Costa Mesa, CA.; If you were a fight fan last night at Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club OC show, it will probably be a night you will remember for quite awhile. Not because you were lucky to get in, what with the last ticket sold one hour before the doors opened….not because you witnessed nine pro bouts….and not because the show lasted almost four hours….but it was because of the action in the ring which saw fans shower the fighters with money, not once, not twice, but three times, to show their appreciation for tremendous performances by the athletes.
“We certainly are on a roll with our Fight Club OC concept” stated promoter Roy Englebrecht. “Two straight shows were we had to turn fans away, and most important just great action from our young fighters. Now normally I would never have a nine bout and four hour show, but we has some great matchups offered to us and we just wanted to over deliver for our loyal fans.”
It was non stopped action from the first bell, as the 1,452 fans that packed The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center saw undefeated Brazilian cruiserweight go to 9-0 with a UD win over a game Grover Young. Over $200 was throw into the ring after a fight of the year candidate saw Visilia’s Jonathan Constrastano take a narrow SD win over Irvine’s Steven Ciaccio, with Constrastano going to 3-0 and Ciaccio dropping to 1-1.
Huntington Beach’s Malanga D’Hue stayed perfect at 2-0 with a UD win over Keith Busch now at 1-1; and LA’s undefeated heavyweight prospect Charles Martin ran his record to 6-0, but his KO streak was stopped, as he won a UD over a very tough Joshua Clark who dropped to 2-2, but not before taking everything Martin could throw at him.
In the two female bouts on the card, veteran Rhonda Luna was in a six round war with Oxnard’s Crystal Morales, with Luna coming out on top with a narrow UD win and improving to 17-3, and Morales, who might be the best 7-9 female in the country, looking for a rematch. Lake Forest’s Rachael Cummins stopped Maia Kahaunaele in the second round to pick up her first pro win, going to 1-1.
Anaheim’s Dwain Victorian who was making his pro debut as the newest signed Roy Englebrecht Promotions fighter, knocked down Arizona’s Cory Muldrew twice, and won a UD. Irvine’s Darren Smith took a hard fought SD win and gave LA’s James Moontsari his first lost, with Smith going to 8-3 and Moontsari dropping to 4-1.
In the main event of the evening, heavyweight prospect Jonathan Hamm ran his record to 7-1 with a UD win over LA’s Andrae Carthron in a wild bout. Carthron who drop to 5-8, had two points taken away in the first round due to excessive elbows.
The next Fight Club OC show is set for Thursday, August 15th.