Little Creek Casino and Resort

October 13, 2015

TGB Promotions PBC on FSN

Story by Ricardo Ibarra

Gerald Washington and Amir Mansour

Tuesday October 13th at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, TGB Promotions presented PBC on FSN featuring an intriguing main event pitting two fighters looking to step into contender status. In what was expected to be a close heavyweight contest, unbeaten prospect Gerald Washington and seasoned fighter Amir Mansour battled to a ten round draw. Southern California's Washington was taking on the biggest challenge of his young career and looking to claim an important win over cagey veteran Mansour, who was looking to add his third straight win since losing for the first time in his career last April to Steve Cunningham. Both fighters had their moments in a close fight.

In the first four rounds Washington (16-0-1, 11 KOs) used his reach advantage and lateral movement to keep his opponent on the outside and at the end of his punches. Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KOs), though aggressive, was unable to cut the distance and get around Washington's long jabs and straight rights in the early going. In the fifth round though, Mansour began to close the gap, pressing his way in close with greater regularity and disrupting Washington's rhythm. In the middle rounds Mansour pushed his way in close often where was able land hard shots, particularly in the sixth and eighth rounds, while Washington was effective when he could keep the fight on the outside. Washington closed out the last round scoring from the outside. The official scores read 97-93 Washington, 96-94 Mansour, and 95-95.

During post fight interviews both fighters made it clear they each felt they had won the fight. "I landed most of the shots," said Mansour, "I gave the crowd what they wanted to see. That's why they cheered me and booed him."

"I did win the fight," said Washington. "No doubt about it."

Ahmed Elbiali and Mariano Hilario

Unbeaten Light Heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali, of Cairo, Egypt, scored an eight round unanimous decision over Mariano Hilario of Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. Elbiali (13-0, 11 KOs) had won all but one of his fights by knockout coming into this fight, while Hilario had lost his last bout via TKO, but Hilario (12-4, 5 KOs) proved to be a resilient fighter. Elbiali controlled the majority of the action pressing forward and landing the cleaner, more effective shots. Hilario countered well in spots, but he had a hard time overcoming his opponent's aggression. Hilario lost a point in the sixth round for holding. All three judges scored the fight for Elbiali with scores of 78-73, and 80-71 twice.

Michael Hunter and Jason Douglas

Former U.S. Olympian Michael Hunter opened the Fox Sports Telecast with a fourth round stoppage win over Jason Douglas of Ontario, Canada. Hunter (10-0, 7 KOs), of Las Vegas, started the first round with a very aggressive assault but settled into a more measured pace as the fight went on, working off his jab and landing with follow up power shots. At the start of the second round Hunter buckled the knees of his opponent, but Douglas (11-6, 4 KOs) did well in covering up to avoid Hunter's barrage. Hunter went back to working off his jab and moments later deposited Douglas on the mat. In the third Douglas mounted a bit of rally, landing well early in the round, but Hunter came back, dropping Douglas to a knee. In the fourth Hunter dropped Douglas twice, once with a left hook and later with a right in close. In between rounds the doctor advised referee Jack Reiss to stop it, giving Hunter his seventh TKO win.

Javier Molina and Lenwood Dozier

Norwalk, California's Javier Molina (17-1, 7KOs) added his eighth win inside the distance when his opponent Lenwood Dozier (9-9-1, 4 KOs) retired in between rounds seven and eight of their scheduled ten round welterweight bout. Molina, who boxed well over seven rounds using good lateral movement and looping overhand rights over his opponent's tricky shoulder defense, was well on his way to securing a decision victory at the time of the stoppage.

Phil Lo Greco and Pablo Munguia

Phil Lo Greco, of Toronta, Ontario, Canada, defeated the always tough Pablo Munguia in an entertaining Jr. Middleweight bout. Lo Greco (27-2, 15 KOs) quickly set a fast pace in the fight, using stiff jabs and crafty footwork to set up quick combinations. Munguia (22-9, 13 KOs) was a game fighter, pressing early on and landing when he made his way in close, but as the fight wore on his shots got wild and Lo Greco was able to counter effectively. In the fifth round Lo Greco stepped up his tempo and began to land with blistering punches. In between rounds five and six Munguia's corner informed referee Mike Margado that Munguia was unable to continue.

Wale Omotoso and Gilberto Sanchez Leon

Nigerian Welterweight Wale Omotoso, now residing in Oxnard, California, turned in a ten round workman-like performance, claiming a unanimous decision victory over Mexicali, Mexico's Gilberto Sanchez Leon. Omotoso (26-2, 21 KOs) maintained a consistent output from the start, pressing forward with hard one-two's and following up with hooks to the head and body. Sanchez Leon (33-13-2, 13 KOs) proved to be a tough fighter battling back and finding some success in the middle rounds with counter shots , but the constant aggression of Omotoso carried the majority of the fight. The official scores read 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92 all for Omotoso.  


Leo Hall and Ricardo Campillo

Unbeaten Light Heavyweight Leo Hall (8-0, 7 KOs), of Toledo, Ohio, had an impressive showing, stopping Obregon, Sonora, Mexico's Ricardo Campillo (9-9-1, 7KO's) in the first round. Hall displayed quick hand speed and a crafty ring presence taking control from the outset with lead left hooks and effective counter-punching. A straight right to the chin dropped Campillo early in the round. Campillo was up at three, but Hall wasted no time as the action was allowed to resume, quickly catching Campillo with a vicious left hook. The referee immediately waved off the fight at 2:01 of the round.


Mike Gavronski and Jimmy Campbell

In the scheduled six round opener, local favorite Mike "Imagine Me" Gavronski (20-1-1, 12 KOs) made short work of Englishmen Jimmy Campbell (11-10, 8 KOs), dropping him three times en route to a second round stoppage win. Gavronski, of Bellvue, Washington, began the fight working methodically off his jab, finding a home for hard one-two's in between his opponent's wild advances and following up with hard shots to the body. In the second round a flush straight right caught Campbell as he was pressing forward, wobbling his legs. Gavronski quickly followed up with another straight right, sending Campbell crashing to the canvass. After the mandatory count Gavronksi went back to work, dropping him once again with a well-placed right to the mid-section. Campbell was up at 8, but the end was clearly near as he looked unsteady on his legs. Moments later Gavronksi finished the fight, landing a thudding one-two, dropping Campbell for the third and last time. Referee Mike Margado called it at 1:59 of the second round.