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Colorado Boxing Results

November 19, 1999

Cloverleaf Race Track Loveland, Colo.

Arthur Cruz, 146 , Denver, W-TKO-3 (1:47), over Julian Maldonado, 150 , Denver Cruz (8-4, 5 KOs), Maldonado (2-4-1, 2 KOs)

Chris Nugin, 155 , Colorado Springs, W-UD-4, over Roy Ochoa, 159 , Boulder Nugin (1-0, 0), Ochoa (0-1)

Carlos Nevarez, 135 , Fort Collins, W-TKO-2 (2:03), over Rudy Ibarra, 134 , Loveland Nevarez (5-8-1, 3), Ibarra (0-1)

Patrick Walker, 235, Colorado Springs, W-TKO-3 (1:23), over Gilbert Martinez, 252, Albuquerque, N.M. Walker (3-0, 2), Martinez (0-3)

Brad Jensen, 147, Estes Park, W-UD-4, over Qaasim Azeem, 156, Denver Jensen (1-0, 0), Azeem (0-2)

Orlando Malone, 117, Denver, EXHIB-4, Jesus Lopez, 131, Denver Malone (9-18, 6), Lopez (11-8, 5)

Promoter: Gaffney Promotions
Matchmaker: Jim Smith
Referees: Steve Blea, Ed Walsh
Judges: Ed Kugler, Joe Mason, Tyrone Short, Steve Waldman
Commissioner in Charge: Ed Avila, Nebraska State Athletic Commission
Supervised by: Nebraska Athletic Commission in association with the Colorado Boxing Alliance
CBA Executive Administrator: Woody Kislowski
Physician: Dr. Dane Floberg
Inspectors: John Maydan, Margarito Berzoza
Timekeeper: John Ulibarri
Knockdowns: Lee Peters
Tally Judge: Suzanne Gorsuch
Announcer: Tony Duran
Attendance: 300 (est.)

This fall's second show at the Cloverleaf Race Track featured five four-rounders - two of them were hotly contested while the rest were anything but.

Colorado Springs' Chris Nugin, 155 , launched his pro career with a win, taking a unanimous decision over fellow first-timer Roy Ochoa, 159 , Boulder. Nugin dropped Ochoa with a quick right during the bout's final seconds, avoiding a draw. Nugin won the first round behind a snappy jab. Ochoa appeared to take the second and third rounds as he consistently landed his right to the body, occasionally jolting Nugin upstairs as well. Nugin was on the way to winning the fourth round anyway when he scored the knockdown that cemented the win. Two of the judges favored Nugin 38-37; the third had him ahead 39-37. Given that both middleweights were in their first pro starts, they were remarkably composed and focused.

In the show's other competitive bout, Brad Jensen, 147, Estes Park, won his pro debut by unanimous decision over transplanted New Yorker Qaasim Azeem, 156, Denver. While the first three rounds were busy, the fourth round was a treat, with both fighters moving their hands from bell to bell. The judges favored the constantly charging Jensen 39-37 twice and 40-36. Azeem, in his first pro bout since 1994, dropped to 0-2.

Arthur " Vicious" Cruz, 146 , Denver, thoroughly dominated Julian Maldonado, 150 , Denver. After a foul-filled first round, Maldonado (2-4-1) visibly tired in the second, taking a couple of big rights. Cruz (8-4, 5) wailed away in the third until Maldonado turned his back, prompting referee Steve Blea to wave it off at 1:47.

Carlos Nevarez, 135 , Fort Collins, thoroughly outclassed Rudy Ibarra, 134 , Loveland. Nevarez (5-8-1) landed at will, finally dropping Ibarra with a looping right in the second round. Ibarra, making his pro debut, arose at eight, but Blea smartly stopped the bout after Nevarez resumed his assault.

Pat Walker, 235, Colorado Springs, improved to 3-0, using a quick left hand to wear down Gilbert Martinez, 252, Albuquerque. Martinez's nose was bloodied in the second round. A body shot dropped Martinez in the third. He gamely arose but was hurt and exhausted. A clubbing right by Walker persuaded referee Ed Walsh to stop the bout at 1:23 of the third round.

A four-round exhibition between sparmates Orlando Malone and Jesus Lopez opened the evening.


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