It was a weekend to remember for the folks at Split-T Management, as not one or two but three of their standout fighters pocketed some pretty significant wins.
Over in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tiger Johnson kept his winning streak alive. He squared off against Ricardo Quiroz in what turned out to be an eight-round contest in the junior welterweight division. Johnson, tipping the scales at 141.7 lbs and fighting out of Cleveland, impressed the judges enough to score 79-73 twice and 76-76. That win keeps him in the undefeated column, now boasting a 10-0 record. As for Quiroz, who weighed in just a smidgen lighter at 141.6 lbs and fights out of Oxnard, California, his record now stands at 13-3.
Then, we move to Mexico, where Tyshawn Denson was the name on everyone’s lips. The 2023 National Golden Glove champ in the junior lightweight division didn’t disappoint, putting on a show against Jesus Gutierrez. Denson even scored a knockdown in the second round and swept the scorecards with a 40-35 win from all judges. The Akron, Ohio native isn’t just any fighter; he’s got boxing in his blood. Just 19 years old, he’s been lacing up the gloves since he was four, inspired by a family legacy that includes his great-grandfather, father, and older brother. And he’s no slouch, holding a 143-12 record and also bagging titles like the 2019 Junior Olympic Qualifier and the 2016 Junior Olympic champion.
Sharing the card with Denson was Trinidad Vargas, a super flyweight from Grand Prairie, Texas. He didn’t just participate; he dominated. With a unanimous decision win against Angel Morales, Vargas keeps his record spotless, now sitting at 4-0. The judges all saw it the same way, each one scoring the fight 40-36.
So, there you have it—a weekend full of cheers and probably some celebratory drinks for the Split-T Management team..