Bound Boxing hosts 1st USA Amateur Boxing Show of 2018 on Kyle Erwin’s Birthday

February 2, 2018 No Comments

All on the same day: Kyle Erwin (right) celebrated his 21st Birthday, had 21 plus family and friends attend his Main Event bout at the Bound Boxing Academy and he won his 21st bout.

Coincidence? You know people are fond of you when you learn how they rearranged their schedule just to celebrate your birthday. On Friday evening, February 2, 2018, Kyle Erwin celebrated his 21st Birthday in a big way by winning his 21st USA Amateur Boxing bout at the Bound Boxing Academy in Chula Vista, Calif. and with him to celebrate this milestone were a slew of family members, close friends, admirers which include his sweetheart. Immune to any pre-fight jitters, Erwin, with his hands wrapped had to sit there patiently exchanging small talk for a long time. How long? Being in the Main Event, he had to wait over six hours to hear the bell that would signal the start of his bout, which turned out to be the fourteenth and final bout of the evening. After the bell rang, Erwin went straight to work controlling the action. These types of Herculean accomplishments will make him a legend. We were told on his 26th birthday, Erwin plans to enter a marathon, the 26-mile variety and of course he’s looking forward to finishing first.

At this point, it’s time to mention the other 27 combatants who also competed on Friday evening in the latest “Friday Night Fights” at the Bound Boxing Academy in Chula Vista. As a special treat, professional photographer Victor Morales, whose birthday is on February 7th, attended this event to take photos and as it turns out he did a marvelous job.

In Bout #1, it was Cesar Hernandez (red gloves) of North County Boxing going up against Pablo Garate (blue gloves) from Club Arias, Tijuana, B. C., Mexico.

At the close of round one, we see referee Hondo Fontane raising the arm of the victorious, expressive Cesar Hernandez.

Bout #2 had Juan Medina Jr. (red gloves) of the host gym, the Bound Boxing Academy of Chula Vista, Calif. going up against Jose Reyes (blue gloves) from the Jackie Nava Boxing Club, Tijuana, B. C., Mexico.

Here we see Medina going all out to land that one, big, powerful, left hook in hopes of putting an end to the elusive Jose Reyes.

There was a lot of great two-way action in this contest.

At the close of Bout #2, we see referee Hondo Fontane raising the arm of the victorious Jose Reyes of the Jackie Nava Gym after he managed to defeat the always tough Juan Medina, Jr. (right) of the host gym, the Bound Boxing Academy.

Boxers Saul Mendoza of the Oceana Boxing Club (blue gloves) and Alejandro Bastidas (red gloves) of the Bound Boxing Academy receive last minute instructions from their coaches.

At the conclusion of Bout #3, one of those extremely hard contests to judge, we see referee Andrew Moreno raising the arm of the victorious Saul Mendoza of the Oceana Boxing Club.

In Bout #4, it was Jorge Chavez (blue gloves) from the National City CYAC going up against Alfredo Rodriguez (red gloves) from the Bound Boxing Academy.

As accomplished as these boxers are, Bout #5 between Alfredo Rodriguez (l) from Bound Boxing and Jorge Chavez (r) from the National City CYAC, was like watching a chess match.

At the conclusion of Bout #4, referee Andrew Moreno raises the arm of the victorious Jorge Chavez of the National City CYAC after he managed to get the best of Alfredo Rodriguez.

In Bout #5, it was Maricruz Romero (blue gloves) from the Mariscal Boxing Gym of Tijuana, B. C., Mexico taking on the hard-throwing Tabatha Howell of Temecula Boxing (red gloves).

In the end, it was Tabatha Howell with her million dollar smile earning the unanimous decision victory over Romero.

Here we have Diego Saucedo (blue gloves) surrounded by his totally invested support group from the National City CYAC getting set to face Anthony Cabral from Temecula Boxing.

The look on Anthony Cabral’s face says it all, “What can I tell you, it all happened so fast. But I will be ready for the rematch.”

If you enjoy watching bouts with a lot of nonstop two-way action, Bout #7 certainly filled the bill. Below, we see Madden Huertas (red gloves) of the United Boxing & Fitness Gym going head hunting against Leonardo Ramirez (blue gloves) of North County MMA with his powerful overhand right.

Payback! Back came Leonardo Ramirez with the stiffest jab on record to slow down his opponent, Madden Huerta.

In the end, someone has to lose, someone has to win and on this night, it was Madden Huertas (r) coming away with the victory.

Bout #8 featuring the young ladies, Paola Cardona of the Jackie Nava Boxing Club and Ambur Zajac of United Boxing turned out to be a major surprise. Cardona has improved big time and Zajac ended up being surprised and of course on the receiving end of quite a few hard shots to the head.

Here we see Paola Cardona unloading some big shots to the head of Ambur Zajac who Cardona had pinned in Cardona’s corner. The surprised look on the faces of the four onlookers speaks volumes of the severity of the situation.

From the look on her face, there can be no doubt that Paola Cardona is gratified by her performance and being the most improved, comeback boxer of the year, she should be pleased.

In Bout #9 they had Manny Leivas of Temecula Boxing (shown here) going up against the always tough Javier Garcia of United Boxing & Fitness of Chula Vista, Calif.

At the conclusion of their hard-fought battle, referee Andrew Moreno raises the arms of both combatants, Javier Garcia of United Boxing (r) and Manny Leivas of Temecula Boxing (l).

On this night, it was Javier Garcia of United Boxing & Fitness getting his arm raised in victory by referee Andrew Moreno.

Everyone enjoys watching a boxer who has that certain flair and that’s just what Devan Martinez demonstrated while battling Luis Bracamontes of United Boxing & Fitness in Bout #10.

At the conclusion of Bout #10, it was Devan Martinez having his arm raised in victory by referee Andrew Moreno.

Like Martinez, Carlos Smith of the National City CYAC is gaining more and more confidence in his ability to handle the opposition. In Friday’s contest with Ismael Lagunes, two years his senior, Smith not only gave him a boxing lesson, he may have broken his nose as the physician in charge can attest.

At the conclusion of Bout #11, we see referee Andrew Moreno raising the arm of the victorious Carlos Smith.

During a brief intermission, the president of the local LBC 44 CAL Border, Hondo Fontane updated the crowd in regards to boxer Julius Ballo’s exploits. Ballo had just recently returned from England where he defeated all comers in their latest International Competition. Julius Ballo, shown here with his father Jack Ballo, has also accumulated seven National Titles.

The final three bouts involved the big boys, middleweights, heavyweights and finally that welterweight match with Kyle Erwin. Bout #12 saw Robert Gabriel of The Arena (blue gloves) exchanging heavy blows with Armando Robles (red gloves) from the House of Boxing.

(bottom) At the conclusion of their bout, we see referee Hondo Fontane raising the arm of the victorious Armando Robles.

Bout #13 had 17-year-old Raul Miranda of Temecula Boxing (red gloves) taking on 22-year-old Dean Pacino (Unattached, blue Gloves) who appeared to be the taller of the two by virtue of his unique upright stance.

At the conclusion of Bout #13, it was Raul Miranda (right) of Temecula Boxing coming away with the resounding victory.

After getting his range and discovering how to get past Raymond Ramos’ first offering, Kyle Erwin (red gloves) soon took over.

As it turns out all went as planned as the veteran Kyle Erwin gets his 21st win on his 21st Birthday in front of his 21 backers.

The next local USA Amateur Boxing Show is scheduled to take place at the One Training Center/10th Planet in Spring Valley. You can always check out the entire list of upcoming shows by going to http://www.sportofboxing.com/2018/02/usa-amateur-boxing/

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