Miguel Cruz-Anthony Abbruzzese Review
Heavy handed prospect Miguel Cruz (11-0-0) from nearby Lake Mary, Fla. defeated Anthony Abbruzzese (4-4-0) with a spectacular left hook knockout 2:17 in the first round. This fight was clearly a showcase fight for young Cruz to look the goods in front of a hometown crowd, but he more than took care of business.
Antonio Russell-Eduardo Melendez Review
The younger brother of WBC featherweight titleholder Gary Russell Jr, Antonio Russell (5-0-0) defeated Eduardo Melendez (5-18-0) via 3rd round knockout in a clear developmental fight due to the discrepancy in class.
Russell showed extremely fast hands hand throughout the fight dropping Melendez in the second round with a brilliant flurry. In the third round, Russell did show his lack of experience, losing a point after a deliberate low blow, being visibly frustrated from not being able to finish Melendez. After the a few minute break, Antonio Russell seemed to refocus earning a third round Knockout. The stoppage came at 1:31 into the third round by TKO.
James McGirt-Demetrius Walker Review
Three bouts now removed from his 9th round TKO defeat against former title contender Edwin Rodriguez James McGirt (25-3-1) defeated Demetrius Walker (8-11-2) via UD. McGirt was patient in the first round feeling out the game Walker. James McGirt came on strong in the second with a relentless body assault.
A minute into the third round, Walker was hit with a clean right hand projecting his mouthpiece out the ring, then dropped by a four-punch combination. The next two rounds was more of McGirt, who was in complete control, and cruised his way to a unanimous decision victory.
The scorecards read 59-53 60-53 60-52 all in favor of McGirit Walker
Mercio Figueroa (2-0-0) defeated Kevin Miller (0-2-0) via 2nd round knockout at :58 mark.