A clash between undefeated welterweight power-punchers surprisingly went the distance on Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Very close and spirited fight with Janelson Bocachica (17-0, 11 KOs) emerging with a majority decision over Mark Reyes Jr. (14-1, 12 KOs). Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 97-93 Bocachica.
“I felt like I had a unanimous decision but I just need to go back and watch the tape,” said the 22-year-old Bocachica. “I felt like it was an easy victory and I took him to school. He had a short temper and he came out talking trash so you know I had to talk my trash back. But it was all part of the game plan to get him emotional in the ring and it worked in my advantage.”
Reyes stated, “I don’t disagree with the scorecards tonight. I obviously could have done more to win but it was a close fight nonetheless. I just have to go back to drawing board and train harder. I need to execute things a little bit better during the preparation for my fight. I can’t take anything away from the judges.”
Unbeaten super middleweight Vladimir Shishkin (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Sena Agbeko (23-2, 18 KOs). Shishkin overcame a nasty cut over his left eye to win 98-92, 100-90, 100-90.
Lightweight Abraham Montoya (20-2-1, 14 KOs) outworked previously unbeaten Alejandro Guerrero (12-1, 9 KOs) to take an eight round majority decision. Scores were 76-76, 79-73, 77-75.
Unbeaten middleweight Timur Kerefov (10-0, 5 KOs) scored a first round KO over late sub Fernando Farias (10-1-2, 4 KOs). A body shot finished Farias.