Richard Vansiclen Vs. Manuel Gallegos provided fans with plenty of entertainment as they stole the show on ProBox TV.
Gallegos (19-1-1, 16 KO) seemed to be enraged with every punch he took, throwing furious hooks each time he had the chance.
On the other hand, Vansiclen (13-0-1, 6 KO) also demonstrated his hostile intentions. When Gallegos’ mouthpiece fell out in the middle of the 4th round, Vansiclen went all out until the referee had to step in and give Gallegos a break to replace his mouthpiece.
As the fight progressed, both fighters began to tire. The judges awarded a split decision with two cards at 95-95 and the third at 96-94 in favor of Gallegos, thus leading to calls for a rematch.
🗓️ Miércoles 22/02
📌 Whitesands Events Center, Plant City, Florida, USA
🛎️ Manuel Gallegos vs Richard VanSiclen + Darrelle Valsaint vs Lucas de Abreu + Marques Valle vs Jarrod Tennant y más
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In the co-main event, Darrelle Valsaint took on Lucas de Abreu. Valsaint, who had an unblemished record of 7-0 and 5 knockouts, started with the upper hand.
However, the powerful Brazilian opponent soon put Valsaint on the defensive, pushing him against the ropes.
De Abreu, who had won 14 matches out of 17 with 11 knockouts, continued to gain momentum during the middle rounds as he was able to restrict Valsaint’s timing.
At the end of the 5th, Valsaint seemed to be successful in making a knockdown. However, the referee’s decision not to award him the point was later vindicated.
After the conclusion of the 6th round, emotions ran high in the Abreu camp as they felt they were in an 8-round battle.
He had to be restrained from the Valsaint corner, and someone had to climb up on the apron to present some papers to him in an effort to try and pacify the situation.
It ended up being insignificant since Valsaint was declared the victor by the judges, who scored the fight 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56, respectively.
In a high quality fight of back and forth action, Darrelle Valsaint defeats Lucas De Abreu by decision: 58-56, 59-55 x 2 #ValsaintDeAbreu
— Star Boxing (@StarBoxing) February 23, 2023
Rest Of The Card
Najee Lopez beat Cristian Rios via UD
Marques Valle beat Jarrod Tennant via UD
Derek Cintron beat Dario Guerrero via UD