Friday Night Fights | Undercard Results

Serrano and Sostre went eight rounds in the co-main event (Photo by Ed Diller, Star Boxing).
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Elmer Vera (0-2) vs. Kevin Rooney (2-0, 1 KO)
In his second professional fight, Star Boxing publicist Kevin Rooney scored his first knockout. After Vera looked to start fast in this encounter, Rooney stayed composed and then landed a big left hook midway through the opening round. He continued to work on his opponent and hurt him again late in the frame before pouncing. After peppering Vera with a nice flurry, Rooney eventually dropped his opposition with a hard right hand at the bell. Vera stayed on a knee until reaching an eight-count, and he then fell when he tried to get back to his feet, giving Rooney the first round stoppage.

Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4 KO) vs. Raymond Serrano (16-0, 8 KO)
Serrano looked to lead his attack with a strong left-handed jab in this bout, trying to use that range to establish some distance between himself and Sostre. Serrano was able to land some hard shots throughout the eight rounds of action, but he found a very game and tough counterpart in the man opposite him in the ring. Both fighters were throwing heavy punches, but neither one of them was backing down at the same time. However, Serrano did appear to get the better in the contest, and he eventually improved his perfect record to 16-0 after the judges saw it 78-74, 78-74 and 77-75 in his favor.

Rogelio Sanchez (0-4) vs. Steven Gamache (2-0, 1 KO)
Gamache was able to drop Sanchez early in the opening round with a right hand, with his opponent hitting the canvas rather violently, but he was unable to capitalize on the damage. The pace of the action was somewhat slowed over its four frames, but Gamache did emerge victorious in the end when took counts of 40-35, 39-36 and 39-36 from the three judges at ringside.

Reggie LaCrete (4-1-2, 3 KO) vs. Lionel Thompson (8-0, 5 KO)
In the final pairing of the evening, two unbeaten cruiserweights met. While LaCrete was a game fighter, he had a really hard time of finding the slightly bigger and more elusive Thompson, who proved to be an excellent reactionary boxer. Showing his athleticism, Thompson also did a nice job of getting in and out when he struck, and his ability to move prevented him from taking any damage over the four rounds of action. When the final bell had rung, Thompson remained unbeaten with straight 40-36 tallies fro
m the ringside judges.



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