Haiti’s Patrick Day Defends His Title and Other Undercard Results

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Haiti’s Patrick Day kept his title with a unanimous win over Elvin Ayala. Credit: William Thomas

On Oct. 27 at Madison Square Garden, World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super welterweight champion, Patrick Day (16-2-1, 7 KOs), who is of Haitian descent, successfully defended his title with a tough unanimous decision victory over Connecticut’s Elvin Ayala (29-12-1, 13 KOs).

Two judges scored it 100-90 while the other judge saw it 99-91. This was a good victory for Day, as he continues his march towards one of the major titles in the 154 lbs. division sometime soon.

This was a good victory for Day, as he continues his march towards one of the major titles in the 154 lbs. division

Other undercard results:

With Future Hall of Fame trainer Freddy Roach in his corner, WBA junior welterweight champion Albert Machado (21-0, 17 KOs) of Puerto Rico made a big statement by demolishing Yunadale Evans (20-2, 14 KOs) in round 1. Machado called out the best fighters in his division.

In a female bout, Brooklyn’s featherweight Heather Hardy (23-0, 4 KOs) used excellent skill to outbox Rhode Island’s Shelly Vincent (23-2, 1 KO) to win the vacant WBO version of the female title.

In an entertaining brawl, Albania’s Reshat Mati (2-0, 1 KO), residing in Brooklyn, and a game Juan Carlos Sepulveda (0-2-1, 0KOs) of the Bronx battered each other in a welterweight bought for 4 rounds. Mati won by unanimous decision. All judges scored the bout 40-35.

Russia’s welterweight prospect Radzhab Butaev garnered attention by making short work of Panama’s Azael Cosio within 3 rounds. At the end of Round 3, Cosio had endured enough punishment and couldn’t continue. Butaev is now 10-0, 8 KOs, while Cosio drops to 21-8-2, 18 KOs.

In a lightweight bout filled with toe-to-toe action David Joyce improved his record to 9-0, 7 KOs with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Rojas Zacazontetl, who drops to 4-4-1, 2 KOs.

In an exciting heavyweight bout, Ukraine’s Bakhodir Jalolov is now 2-0, 2 KOs by stopping a spirited Tyrell Wright (9-3-2, 6 KOs) from Jersey City.

Ralph Rimpel can be reached at Rluvsboxing@aol.com. Photographer William Thomas can be reached at photosbythomas4@aol.com.

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