November 6, 2009 By admin
Welterweights Pavel Miranda and HyeFighter Vardan Gasparyan fought to a spirited six round majority decision draw.
Gasparyan was effective early in the fight as he countered Miranda’s missed punches to the head. Miranda was more active in the second and third rounds, finishing his combinations with left hooks to the body.
Undaunted, Gasparyan did his best work on the inside, slipping counter right hands to the head of Miranda.
Both fighters had their moments in the last two rounds of the fight. Gasparyan pressed forward, hoping to get on the inside of Miranda. Whenever Gasparyan got inside, Miranda tied up until referee Dr. Lou Moret broke them apart.
Miranda was busy in the final round. He was more aggressive as he sensed that Gasparyan was tiring. Miranda countered with jabs and overhand rights to the head. Again, Gasparyan did his best work on the inside until the bell sounded.
One judge had Gasparyan winning the bout 58-56, while the other two judges had the bout scored 57-57. Fightnews.com scored the bout 57-57.
Miranda, from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, goes to 18-4-1, 10 KO’s. Gasparyan, from Glendale, CA by way of Yerevan, Armenia, adds another draw to his record of 11-2-5, 5 KO’s.
For the second time in as many fights, Glendale boxer Vito “Casper” Gasparyan walked away from a bout dismayed right along with his corner by the judges’ decision.
On Friday night in Ontario at the Doubletree Hotel, Gasparyan fought to a six-round majority draw with Pavel Miranda in a welterweight bout.
“It’s really annoying,” said Gasparyan’s trainer, Justin Fortune, who disputed Gasparyan’s six-round decision loss to Jermell Charlo in August. “This is what [screws] boxing.
“[Vito] won five of the six [expletive deleted] rounds. He did exactly what he was supposed to do, he was hitting the kid at will. …He clearly dominated the whole fight.”
One judge had it 58-56 for Gasparyan, while the other two scored it 57-57.
“Last time I lost [because of a bad decision], this time draw, we’re pissed,” said Gasparyan, whose record now stands at 11-2-5, while Miranda is 16-4-1.
Both Fortune and Gasparyan said the local fighter clearly lost the third round, but other than that believed the bout went their way.
“The rest of the fight was mine,” Gasparyan said. “Judges see it another way, you cannot do anything about it.”
According to Fortune’s account, Gasparyan had Miranda in trouble on a few occasions. Gasparyan, meanwhile, escaped the fight unscathed.
“He wobbled the guy a couple times, then he would hold him,” Fortune said. “The kid was [moving] backward all night.”
It’s the fifth draw in the career of Gasparyan, which isn’t quite five years long. It’s clearly not a feeling he enjoys.
“It’s a [crappy] feeling,” Gasparyan said of earning a draw. “Especially when you see the fight was going your way.”
Gasparyan said talks of a rematch have already begun, with the bout being at perhaps eight or 10 rounds.
However, he already has a fight scheduled for early December and, despite the setback, is chomping at the bit to get back in the gym.
“I’m getting back to the gym [today],” Gasparyan said. “No rest for me, Dec. 12 is now my mission.”