Fight Recap: Gonzalez-Lyell, Dulorme-Ambriz
By Aaron Lloyd
Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Billy Lyell (Junior Middleweights)
February 17, 2012- Puerto Rican sensation Jonathan Gonzalez improved to 15-0 with 13 knockouts Friday night after taking a hard fought ten round decision over the gritty Youngstown native Billy Lyell. Lyell came out aggressive in round one, and stood toe to toe with his taller and more powerful adversary throughout much of the fight, utilizing a high volume attack and good body work to frustrate Gonzalez and force him into a pace that seemed unsettling at first. As the rounds wore on, however, Gonzalez began to land more frequently with power shots, and by round eight, the accumulation of punches began to take its toll on Lyell, slowing his attack, and marking his face up by the fights’ end. At the conclusion, Gonzalez had a distinct edge in punches thrown (616-476), punches landed (242-179), and total power shots (192-132). In all, it was an action packed fight with Lyell carrying many of the exchanges, but falling short in the end, by scores of 97-93, 97-93, and 98-92.
Aris Ambriz vs. Thomas Dulorme (Welterweights)
In the night’s main event, prospect Thomas Dulorme (14-0 (11)) continued to impress as he recorded a sensational first round knockout of last minute stand-in Aris Ambriz. From the opening of round one, Dulorme worked well behind the jab, and landed a series of lightening fast combinations on his overmatched opponent. At 1:10 of the opening frame, Dulorme landed with a beautifully timed left hook that dropped Ambriz, and prompted the mandatory count. After rising at the referee’s count of four, Ambriz, still obviously still hurt, was immediately sent back to the canvas via a straight right hand, as Dulorme displayed great finishing instincts. The official time of the stoppage occurred: 48 seconds into round one, and with the loss Ambriz fell to 16-3-1 with 8 knockouts.