Brandon Adams continues to chalk up the victories

On March 4, 2021, the WBC 7th-ranked super welterweight, 31-year-old, 5’9″ tall Brandon “Cannon” Adams (23-3, 15 KOs) of Whittier, California, who got his start right here in San Diego defeated the previously unbeaten 25-year-old, 6′ tall, 73″ reach Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (now 18-1, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles by way of Vinitza, Ukraine by knockout in the eighth round to win the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title at the “Felix Pagan Pintor Municipal Boxing Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Bohachuk began the bout by controlling the action and building up a comfortable lead on the judges’ score cards. Then, in the eighth round, during an exchange of heavy blows…bam, Brandon Adams unloaded a powerful left hook to Bohachuk’s jaw sending the Ukrainian crashing to the canvas. Bohachuk did manage to get up, but since he was on unsteady legs, the ref had no other choice but stop the bout. With Adams well behind on the scorecards, it was one of those classic come from behind victories. Adams began his career right here in San Diego under the guidance of Hall of Fame Boxing Manager/Promoter Bobby DePhilippis.

On that same fight card, 26-year-old featherweight Bryan Chevalier of Lima, Peru, ranked #38 in the world, improved his record to 15-1-1, 12 KOs after defeating the 36-year-old Carlos “Mina” Zambrano (26-2, 11 KOs) by knockout in round three; also super lightweight Danielito Zorrilla (15-0, 11 KOs) defeated Ruslan Madiyev (13-2, 5 KOs) by split decision with scores of 77-75, 77-74 and 75-76 over their eight rounder.

Also on that fight card, super middleweight southpaw Fernando Vargas Jr. now (2-0, 2 KOs), the son of former world champion Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas of Las Vegas, Nevada ended up stopping Salome Flores Torres, now (2-2) by knockout at the 2:13 mark of round one. The Vargas clan has close ties with our local National City CYAC & their yearly Battle of the Badges benefit which raised funds for the National City CYAC.

Also, super lightweight Harold Laguna improved his record to 2-0 after stopping Darwin Alvarez Matias (0-1) in round one. Matias was making his Pro debut. And last but not least, welterweight Jorge A. Diaz-Flores (1-0) made a successful Pro Boxing Debut after stopping Luis Felipe Munoz Crespo at the 0:42 mark of round two.

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