In the preliminary held at Hanging Gardens Banquets in River Grove, Illinois, last Friday, the inaugural fight card of Chicago Fight Club Promotion, southpaw Joey 'Twinkle Fingers' Hernandez won the vacant USBO Light Middleweight championship by disqualification over Angel 'El Toro' Hernandez in a dirty bloodbath war. The bout was marked by repeated fouls by both combatants, on the break and after the bell, leading to a chaotic ring riot after the bout ended.
After weeks of taunting on Facebook, it was hard to control emotions at the weigh in. You could cut the tension with a knife as stares went back and forth. After a brief altercation at the weigh in, tensions were not eased, but were enhanced the night of the fight. When the fighters were inside the ring, Joey Hernandez pushed whoever was in his way out of the ring so he could stare down 'El Toro' one more time and gain a psychological edge. 'El Toro' was not phased by the in-ring hijinks.
Once the fight started, though, it evolved into a bad blood frenzy of left hooks and wild right hands from both fighters, the type that seemed to mimic Rock'em - Sock'em Robots, whereby both fighters try to knock each other's heads off. 'El Toro' was bleeding from the corner of the right eye, while 'Twinkle Fingers' was bleeding from the nose.
Joey Hernandez, trying to be the more composed of the two fighters, tried to take advantage of every mishap 'El Toro' made. After two rounds of grueling action, near the end of a furious exchange, 'El Toro' hit the canvas. At this point, veteran trainer 'Fearless' Fernando Fernandez jumped up on the canvas, which in turn gave Joey Hernandez' camp the impression the fight was over. After 'El Toro' received an eight count, the referee felt obliged to let the bout continue, over the objection of the Joey Hernandez corner, who felt the bout should have been stopped by disqualification due to Fernandez entering the ring prematurely. More...