February 18, 2021 – Janelson Figueroa Bocachica remained undefeated by winning an 10-round majority decision over previously perfect Mark Reyes Jr. in the headline bout of a ShoBox: The New Generation show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.The show was televised Live on Showtime®.
The fight was fought at a quick pace throughout the affair that saw Bocachica take the lead on the exchanges, and was able to catch Reyes was some solid combinations around the counter attempts of Reyes.
Bocachica showed a great chin, as Reyes landed some solid counters, mostly with the left hook. Those punches were sandwiched in between Bocachica landing two or three solid shots of his own. Bocachica was able to control the action at distance, but he wanted to put on an entertaining fight, and he was able to win by scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95.
“I felt like I had a unanimous decision but I just need to go back and watch the tape,” said the 22-year-old Bocachica. “I felt like it was an easy victory and I took him to school.”
“He had a short temper and he came out talking trash so you know I had to talk my trash back,” continued Bocachica. “But it was all part of the game plan to get him emotional in the ring and it worked in my advantage.”
With the win, the native of Detroit raised his perfect mark to 17-0. Reyes of Tampa, Florida is 14-1.
Bocachica is managed by Split-T Management and promoted by King’s Promotions.
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