Serhii Bohachuk, the WBC’s No. 2 junior middleweight, takes on veteran Patrick Allotey with promoter Tom Loeffler within the background. Photograph by Lina Baker/Promotions 360
SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — Junior middleweight contender Serhii Bohachuk wanted to fight more rounds, but will earn a knockout victory on his journey to a world title.
Bohachuk knocked out former world title challenger Patrick Allotey in the first round Saturday night at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif.
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The hard-hitting Bohachuk improved to 23-1, 23 KOs.
Bohachuk, who hails from Ukraine and now resides in Los Angeles, labored methodically behind a stroke of the opening bell.
With lower than a minute left within the spherical, Bohachuk landed a straight cross to the chin, dropping Allotey face first to the canvas. Allotey obtained up after the 9 depend, however referee Jack Reiss referred to as off the battle at 2:33 to Allotey’s shock.
A number of moments handed earlier than a despondent and upset Allotey lastly took off the gloves, as instructed by a California State Athletic Fee inspector.
The 28-year-old had already fought again on January 27, knocking out former contender Nathaniel Gallimore within the sixth spherical. Bohachuk has now received all 5 of his fights since shedding by knockout to Brandon Adams in March 2021, in a battle he was prime on the scorecards on the time of the stoppage.
Promoter Tom Loeffler has introduced that Bohachuk, who’s ranked No. 2 by the WBC, will return to motion Nov. 10 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
“Serhii is prepared for a world title now,” Loeffler stated after the battle. “Whether or not it is for the vacant WBC world title or if (Jermell) Charlo decides to go down after the Canelo (Alvarez) battle, I’d like to see that battle occur.
Allotey, who resides in Accra, Ghana, drops to 42-5, 32 KOs. The 32-year-old had received his earlier two fights since shedding by knockout to WBO world junior middleweight titleholder Jaime Munguia in September 2019.
Within the co-feature, featherweight Omar Trinidad dropped Roberto Meza twice en path to a sixth-round knockout victory.
Trinidad, who resides within the Boyle Heights part of Los Angeles, improved to 13-0-1, 10 knockouts.
The 27-year-old began taking place Meza through the second spherical, connecting with a sequence of straight crosses to the pinnacle. Halfway by way of the third spherical, a left hook to the pinnacle dropped Meza to the canvas. Meza managed to beat the depend, however began to get punished by the punches Trinidad was throwing.
In the beginning of the fifth spherical, Trinidad once more dropped Meza to the canvas. Though he left and tried to defend himself, Meza was unable to maintain Trinidad away from him.
Trinidad’s highly effective and exact punches took their toll on Meza. After a mix to the pinnacle related once more, Meza’s nook threw within the towel, prompting referee Sharon Sands to step in and cease the battle at 1:16.
Meza, who resides in Temecula, Calif., drops to 15-4-1, 8 KOs.
In a conflict of undefeated mild heavyweight prospects, Umar Dzambekov defeated Kwame Ritter by unanimous choice. The scores have been 79-73, 79-73 and 78-74 for Dzambekov, who improved to 6-0, 4 KOs.
After a good begin, Dzambekov started to land extra at will in spherical 4. Dzambekov’s punches cut up Ritter’s guard, touchdown on the pinnacle, however his punches additionally related to Ritter’s physique.
Because the battle progressed, Ritter’s punch manufacturing dropped considerably. Dzambekov continued to land at will, even momentarily gorgeous Ritter within the seventh spherical.
Tom Loeffler, who promotes Dzambekov, instructed The Ring that Dzambekov will return to motion on the August 26 Hollywood Combat Nights card at Commerce On line casino in Commerce, Calif.
Ritter, who resides in New York, drops to 10-1, 8 KOs.
Light-weight prospect Cain Sandoval dropped Jose Marruffo of Phoenix, Arizona as soon as en path to a sixth-round knockout victory.
Sandoval, who resides in Sacramento, improved to 10-0, 10 knockouts.
Sandoval, 20, dropped Marruffo with a mix to the pinnacle late within the second spherical. Marruffo beat the depend, however the bell rang to finish the spherical, stopping Sandoval from following.
Regardless of his retirement, Marruffo (14-12-2, 2 KOs) continued to play, catching Sandoval with the occasional counter with a left hand to the pinnacle. Sandoval’s punches took their toll on Marruffo, as his face, particularly below his proper eye, was bruised.
Late in spherical 6, a mix to the pinnacle momentarily knocked out Marruffo, prompting referee Jack Reiss to cease the battle at 2:38.
Bantamweight prospect Narek Abgaryan defeated Fresno’s Manuel Manzo (9-8-3, 4 KOs) to attain a sixth-round knockout victory.
Abgaryan, who hails from Yerevan, Armenia and now resides in Los Angeles, improved to 16-1, 7 KOs.
Manzo was in from the opening bell, however Abgaryan landed the best mixtures to Manzo’s head and physique. Manzo would throw an abundance of punches, however can be countered with left hooks to the pinnacle.
A mixture to Manzo’s head early in spherical 6 prompted referee Sharon Sands to step in and cease the battle at 42 seconds, a lot to Manzo’s chagrin, however the stoppage was the precise name.
Within the opening bout of the 360 Boxing Promotion card, newbie flyweight standout Daniel Barrera (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Upland, Calif. knocked out Lengthy Seaside’s Eduardo Alvarez (0-3-1) at 1:42 of the primary spherical. A left hook to the physique knocked Alvarez down and for the depend.
In non-televised motion, Jorge Maravillo stopped Terry Fernandez (6-2, 6 KOs) of Oakland 42 seconds into the primary spherical. Maravillo, who resides in Salinas, Calif., strikes to 8-0, 8 KOs.
Francisco A. Salazar has been writing for The Ring since October 2013 and has been masking boxing in Southern California and internationally since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Star newspaper in Ventura County, California. He may be reached at (e mail protected)