Gomez routs Lane
Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com
It was like watching a lion play with the prey before the big kill – except the kill never happened. Frankie Gomez (15-0, 11 KOs) soundly out boxed Houston's Lanard Lane (13-3, 8 KOs) en route to a one sided unanimous decision win in the welterweight main event.
The bout was fought in spurts, dictated by Gomez. Lane was hit with two and three punch combinations nearly every time he was close enough to land a blow of his own. This was the course of action for the ten round affair.
It was Gomez' first time going past eight rounds. The Freddie Roach protégé wanted to test himself with the extended bout. After the contest, Lane stated "I was off tonight," but that Gomez wasn't able to hurt him.
The judges scored the contest 98-92, 100-90 and 100-90.
Bey flattens Rodriguez
Returning to action for the first time since November 2011, lightweight Mickey Bey (19-0-1, 10 KOs) crushed Robert Rodriguez (7-4, 3 KOs) in a devastating third round knockout. Bey led with the right in the opener stinging the body and head of Rodriguez with some vicious left hooks. The blows left the Colorado fighter's midsection a light shade of pink after the opening stanza.
Bey found the same degree of success in the second frame using the left hand, a sign of things to come.
Rodriguez caught a stiff left hook that sent him to the canvas early in the third. After popping back up, Bey landed a follow up crushing left hook that cause Kenny Bayless to immediately halt the bout. Time of stoppage was 1:47.
Diaz, Jack score knockout wins on undercard
Joseph Diaz Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) stopped Jose Ruiz (2-3) in the second round of their four round bantamweight affair. A body blow put Ruiz down in the second round and he was unable to answer the ensuing count.
In super middleweight action, Badou Jack extended his unblemished record, beating down a hapless Jonuel Tapia (8-4-1, 5 KOs) to begin the evening's festivities. With the win, Jack extended his record to 12-0 with nine knockouts.
Luis Arias (2-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas earned his first stoppage, delivering a one thrashing to Joshua Robertson (2-1, 1 KO) en route to a second round finish.
The Money Team prospect Lanell Bellows (3-0-1, 3 KOs) found himself in the fight of his life against Roberto Young (5-6-2, 4 KOs). The bout ended in a questionable draw in a super middleweight match that saw Bellows getting acquainted with the mat courtesy of a first round left hook. With two judges splitting their votes between the men, the final saw it even, calling it 38-38.