"Boom Boom" Protege Giuriceo Stays Undefeated, Stops Hernandez By Brian Gorman at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 22, 2011) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
Youngstown's Jake "the Bull" Giuriceo, 10-0-1 (3), 140lb, who spent the last month training in the state of California with local former champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and former pro Frank Duarte, dismantled Angel Hernandez, 14-9 (11), 142.5lb, over three rounds at his hometown's Byzantine Center Saturday night.
Like his new mentor, Giuriceo is never in a bad fight, and the main event combatants mixed it up evenly for the first round until the local favorite floored Indiana's Hernandez with a straight right in the closing seconds. He took advantage in the second with aggressive, effective combinations.
In the third, Giuriceo scored two knockdowns, the first off of a left hook, straight right combination, and the second the culmination of several punches, leading his corner to wisely call a halt after the round. Giuriceo, who continues to improve with each bout against increasing opposition, impressed several notables in attendance, including former world middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik at ringside. (Pavlik is slated for a comeback on the May 7 Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley undercard.)
In the co-feature, St. Louis native "Dangerous" Dannie Williams, 16-1 (13), 137lb, dropped the Bronx's Harrison Cuello, 20-15-3 (15), 137lb, three times en route to an eight round shutout. All three judges scored it 80-69 for Williams, who now trains out of Jack Loew's South Side Gym.
Cleveland's Miguel Gonzalez, 14-2 (12), 140lb, couldn't deliver the knockout but not for lack of effort, as he loaded up and teed off on Toledo's game Martin Tucker, 7-8 (3), 141lb, over six rounds. An early first round knockdown set the tone, but Tucker took Gonzelez's best and never stopped coming forward. The scores were 60-53 (twice) and 60-54.
Also on the undercard:
Cleveland's Michael Moore, 7-0 (4), 157.5lb, outworked and outlanded a competitive Justin Williams, 2-2-1 (1), 153lb, and earned a majority decision, with an even 38-38 scorecard was overruled by two 40-36 scores.
Toledo's Damar Singleton, 7-0 (4), 179.5lb, punctuated a unanimous decision win with two left hooks to the body that floored Kansas' Michael Glenn, 2-2 (1), 179.5lb, in the fourth and final round. The judges scored it 39-35 (twice) and 40--34.
Ashtabula, Ohio's Aaron Dufour, 2-1 (2), 176.5lb, caught Cincinnati's Zachery Swallen, 0-3, 177lb, with an uppercut in the third round of a scheduled four. Swallen struggled to his feet at nine, prompting Ernie Sharif to wave it off at 1:54.