Saturday, May 6, 2017

Giuriceo and Taylor Both Defeated In Reno On Cinco De Mayo

Great crowd at the Sparks-Reno Convention Center.
Jake Giuriceo and Anthony Taylor both headed west some 2,300 miles to Reno, Nevada this week to face tough opposition in the first boxing card held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in over twenty years. 

Taylor, 26, suffered his second loss in as many bouts by way of stoppage this calendar year as Santos Vasques, 26, utilized an effective jab which eventually wore down Taylor and triggered the sixth round stoppage from referee Jay Nady to take the victory in the mini flyweight bout.

Taylor falls to 4-2 in his young career while Vasquez improves to 3-2-1.

In the evening's main event, Giuriceo saw his three-fight win streak come to an end as former team USA
Trainer Jack Loew wrapping Anthony
Taylor's hands.  
Olympic representative and Freddie Roach trained Jose Ramirez.

Giuriceo showed a lot of poise in the first round staying active with his jab as Ramirez used his speed to land a few nice looking rights including two solid shots in the final minute of the opening round.  

The second round saw much of the same type of action as the first round as Giuriceo, 32, showed he was not intimidated by the pedigree of the 24-year-old Ramirez and continued to stay active but the quick hands of Ramirez eventually created a deep cut over the left eye of Giuriceo causing referee Vic Drakulich to stop the super lightweight bout at the 2:10 mark of the second round.

Ramirez improved to 20-0 with 15 KOs as Giuriceo saw his record slip to 20-6-1.

The evening also saw the pro debut of Gabe Flores Jr. who just turned 17 on Monday.  Flores is the youngest fighter ever signed by Top Rank Inc and he showed why he is considered to be one of the future stars in the sport stopping Devon Jones in the second round.  

Ramirez and Giuriceo in action.

Full results from Reno:

Middleweight: Cesar Hernandez UD victory over Beto Guillen

Super Featherweight: Angel Cordon TKO first round over Kevin Garcia

Mini Flyweight: Santos Vasquez TKO sixth round over Anthony Taylor

Lightweight: Pedro Moreno UD over Vincent Jennings

Flyweight: Oscar Vasquez over Alex Rangel, Technical Decision in round eight

Lightweight: Gabe Flores Jr. TKO second round over Devon Jones

Super Lightweight: Jose Ramirez TKO second round over Jake Giuriceo

Special thanks to Vincent O'Neil for the photographs provided in this story. 

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