Arturo Trujillo earned a hard-fought decision over Terrell James in a battle of young welterweights.
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Presented by BAM Boxing and Peltz Boxing, a Legends of Boxing PPV event occurred at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Pennsylvania, with seven total bouts on tap. Following is a recap of the undercard action.
Arturo Trujillo (3-0, 1) vs. Terrell James (1-1)
In a battle of young unbeaten fighters, Trujillo of Easton and Philadelphia’s James put on a good show during a four-round welterweight affair. Trujillo stepped in as the fan favorite in this bout, putting on a solid performance but also meeting spirited competition in James. Tall for the division, the pair of 5-11 fighters had some nice exchanges in the opening frame before Trujillo began to find his rhythm while landing some crisp punches over the next two rounds. His elusiveness also proved to be a problem for James, who attempted to counter with aggression. The lone knockdown of the bout came in the 4th frame, with an off-balance Trujillo nearly slipping before a right hand sent him to the canvas. Once returning to his feet, the Easton boxer finished the fight with heavy pressure and an outstanding flurry, nearly bringing an end to the bout before the final bell rang. Once it did, Trujillo still managed to earn a pair of 40-36 scores despite the knockdown, and he won the fight via unanimous decision when the third card revealed a count of 39-37.
Jason Sosa (10-1-3, 5) vs. Tyrone Luckey (5-4-1, 5)
In what was viewed as a crossroads fight by many, both of these competitors stepped into the ring knowing that they needed the victory. Sosa immediately went to the body from the opening bell, which would prove to be a setup for the closing moment of the bout. The 5-9 Luckey initially tried to utilize his four-inch height advantage but was unable to truly utilize it. In the second frame, Luckey continued to eat too many flush shots, and Sosa’s early body work paid dividends when he landed a devastating blow to the midsection of Luckey. The Middletown quickly buckled to his knees, and he would be unable to continue. At the 2:58 mark of the second round, it was a knockout win for Sosa.
Juan Serrano (3-8-1, 2) vs. Jerome Rodriguez (6-0-1, 2)
After a bit of feeling out in the opening frame, Rodriguez became more comfortable in the second round and began landing the cleaner shots. Serrano tried to throw in numbers, but his punches were coming off too slowly to ever land with any true significance. However, the resilient Serrano did continue to come forward and made a true attempt to maintain his activity, but his advances were read well by Rodriguez to help the young fighter avoid much damage. Rodriguez had his best output in the 4th frame, unloading upon his opposition as he chased him around the ring. The final two rounds leveled it back out a bit and displayed some decent exchanges, and this six-frame affair would eventually go the entirety of its six scheduled rounds. When the judges’ scorecards were then revealed, Rodriguez remained unbeaten with tallies of 60-54, 59-54 and 58-54.
- Chris Davis (1-0, 1) def. John Portillo (0-2) via KO (2nd; 2:36)
- Dan Pasciolla (1-1) def. Billy Marks (1-1) via UD (39-37x3)
- Joey Dawejko (8-2-2, 3) def. Kevin Franklin (4-7, 2) via UD (60-54, 58-56x2)