Undefeated Women’s Jr. Bantamweight Jasmine Artiga scored a dominant eight round unanimous decision over a very “Game” Ashley Sciscente on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL. In what was the main event of promoter Anthony Arvelo’s Undisputed Promotions first Boxing card of 2023, Artiga executed an effective fight plan largely based off of her jab and lateral movement. In round four Artiga dropped Scisente with a body shot. Artiga would score a second knockdown in round six with a left hook to the head that secured the unanimous decision victory for her as she looks to challenge for a world championship in 2023. Official scores were 79-71 (On two scorecards), and 78-72 in favor of Artiga. Jasmine Artiga advances to 10-0-1, with 5 Knockouts. Ashley Sciscente falls to 6-3, with 2 Knockouts.
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In a clash of undefeated Lightweights Corey Marksman scored a second round stoppage of previously unbeaten Adrian Orban. What appeared to be a competitive fight was stopped after the second round when Orban got sick in his corner, resulting in a medical technical knockout. Corey Marksman advances to 6-0, with 5 Knockouts. Adrian Orban falls to 5-1, with 3 Knockouts.
Women’s Lightweight Kiria Tapia scored a four round unanimous decision over Clarice Morales in her professional debut. It was Tapia’s cleaner punches and ring generalship that allowed her to get the decision victory in this fight. Official scores were: 39-37, and 40-36 (On two scorecards) in favoro of Tapia. Kiria Tapia advances to 1-0, with 0 Knockouts. Clarice Morales falls to 0-1-1, with 0 Knockouts.
Jr. Middleweight Angraneous Ingram moved to 3-0 in his young career by scoring a third round knockout of Bryant Costello. It appeared as though Ingram would be able to end the fight quickly as he immediately stunned Costello with a combination of punches in the first round. Although very unorthodox and seeming to lack defense, Costello managed to withstand much of what Ingram threw and even tried to fire back with offense of his own. In the second round, Ingram dropped Costello with a flush right hand to the head. Ingram continued to land heavy shots before dropping Costello with a left hook to the jaw in round three resulting in the bout being immediately stopped. Official time of the stoppage was 1:25 of round three. Angraneous Ingram advances to 3-0, with 2 Knockouts. Bryant Costello falls to 1-7, with 1 Knockout.
Light-Heavyweight Robert Burwell pounded out a six round unanimous decision over Patrick Pierre. Burwell forced the action for all six rounds and appeared to have Pierre in trouble in the closing seconds of the fight. All three official judges scored every round for Burwell 60-54/ Robert Burwell advances to 10-7, with 3 Knockouts. Patrick Pierre falls to 4-23, with 2 Knockouts.
Women’s Flyweight and former multi-time Amateur national champion Christina Cruz moved to 4A-0 in her career by scoring an eight round unanimous decision over Amy Salinas. Despite the aggression of Salinas throughout, Cruz landed the harder shots and generally carried the action throughout the eight round bout. Christina Cruz advances to 4-0, with 0 Knockouts. Amy Salinas falls to 4-3, with 0 Knockouts.
In a battle of undefeated Welterweights Jocksan Blanco scored a first one stoppage of previously undefeated Luca Bergers. Blanco dropped Bergers with an overhand right to the head that seemed to land behind the ear of Bergers. At the conclusion of round one, the bout was stopped in the corner as Bergers appeared to get sick in his corner resulting in a medical technical knockout. Bergers apologized to the crowd in attendance for being unable to continue after the bout. Jocksan Blanco advances to 5-0, with 3 Knockouts. Luca Bergers falls to 3-1, with 3 Knockouts.
Lightweights Danny Suarez and Jonathan Ramos fought to a four round majority draw. The unbeaten Suarez seemed to start strong, but Ramos gradually stepped up his pace as the fight progressed and by the conclusion of the four round bout, nether fighter was able to stand out clearly from the other. Official scores were 39-37 (Suarez), and 38-38 (Even on two scorecards. Danny Suarez advances to 4-0-2, with 2 Knockouts. Jonathan Ramos advances to 18-34-6, with 6 Knockouts.
Jr. Featherweight Glenn Dezurn scored a third round stoppage of Luis Cambero. Dezurn dropped Cambero with a left hook to the body, right hook to the head combination in the second round. From this point, Dezurn kept up the body attack. In round three, Cambero would be dropped for a second time with a left hook to the body. Although Cambero remained very “Game” and was able to finish the third round, the bout was stopped at the conclusion of round three. Glenn Dezurn advances to 16-3-1, with 11 Knockouts. Luis Cambero falls to 14-8-1, with 9 Knockouts.
Also in the Jr. Featherweight division, undefeated Joshua Lebron scored a first round knockout of Jeno Tonte. Lebron almost immediately put Tonte down with a right hand to the head in the opening seconds of the fight. Tonte was never able to get his feet under him as Lebron continued the assault scoring two more knockdowns before the fight was mercifully stopped. Official time of the stoppage was 2:24 of round one. Joshua Lebron advances to 5-0-1, with 3 Knockouts. Jeno Tonte falls to 9-13, with 8 Knockouts.
Jr. Middleweight Alex Chilsolm began the evening by scoring a four round unanimous decision over Elliott Hicks. In a bout between two fighters that were making their pro debuts, Chilsolm was able to control the tempo of the combat due largely to his reach, but Hicks did make it interesting over the last three rounds by being aggressive. Official scores were: 40-36, and 39-36 (On two scorecards) for Alex Chilsolm. Alex Chilsolm advances to 1-0, with 0 Knockouts. Elliott Hicks falls to 0-1, with 0 Knockouts.
This card, which was the first Boxing card in a stretch of four separate cards by four different promoters in a five day period throughout the state of Florida, showcased some of the up and coming talent in the Undisputed Promotions stable and produced a little of everything. Knockouts, competitive fights, and unfortunately two fighters becoming ill under similar circumstances, which this observer will admit in all the years I have covered Boxing and by extension combat sports, this was the first time I had seen something like this occur twice on the same card. While hopefully Luca Bergers and Adrian Orban from what ever illness they might have contracted prior to their respective bouts, it should not be overlooked that the Florida State Athletic Commission in both instances did the right thing and immediately stopped both bouts once it became apparent that both fighters were ill. While it does leave a question hanging over this card as to what the two fighters may have been suffering from, it does not change what was overall an entertaining night of Boxing in Kissimmee.
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