Dominguez Shines Over Santiago to Claim New York State Title–Fights to Be Streamed on Demand on WWW.GFL.TV
Cuba – Duran fight to crowd pleasing and controversial draw; McMorrow defeats Olszewski in upset to win Ladies Lightweight state title
WOODHAVEN, NY, June 27, 2011 — This past Friday night at The Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, New York, New Legend Boxing Promotions and Old World Boxing presented a memorable night of championship boxing that saw Juan Dominguez capture the New York State Bantamweight title; Melissa McMorrow win the ladies Flyweight State title and a controversial draw between Jonathan Cuba and Ariel Duran for the New York State Bantamweight.
The fights were taped to be streamed all over the world on www.gfl.tv for just $9.99 by clicking:
Dominguez and Arturo Santiago engaged in a terrific fight that Dominguez fought well and Santiago showed incredible courage and kept coming back every time that it seemed Dominguez would be in control.
Dominguez closed the show in style by dropping Santiago in the final moment to secure the victory and remain perfect at 8-0.
In the co-feature, Melissa McMorrow trekked across the country to win the New York State Lightweight title with a split decision over Eileen Olszewski in a ladies Flyweight bout.
It was a good close fight with McMorrow bobbing and weaving herself inside while Olszewski tried to control the fight from range.
McMorrow was able to win a lot of the little inside battles and worked the body to gain the narrow victory.
In what was the most intense and controversial fight of the night, Ariel Duran and Jonathan Cuba battled a spirited bout for the New York State Lightweight crown
The two waged war with Duran landing some nice lead rights and scoring a knockdown on Cuba. Cuba picked up the pace and stalked hurt Duran in the last round.
Most at ringside thought Duran deserved the victory and the title and talk quickly pointed towards a rematch
Other Winners on the card included Michael Brooks, Edward Valdez, Martin Wright, Tommy Rainone and Bryan Abraham, who scored a shocking third round stoppage over Scottie Burrell
8 ROUNDS-NEW YORK STATE BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE—Juan Dominguez (8-0) 117 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC (80-70; 79-73; 79-73) over Arturo Santiago (7-3-1) 117 lbs of Puerto Rico
8 Rounds—New York State Female Flyweight Title—Melissa McMorrow (5-2-3) 111 lbs of San Francisco, CA S DEC (79-73; 78-74; 74-78) over Eileen Olszewski (7-3-2) 110 ½ lbs of New York, NY
8 Rounds—New York State Lightweight Title—Ariel Duran (7-2-1) 135 lbs of Brooklyn, NY DRAW with Jonathan Cuba (5-3-1) 134 lbs of Brooklyn, NY (scores were 78-73 Duran; 76-74 Cuba and 75-75)
6 Rounds—Welterweights—Tommy Rainone (15-4) 149 lbs of Plainview, NY U DEC (59-54 on all cards) over Norman Allen (6-5) 145 ½ lbs of Laurel, MD
6 Rounds—Welterweight—Martin Wright (10-1-2, 5 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY KO 6 (:32) over Carlos Cisneros (9-18-1) 148 lbs of Philadelphia, PA
4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Edward Valdez (5-8-2) 133 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY U DEC (40-36 on all cards) over George Santiago (1-5) 137 lbs of Brooklyn, NY
4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Michael Brooks (4-0) 138 ½ lbs of Long Island, NY U DEC (40-36; 40-35 on 2 cards) over Matteo Acosta (0-3-1) 137 lbs of Puerto Rico
4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Bryan Abraham (4-6-2, 4 KO’s) 138 lbs of Schenectady, NY KO 3 (2:23) over Scott Burrell (3-1) 138 lbs of Bronx, NY