Steve Vukosa W10 Donnie Palmer ... On Saturday at the Lowell Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts, heavyweight Steve Vukosa of Quincy, MA improved to 14-1 with 5 KOs with a workmanlike ten-round unanimous decision win over Dorchester, MA's Donnie Palmer (12-3, 10 KO’s). Both fighters were patient and picked their spots, with Vukosa landing the more significant punches. The offical scores were 99-91 (twice) and 98-92 for Vukosa, age 45. Vukosa had not fought since a June 2021 draw.
Hegly Mosqueda TKO3 Ezequiel Tevez... Venezuelan featherweight Hegly Mosqueda’s US debut was successful, as he improved to 23-0 with 18 KOs via third-round TKO over Ezequiel Tevez (13-10). Mosqueda dropped Tevez in the second with a perfectly timed counter right hand. In round 3, Mosqueda dropped Tevez with another right hand before closing the show with an uppercut to the body at 1:12.
Multi-time New England amateur champion Jaydell Pazmino had a successful pro debut as he knocked out veteran Stacy Anderson (0-12) in two rounds at junior welterweight. Working behind his jab, Pazmino used effective combination punching and angles to keep Anderson on the defensive for most of the bout. Pazmino picked up the pressure in the second, hurting Anderson with a right hand to the body. A few seconds later, Pazmino landed a left hook that put Anderson down for the ten count. Time of stoppage was 1:12.
In a crowd-pleasing fight, Lowell’s very own Gabriel Morales remained undefeated with a six round unanimous decision over Ryan Venable (3-16) in a lightweight contest. Morales floored Venable in rounds 2 and 4, but the game Venable was resilient from bell to bell. Scores of the bout were 59-53 and 58-54 twice. With the win Morales improves to 6-0 (3 KO’s).
Junior welterweight Harry Gigliotti of Newburyport, MA scored a hard-fought eight-round unanimous decision over durable and game Brandon Sandoval of Salem, MA. The fight saw both men ripping punches in the pocket, but Gigliotti got the better of the action. Sandoval however, refused to back down, keeping the fight in the pocket. As Gigliotti and Sandoval traded blows in close quarters, the fans were on their feet cheering loudly for both fighters. In the end, it was Gigliotti getting the win by scores of 79-73 and 78-74 (twice). Gigliotti improved to 9-4 with 3 KOs while Sandoval drops to 2-4 with 1 KO.
Springfield, MA based welterweight Carlos Gonzalez improved to 4-0, all by KO, with a first-round knockout of Trevathan Milatz (0-3). Gonzalez scored three knockdowns, the final one putting Milatz down for the 10 count at 2:11.
Super middleweight Luke Iannuccilli (5-0 with 2 KOs) won an entertaining four-round unanimous decision over game veteran Sergio Castellano (11-13). In a fight fought inside the pocket from almost start to finish, both combatants were content to tradie blows, but Iannuccilli got the better of the exchanges. In round five, the Methuen, MA native dropped Castellano, but Castellano beat the count. As action resumed, the fighters picked up right where they left off. Scores were 60-53 (twice) and 59-54.
Super bantamweights Alicia Pike (1-0-1) and River Tucker (0-1-1) fought to a spirited four-round draw. Both fighters provided non-stop action for the duration of the bout, giving just as good as they got. It was tough to tell who got the better of the exchanges as all three judges saw the fight differently. Scores were 40-36 (Tucker), 39-37 (Pike), and 38-38.
“We had a great crowd of about 1100 fans and the fighters put on a great show,” said Mike Reyes of Reyes Boxing Promotions. “This was our second show at the Lowell Auditorium and we’re proud to call it our new home.”
A replay of the card is available on Reyesboxingtv.com... Reyes Boxing Promotions returns to the Lowell Auditorium June 24.