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Battle of Bellevue March 12 Meydenbauer

Sold out venue features great matchmaking including two championships of undefeated fighters.

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Saracho vs Brown

Thanks to Makina Promotions and Ray Frye Boxing, boxing has returned to Washington with a vengeance. In one of the best fight cards in Washington, Makina outdid itself in staging a night of competitive and entertaining bouts featuring bangers, boxers, with plenty of thrills and a few upsets.

Almost all the bouts were first class and competitive and not the usual blather of mismatches usually found on such shows. Keith Weir did a fine job arranging the matches in such a way that either boxer in a bout could emerge the winner.

There was standing room only at the Meydenbauer Center March 12 for the Battle of Bellvue. The show sold out before the event and people clamored to buy the standing room tickets to witness a great night of fights. Unlike many slipshod events that bumble their way through an evening, the show was totally professional with one fight following on the heels of another. The absence of long delays between fights was greatly appreciated and the action never tipped. Sonny, the announcer, sharp, articulate, bi-lingual, and a sharp dresser, had a great association with the audience.

The main event between undefeated fighters Jesus Saracho and Deonte Brown started quickly then settled into a more quiet professional and careful fight. Saracho missed the weight by 4 pounds and for a while the fight was in danger of falling out. There is no excuse for a boxer to miss weight. Four pounds is ridiculous. Brown’s team accepted the fight if Saracho unofficially made weight prior to the fight. He did and it showed. Shower than usual he fought as best he could but Brown continued to move ahead finally knocking Saracho out with a body shot in the 9th round.

Fierro vs Bailey

Jonathan Fierro always brings action to his fights. He put his undefeated record against  Deonte Brown. Brown had been advised to box for the first two rounds and not mix it up with Fierro. Only one of 12 Fierro’s fights has gone past the 2nd round and boxing experts claim he is totally exhausted by the 3rd and easily defeated afterward. Brown refused to listen, decided to mix it up, and he paid the price. Fierro put him away in round 2.
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Vansiclen VS Rivera

The best fight of the night goes to Richard VanSiclen and Cameron Sevilla Rivera. VanSiclen had beaten Cameron Sevilla Rivera before and Rivera was out to even the score. He trained at the Wild Card Gym for the fight. The fight came down to style and heart. They did not fight toe-to-toe but chest to chest. This was VanSiclen’s first real fight after building his record on the faces of silly opponents and he proved he is ready to start up the ladder to bigger things, better opponents, and more money. The 8 round fight swayed back and forth non stop with VanSiclen throwing more punches many missing, and Rivera throwing fewer, but harder and more accurate punches. Several times VanSiclen appeared to be hurt but each time his tremendous heart brought him back. Like a zit on a teenager he would not go away. Rivera also caught a few, but remained in the fight. The other boxers continued later to talk about the fight, some disputing the decision depending upon the style they preferred.

VanSiclen vs Rivera

Hernandez vs Georg

  William Hernandez was put into an unfortunate fight against Jacob George, a man with absolutely NO boxing skills. He might have been put into this fight to restore his confidence after suffering a 1st round TKO against 3-0 Quadir Albright. This is a common practice for fighters who have just lost although why anyone’s confidence would be raised by fight anyone’s grandmother remains a mystery. Hernandez appeared to carry George for a while before mercifully putting him away.

Brito vs Duran

Gessuri Brito stepped into the ring against Yakama’s Gilberto Duran 3-5-0. He was determined to feature his skills and to get back on track after his first loss . He is a much better skilled boxer than Duran. Duran is the harder puncher. His three wins were all by knockout.

Gussari started to show his skill in the first round as he moved Duran around the ring. Duran attempted to keep his distance and fired only occasionally. Round two was a different story. Gussari went down hard. No one thought he would rise. He rolled over to his right shoulder and staggered to his feet at the nine count. He remained in the ring but his eyes were somewhere over Montana and his legs in Idaho. Had the referee stopped the fight at that point no one would have complained. He waved them together.

Gussari held on. As his head started to clear he stepped back and started to throw. The punches were strictly from instinct, a bit wild, and he left his head open again. Down he went. There was no getting up this time. All those years and years of work, the thousands of punches thrown, the hundreds of miles run, gone in an instant. In few endeavors can a career end so abruptly, so suddenly that a person does not even know it is over.  And a boxer never thinks his career is over.

Walking slowly to the dressing room was the loneliest walk in the world. Although surrounded by people who care you are in an empty field, an empty forest, in an existentialist world void of everything except yourself and a cacophony of thought drifting a maelstrom.

Now, having been down twice in three fights including a knockout, is the career over. One thing is certain, Gussari in now in the opponent’s corner. Rising fighters will offer him fights because they think they can beat him. He can stay in the game because he likes to box; or, he can attempt to resurrect his career. That will take even more work because he will always be the underdog. Nothing can be done if he has a poor chin, no amount of exercise, and no amount of sparring.

There have been some very decent boxers, even champions, who have had spotty careers. What Gussari needs now is time to think and he must think, not as Gussari, but as someone objectively evaluating Gussari.

Brito vs Parra-Smith

James Browning vs William Parra-Smith

James Browning and William Parra Smith staged a nice technical fight until the 5th

round when went down from a body shot and decided to retire rather than continue to get beaten up.

Cervantes vs Hernandez


Jose Cervantes went down in round 2 of his bout against Margarito Hernandez. That sealed his fate since there is no way to come back in a 4 round fight unless you win every other round. Hernandez took the fight by unanimous decision.

Alarenez Reynolds vs Juan Jackson


Alarnez Reynolds had his hands full against Juan Jackson as the two pummeled one another around the ring for 4 rounds. Reynolds received a slight edge and took home the split decision keeping him undefeated.

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Julio Ocampo Hernandez (Dados) vs Marcon Lopez