Jungle Boy Boxing – Night at the Garden
Tonight marks the end of the season for Jungle Boy boxing, and it ended with some fantastic amateur boxing. Six amateur fights were scheduled, and the first to kick off the action was Shaquille Hall vs. Jackson Knapp, the win going to Shaquille Hall by unanimous decision; the fight was very evenly matched, but Shaquille held on for the win. Next up was Jungle Boy boxer Evan Wrazidlo fighting Jackson Berscheid, the winner being Jackson Berscheid with a flurry of blows in the third round pushing him over the top. The next up was another Jungle Boy boxer, Jesse Walters going against Alex Cantu; this fight belonged to Jesse Walters with his excellent control of the fight, and fighting instinct.
The fourth fight in the amateur division featured two strong female boxers, Jessica Maltez vs. Kim Putzier. The night belonged to Jessica Maltez, with great jab work, and not giving an inch to her opponent. The fifth fight of the night was between Avery Miller and Victor Hernandez, with Victor Hernandez taking the fight. The sixth and last amateur fight of the night was between Christian Sanchez and Joe James, the winner here was Joe James, with James taking a savage low blow in the second round, James shook that off to finish the fight very strongly.
The co-main event was between Herald Calderon and Damien “Wolverine” Hill. This fight was Herald Calderon’s from start to finish; his unrelenting attack kept Hill off balance the entire fight, and Hill unable to mount any type of counter offensive.
Now the main event of the evening, featuring a bout for the Minnesota bantamweight championship between, Jonathan “Jonny Blaze” Perez vs. Antwan “Lil Superman” Robertson. The fight was very one sided, Jonny blaze came out with cool determination, and had Lil superman on the run the entire fight. Every round went to Jonny blaze, but in the minute between the third and forth round; the doctor was called to Robertson’s corner, it had seemed that Robertson had broke his hand in a errant jab that struck Jonny blaze’s elbow, causing him to fracture hit right hand (commonly known as a boxer’s break.) This was the end of the fight, as Robertson could not continue, making Jonathan Perez the new Minnesota bantamweight champion.
After the fight, Chuck Horton went to check up on the fighter, and his hand had swollen to twice its normal size. In a post fight interview Chuck Horton stated this “If Antwan had been having hand problems in the past, and has now a broken hand, it should be that “Lil Superman” should not get into the ring before it is 100% healed, it is not fair to him, his opponent, or even his hand. ” Chuck Horton also went on to say, “Look, we all try to be healthy, but if it should heal…he could try again.”
Author: Matthew Thiry