huntington, NY) kept his perfect record intact with a hard fought 10 round unanimous decision over Bayan Jargal (15-3-1 10KO Arlington, VA) last night at The Paramount in Huntington, NY as Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented the 3rd installment of their new series "Boxeo Azteca" broadcast live on the Azteca America network.
The first 2 rounds saw each guy trying to take command by using their boxing skills. Algieri countered Jargal well and seemed to have the upper hand. The 3rd round saw Algieri dig vicious body shots into Jargal, hurting him badly with a perfectly placed left hook to the liver but Jargal hung on until the end of the round. Jargal bounced back well in the 4th round and started to land crisp shots to the head and body of Algieri. From then on it was a war of attrition as both boxers landed hard shots and traded freely much to the crowds delight. Algieri opend a cut over Jargal's left eye in the 7th round with a perfectly placed left hook. The sold out crowd stood in appreciation as the bell for the final round sounded and both fighters didn't disappoint as they fought hard right to the end much to the crowds delight. In the end, Algieir prevailed on all three scorecards by scores of 97-93 twice, and 98-92.
The semi final saw another undefeated Long Island fighter keep his record perfect as Welterweight Cletus Seldin (5-0 3KO Dix Hills, NY) overcome a nearly closed left eye to stop Rashad Bogar (3-3-1 2KO Newark, NY) over 3 hellish rounds. Bogar and Seldin got right into it trading hard blows in the 1st round with Bogar momentarily stunning Seldin midway through the round and nearly closing his left eye. Seldin came out in the 2nd round like a house on fire as he and Bogar went toe to toe driving the large pro Seldin crowd into a frenzy. Seldin landed numerous body shots on Bogar which were hurting the Newark fighter greatly. Seldin was relentless as the 3rd round opened dropping Bogar with a terrific left hook to the body and then finishing him off with an unrelenting assault at ____ of the 3rd round.
Rich Neves TKO2 Hector Rivera Welterweight
Aaron Kinch W4 Jacques Louis Heavyweight
Steven Tyner TKO 1 Mike Ocasio Light Heavyweight
Raul Nuncio TKO 1 Elmer Vera Jr. Middleweight
It was an electric night as Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing put on the first ever show at The Paramount. It was a standing room only crowd and all in attendence had a great night of exciting fights.
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