Never mind the Heat... It's Beat or get beaten Downtown as the first Throwdown in M-Town takes Center Ring on Beale Street.. An overflow crowd at Handy Park and a National televison audience on ESPN-2 ready to lace up the gloves for the cable networks' Tuesday Night Fights series.
The main event tonight, former WBO Featherweight World Champion Ivan 'Chocko' Hernandez out of the Prize Fight Boxing Stable, takes on former Mexican Olympian Cesar Morales. Choko, who won the World Title here im Memphis two summers ago, but lost his first title defense, found himself facing a whirlwind in the 27-year old Morales.
In fact, Morales was the much busier fighter, landing almost 100 more blows during the 10-Rounder..but not all of them were on target. In fact, Morales had 4-points deducted during the bout for low blows or holding behind the head.. The end result, a unanimous decision for Hernandez, who runs his record to 21-1-and 1.
On the Undercard, another boxer out of the Prize Fight stable. 20-year old Anthony Peterson takes on Carlos Valdez in schedule 8-round Lightweight match. This one all Peterson.. The former Olympic Trials finalist, who brother Lamont won on last weeks' Tuesday Night Fights at Isle of Capri in Lula, Mississippi, just all over the 37-year old challenger..at one point knocking his mouthpiece out.
Peterson just plain dominant, outlanding Valdez 152-to-23.. The Referee mercifully stops this on in the 7th. Anthoney Peterson the victory by TKO. He runs his record to 11-and-0 with 9 Knockouts, including the last 6-straight.