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HERNANDEZ WINS BOXING FINALE

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By Nate San Nicolas

Marvin Aguon gets the wind knocked out of him from a clean body shot by Dylan Mobel. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Marvin Aguon gets the wind knocked out of him from a clean body shot by Dylan Mobel. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

The weather could not be any more perfect with the sun shining and the skies clear as the afternoon was filled with intense boxing matches over at the Beach Bar in Tumon hosted by the Guam International Boxing Council. And to make the afternoon even better, there was a double main event with a Cuba vs. Guam vs. Saipan mix.

In the main event, it was Cuba vs. Guam in the mens division light heavyweight class of 155 pounds. And although Guam’s Dorris Green represented our island very well, it was Cuba’s Rick Hernandez who came out on top by split decision to take home the trophy.

“I had a lot of nerves coming in to this match,” said Hernandez. “But I’ve seen these guys fight from their gym and a majority of them would rush their guys in as hard as they can. So my plan was to weather that storm in the beginning, just get as many counter-punches as I can to tire him out, then get him back when I had the chance to land some punches.”

Adrienne Francisco lands a straight left to a wide open AJ Aldan, the same punch that dropped Aldan in the first round. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Adrienne Francisco lands a straight left to a wide open AJ Aldan, the same punch that dropped Aldan in the first round. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

And it was just that. In the first round, Green went straight into the offensive laying heavy hits on Hernandez. But coming in to the second round, Green looked a little burnt and Hernandez took advantage of the situation and picked up his aggression. The third round was just as intense as the first two with both competitors going back and forth. As the last bell rang, it was Hernandez who had his hand raised as the victor of the match.

“I was extremely nervous mainly because I’m the crowd’s enemy,” commented Hernandez on his pre-game jitters, “But I just wanted to be happy throughout the match, smile at the crowd and have fun. But the crowd here is great, the island is beautiful, and the people are great as well. I hope to spend more time here on the island and keep training as much as I can.”

The other main event of the afternoon was the Junior Division bantamweight class of 115 pounds, and it was an exhilarating event with the young 15 year-old Guamanian, Adrienne Francisco, beating his older opponent, 17 year-old AJ Aldan of Saipan, by unanimous decision.

“I feel I’ve performed well, but there are still some things I need to work on, like my endurance for one,” said Francisco.“And I also give props to my opponent, he fought hard and he just wouldn’t go down, which is respectful.”

Official Results

Adrienne Francisco defeated AJ Aldan by unanimous decision

Rick Hernandez defeated Dorris Green by split decision

Ismael Magro defeated Rico Conception by split decision

Vince Camp defeated John Jackson by split decision

Kyle Majutin defeated Derek Padrones by split decision

Dustin Smith defeated Ron Alfred by unanimous decision

Travis Melsior defeated Kevin Camacho by split decision

Marvin Perez draws with Rome Esmeralda

Bacardi Galvez defeated Rudel O’Conner – O’Conner retires in 1st Round

Cinto Peredo defeated Roland Manalo by unanimous decision

Matt Diaz defeated Daniel Fejeming by TKO in 2nd Round

Jeremy Hocog defeated Marx German by unanimous decision

Dylan Mobel defeated Marvin Aguon by split decision

 

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John Jackson evades a straight right from Vince Camp. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

John Jackson evades a straight right from Vince Camp. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Jeremy Hocog lands a jab through the defense of Marx German. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Jeremy Hocog lands a jab through the defense of Marx German. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rion Alfred keeps his head low as he lands a punch to a wide open Dustin Smith. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rion Alfred keeps his head low as he throws a punch to a wide open Dustin Smith. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Dorris Green cocks back to throw a power punch to Rick Hernandez in the main event. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Dorris Green cocks back to throw a power punch to Rick Hernandez in the main event. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rico Concepcion showboats his way to a loss against Ismael Magro. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rico Concepcion showboats his way to a loss against Ismael Magro. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Keevin Camacho looks to land a body shot to Tarvis Melsior. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Keevin Camacho looks to land a body shot to Tarvis Melsior. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Adrienne Francisco looks to land a straight left to a ducking AJ Aldan. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Adrienne Francisco looks to land a straight left to a ducking AJ Aldan. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rick Hernandez of Cuba is declared the winner of his main event match against Guam's own Dorris Green. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Rick Hernandez of Cuba is declared the winner of his main event match against Guam’s own Dorris Green. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

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