Hollywood Night March

Photo by Alonzo Coston

Super Welters and Middleweights Battle in Hollywood



By Lauren Rodriguez


HOLLYWOOD-It was a night of the undefeated on a Sunday in Hollywood. In the semi-main event at Hollywood’s Avalon Theater, Ali Akhmedov (14-0) of Big Bear, CA won the semi-main event against Sacramento boxer, Mike Guy.


The fight between super middleweights was long and steady but resulted in another win for the undefeated Akhmedov who has 14 wins under his belt. The boxing card was staged by 360 Promotions and sold out.


In the first round, Mike Guy (9-3-1) who stands at 5’8 and168 pounds found himself against the ropes but Guy refused to stay trapped for long as he maneuvered away swiftly. The result ended in the Kazakhstan born boxer, Akhemedov being flung across the ring and landing on the floor as the final seconds of the round approached.


By the 8th round, both Akhmedov and Guy proved they could both give and take a powerful punch. Akhmedov made the first shot of the final round but it was Guy who came back with a vengeance, determined to make a statement by firing a machine gun of overhand blows that tired out Ali.


After 8 rounds, the win for Akhmedov ended with final scores 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74.


“It was not an easy fight, but it went the way I wanted it to go”


Undefeated super welterweight Serhii Bohachuk (13-0, 13 KOs) carefully stalked clever southpaw Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (21-5-2, 9 KOs) several rounds before lowering the boom with a left hook in the third round. Pendarvis beat the count.


As the fourth round began Pendarvis signaled referee Jack Reiss he could no longer continue. The fight was ruled a knockout for Bohachuk at seven seconds of round four.


Other bouts


In the lightweight battle between Mario “El Matador” Ramos (7-0) and Arnulfo “Fito” Becerra (7-1), the crowd favorite faced defeat in front of fans. The fight between the southpaw Ramos and orthodox Fito brought a lot of energy to the crowd as fans cheered Fito to the end. The oppositional cheers brought no distraction to Ramos who remained persistent and focused, at times catching Fito off guard with the jab-uppercut combinations. The win brought scores; 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56 naming San Diego native Ramos as winner.


The super featherweight fight between Adrian “Bam Bam” Corona (3-0) and Lupe Arroyo (3-15) brought a unanimous decision of 40-36. The 19 year old, Corona (4-0) proved his capability in his 4th win as he remained strong and displayed his use of style improvement.


One of the undefeated fighters was super lightweight Devon “The Greatest” Lee, who holds 6 KOs continues to remain undefeated, adding a 7th win to his name. The fight between Lee and lightweight Daniel Perales was an internal battle for Lee who had caught the flu twice in the 4 weeks leading up to the fight. The fight ended in a unanimous decision of 50-45 as no fighter was left injured.


Pro debut for Joseph Cuellar against George “El Phantasma” Navarro (5-0-1) ended in defeat for the new pro Cuellar. The fight between the two bantamweights came in close with a tied score of 38-38 and two scores of 39-37.


The fight between super flyweights Christian Robles (3-0) and Jesus Godinez (2-3) ended in unanimous decision of 38-37. The fight stayed close, Robles was knocked down in the 2nd round but came back stronger, ready to earn another win.


The pro debut for super bantamweight Timothy “Hollywood” Ortiz against Anthony Torres ended in knockout at 1:17 of the 3rd round. Ortiz, the son of boxer Scrappy Ortiz proved just how willing he is to continue the family legacy of fighters as he took on his first win and knockout of pro boxing.


 “A few months ago, I didn’t know where I was going with this but now I know,” said the victor.


In the middleweight fight between Kazakhstan fighter Meiirim Nursultanov (11-0) and Luis Hernandez (16-8) left Nursultanov undefeated as he won his 11th fight. The fight between the two was steady as both fighters proved their endurance as they kept energies high in the ring.