Trevor Bryan outpoints Derric Rossy in hard-fought ShoBox main event
Heavyweight Trevor Bryan found out more about himself on Friday night than he did in previous fights. He hits hard but he learned that he could find other avenues to win.
Bryan dropped Derric Rossy in route to a 10-round unanimous decision at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, adjacent to the D Hotel and Casino. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Bryan, 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92.
With the win, Bryan improved to 16-0, 11 knockouts, while Rossy drops to 30-10, 14 KOs.
Bryan was taking a modest step up in opposition against Rossy, who has faced a number of world title holders and contenders. He almost ended matters in the first round, when he hurt and eventually dropped Rossy midway through the first round.
Rossy was not visibly hurt, rallying in the round and over the next couple of rounds. Rossy was able to beat Bryan to the punch and seemed to swing momentum in his favor. By the fourth round, Rossy slowed down considerably, likely from expending so much energy and the 97-degree weather at the outdoor venue.
Bryan used his youth and aggression in the second half of the fight to outwork Rossy. Bryan hurt the former Boston College football player in the sixth round and again in the ninth round, but was not able to follow up each time. Rossy tried to rally in the final round, but looked spent as he fought off the ropes.
Perez surges past Cabrera
Middleweight Decarlo Perez won a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over Juan Ubaldo Cabrera.
Perez improves to 15-3-1, 5 KOs. Cabrera suffers his first defeat and drops to 23-1, 15 KOs.
Cabrera had to deal with a cut along his right eye that was caused by an accidental clash of heads in the first round. He increased his punch output, beating Perez to the punch over the next couple of rounds.
Perez, who took the fight on less than two weeks’ notice, turned the tide in his favor by beating Cabrera to the punch by the middle rounds.
Cabrera, a two-time Olympian who represented the Dominican Republic, seemed to slow down as the bout entered the late stages of the fight, likely from the outdoor heat. Things did not get better for him in the seventh round, as referee Vic Drakulich deducted a point from him for holding down the head of Perez.
All three judges scored the bout in favor of Perez, 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92. Perez has now won nine of his last 10 fights.
Dawejko stops Visinia
In the opening bout of the ‘ShoBox: The New Generation’ telecast, heavyweight Joey Dawejko stopped Natu Visinia in the first round.
With the win, Dawejko improves to 16-4-2, 9 KOs, while Visinia drops to 11-2, 9 KOs.
Dawejko hurt Visina with an overhand right to the head, eventually scoring a knockdown when the ropes held Visinia from going down to the canvas. Dawejko went in for the kill, landing a barrage of punches until referee Russell Mora stepped in and stopped the bout at 1:15.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing