BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Angel Garcia showed he will be a force going forward in the 123lb open class of the New Jersey Golden Gloves after simply dismantling Lonterry Oblenis en route to a second-round TKO win Saturday night at Croydon Hall in Middletown, New Jersey and earning himself the Journeymen Boxing’s “Fighter of the Night”.
Garcia’s (Victory Boxing) vicious second round standing-eight also garnered him the Casanova Boxing Gloves “Punch of the Night” award.
Garcia started the bout off with seven straight left jabs to set the tone against the southpaw Oblenis (Jersey City HH), who was able to keep composure and counter nicely with a left of his own that momentarily pushed back Garcia.
That was the lone offensive bright spot for Oblenis.
However, midway through the round, Garcia was able to slip in and out and go to the body brilliantly. He also managed to deliver some nice hooks in the process, scoring with each blow and winning the round easily.
Garcia had Chino Rivas working his corner and Rivas implored his young fighter to continue to work the body at the start of the second round. It did appear that Oblenis might have punched himself out of the first round, as he seemed winded when he went back to his corner.
Garcia wasted little time getting to Oblenis at the start of the round. After Garcia avoided some wild punches by Oblenis, he pressed the action back to the center of the ring. Oblenis was lucky he did not get a point deducted after he swung his right back hand around and missed a ducking Garcia.
After Oblenis missed with a short jab, Garcia came up and caught him flushed with a gorgeous counter right hook that scored the contest’s first standing-eight and earned the Casanova “Punch of the Night” as the blow stunned Oblenis.
Moments later, Garcia kept on the attack and landing several more body shots as well as some shots to the head of Oblenis, who looked like he was gassed. The ringside official saw enough and waved off the fight. Official time was 2:13 of the second round.