By George Hernandez
(Pomona) It was an action packed night of amateur and pro muay thai fights as Pushkick Promotions presented “World Stand Off; Thailand vs. USA” at the WMC Stadium, Saturday night in Pomona.
Alvardo upsets Team Florez’s Rodriguez;
US National Muay Thai champion Beto Rodriguez (TFB) faced Eduardo Alvardo after Chris Minor backed out of the fight and took control in the first round rocking Alvardo with a hard left hand.
The next two rounds saw Alvardo take control while Rodriguez gassed and Alvardo came out with a Unanimous Decision win.
Perez slips by Freeman;
Undefeated Victor Perez took care of business in a close 3-round bout against Ming Freeman. Perez landed some nice combos, but Perez came back with some nice kicks that looked like they hurt Perez. The judges gave Perez a unanimous decision win.
Lahn KO’s Sanchez;
In what was the knockout of the night Ruben Lahn dominated Oscar Sanchez from start to finish. Late in the second round Lahn connected with a left that put Sanchez to bed early for the night.
Cruz and Perez put on show;
Jorge Perez rocked Ronald Cruz early in the first round with an uppercut, but Cruz fought his way back. Perez showed a nice jab and uppercut but the pressure from Cruz was too much after a 10-8 round for Perez. Cruz fought back to a majority draw.
Keawit too much for Humby;
Chonlaag Keawit put the pressure on Baxter “The One Arm Bandit” Humby the entire fight. Humby was able to land points with kicks and a nice backfist. Keawit’s hands were too much for Humby, and he came out with the split decision win.
Menton beats Sriyapai;
Ekpracha Menton exploded from bell to bell dropping William Sriyapai three times. Menton threw combos with deadly elbows. Sriyapai who is 12 years older than Menton, was never able to get in a grove and the bout was stopped in the third round when Sriyapai was dropped with a knee.
The win for Mention sets up a fight with champion Ky Hollenbeck.
“Mr.Lightning” too quick for Da Silva;
Lerdsila “Mr. Lightning” used his speed to stay away from any offense Sheymon Da Silva threw at him. Da Silva look liked the better boxer but the speed and skill of Lerdila didn’t let Da Silva get close. “Mr.Lightning” came out with a unanimous decision win.