Gor Yeritsyan shuts out Quinton Randall over 10 rounds to stay undefeated – The Ring

Gor Yeritsyan works mitts with Freddie Roach. Photograph by Lina Baker / 360 Promotions

by Francisco Salazar | 

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. – Welterweight Gor Yeritsyan gained the primary of what he hopes are many titles Friday evening. 

Yeritsyan defeated Quinton Randall by unanimous determination earlier than a partisan crowd on the Chumash On line casino Resort. Scores had been 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91 for Yeritsyan, who improved to 18-0, 14 knockouts. 

With the win, Yeritsyan gained the WBC Continental Americas title and a possible top-15 world rating. 

From the opening bell, each fighters would alternate a sequence of jabs to the pinnacle. Yeritsyan would comply with up by touchdown overhand proper fingers to the pinnacle or physique of Randall. Yeritsyan started letting his fingers go extra in spherical three, mixing in left hooks to the pinnacle and physique after throwing one or two straight jabs to the pinnacle. 

Because the struggle entered into the center rounds, Yeritsyan tried to stroll Randall down. Randall would stand his floor, sometimes touchdown a proper to the pinnacle or physique, however not constant or busy sufficient to win rounds. 

Randall started taking extra modifications in spherical six, throwing a number of punches in spots as each fighters had been within the pocket. In direction of the tip of the spherical, Randall was capable of sneak a counter proper cross to the pinnacle of Yeritsyan, who not often tried to chop off the ring as Randall moved out and in of Yeritsyan’s vary. 

Yeritsyan continued to dig left hooks to the physique of Randall, notably through the seventh spherical. The few instances Randall initiated exchanges, Yeritsyan countered with extra left hooks to the physique. 

In the course of the remaining three rounds of the struggle, Yeritsyan intitated exchanges, throwing two or three-punch mixtures. Randall tried to counter with straight rights to the pinnacle, discovering some success, however Yeritsyan was the busier and more-effective fighter because the struggle reached its conclusion. 

Yeritsyan, who’s initially from Yerevan, Armenia and now lives and trains within the Los Angeles space, defeated Luis Alberto Veron by unanimous determination in his final bout on November 9. The 29-year-old is educated by Freddie Roach and is promoted by Tom Loeffler. 

Randall, who resides in Katy, Texas, falls to 13-2-1, 3 KOs. In his earlier struggle on November 16, Randall misplaced by unanimous determination to unbeaten Brian Norman. 

The 36-year-old spent the final a number of months coaching alongside and sparring former unified welterweight titleholder Errol Spence. 

Within the co-feature, junior welterweight prospect Cain Sandoval of Sacramento scored the largest win of his profession, up to now, defeating Javier Molina by unanimous determination. All three judges scored the bout 100-90 in favor of Sandoval, who improved to 12-0, 11 KOs. 

The Sandoval-Molina struggle was the basic conflict between youth versus expertise. 

From the opening bell, Sandoval utilized his velocity and aggression, strolling Molina down and forcing him again to the ropes. Sandoval was efficient initiating exchanges and ranging his offense, whether or not it was mixtures to the pinnacle or counter left hooks or proper crosses to the pinnacle.

Sandoval started committing punches to the physique in an try to sluggish and break Molina down. Regardless of being on the defensive and preventing off the ropes, Molina was capable of successfully counter together with his personal hooks or crosses to the pinnacle of Sandoval.

In the course of the first half of the sixth spherical, Molina lastly took the initiative, forcing Sandoval right into a nook. The rally was short-lived, as Sandoval got here on through the second half of the spherical. Molina acquired punishment through the seventh spherical, taking a sequence of mixtures to the pinnacle, adopted by left hooks in the direction of the tip of the spherical. 

Sandoval continued to interrupt Molina down through the remaining three rounds of the struggle. Molina would hold Sandoval sincere at instances, connecting with an occasional proper cross or left hook to the pinnacle. In the course of the remaining spherical, Sandoval was content material to outbox Molina.

In his earlier struggle on November 9, Sandoval scored a formidable knockout victory over once-beaten Wesley Ferrer in New York Metropolis. The 21-year-old is promoted by Tom Loeffler.

Molina, who resides within the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk, falls to 22-6, 9 KOs. The 34-year-old represented the USA on the 2008 Olympic Video games and has now misplaced his 4 fights.

Novice standout and flyweight prospect Daniel Barrera of Upland, California dropped Jonathan Almacen scored a second spherical knockout victory. 

Barrera, who improved to 5-0-1, 4 KOs, dropped Almacen twice, the ultimate knockdown from a left hook to the highest of the pinnacle. Almacen remained on one knee as referee Jack Reiss counted him out at 2:35. 

Almacen, who resides in Manila within the Philippines, falls to 7-10-3, 2 KOs. 

Junior middleweight Jorge Maravillo remained unbeaten, defeating Jesus Gonzalez by unanimous determination. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Maravillo, who improved to 9-0, 8 KOs. 

Each fighters had their moments early on, however Maravillo, who resides in Salinas, California, was the more-effective fighter, notably through the second half of the struggle. Maravillo harm Gonzalez (7-2-1, 2 KOs) with a sequence of proper crosses over the past two rounds, however was not capable of drop him to the canvas. 

Gonzalez, who resides in Santa Ana, California, falls to 7-2-1, 2 KOs. 

Junior featherweight Alfredo Castro of Los Mochis, Mexico gained a hard-fought unanimous determination over Riverside’s Ezequiel Flores (4-3, 3 KOs). Scores had been 57-55, 58-55, and 58-54 for Castro, who goes to 10-0, 7 KOs. 

Castro dropped Flores with a proper cross halfway by way of the second spherical. Undaunted, Flores rallied through the second half of the struggle, outboxing Castro and touchdown counter hooks and crosses to Castro’s head. Late within the sixth spherical, a left hook to the pinnacle harm Castro. Moments later, a proper cross to the pinnacle, adopted by one other proper cross to the pinnacle dropped Flores to the canvas. Flores beat the depend, however the bell sounded to finish the struggle.

Within the opening bout of the 360 Boxing Promotions card, featherweight Osvel Caballero stopped Jason Buenaobra (10-10-3, 4 KOs) of the Philippines at 2:22 of the fourth spherical. Caballero, who grew up in Mayabeque, Cuba and now lives and trains within the Los Angeles space, improved to 5-0, 4 KOs. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached at [email protected]

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