Undisputed Fight Night 6 Delivers a Great Night of Boxing
By Hector Franco | Senior Writer and Editor
Published: April 09, 2019
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – This past weekend at the Gilt Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Undisputed Promotions put on an exciting night of amateur boxing with their “Undisputed Fight Night 6” card.
The card was highlighted and promoted by having some of the best local Florida amateur fighters taking on some of the best amateurs out of Puerto Rico. The card had about 18 bouts that excited the mostly Puerto Rican crowd.
Some well-known fighters were in attendance for the night’s festivities such as former two-division Super Featherweight and Lightweight champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza. Legendary former Female boxing champion Christy Martin was also in attendance along with current Super Welterweight contender Erickson Lubin.
Pedraza’s trainer and stepfather Luis Espada spent a majority of the event working the corner for Pedraza’s Sniper Boxing Club (SBC) out of Cidra, Puerto Rico. Many of the night’s highlights featured many of the fighters in SBC.
For boxing fans that have skipped out on watching and attending amateur fights due to a misconception, they may have about the level of skill or exhilaration that will be presented would have missed out on a fast-paced night of action that would have satisfied even the harshest boxing critic.
Some of the highlights for the night featured Female boxers. In a featherweight three-round bout with 2-minute rounds, Hanna Rosich representing Elite Boxing faced off against Jennifer Ramos representing High Power Boxing. The match was fast-paced from the start of the first round with both women landing clean power punches.
In the third round, Ramos was able to score two hard knockdowns that sealed the fight for her winning a unanimous decision on the judge’s scorecards.
The following bout may have been the closest fight of the event with Elite Boxing’s Kevin Nunez taking on Monte Haynes in a three-round match with three-minute rounds at 141 pounds. One word can be used to describe this fight, and that is ‘war.’
When the first bell rang to start the fight, there weren’t many moments with a lull in action. Anytime Nunez landed a punch of significance, Haynes would return fire immediately. After three rounds of intense action, it was unclear as to who would be awarded the victory.
The judges ended up scoring a close split decision victory for Nunez. Both fighters received an ovation from the crowd in attendance as they expressed their gratitude for the display of action and courage they just witnessed.
In what may have been the best performance of the event Justin Roman put on a boxing lesson against his opponent Luke Ruiz. The match took place at 165-pounds and was scheduled for three rounds.
Ruiz attempted to get into Roman’s head by fighting in a style that would have made Hector Camacho or Emmanuel Augustus blush. Ruiz ended up doing more showboating than actual punching as Roman continued to utilize his jab and work over Ruiz through a vast majority of the rounds.
At the end of the second round, Ruiz landed two blatant punches after the bell, which led to him being heavily booed by the crowd. Ruiz was lucky not to have been disqualified for the infraction.
What made Roman’s performance so impressive was his calm demeanor throughout the fight. In the corner in between rounds, Roman was not breathing hard and had the sense of mind of a professional to keep on executing his game plan no matter the antics that Ruiz pulled.
After three dominating rounds, Roman was awarded a unanimous decision and the most massive reception of the night.
The state of Florida is not known for being a hotbed of boxing, however, should fans continue to support local events that feature local fighters it could lead into more high-profile boxing events taking place in the state.
Undisputed Promotions’ Fight Night series continues to showcase that boxing can be entertaining at all levels. Undisputed Fight Night 6 was no exception.
(Featured Photo: Undisputed Promotions)