Ayala retains WBC Middleweight Championship at MGM Grand
By Gunner Glam
Mashantucket, Conn. – Elvin Ayala said everyone can expect the beast and this fight was his time to show everyone his real side.
Studio Brow has been a sponsor of Ayala since 2011 and backed him in each professional fight since then.
Ayala took on Philadelphia fighter, Eric Mitchell for the WBC USNBC middleweight title, in the fifth bout of the live ESPN2 event at the MGM Grand theater at Foxwoods on Friday, March 30.
The fight was put on hold due to “an important tennis match airing” before it could begin.
Mitchell came out to the theme song “Indestructible” by Disturbed.
The lights were bright, the crowd was roaring and Ayala made his appearance with rap artist, Nat Turner, singing “Fight Music.”
With the belt held high, Ayala and Mitchell would face each other for eight rounds.
Mitchell was wearing black and gold trunks, Ayala sported black and white.
Ayala was in the blue corner and Mitchell in the red.
Per instructions of referee, Johnny Callas, the opponents touched gloves and began.
Ayala moved steadily and kept the jabs straight.
From a lockup, Mitchell threw a few forward punches, Ayala blocked and maintained his stance.
After few hits to the face from Ayala, round one was over.
Round two began.
Ayala stayed low and Mitchell locked up then threw a few back punches.
Mitchell blocked shots to the stomach as Ayala guarded against head shots.
Delivering a low punch, Ayala kept clear of the red corner.
The two duked it out with a few body punches and round two ended.
Round three began with Mitchell throwing the first punch.
Delivering some low blows, Ayala blocked a shot to the face.
Ayala got Mitchell in the corner almost and stayed on him with face shots.
Mitchell hit back, and Ayala stayed low as round three ended.
Round four began, Ayala stayed low and received a shot to the head.
He punched his opponent in the face and Mitchell had Ayala on the ropes.
Ayala came back with forward punches and turned it around from the corner and round four ended.
Round five began with Ayala blocking several face punches.
Mitchell got Ayala in the corner but he got out real quick.
Ayala delivered a head shot and came back to get Mitchell in the corner and made him bleed.
The round ended.
Round six began and Mitchell danced around.
Staying center, Ayala came back with several direct hits.
Ayala got cut under his right eye by an accidental headbutt.
Round six ended with several blocks and hits from Ayala.
The seventh round started and Ayala hit Mitchell several times and blocked.
Ayala charged Mitchell against the ropes and punched him in the head.
Mitchell delieverd a few low punches and round seven ended.
When round eight began, the two fighters looked to hold nothing back now.
Ayala came in strong and hit low then Mitchell struck back with a stomach punch.
The two battled in the middle of the ring and Ayala had Mitchell on the ropes.
Ayala tied up and hit with several low punches, Mitchell got him near the corner and Ayala blocked.
The match ended.
The final result – Ayala won and retained his title by unanimous decision from judges Tony Paolillo (79-73), Don Trella (79-73) and Glenn Feldman (78-74).
Team Studio Brow was in Ayala’s corner throughout the event and joined him after to celebrate.
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