The first minute had both men testing the range. Neither fighter showed much in the first round. Easton threw some spinning kicks and nice high kicks. The second round went the same as the first, however fans were booing as the round came to a close. Menjivar went got a spinning back kick in the third and Easton timed a takedown perfectly. Menjivar scrambled back to his feet and the two traded shots for the rest of the fight.
Mike Easton def. Ivan Menjivar by unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,30-27)
“It feels good. I’m very happy for the win. Ivan is an incredible fighter. Usually when I throw my power it offsets everything and I think my strategy helped me come away with the win tonight.”
“I want to fight for a belt. That is my goal. I want to keep getting better, keep getting better and keep getting better.”
“I realized I didn’t put much pressure. The judges gave it to him because he looked more aggressive even though he didn’t connect. I was too calm.”
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