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Austin Brooks remains undefeated, results from Tacoma

Austin Brooks remains undefeated, results from Tacoma

Austin Brooks remains undefeated, results from Tacoma

Undefeated Austin Brooks (12-0-1, 5 KOs) successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) super-featherweight title from the US mainland last night, albeit via an unpopular 10-round draw with the dangerous Aram “Warrior” Avagyan (11) -1-3, 5 KO).

The fight took place in the main event on the entertaining “EQC Fight Night” card presented by Toro Promotions, Inc. in association with Whitfield Haydon Boxing at the famed Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) in Tacoma, Washington.

Fighting out of San Diego, Brooks, 28, needed a strong rally in the final two rounds of a thrilling throwback fight against 2016 Armenian Olympian Avagyan to retain his WBA Continental USA crown in the face of a standing-only fight. crowd.

Aram pressured Brooks relentlessly from the start and it looked like the fight was slipping away from the defending champion. Both fighters had their moments through the action-packed first eight rounds, but Aram’s exceptionally high work rate seemed to keep him on his way to victory. Brooks, however, to his credit picked his spots and took the final two critical rounds for the hard-earned draw.

Toro Promotions’ growing lineup of talented heavyweights including Dante Stone (16-1, 11 KOs) and Alexander “The Great” Flores (19-4-1, 17 KOs) was on display last night as Kingsley “The Black”. Lion” Ibeh and Tsotne Rogava (9-0, 7 KOs) were both in action.

Ibeh (13-2-1, 10 KOs), who is originally from Nigeria and now lives in Phoenix, is the cousin of retired, infamous heavyweight boxer Ike Ibeabuchi. Ibeh, who played college football at Washburn University as well as professionally in the Canadian Football League, completely dominated former Texas champion Juan Torres (11-7-1. 4 KOs).

The 6′ 4”, 300-pound Ibeh was simply too big and strong for Torres, who was knocked down four times en route to a second-round knockout of Ibeh.

Tsotne, a fast riser with a tremendous edge, showed that he is a good boxer in addition to having lethal power, going the full distance for the time scone in a row. The 2020 Ukrainian Olympian used his 6′ 5″, 270-pound frame and deceptive speed to dominate battle-tested Jon Bolden (10-14-1, 7 KOs) in the eight-round Special Feature.

The Georgia-born Rogava, who now resides in Marina del Rey (CA) and is coached by Hall of Famer Joe Goossen, dropped Bolden in the second and fifth rounds in a near knockout decision, winning all eight rounds to two of the referees. ‘, seven on the other hand, in a match somewhat marred by Bolden’s constant squeeze in survival mode.

Undefeated Nicaraguan super featherweight prospect Nilo Guerrero (9-0, 7 KOs), 2016 Nicaraguan National Youth Champion, who resides in Coachella, CA, extended his impressive streak to nine by taking a dominant six-round unanimous decision against veteran Diuhi. Elegant” Olguin (16-38-7, 10 KOs). The 23-year-old Guerrero once again skillfully used his 6’1″ super-featherweight height and length to his advantage.

Also fighting on the four-round undercard was Hoquiam (WA) super welterweight Nathan “Superman” Stolen (2-0, 1 KO), who won a four-round split decision over Julio Munoz , Jr. (0-1-1). ), in an all-out slugfest where the two fighters fought like Rockem Sockem robots, as Auburn (WA) Agustin Tovar (1-0) defeated pro debutant Miquel Gonzales (0-1) in a spirited showdown that showcased a high standard. the volume of punches with Tovar clearly lands the sharper punches.