Glen Flora Country Club Show

Boxing Fans,

Danny won his fight against Ariel Bello of Rumi Maki by unanimous decision this past Thursday, 8/20, at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, IL.

This was an unusual bout for Danny. At 5’10” and 132 lbs, he usually faces stockier, physically stronger guys like Paris Williams, his intended opponent for the event. When Mr. Williams did not show up, the organizers paired Danny with Mr. Bello, who was in a different weight class at 123 lbs.

Besides the size advantage, Danny also enjoyed an experience advantage. While this was one of Ariel’s first fights in the open division (for those with more than 10 fights) Danny has been open since last year.

The fighters had sparred each other before, so Danny knew not to underestimate this very skilled opponent. Plus, it seems that all boxers from the Rumi Maki gym come to fight prepared and in good shape. Still, the scorecards showed a lopsided win: 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26.

Cheers,
Proud Dad

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Toyota Park Invitational

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Danny defeated Anthony Rutkowski of Grand Rapids, MI, by TKO two minutes into round 2 of their 132 lbs open division bout today at the Toyota Park Invitational.

Danny always finishes strong, but Rutkowski, a physically strong and awkward lefty, gave Danny an eight-count in the first round. Things did not look good for the young Brazilian.

After hearing some choice words from one of his coaches, Olympic alternate Miguel “Rico” Gonzalez, Danny did better in round 2. He followed a few hooks to the body with several unanswered blows to the head, only stopping the flurry when Mr. Rutkowski’s corner threw in the towel. It was an exciting fight.

His next fight will be a private show (meaning it’s not open to the general public) at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, IL, this Thursday, 8/20.

Proud Dad