Cruz takes out Carrasquillo in six to thrill hometown fans in Bethlehem—FIGHT CARD NOW ON DEMAND ON GFL

NEW YORK/BETHLEHEM, PA (July 4, 2011)—Ronald Cruz firmly established himself as one of the top prospects in the Welterweight division as he scored a sixth round stoppage over rough and tumble veteran Doel Carrasquillo in front of his hometown fans that highlighted the first ever boxing event at The Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem

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Early on Cruz was landing tapping shots that had Carrasquillo gesturing and mocking Cruz in an attempt to discourage the young twenty-four year old.  Cruz was not discouraged as he systematically ramped up his attack and began to pound the body of Carrasquillo.

One would get the feeling that Carrasquillo was always in the fight because he seemed to be loading up for that one shot that may turn the tables.

Cruz would never let Carrasquillo get that opportunity has he continued that body assault and started mixing in quick combinations to the head.

In round six, Cruz landed some more hard body shots that hurt Carrasquillo.  Carrasquillo turned his back to Cruz and Cruz ran after him and landed a few more shots for which Carrasquillo pulled a “No Mas” and the fight was over at 1:09 of round six.

It was assumed that Carrasquillo had suffered some form of a rib injury from all the shots he took to his flank region.

Cruz, 146 lbs of Bethlehem, PA is now 13-0 with ten knockouts.  Carrasquillo, 146 ½ lbs of Lancaster, PA is now 15-18-1.

In one of the co-features, Bryne Green and Eilud Torres fought to an entertaining draw in a Lightweight bout.

Both guys had their moments with Torres rocking Green at the end of round three.  Green showed the superior speed but Torres showed a bit more diversity to his game.

Scores were 58-57 for Green; 58-56 for Torres and 57-57.

Torres, 134 lbs of nearby Allentown, PA is now 5-2-3.  Green, 132 ½ lbs of Vineland, NJ is now 6-4-1.

Rashad Brown was methodical in taking a six round unanimous decision over Omar Sims in a Super Middleweight fight.

Brown sent to Sims to the canvas with a big uppercut in round two and controlled the action with his size and coasted to the victory by scores of 60-53 on all cards.

Brown, 164 ¼ lbs of Philadelphia is now 5-0.  Sims, 166 lbs of Baltimore is now 5-4-3.

The opener was a four round Featherweight bout that saw Cesar Gonzalez and Joshua Arocho battle to a draw.

Scores were 38-38 on all cards.

Gonzalez, 128 lbs of Reading, PA is now 0-0-2.  Arocho, 126 lbs of Vineland, NJ is now 1-4-1.

Grayson Blake scored a four round unanimous decision over Anthony Abrams in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Scores were 40-36; 40-36 and 39-37 for Blake, 151 lbs of York, PA and is now 3-0.  Abrams, 156 lbs of Philadelphia is now 1-7.

In a rematch of a draw that took place on May 21st, William Miranda took a close four round unanimous decision over Zeferino Albino in a Heavyweight bout

Miranda was cut from around his right eye but was more active as they both traded many body shots.

Scores were 40-36; 40-36 and 39-37 for Miranda, 222 lbs of Allentown, PA and is now 3-3-1.  Albino, 202 lbs of Philadelphia is now 4-13-3.

Coming off a five year layoff, Chris Plebani scored a four round unanimous decision over David Navarro in a Welterweight bout featuring winless fighters.

Scores were 40-36l 39-37 and 39-38 for Plebani, 145 lbs of Bristol, PA and is now 1-2.  Navarro, 151 ½ lbs of Philadelphia is 0-4.

This entertaining card was promoted by J Russell Peltz and Peltz Boxing promotions.

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