Trevor Bryan and Derric Rossy turned in a very entertaining main event on ShoBox live from The D Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 10 round bout was being contested in the heavyweight division.
Bryan was able to assert himself as the more efficient offensive fighter and was producing at a higher quality early on, although the action was good enough that there was little separation between opponents.
There were moments in the early rounds where Bryan tried separating himself as the more dominant fighter, but Rossy did everything he could to stay in the fight. Rossy was equally as effective in close quarters and made his power count.
It would be hard to argue why Bryan was clearly winning the fight because the action was close, but he just did things effectively.
The problem was that both fighters were getting tired and it was barley the 4th round.
Both fighters were noticeably fatigued and the action became increasingly lazy. Credit to both fighters for continuing to engage, but the output was hampered and there was a noticeable power deficiency as punches landed had little effect.
Bryan was able to dig deep in the 6th and he was very close to stopping Rossy, who appeared to be on his last leg. As Bryan continued to land big shots, you could see that he wasn’t landing the same quality of leather on his opponent as he had been only moments before and Rossy, to his credit, was eating the punches well.
Rossy was able to weather the storm and ended up turning the tables on his opponent. What looked like a 10-8 round in Bryan’s favor became a bit more even as the round came to a close. Still, Rossy didn’t do nearly enough to even the round, let alone take the lead, and he was only taking the bare minimum from an exhausted Bryan.
Bryan was able to keep the command and the fight went the distance.
The judges turned in scores of 97-92, and 98-91 twice for Bryan, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
In the evening’s co-feature, New Jersey’s Decarlo Perez thoroughly handled Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in a 10 round in the super middleweight division. Perez was able to gain control early in the fight and maintained a workable tempo. He had trouble finding his range at times, but he was the clear winner of a unanimous decision. The judges scored the fight 97-92 and 98-91 twice.
The televised opener was a heavyweight contest between Natu Visinia and Joey Dawejko. The bout was scheduled for 8 rounds, but Dawejko only needed 1 to put Visinia away in impressive fashion. Dawejko landed big leather early in round 1. After landing the same shot several times in a row, the referee issued a standing 8 count to Visinia.
Visinia was able to get up, but Dawejko smelled blood and continued after him until the referee saw fit to stop the bout.