Garden boxers draw mixed results at Show
By GRANT MELIN
The Bad Boyz Boxing in the Garden Show produced mixed results for fighters from both of Garden City's boxing clubs in the Friday night event at Garden City High School.
Two local boys, Jason Garza from the Bad Boyz Boxing Club and Oscar Acevedo from the Garden City Boxing Club, were among the competitors in the event and were both looking to gain more experience in the ring.
With all the matches at the halfway point on Friday coming down to judges decisions, it would be no easy task to figure out precisely who won and by how much.
Garza, who was in the 105 pound match against Elian Garcia of Garden City Boxing Club, was also fighting in a tight match against Garcia before a close decision gave Garza the victory. Garza began to defend himself in the final round from random punches by Garcia after very tight first and second rounds that could have easily gone either way.
"I was just jabbing because I have a longer arm and reach," said Garza, who has been boxing for just two years. "I was just struggling it out."
Garden City Boxing Club's Acevedo, who has more experience under his belt with seven years in the ring, also had a tight battle with familiar foe Daniel Castillo from Villa Boxing in the 117-pound division.
It would be a tough night for Acevedo, however. Acevedo, who fought valiantly, lost a narrow judge's decision to Castillo as Acevedo had his best work coming in the first and second rounds, defending his face and body in each of the one minute stanzas.
"I was just doing work," said Acevedo. "My opponent is good, I have fought him before here in Garden."
Acevedo said that no matter when or where he is fighting, it's still tough to lose a bout.
"It feels sad (when I lose)," said Acevedo.
In other action at the Bad Boyz event, there was also a female match in the 105-pound division which featured Rennia Rodriguez of Bad Boyz Boxing and Ingred Hernandez of Victory Boxing. Despite landing numerous punches in the match, Rodriguez endured a tough bout with Hernandez as she absorbed a bloody nose after taking a handful of punches to her face before struggling to land punches to Hernandez before falling short on a judge's decision.
The Bad Boyz Boxing in the Garden Show will continue at 7 p.m. today at the New Garden.
on the campus of Garden City High School.