Adams, Gatica, Kopylenko, & Monroe Jr. advance in Boxcino

HAMMOND, IND (March 3, 2014)–Middleweights Brandon  Adams, Raymond Gatica and  Vitalii Kopylenko scored  stoppages while while Willie  Monroe Jr. scored a 6 round unanimous decision as all  four advanced to the semi- finals of Boxcino 2014 that  highlighted a great night of  boxing at the Hammond  Horseshoe Casino.

Monroe Jr. scored a 6 round  unanimous decision over  Donatas Bondas.


Bondas pressed forward while  Monroe tried to box and move.  Bondas ‘oft injured nose started to bleed as early as the 1st frame.  In round three, Bondas began to up his pressure and Monroe was trying to move lateral while throwing jabs.  Monroe Jr. stayed in the pocket a little more in the 4th round and he began working the body.  His agression continued throughout the last half of the bout and Bondad had no answer for it.  Monroe was more versatile and won by scores of  59-55 twice and 58-56   twice and 58-56.


Monroe, 160 lbs of Rochester,  NY. is now 16-1.  Bondas, 160. 2 lbs of Chicago, IL. is now  18-5-1.


Vitalii Kopylenko scored two  knockdowns in just over three  minutes and registered a 2nd round stopapge over Cerreeso  Fort.round


Kopylenko buckled Fort with  an over hand right in round  one.  After the opening frame, Fort was already  bleeding  from his mouth.


Seconds into the 2nd round,  Kopylenko dropped Fort from a  hard left hook.  Fort was clearly hurt and was dropped  again from a series of  punches.  The bout was  stopped at 43 seconds of  round two.


“Fort was heavy handed and I  was patient,”said Kopylenko.


“I did not try to knock him  out, it just came.”


Kopylenko, 160 lbs of Kiev,  Ukraine is now 23-0 with 13  knockouts.

Said Fort, “I got hit with a  shot in the 1st round and was  hurt.  I tied to bounce back but he hurt me again.”

Fort, 160.2 lbs of St. Paul,  MN is now 17-3-1.

Raymond Gatica scored a  emphatic 4th round stoppage  over previously undefeated knockout  artist Sena Agbeko.

The two came out firing with  Gatica getting the better of  the exchanges.  Gatica was more efficient with his  punches while Agbeko came in  with wide-winging shots.  In round three,  Gatica landed  several shots that snapped  the head of Agebko back.  It looked like the referee  was  close to stopping the bout  but Agbeko did enough return  punching to warrant his  continuation.  He did mot last  much longer as Gatica was all  over Agbeko and continued to rock his head with power  shots and the fight as  stopped at 1:06 of round 4.


“You always have to be ready,”  said Gatica.  “I knew in the  1st round I had the fight.”


Brandon Adams scored a  stoppage after round four  when Daniel Edouard did not  come out for the 5th round.

Adams found a home in the second round as he landed hard body shots with both hands. Adams continued to score and stay out of harms way.  In round four, Adams deposited  Edouard   on the canvas with a perfect left hook.  Edouard got to his feet and ate a few more punches on the ropes.  ,


After the 4th round, Edoaurd  had enough and pulled the  plug on the contest.


“I had a long layoff and my  timing wasn’t right.  I am a  professional and there was no  reason to take anymore  punishment,”said Edouard

“Getting hit with that left  hook discouraged me.”

Said Adams, “I hit him with a  good left hook.  He was tough  and I am happy with my  performance.  I know I can do  better.”

Adams, 160. Lbs of San Diego,  CA is now 13-0 with 9  stoppages.  Edouard, 160 lbs  of West Palm Beach, FL is 23- 5-2


Gatica will face Adams while  Kopylenko will take on Monroe  Jr. on April 18th at the  Turning Stone Resort Casino  in Verona, NY.

Boxcino will continue on  March 28th at the 4 Bears  Casino in New Town, North  Dakota with the lightweight  semi-finals that will put  Chris Rudd taking on Petr  Petrov while Miguel Gonzalez  fights Fernando Carcamo in  bouts scheduled for 8 rounds.


In the opening bout, Banner  Promotions Donovan Dennis  scored an explosive 1st round  stoppage over Sam Commings in  a scheduled 6 round  heavyweight bout.

Dennis landed a straight left  that made Commings fall back  and hit his head with a loud thud against the canvas and  the bout was immediately  stopped at 1:34 of round one.

Dennis, 226 lbs of Davenport,  Iowa is now 9-1 with 7  knockouts.  Commings, 264 lbs of West Palm Beach, FL.  is now  4-8.


Simeon Hardy was successful  in his Banner Promotions  debut as he stopped Chad Greenleaf in round five of  their scheduled six round  middleweight bout.


Hardy dominated the action  and dropped Greenleaf twice  in round five.  The foirst from a hard overhand right and the finisher was from a right that was followed by a booming left hook that knocked Greenleaf out for several moments and the bout was stopped at 2:50 of round five.

Hardy, 157.6 lbs of Brooklyn,  NY is now 11-0 with 9  knockouts.  Greenleaf, 158.8 of Parkersburg, WV  is 13- 20-1.


Sergio Montes De Oca and  Fidel Navarette battled to a  spirited six round draw in a  featherweight bout.


Montes De Oca, 124 lbs of  Chicago took a card 58-56  while two judges ruled the  fight even at 57-57.


De Oca is now 7-2-2.   Navarette, 127 lbs of  Highland, IN is now 4-0-2.


Mike Jimenez needed just 56  seconds to take care of Jimmy  Campbell in their scheduled six round Light Heavyweight  bout.


Jimenez scored a knockdown  from an uppercut and a follow  up flurry ended the bout.


Jimenez, 175 lbs of Chicago  is now 13-0 with 10 knockouts.   Campbell, 173 lbs of  Indianapolis, IN is now 11-7.


Russell Fiore scored a 4  round unanimous decision over  Tim Carrizales in a  lightweight bout.


Fiore dropped Carrizales  twice in the final frame and  cruised home with a victory  by the scores of 40-34 on all  cards.

Fiore, 134.8 lbs of Chicago is 11-2-1.  Carrizales, 134.4 lbs of Waukesha, WI is now 4-9-1.

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