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Woodhaven’s Danny Gonzalez defeats Johnny Hernandez at Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights 32

Gonzalez continues to rise in the ranks of the boxing world with his 17th pro win

The Paramount in Huntington, NY was rocking as several local fighters competed for boxing dominance. Joe DeGuardia’s’ Star Boxing continued its tradition of great fights at Rockin’ Fights 32. Several athletes made their pro debuts while others were veterans looking to move on up. Once the main event started the fans would not sit down. Round after round, both Danny Gonzalez and Johnny Hernandez gave the fans a fight to remember. In the end, only one could walk out the winner.

With the ABO Intercontinental Super Lightweight Title on the line, it was Woodhaven, NY’s Danny Gonzalez (17-1-1) who defeated Huntington’s Hernandez (9-4) via majority decision (95-95, 97-93, 98-92).

The main event started off strong, as Hernandez came out to “No Chance In Hell”, a song known to pump up WWE crowds. As round one started, both fighters were trying to feel each other out. Hernandez looked more relaxed in round one and two, giving him a slight advantage.

By round three, things started to pick up. Hernandez kept on pushing Gonzalez, but the latter wouldn’t let him get away that easily. Gonzalez played the aggressor all of round four, pushing Hernandez towards the ropes each chance he got. By round five, the place was ready to explode. Each fighter was trading monster hooks at one another. At one point, Hernandez flashed his tongue out at Gonzalez, so the latter returned the favor. Oh, did I mention both were trying to knock each other down with vicious shots in-between? Gonzalez would have the advantage there.

Round six was fairly even, but not as wild as round seven. Back and forth they went, with no clear advantage for either man. The same could be said for the next two rounds, as both Hernandez and Gonzalez were hitting calculating shots at one another. Whether it was blocking, shoving or mocking, the two were putting on a clinic.

By round ten, the two were exhausted but raring to go. A whole new energy lifted their spirits, along with the crowd. Gonzalez got some deep shots in, measuring Hernandez up any chance he got. Hernandez came right back, hitting several hooks to back Gonzalez away. By the end, both fighters could have probably gone another ten rounds. While the fight favored Gonzalez, Hernandez looked solid throughout. Maybe that is why there was a draw scored by one judge.

As a new champion, Gonzalez has a chance to become the leader of the pack. There is no doubt both could face one another in a rematch down the line. If given the right atmosphere, who knows what these two could do.

Other highlights from the show

– In his pro debut, Bellport’s Alex Vargas (1-0) defeated Philadelphia’s Deron Lawson (0-2) via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36).

– Connecticut’s Jose Maysonet (1-0) quickly dispatched Bellmore’s Jared Bonilla (0-1) via first round KO. This was the pro debut of both fighters.

– Huntington’s Shaun Kennedy (1-0 (1NC)) defeated Buffalo’s Perez Aughtry (0-1) via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36). This was Aughtry’s pro debut.

– In a hard-hitting affair, Connecticut’s Anthony Laureano (9-0) defeated Waco, Texas’ Marquis Hawthorne (5-9) via unanimous decision (59-55, 60-54, 60-54)

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