SF Bay Boxing

Good fights, great vibe and a happy crowd.  Ambition Empire put on an entertaining night of boxing in the Bay with Matchmaking by Andy Nance.  Reporting by Lupi Gutierrez  Photos by Mario Cabrera and Lupi Gutierrez.

In the Main Event, super lightweight and local star Willie Shaw (12-1, 8KOs) stopped Mexico’s Adolfo Chavez (8-3, 2KOs)  in the first round.  Shaw was pressuring Chavez from the start. Chavez took quite a few flush punches and could not defend against the pressure. 

Next up was the pro debuts for two local boxers.  Christian Duran out of BabyFace Boxing in Pacifica CA vs. Hugo Sanchez of The Babyface Team, Madera, CA. These 2 game  middleweights started out with crisp combinations and both exchanging punches.

A major upset came In the co-main event, when cruiserweight Cameron Sevilla Rivera (8-6-3, 6KOs) of Fife, WA stopped San Francisco’s own Andres Salas (5-1, 4KOs). Salas was controlling the first 2 rounds of the bout. 

Kenny Davis Jr. (2-2-1) of Reno, NV defeated Derick Bartlemay (1-10-2) of Eugene OR by unanimous decision.

Welterweight Wilfrido Buelvas (21-13, 15KOs) of Barranquilla, Columbia  stopped local boxer Oakland’s Lennard  Davis IV (6-3-5, 5KOs) in the 2nd round.

Shaw took Chavez to the ropes and let go a flurry of unanswered  blows when ref Ed Collantes stopped the fight in 1:04 of the first round to make it a quick night for Shaw.

Duran landed several telling body shots  and when the game Sanchez invited him in by gesturing with his hand, Duran met him with a stiff and devastating  left hook to the chin  which ended in a first round KO.   Sanchez remained on canvas for a couple of minutes.   Once he got his footing, he left the ring while Duran’s hand was raised as he started his pro boxing career 1-0 with a KO . 

In the 3rd round Rivera made some adjustments and came out strong connecting some very clean combinations which had Salas hurt and against the ropes.  Referee Michael Margado stopped the fight at two minutes and thirty-two seconds of the 3rd round. 

Their powerful punches and Davis’ rhythmic boxing style caught the crowd’s attention and set the tone for a great night of boxing and entertainment.

Davis was caught by a barrage of punches and was against the ropes without answering back, referee Ed Collantes threw his hands up and the fight was called.