Lamanna Starts 2021 With KO of Gonzalez!
By: Edwin Gonzalez
January 10th, La Terraza Sport Bar, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico: In the main event of a Rising Star Promotion, Millville, New Jersey’s, Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna claimed the vacant World Boxing Association Fedecentro Super Welterweight title stopping Sonora, Mexico’s Juan “El Aguado” Gonzalez in five rounds.
Starting off 2020 ion the wrong foot dropping back to bouts to Jorge Cota and Brian Mendoza, “Cornflake” building off his comeback 2020 closing first round KO of Jorge Pimentel started the new year where he left off flooring “El Aguado” once in the second, fourth and fifth rounds with big right hands forcing the referee to call a stop to the fight at 1:12 of the fifth round.
Lamanna with back-to-back KO wins moves to 30-4-1, 12Ko’s while Gonzalez brief winning stint comes to a close at 21-15, 14Ko’s.
Full Undercard Results
Agua Prieta's Light Heavyweight Giovanni Garcia (1-1-1 1Ko) had a harder than expected match with last minute replacement Roberto Mendez stopping him with body shot at the 2:02 mark in the second round.
Light Heavyweight Paul Bamba (1-0 1Ko) rumbled his way to scoring a first-round stoppage over Felix Cardenas.
Ramses Ruiz (5-4 4Ko) of Guaymas, Sonora scored first round stoppage against Brayan Galaz . Ruiz was coming off a disappointing loss to Marco Monteros in previous bout. Time was 1:50.
Featherweight Justice Bland, (4-1 2Ko), of Brooklyn, New York dispatched last minute replacement Brayan Solorio in 2 minutes of the first round. Original opponent Victor Moralas was a no show at the weigh in.
Bantamweight Jose Cariaga (1-3 1Ko) captured his first victory in the pros stopping Jonathan Ramos (0-6).
Rising Star Promotions returns with a full weekend of fights on January 29th and 30th.
Undefeated hometown Light Heavyweight Edgar Valenzuela (3-0 3Ko), who was scheduled to fight, will appear on Rising Star Promotions' January 30th fight card in a featured attraction.
Rising Star Promotions
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