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Latoria Defeats Gutierrez, Wisdom Prevails over Fiore at the Horseshoe Casino

by on Feb.20, 2012, under Boxing News

By Ryan Shaw
Photos By Jennifer Bohl
Latoria (left) slugs in close as Gutierrez covers.

Latoria (left) slugs in close as Gutierrez covers.

HAMMOND, IN, February 18, 2012 – Saturday night’s Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe Casino proved to be a night of high energy, heavy hitting, and daunting speed, which made for a great experience.

The main event fight featured the still undefeated heavyweight slugger David “Diesel” Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs, 217.2 lbs.) of Chicago, IL taking down, by unanimous decision, Edward “Ironman” Gutierrez (15-11-1, 6 KOs, 220.6 lbs.) of Oak Lawn, IL. The fight was scored at 60-55, 59-55, and 59-55 for Latoria, who won by unanimous decision. The fight was a battle to the final bell in which both fighters delivered big blows, leaving Gutierrez with a cut above his right eye.

 

Gutierrez (left) and Latoria slug it out.

Gutierrez (left) and Latoria slug it out.

Latoria has his fist raised in victory as Gutierrez looks on.

Latoria has his fist raised in victory as Gutierrez looks on.

Fiore (right) fires a hard right at a ducking Wisdom.

Fiore (right) fires a hard right at a ducking Wisdom.

In the co-main event fight, lightweight DeWayne Wisdom (2-2, weight unavailable) of Indianapolis, IN defeated the heavier, hard-hitting Russel “Rocky” Fiore (5-2-1, weight unavailable) of Chicago, IL. While Fiore maintained a solid composure throughout the entire four rounds, Wisdom landed a huge hit late in the fourth round that arguably should have been scored a knockdown. Nonetheless, Wisdom appears to have out-boxed Fiore throughout much of the fight, winning a majority decision with scores of 40-36, 40-36 and 38-38.

Wisdom, with his back to the ropes, buckles Fiore with a hard right counter.

Wisdom, with his back to the ropes, buckles Fiore with a hard right counter.

 

Fiore lurches forward as Wisdom surges.

Fiore lurches forward as Wisdom surges.

 

DeWayne Wisdom has his hand raised by referee Eric Fetzer.

DeWayne Wisdom has his hand raised by referee Eric Fetzer.

Sergio Montez de Oca (left) and Salvador Perez fight at rings center.

Sergio Montez de Oca (left) and Salvador Perez fight at rings center.

In an earlier fight, super bantamweight Sergio Montes de Oca (6-1, 1 KO, 122 lbs.) of Chicago, IL dominated Salvador Perez (0-4, 119.2 lbs.) of Mexico, who appeared to have been cut by a head butt, with a final unanimous decision by scores of 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.

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Referee Eric Fetzer raises Sergio Montes de Oca's right fist.

Referee Eric Fetzer raises Sergio Montes de Oca's right fist.

Sergio Montes de Oca mugs for the camera.

Sergio Montes de Oca mugs for the camera.

 

Jiminez (left) jabs Rumbolz.

Jiminez (left) jabs Rumbolz.

Arguably one of the most interesting fights of the night included highly energetic super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (6-0, 3 KOs, 168.8 lbs.) of Chicago, IL taking down the more experienced Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-24-2, 15 KOs, 170 lbs.) of Sterling, IL by unanimous decision with scores of 60-52, 60-52 and 60-58. Jimenez certainly brought some swagger to the fight as he entered the ring, but Rumbolz appeared un-phased as he carefully sat back and waited for opportunities to present themselves throughout the entire fight. Although Rumbolz lost the match, he showed an inspiring toughness as he tried to work around the fast-moving Jimenez.

Jiminez rips with a wide left hook.

Jiminez rips with a wide left hook.

 

Jiminez (right) drives Rumbolz to the canvas.

Jiminez (right) drives Rumbolz to the canvas.

 

Jiminez (left) punishes Rumbolz in a corner.

Jiminez (left) punishes Rumbolz in a corner.

 

Jiminez finishes Rumbolz as the referee is about to intervene.

Jiminez finishes Rumbolz as the referee is about to intervene.

 

Jiminez raises his fists in victory as Rumbolz slumps to his knees.

Jiminez raises his fists in victory as Rumbolz slumps to his knees.

 

 

'Hollywood' Mike Jiminez celebrates his victory as Bruce Rumbolz looks on.

'Hollywood' Mike Jiminez celebrates his victory as Bruce Rumbolz looks on.

Pete George (left, father of fighter Donovan George) raises Jiminez' fist in victory.

Pete George (left, father of fighter Donovan George) raises Jiminez' fist in victory.

Lewis (left) and Triantafillo exchange blows.

Lewis (left) and Triantafillo exchange blows.

Heavyweight Phillip Triantafillo (2-0, 1 KO, 240.4 lbs.) of Chesterton, IN defeated Calbert Lewis (0-1, 226.4 lbs.) of Gary, IN in Calbert’s pro debut with a score of 40-36 across the board.

Lewis (left) slams a hard left off Triantafillo's head.

Lewis (left) slams a hard left off Triantafillo's head.

Triantafillo (left) lands a right to Lewis' head.

Triantafillo (left) lands a right to Lewis' head.

Lewis lands a jarring left to the head.

Lewis lands a jarring left to the head.

Triantafillo (right) has his right glove raised by referee Fetzer.

Triantafillo (right) has his right glove raised by referee Fetzer.

 

Mendez attacks Maley on the ropes.

Mendez attacks Maley on the ropes.

Genaro “G” Mendez (4-1-1, 3 KOs, 143.6 lbs.) of Chicago, IL TKO’ed Mike Maley (4-10, 3 KOs, 141.4 lbs.) of Whiting, IN 2:41 into round 1.

 

A victorious Mendez raises his right fist as trainer George Hernandez looks on.

A victorious Mendez raises his right fist as trainer George Hernandez looks on.

Boose (left) and Houston mix it up.

Boose (left) and Houston mix it up.

Heavyweight Brian “Be Hue” Houston (1-0, 1 KO, 212.2 lbs.) of Omaha, NE also TKO’ed Thomas “TNT” Boose (0-6, 209.2 lbs.) of Rockford, IL 30 seconds into round 2.

Houston (right) bounces a jab off Boose's head.

Houston (right) bounces a jab off Boose's head.

 

Houston has his gloved fist raised by the referee.

Houston has his gloved fist raised by the referee.

Corona (right) fires a right at a ducking Singleton

Corona (right) fires a right at a ducking Singleton

Lightweight Chris Singleton (3-0, 2 KOs, 1 draw, 134.8 lbs.) of Lafayette, LA garnered a majority draw with Eddie Corrona (0-0, 1 draw, 137 lbs.) of Omaha, NE in a fight scored 38-37 Singleton; 38-38 and 37-37.

Singleton (right) retaliates

Singleton (right) retaliates

 All the fights featured boxers who showed up ready to battle, and the Horseshoe Casino provided an energetic atmosphere.

Ryan Shaw at ringside.

Ryan Shaw at ringside.

Jen Bohl with Ryan Shaw at the Horseshoe Casino.

Jen Bohl with Ryan Shaw at the Horseshoe Casino.

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