3.2.1. Boxing - Michael Dutchover
Wins Unanimous Decision in 2021 Debut!
By: Mario Serrano
(June 8th) Thompson Boxing Promotions presented the third edition of their popular 3.2.1. Boxing series of 2021. The 3-card event took place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA.
In the 8-round main event, super lightweight prospect, Michael “The West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (15-1, 10 KOs), who is co-promoted with Banner Promotions, won a hard-fought unanimous decision against a game, Ivan Leon Benitez (14-5-1, 6 KOs). Dutchover outworked Benitez in every round but had to fend off the constant attack he was facing throughout the entire fight. Dutchover showed he has the skillset to box and fight on the inside when things got rough. Benitez showed a lot of heart, but never was in control of the fight. Scorecards read 80-72 twice and 78-74
“This was my first fight in almost a year, and I felt I had some rust to shake off, but overall, I’m happy with my performance,” said Dutchover. “Benitez came to fight as I expected, and I did what I had to do to get the win. Now its time to get right back in the ring and finish of the rest of this year with some good wins. I have a big fight coming up in September back in my home state of Texas that I’m looking forward too. I’ll be ready to go.”
In the 6-round co-feature super welterweights, Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (10-0, 4 KOs) and Donte Stubbs (6-2, 2 KOs) gave the fans six hard fought rounds of action. Brewart Jr. kept his distance and landed accurate body shots throughout the fight as Stubbs did his best to keep the fight on the inside. As the fight entered the middle rounds, Stubbs was getting fatigued and started to slow down. Brewart Jr. stuck to his game plan and boxed from the outside. In the final round both fighters went for broke and ended the bout with a flurry of punches, but it was Brewart Jr. who got the better of the exchanges in each round. Scorecards read 60-54 twice, and 58-56 all in favor of Brewart Jr.
“Stubbs was very tough and durable, he pushed me throughout the whole fight,” said Brewart Jr. “I felt I was in control though and kept poise as the fight went on. I showed I can box my way to victory if need be and this was a great learning experience for me. I’m getting better as I step up in competition and I’m looking forward to getting back in the gym to work on the fundamentals of boxing. I still have a lot to learn but I’m confident in my ability to grow.”
In the opening 6-round featherweight bout, Jose "Tito" Sanchez (7-0, 5 KOs) defeated Andrew Strode (6-1, 1 KO) by way of TKO at the 1:40 mark of round three. Strode came out fast using lateral movement and speed to land his shots, winning the first round with superior boxing technique. Sanchez, who was coming forward the entire fight, bullied his way on the inside and started to land some vicious right hooks to the head of Strode, hurting him toward the end of round two. Strode seemed to be gassed out entering round three and continued to take punishment as Sanchez kept the pressure on. After Sanchez landed some brutal body shots, Strode’s hands came down and he took some thundering blows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Sanchez ends Strode’s undefeated record while remaining unbeaten himself.
“I kept my composure when Strode came out guns blazing and kept the pressure on him from the opening bell," said Sanchez. "I saw that he was getting tired, so I stepped on the gas and got him our of there. I felt my body shots were hurting him as well as my hooks to the head. Once he had his hands down, I unloaded some power blows to his head and the ref stopped the fight. I felt good tonight and I’m ready for the next challenge.”
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ABOUT THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS
In a sea of boxing promoters, Thompson Boxing Promotions stands out from the rest by consistently delivering high-quality, action packed fights that thrill the most knowledgeable of boxing fans and turn boxing novices into aficionados. The Southern California based company was started in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, the former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Thompson Boxing Promotions set out to develop and build top-tier boxing talent capable of competing for and capturing world titles in the various boxing divisions. As a result, Mr. Thompson has built one of the most influential and important boxing promotional companies in the world.
The veteran promotional company boasts a diverse list of former and current world champions that are currently, or at one point, promoted by Thompson Boxing Promotions. The list includes: Yohnny Perez, Timothy Bradley, Jhonatan Romero, Darleys Perez, and Danny Roman. The company continues to grow and nurture the future stars of the sport by carefully mapping the careers of talented boxers, such as: Ruben Villa, Michael Dutchover, Saul Sanchez, Giovani Santillan, Ruben Torres, and Roberto Arriaza.
Throughout the years, Thompson Boxing Promotions has crafted several monthly boxing series to cultivate and showcase their young and established prizefighters. Among them, “Path to Glory,” “New Blood,” and “Locked ‘n Loaded” feature exciting and crowd-pleasing fights that originate from venues throughout Southern California in Orange, Ontario, and Corona, in addition to establishing a footprint in northern cities such as Sacramento and Salinas. Among the individuals primarily responsible for the consistently entertaining and compelling fight cards, is Alex Camponovo, Matchmaker and General Manager for Thompson Boxing Promotions.
Matchmaking is an intricate art and perhaps no one excels at it better than the veteran talent evaluator Camponovo, who has been with Thompson Boxing Promotions since it opened its doors in 2000. “Alex Camponovo, along with the rest of the staff at Thompson Boxing Promotions continue to deliver incredible results,” Thompson said. “They have helped us earn a reputation for being a promotional company that strives to find the best fighters and match them in competitive fights that leave long lasting impressions.”
The company’s boxing series have developed a strong and loyal contingent of fans among California’s Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey and Sacramento Counties. Thompson Boxing Promotions makes its headquarters in Orange County, California and promotes shows nationwide and internationally.
About Banner Promotions
For over 31 years, Arthur R. Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Inc. has been an industry leader in the promotion of the sport of boxing. A Philadelphia native, Arthur founded Banner Promotions in 1988 and has served as its President and CEO since its inception. Arthur Pelullo is among one of the top boxing promoters in the world, who have accounted for some of the most important and relevant fights over the past decade. Through Pelullo’s leadership and expertise, Banner Promotions has delivered over 200 professional boxing events and broadcast live and recorded shows on 9 domestic television networks and to 70+ international countries and territories. Banner Promotions currently boasts a stable of 55+ professional boxers, a video library of 110+ events, and has hosted live boxing events on 6 of the 7 continents throughout the world. Banner promoted three wildly popular and successful Boxcino Championship Tournaments, all of which were broadcast on ESPN, and discovered many world class talents as a result of the tournament. Arthur Pelullo is currently licensed as a boxing promoter in 18 US states and Indian Territories. Banner Promotions has promoted numerous stars, such as 4-time world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas, heavyweight champion Larry Homes, Diego Corrales, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton, Ruslan Provodnikov, 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade, Cristobal Cruz, Willie Monroe, Jr., Petr Petrov, Andrei Fedosov, and 2012 US Olympian Taras Shelestyuk, to name a few. The Banner Promotions team is committed to excellence, whether they are working independently or collaborating with other promoters, television networks, venues, sponsors, etc. from all across the industry. Each Banner Promotions boxing event features the most relevant and action-packed boxing available; round for round, Banner Promotions delivers the best boxing worldwide.
No company can be successful without strong management, good business experience and savvy judgment. Star Boxing founder, Joe DeGuardia, is no stranger to the ring, in or out. As the son of a professional prizefighter, he first donned the gloves at the ripe age of two. DeGuardia went on to successfully fight for and win a 1988 New York Golden Gloves Championship. Ten years ago, when the torch was passed from father to the son, Joe took over the Morris Park Boxing Club. He grew up there and has made it one of the busiest boxing gyms in New York. Today, he exclusively promotes numerous boxers and boxing events, and has co-promoted with all the other major promoters. Under Joe's guidance, Star has brought back the atmosphere of the famed "Golden Age" of boxing in New York. An accomplished attorney and past Bronx Assistant District Attorney, he is no stranger to success or challenge. In or out of the ring, prosecuting or defending cases, Joe DeGuardia drives the vision and direction that is Star Boxing.