HyeFighter Gabriel Tolmajyan gets his 8th victory in 9 professional bouts via quick and dramatic fashion by landing a devastating left to his opponent’s chin at the 2:18 mark of the very first round.
Tolmajyan came out aggressively and followed the instructions from his corner to work the opponents body. By the end of the first minute of the first round, Morales was already dropping his hands to protect his midsection which was taking a pounding. From then, the fight was pretty much fundamental in that Tolmajyan faked to the body and landed a devastating blow to the head of Morales which floored him and rendered him unable to continue. This was truly a clinic in speed and boxing that was put on by the Armenian boxer who fought in front of a couple of hundred of his fellow countrymen who made the 2 hour drive from Los Angeles to the Aqua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs.
The future has definitely gotten brighter for this southpaw prospect.
By Gabriel Rizk – Glendale News Press
GLENDALE — Making the jump to a six-round bout for the first time in his professional career was never a factor for local super featherweight Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan on Saturday night, as he finished off Jose Morales via technical knockout early in the first round at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage.
Tolmajyan improved to 8-1 (2 KOs) with his sixth straight win and second in a row by knockout with a clean right-left combo that sent Morales (6-2, 1 KO) crashing into the ropes.
After he wobbled to his feet, the referee stopped the fight at the 2:18 mark of Round One.
“He made it easy for himself,” said Edmond Tarverdyan, who trains Tolmajyan at the Glendale Fighting Club. “He got down on the body in the beginning and then just picked it upstairs with a straight one-two punch.
“Right on the button, [Morales] just went down.”
Tolmajyan started off the fight by working Morales’ body, connecting with several shots.
He moved in for the kill with a fake to the body and once Morales dropped his hands, Tolmajyan landed a right flush to the chin followed by the knockout blow from his left.
Manager George Bastrmajyan said Tolmajyan has several offers on the table for his next bout and continues to draw attention from promoters.
“We had a very good night,” Bastrmajyan said. “We were working with an opponent who had a really good record.”