Fight Report: Abreu Shocks Peralta, Kermit Cintron Wins

Victoria Villa

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Saturday December 11 was a busy day in the world of boxing with many live fights taking place practically all around the globe.  That didn’t stop boxing fans from flocking to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a night of world class boxing promoted by GH3 Promotions, King’s Promotions, and Samson Promotions.

In the 10-round main event, Puerto Rican welterweight David Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KO’s) defeated Argentinian Berlin Abreu (13-1, 11 KO’s) and earned the WBC Latino title via a close and somewhat controversial decision.  The scores read as follows: 97-93 Peralta, and 97-93/96-94 for Abreu.

Abreu/Peralta trade punches – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Abreu/Peralta trade punches – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Abreu found success in the early rounds and easily connected with power shots, forcing the Argentinian to retreat and taking him off his game plan. The middle rounds were very close and hard to score, both fighters had success when they traded and neither seemed to have an edge. As the rounds progressed Peralta stepped on the gas and began to land hard shots to Abreu’s face.

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Peralta connects with a left hook to the body – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Peralta connects with a left hook to the body – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Peralta’s jab, right hand. and body punches began to take effect on Abreu, and the Puerto Rican fighter began to slow down and show signs of exhaustion.  But just when you thought Peralta had his opponent hurt, Abreu found openings and landed bombs forcing his aggressor to retreat.

Going into the 9th and 10th rounds, it appeared that Peralta had done enough to win the fight by at least two rounds, however many were surprised when the announcer read the scorecards and declared Abreu the winner.

In the co-main event, former two-time world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron easily defeated Rosembeg Gomez in three rounds of the scheduled eight-round bout for the WBF title.  Gomez fought bravely but gave away too many advantages and made it an easy fight for the former champ.  Cintron, who is a well known puncher, found success in the first round landing hard shots to the abdomen and following up with shots to the head.

Cintron connects with a right hook to the body – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Cintron connects with a right hook to the body – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Cintron’s best round was yet to come and in round two it became apparent that Gomez was in for more punishment.  Although Gomez took some chances in round two, he began feeling the effects of Cintron’s punches.

Cintron connects with a left hook – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Cintron connects with a left hook – Photo by GeoIMAGEZ Photography

Round three was more of the same, Cintron continued his attack to the body and head and his opponent did his best impression or Ricardo Mayorga, egging Cintron on and acting as if he wasn’t hurt. Gomez may have had second thoughts between rounds and he failed to come out for more punishment in the third. With this victory, Cintron closes 2016 with four wins and looks for a busy new year.  He is hopeful that the new year brings big opportunities for him.  He looks in great shape and the fact that he still fights at welterweight shows that he is committed to his training.

Undercard Results

Ronald Ellis (red) (12-0-1, 10 KO’s) of Lynn, MA defeated Oscar Riojas (10-6-1, 3 KO’s) of Monterrey, Mexico via UD in an eight-round super middleweight bout.
80-72 x 2, 79-73
Abraham Nova (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Braintree, MA was impressive in his victory over Joshua Santos of San Juan, PR (2-1-1, 2 KOs) via TKO in a super featherweight bout.  Nova scored 2 knockdowns in the 1st round and the fight was halted by the ref in round two.
Erik Spring (Red) (8-1-1, 1 KO) of Reading, PA and Grayson Blake  (Blue) (6-4, 2 KO) of State College, PA fought to a draw in a super welterweight bout.
Derric Rossy (30-12, 14 KO’s) of Medford, New York made easy work of overmatched Richard Carmack (15-9-1, 12 KO’s) of Kansas City, Missouri in a heavyweight bout. Ref Gabe Rosado put a halt to the bout at 1:45 in 2nd round after Carmack failed to make the count after being knocked down.
Blake Mansfield (3-0-1, 2 KO’s) of Burlington, NC defeated Antowyan Aikens (10-2-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ via UD in a super middleweight bout.  Scores were 59-54, 59-54, 58-55.
Chordale Booker (3-0, 2 KO’s) defeated Dawond Pickney ( 1-2-1) via UD in a super welterweight bout.  Judges’ scores read: 40-36, 39-37, 39-37
Jesus Perez of Reading, PA defeated Antonio Allen (0-4) (Blue) of Philadelphia in a super lightweight bout. Perez wins debut fight with a 3rd round TKO after Referee Eric Dali waived off the bout at 2:38.
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