Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KO) won yet another Friday Night Fights feature by referee stoppage, but it wasn't nearly as satisfying as his second round victory over Antwone Smith. Pablo Munguia (20-6, 11 KO) digs graves for a living, and he fought like that was his only training regimen. But somehow, he made this fight competitive, even taking the first round from the much younger Harrison on my scorecard. Harrison dropped him with a brilliant short left near the end of round two, but Munguia seemed to have regained his senses at the start of round three. He was slipping every one of Harrison's punches when, inexplicably, the referee called the fight off.
Munguia probably would have lost, but he earned himself the benefit of the doubt after a relatively strong start, and he certainly wasn't being beaten up badly enough to warrant such a quick stoppage. But hey--Munguia got paid, and at the very least he seemed quite genial after the fight. I guess there are always more fights, and graves to dig in the meantime.
Tony Harrison defeats Pablo Munguia by TKO (referee stoppage), 0:11 of Round 3
Danny Aquino and Ryan Kielczewski battled for eight entertaining rounds in the co-feature, a rematch of an amateur bout that Aquino won. Kielczewski (22-1, 6 KO) apparently had title aspirations heading into this bout, but if he wants to make his way to a belt he'd be well advised to never face Aquino (17-2, 10 KO) again--which isn't to suggest that he wasn't competitive. In fact, Kielczewski had great success boxing and countering early, though he showed a worrying tendency to let Aquino close the distance that caught up to him later in the fight, when Aquino discovered that his much taller opponent was wide open for the left hook, and began mixing that punch up with a tricky overhand right. They battled nonstop till the final bell, but in the end it was the swarming Aquino that had the more consistent performance, and he took the win.
Danny Aquino defeats Ryan Kielczewski by Split Decision (78-74 x 2, 78-74)
Bad Left Hook scored it 77-75 for Aquino.
I didn't know Tevin Farmer was fighting tonight, but I only had to hear his name and see his distinctive, cross-eyed visage to know that I was in for a good show. As far as undercard FNF fighters are concerned, Farmer (19-4-1, 4 KO) is one of the best. He outboxed Angel Luna (10-1, 6 KO) in every way possible, countering him, out-jabbing him, and making him miss with utter ease. Farmer's defense only faltered in the final round, when he seemed intent on closing the show by knocking Luna out. Other than that, it was a completely dominant performance.
Tevin Farmer defeats Angel Luna by Unanimous Decision (80-72 x 2, 79-73)
Bad Left Hook scored it 80-72 for Farmer.