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.