Treven ‘Top Flight’ Coleman-Avant Too Skilled for Medina
Treven ‘Top Flight’ Coleman-Avant, 2-0, took on Hilario Medina, 2-9 in a super featherweight bout and simply outclassed the Colorado fighter. Coleman-Avant hails from nearby Omaha, Nebraska and is part of the Terence Crawford camp with trainer Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre.
Coleman-Avant was going to the body early and often. He also let his hands go in combination instead of single shots and it served him well. Medina is giving his best effort but he is simply too slow of hand and foot to catch up to the stylist that Coleman-Avant is.
Coleman-Avant swept the rounds on all scorecards with Tyrone Short, Ed Kugler and Stephen Blea all scoring it 40-36.
Calzada Can’t Catch A Break
Daniel ‘Kaos’ Calzada, 12-15-3, 2KOs, chased Guy Smith Jr., 5-2-1, 2KOS around the ring for the better part of 4 rounds but still only managed a majority draw.
The opening round was close, with Smith using his legs and jab to keep Calzada off balance. Near the end of the round, Smith loses one of his contact lenses. From there on out it was ALL Calzada. He landed sharp left hooks over lazy punches from Smith. He pushed the fight and was using truly effective aggressiveness to counter and land hard shots. He backed his opponent up and to the ropes and unloaded shots. Smith looked like he was defending himself against a nest of angry hornets.
Calzada lands a hard right hand in the 3rd that simply takes the steam out of Smith. He stopped trying to win the fight and started looking to see the final bell. His corner begging him to ‘box and bite down on your piece’, to no avail, he simply has no ‘dog’ in him.
RMB scores the fight 39-37 or 3-1 in rounds, easy.
Judge Ed Kugler and I watched the same fight as he scored it 40-36 for Calzada while Jeanne McEvoy and Tyrone Short drop the ball in my eyes seeing it even at 38-38. I would be very interested in seeing the official scorecards for this bout. It wasn’t close or hard to score, at all.
RMB has submitted a request to the Colorado Boxing Commission for the judges official cards from this fight.
HOUSTON — Former U.S. amateur boxing champion Steven Nelson of Omaha won his professional debut on Saturday night, stopping Billy Colon of Texas at 2:38 of the first round at the Arena Theatre.
Nelson dropped Colon early. His follow-up barrage forced the referee to stop the bout, which came on the undercard of a Top Rank event headlined by the returns of Juan Diaz and Mike Alvarado.
The Omaha native went to training camp with WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford and was a sparring partner for former unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Nelson won amateur titles at the National Golden Gloves, U.S. Championships and National Police Athletic League tournament before competing on the U.S. team in the World Series of Boxing.