Late Breaking

Yudel Jhonson stops Juliano Ramos; Brad Solomon steals the show and 0 in Miami on ESPN Friday Night Fights in Miami

Miami, FL (June 5, 2010)–Yudel Jhonson (7-0, 5 KO’s) wins with an eighth round TKO over Brazilian Juliano Ramos (16-4, 13 KO’s).

Yudell Jhonson, a Cuban Defector who won the silver medal in the Olympics in Athens, Greece looked much bigger than Ramos and was noticeably faster and more skilled. Ramos was reaching for the big shot early while getting countered often by Jhonson who often landed big straight left hands. Jhonson a southpaw controlled the fight with smart boxing and hard punches on Ramos who took the fight on short notice and was game in his attempt to outbox the puncher Jhonson. Ramos has been in with World Champions Kermit Cintron and up and coming superstar Mike Jones, however knocked out by both fighters. In the end Ramos was taking punishment from Jhonson and Telas Assimenios stepped in at of 2:39 the eighth round.

In the co-main event previously undefeated Puerto Rican amateur star Kenny Galarza (13-1, 13 KO’s) was beaten by sharp and impressive Brad Solomon (12-0, 4 KO’s).

Solomon controlled the entire fight by keeping Galarza away with great outside boxing and angles. Galarza, who has over 300 amateur fighters and a ton of power seemed to be waiting for his power shot while Solomon used his legs and size to keep the smaller Galarza away from him. Throughout the fight Solomon fought smart with long fast punches while frustrating Galarza who was deducted a point for a low blow in the sixth. Galarza never committed to an attack while leaving him short of his homerun punch. Solomon proved to be a contender and elevated his value in the welterweight division with this impressive victory. The cards read 99-90 and 100-89 twice.

In the first bout of the night Cleveland’s “Moneyshot” Yuardale Evans 8-0 (5KO) scored a nice unanimous decision over Chris “Smooth Operator” Green 3-2 fighting out of New Jersey. Evans controlled the fight with excellent jabs and strong punches knocking Green down in the fourth round. Green seemed not to have the punching power to keep Evans off of him and was often put back on his heels by Evans great jabs. A late fight cut over the right eye did not slow down the Cleveland fighter. The cards read 60-53 and 59-54 twice.

In the second d fight of the night, Cruiserweight Cuban Pedro Julio Rodriguez improved to 2-0 (2 KO) with a gift of an early stoppage over game Chris Boykins. Rodriguez commanded the fight early and landed a few heavy shots before Sam Burgos stepped in at 1:06 to spare Boykins, a premature stoppage in my opinion.

Former Cuban Amateur Star Jr. Middleweight Inocente Fiz Cuba 2-0 (2 KO) stopped Mario Ramos with the third punch of the fight. The early end came at 35 seconds of the first round with a perfectly placed body shot.

Welterweight Olympian Jonathan Gonzalez from San Juan, P.R. 8-0 (8 KO) looked sharp with a dominating TKO over Yoryi Estralla Santiago De Los Caballeros from Dominican Republic 10-3 (7 KO). The end came at 2:28 of round three when Sam Burgos stepped in to stop the action.

In attendance Yurkois Gamboa Randall Bailey Henry Fuentes Glen Johnson, Lara, Despanigne, Demetrius Andrade, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Joel Casamayor, Patricia Alcivar among other great boxing stars.