Mikhaylenko, Avila, Farmer Stop Foes on Saturday Night
Despite not having one-shot KO power, Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko 20-0, (9KOs) makes up for it in sheer pressure, non-stop punching in his bouts, as he displayed in his latest outing, an eight round stoppage over former WBA interim Super lightweight champion Johan “El Terrible” Perez 20-3-1, (13KOs) on the Golden Boy Promotions / HBO Latino-televised main event at on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
The crowd was in it for the entire show, as they cheered for both fighters, who went to war from the onset.
As the rounds wore on, Mikhaylenko’s pressure backed up Perez consistently, while the latter fired off sporadic shots to try and keep his opponent at bay to mixed results.
A clean shot to the left eye, opened up a cut alongside Perez’ in the fifth round.
Trapping a very weary Perez, with legs nearly gone, Mikhaylenko went all-out, landing punches at-will in the eight frame, forcing referee Ray Corona to call it a night at 1:21 of the round, with Mikhaylenko taking home the NABA Welterweight belt.
Avila Halts Salinas in Six
Undefeated Super bantamweight Manuel “Tino” Avila 18-0, (8KOs) showed a very good chin against a very dangerous Yoandris ”El Nino” Salinas 21-2-1, (14KOs). Salinas put in some very hard, clean shots throughout their bout, with ”Tino” barely flinching an eye.
Avila would score the only knockdown of the fight, a hard shot over the top, which put Salinas down in the second round.
Salinas, with tears in his eyes, failed to come out for the seventh round, as he claimed to have injured his right hand in the sixth.
Farmer Stops Prescott in Eight.
Southpaw lightweight speedster with plenty of skills, Tevin Farmer 20—1, (5KOs) dropped Daulis Prescott, 30-2, (22KOs) (brother of Beibis Prescott) in the fourth round, with a head shot.
Farmer put Prescott down again in the sixth, although he had a point taken off by referee Ray Corona, as a second shot by the Farmer landed on Prescott’s head before the latter’s behind or glove touched the canvas.
After taking the full five minutes to recover, Farmer would make Prescott pay, as he punished the Colombian until another head shot put and end to the fight at :52 seconds into the eight round.