Hernandez has already made a reputation in the Northwest. He is likeable and easy-going and appears to be a natural in the ring. He is a slick boxer/puncher with accurate punches and a good chin.
Robert Jimenez, making his pro debut, had a tough road ahead. From Nampa, Idaho it took plenty of guts to take on a 5-0 favorite, especially one trained in the Benavidez Gym. Benavidez fighters do not get into the ring unless they are ready to put on a show.
Jimenez surprised everyone. The gutsy boxer was there to fight and he fought hard. His skills were very good, especially at this stage, and he was every bit as tough as Hernandez. These two staged the most exciting fight of the evening with neither man giving an inch. Hernandez had to fight for the win. No problem. He likes to fight and he is very good at it. He is slick and tough and he enjoys a good scrap. The fight was a good win for him and Jimenez can hold up his head with pride for standing with such a tough up-and-commer.
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Thirty-three year old Mcintyre, from Yelm, seemed the perfect opponent for the pro debut of Frazier. Mcintyre is tough and feisty and enjoys picking up a few extra bucks in the ring. He is good natured and unlikely to hurt anyone. He is durable and has always gone the distance.
Frazier is new to the pro ranks but not to the gym. He has been training at the Benavidez gym for several years and sparring with some of their better boxers. He stepped into the ring with bad intentions. If only those intentions were fulfilled.
This was a battle of conditioning, or lack of conditioning. Frazier looked ready to go and he went in action immediately knocking down McIntyre. Although a nice shot the blow did not do any damage and McIntyre was soon back in the fight.
By the second round Frazier already started to look tired. His arms slowly started to drop and by round 3 his punches were like clouds on a windy day.
In the last round he could hardly stand. McIntyre was in no better shape but he still had enough punch to put Frazier away in the last few seconds of the fight. Poor conditioning maybe the major cause of most lost fights.
Imagine attempting to move over 350 pounds around a boxing ring for 12 minutes. That is a lot of work, but Maxwell Lee managed to carry out the job in his loss to Bailey. Lee is more a dump truck than ballet dancer and a fighter that size has only about an 8 inch reach. He occasionally put those 8 inches to work, but not often as Bailey was all over him like a fly on a fruitcake.
There was little Bailey could to except throw punches since his fists constantly disappeared into Lee’s stomach and pulling them out again was like extracting rubber boots from the mud of Passchendaele. Both men put on a good show in an enjoyable fight.
Martin isn’t much to look at, but then, this is boxing and not a beauty contest. He was not satisfied the last time he lost to McDonald at Green River, so he decided to try again. Revenge is sweet, or so he thought. Revenge is sweet if you win. Maybe not so much if you lose.
McDonald, a southpaw from Wenatchee, was happy to give him a rematch. He thought he could have done much better in the first fight and not as effective as he might have been in the close-up fighting. What he needed was breathing space, something he was going to try on this night. It worked.
Although Martin put up a tough fight, as he always does, he had his gloves full this night. McDonald fought a clever fight, found that distance, and got the TKO.
Cerda hoped to being his one win into the ring and watch it multiply. At the age of 19 hoped to keep his short winning streak in tact. He is a slick little Super Bantam rooster with the power to put away any challengers in the flock. As a rooster, one does not expect him to lay any eggs.
Duran is hard-boiled and works out with his flock in Yakama. He will snarl and peck and fight for any win. He either wins by KO or loses. He surprised fans by stopping the up-and-coming Brito Carrilo last time out and almost finishing his career. On this night he was out for another KO. Things do not always work out as expected. He was KO’ed.