ARLINGTON, Texas – Vito Mielnicki Jr. gave the look of he would score a 2d straight brief knockout Saturday nighttime.
Steven Pulluaim managed to go the space with him, though, after Mielnicki scored knockdowns in every of the first two rounds of their six-round welterweight bout. Mielnicki nevertheless soundly defeated Pulluaim on all three scorecards, as judges David Jacobucci, Javier Alvarez and Javier Martinez scored it a shutout, 60-52, for Mielnicki on the Errol Spence Jr.-Danny Garcia undercard at AT&T Stadium.
Mielnicki, an 18-12 months-historic welterweight from Roseland, New Jersey, enhanced to 7-0 (4 KOs). Pulluaim, of Riverside, Missouri, dropped to five-3 (1 KO).
“It changed into a pretty good gaining knowledge of adventure,” Mielnicki advised BoxingScene.com. “It’s the first time I saw rounds five and 6. It’s a marathon, not a dash. I have an awful lot to study. On to the subsequent discovering-curve combat.”
Mielnicki, who is establishing under trainer Joe Goossen, gave the impression overly reliant on his right hand in the closing few rounds, as he tried to knock out Pulluaim. The 30-year-historic Pulluaim, who hasn’t been knocked out in eight seasoned fights, attempted to rough up Mielnicki within the third and fourth rounds, when Mielnicki wasn’t as beneficial as he had been in each and every of the first two rounds.
Mielnicki cracked with Pulluaim with an overhand right early within the 2d round. A physique shot by using Mielnicki sent Pulluaim to the canvas for the 2d time in the bout with 1:10 to head within the second round, though Pulluaim claimed that shot hit him beneath the belt.
Mielnicki scored the primary knockdown of the battle about 1:05 into it, because of a correct hand that landed on the correct of Pulluaim’s head. Pulluaim contended that shot him on the again of the top.
within the fight following Mielnicki’s victory, Mexico’s Isaac Avelar overcame game Namibian featherweight contender Sakaria Lukas in a ten-rounder.
Judges Robert Chapa, David Jacobucci and Javier Martinez all scored the action 98-92 for Avelar, who received a unanimous determination to enhance to 16-3 (10 KOs). Lukas lost for the first time in nine years as a professional (23-1, sixteen KOs).
Sakaria replaced Miguel Flores as Avelar’s opponent on about one week’s be aware once Flores moved up on the undercard to face Eduardo Ramirez in a WBA world featherweight championship removal match. Mexico’s Ramirez turned into purported to face countryman Julio Ceja, but Ceja shriveled COVID-19 and was compelled to withdraw from their combat.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He will also be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.