Jose Uzcategui vs Julius Jackson, Miguel Vazquez vs Argenis Mendez, Ryan Karl vs Olvera
BY KID HERSH
PBC card on FS1 Tuesday night from San Antonio Texas for Toe-to-Toe Tuesday. First up was Miguel Vazquez (35-4, 13ko's) vs Argenis Mendez (22-3-1, 12ko's). The fight started off pretty ugly with Vazquez lunging with his punches awkwardly and Mendez unable to establish any sort of rhythm against his super awkward style. It wasn't until later in the second round that Mendez was able to get any sort of rhythm going, as he pumped his jab and tried to start timing Vazquez. Vazquez could not hit the mark himself and looks rusty to my eyes on top of typically awkward. In the fourth round Vazquez's awkward style, which is even more awkward tonight, was working to his favor as he was jumping in wildly and throwing unpredictable shots while also landing them everywhere and anywhere, including head butts and roughhousing. The fight continued in an ugly manner, with it very hard to score who was winning beause both were missing so frequently and the fight was just plain ugly. The cards came in a UD for Mendez.
Next up was Alfonso Olvera (4-1, 2ko's) vs Ryan Karl (9-0, 7ko's). Ginger Jr. Won himself a hard earned UD.m. He had to overcome some adversity in order to do so though, getting a marked up left eye and all he could handle from Olvera, who really came to fight tonight and was not going to lay down. Karl won it wide, scoring a knockdown along the way, but it was no easy one as I already mentioned and Karl's stock took a hit no doubt here.
Main event time with Jose Uzcategui (23-1, 19ko's) vs Julius Jackson (19-0, 15ko's). It didn't take long for someone's power to land - only a minute into the round Uzcategui took a left hand but landed a right that put Jackson down. He rose and looked ok but went down shortly after from a left followed by a right on the way down. He rose and his legs were not good this time but he managed to stall out a bit until the third knockdown. It looked like the fight was going to be over but somehow he miraculously made it out of the round (with the help of referee Tony Weeks missing a knockdown in there). It mattered not though, as Uzcategui came out in the second round and went right at his man, not giving him any breathing space at all and showing that he really is a beast that is being overlooked. He knocked down Jackson for the fourth time in the fight after he hurt him first because Jackson's legs looked alright to start the round but he cared not. He comes to fight and comes to give the fans action! Great showing, love watching this guy fight.