Robert Guerrero won in a split decision over Aron Martinez in a close decision, as Martinez gave Guerrero a challenge, especially in the earlier rounds, on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC. The four live televised boxing matches took place at StubHub Center in Carson, California. In the other three bouts, the action was also fierce, with Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale getting a KO over his opponent, Yasmany Consuegra, in the third round.
In the fight for the vacant WBC Featherweight Title and belt, Jesus Cuellar defeated former world champion Vic Darchinyan in the seventh round by a KO. The fourth match was a middleweight contest between Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and Delray Raines. The fight marked a triumphant return to the ring for Angulo. It was the first time he had fought since 2012.
The welterweight bout between Robert Guerrero, also known as “The Ghost,” and Aron Martinez, was the main event on the fight card on Saturday, June 6. Though Robert Guerrero eventually won over Aron Martinez in a split decision, it was a close bout, with Aron doing very well standing toe-to-toe against Guerrero and some would say, out-boxing him in the earlier rounds.
Viewers of the showdown between Robert Guerrero and Aron Martinez were treated to a terrific and closely-matched fight that went all ten rounds it had been scheduled for. More than 1,000 punches were thrown between the two welterweight boxers. Martinez showed to Guerrero and everyone who was watching the fight that he was not at all intimidated by “The Ghost.” He fought well and landed uppercuts even when Guerrero had Martinez backed into the ropes, and he sometimes would switch positions with Guerrero, backing him into the ropes.
The fourth round was perhaps the best one for Martinez, as he succeeded in landing a punch that dropped Guerrero to the mat. However, Robert Guerrero did not lose his composure, and he came on strong as the fight progressed into the later rounds. Two of the three judges had Guerrero winning, one with a score card of 97-95, one with a score card of 95-94 for “The Ghost,” and the third judge’s score card was in Martinez’s favor, 95-94. When Robert Guerrero won over Aron Martinez in the split decision, the crowd was brought to their feet.
2012 U.S. Olympian and Southern California-native, Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, was fighting before a home crowd against the previously unbeaten heavyweight challenger, Yasmany Consuegra. Breazeale had bragged on Media Workouts Day on Wednesday that he would defeat Consuegra by a KO, and it turned out, that was exactly what he did.
Less than two minutes into the third round, the referee stopped the fight after Breazeale had knocked Consuegra to the canvas three times. Breazeale bettered his record to 15-0 with 14 of his victories coming by KOs.
Then, in the featured fight on Premiere Boxing Champions on NBC Sportsnet, a featherweight bout between Argentinean Jesus Cuellar and Vic Darchinyan, both fighters gave it their all in an attempt to claim the vacant WBC FeatherWeight Title and belt. It was a hard-fought bout, but Cuellar eventually managed to get the victory by a KO of Darchinyan at 1:04 into the seventh round.
The fourth boxing match was also exciting, as the middleweight bout marked the return of Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo to the boxing ring for his first fight since 2012. He proved that “The Dog,” as his nickname translates to in English, still has a lot of bite and fight in him, as he won by KO against Delray Raines in the fifth round.
After the welterweight bout, Robert Guerrero said that his opponent, Aron Martinez, “came to fight and the fans got to see two warriors go at it.” Remarking on how he felt after getting back to his feet when Martinez knocked him down, Guerrero stated he told himself “get up and win this fight.” He added that his cousin had passed away the week before, and that “this fight was for her.”
Martinez commented following the fight that he was “very happy” with his “performance.” He stated that he thought he had “won the fight.” He said that he looks forward to “fighting again as soon as possible.”
Dominic Breazeale said after his win over Consuegra “I put on a big show and got the win.” Breazeale said he “couldn’t ask for anything better,” and he added “This was only three rounds right here and let’s do it again in a couple months.”
After defeating Darchinyan, Jesus Cuellar stated “Darchinyan is a very tough warrior and I’m glad I came out on top.” He said that he had noticed boxer “Abner Mares sitting in the first row and I want to fight him next.”
Alfredo Angulo said that his fans were there at the fight, “cheering for me – cheering for the dog.” He humbly thanked them for all of their support. He said that some people had been saying that “the dog is dead,” but he added that the people who saw him win on Saturday will all say “the dog is alive and well.”
The main event on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC, the welterweight boxing match when Robert Guerrero won over Aron Martinez in a split decision, was just one of the four exciting bouts boxing fans were treated to on Saturday, June 6. The heavyweight match between Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale vs. Consuegra was also impressive, with Breazeale winning by KO in the third round. Jesus Cuellar claiming the vacant WBC Featherweight Title and belt was another fantastic match, as was seeing Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo’s triumphant return to the ring.
Written By Douglas Cobb
Swanson Communications Press Release
Photos Courtesy of: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions