RJJ Boxing/UFC Fight Pass
Prospects Mark Reyes Jr and Michael Williams Jr still have the “0.”
RJJ Boxing returned to UFC Fight Pass tonight from Biloxi, Miss., with welterweight prospect Mark Reyes Jr staying unbeaten in the main event, scoring a fourth round stoppage over Mohamed Rodriguez.
Reyes (13-0, 11 KO) is a 24-year-old fighter from Tampa, and didn’t completely bowl over the 23-year-old Mexican Rodriguez (13-9-1, 5 KO), but when he found the target, he got things done pretty impressively.
Rodriguez gave Reyes at least some valuable looks here, and maybe won the third round, with Reyes taking the first two pretty clearly but not exactly doing big damage or anything. But in the fourth, Reyes found the home for his shots, dropping Rodriguez twice, and then finishing him at 1:51 of the round when referee Keith Hughes stepped in to stop the fight, as Rodriguez was just trying to survive at that point.
In the co-feature, 140/147 prospect Michael Williams Jr mowed over Thomas Miller, scoring a second round body shot knockout. The 21-year-old Williams (13-0, 9 KO) fights out of Fayetteville, N.C., and has trained “sporadically,” as the broadcast put it, with Roy Jones Jr over the last three years.
This time, Williams had a full camp with Jones, and he looked sharp, but the 33-year-old Miller (6-4, 3 KO) never really figured to be competitive, in all reality. Williams admits that he’s had some issues with focus and dedication, but says he’s got that locked down now. He has talent, so hopefully he realizes that potential.
- Tyler Tomlin KO-1 Gabriel Gutierrez: Tomlin is a 20-year-old 135/140 guy from Ashland City, Tenn., and he finished this in 1:49 with a left hook to the body, improving to 7-0 (5 KO). Hard to take much from that, other than Gutierrez (5-9, 3 KO) didn’t care much for the left hook to the body.
- Eridson Garcia UD-6 Christian Guido: The 41-year-old Guido was very happy that he went all six rounds, so that was nice. Guido (8-13, 6 KO) was born in Italy but lives in Argentina, where he turned pro in 2014 at age 35 and lost his first six fights, but has just kept going. There’s something kind of pure about that, something admirable. But he was outclassed here. The 26-year-old Garcia (9-0, 6 KO) claims to have over 300 amateur fights but that’s not verifiable by anyone, really. Many things amateur can only be claimed. His first seven fights were all in the Dominican Republic, but he’s gotten a taste of what life’s life in Biloxi, Miss., in his last two, this one and an Aug. 29 fight he also won via six-round decision. Frankly I didn’t think there was a lot to hope on from his performance here, but we’ll see. Or not, I may never see him again in my life.