PBC on FS1 Yordenis Ugas vs Nelson Lara, Oscar Molina vs Levan Ghvamichava & Julius Dyes vs Taif Harris
BY KID HERSH
PBC Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 from Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel from Tunica Mississippi featured a night of contenders.
First up was Levan Ghvamichava (17-3-1, 13KO's) vs Oscar Molina (13-1, 10KO's). Referee was Randy Phillips. The first round had a brisk pace to it as both men were popping their jabs and landing. By the end of the first round they were unloading right hands and landing with those also; although neither man was really sitting down on the shots yet. In the second round The Wolf was sitting down on his punches more and landing heavier blows. Molina took them fairly well but you could see that some of the shots were indeed affecting him. Molina was landing his power by the end of the second round but they were not having an effect and it looked like he was going to have to change tactics before The Wolf gets to him. In the coming rounds Molina had a good jab landing but The Wolf was still getting the better of the action as he countered with heavier shots to answer Molinas best punches. The Wolf continued pressing forward and dictating the pace of the fight as the ring general. He was also going to the body very well and appeared to be starting to break down Molina in the sixth round as he pressed harder and landed snapping power shots. The Wolf was showing great stamina in the late rounds and would end up coasting easily to a dominant UD win.
Main event time featuring Yordenis Ugas (18-3, 8KO's) vs Nelson Lara (17-7-4, 9KO's). In the first round Ugas was murdering the soft body of Lara, clearly hurting him with the power shots downstairs. In the second round Ugas came out with bad intentions and dropped Lara with a right hand. The punch opened up a bad cut over Laras left eye and the referee stopped the bout - giving Ugas the TKO victory. Good stay busy and stay in front of the public fight for Ugas.
Next up was a filler fight in Julius Dyes vs Taif Harris. Both fighters were unorthodox in more ways than one as Harris came forward super awkward looking to walk his man down while his hands were at his hips for most of the time. Meanwhile Dyes was very tentative to throw despite having a wide open target. When he did open up he typically landed - as shown in the second round when he dropped Harris with a left hand. Harris got up and continued coming forward behind no guard and surprisingly Dyes kept on his feet and moving around the ring - not going for the kill. This continued into the third round when he scored another knockdown early on when he unleashed another left hand for a second knockdown. Once again he got on his wheels, prolonging the fight unnecessarily as Harris came forward looking like the walking dead. The fight was stopped at the end of the third round when another knockdown was scored and while Harris rose he could barely open his eyes. I just gotta come out and say it; did they drug test this guy? He looked high before the fight, and after the fight LOL.