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Adamyan is perfect

Jim Riggio

Trying to make a name for himself in the often fickle world of

professional boxing, William Adamyan knows his fighting career won’t

last forever.

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In between workouts and training sessions in the ring, the

Glendale resident is majoring in aircraft engineering at Glendale

Community College.

Thursday night, Adamyan put down his books and laced up his gloves

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for his first bout in more than six months in a Fight Night at the

Burbank Airport Hilton event.

The young junior welterweight kept his perfect record intact, as

he stopped Danny Laborin of Northern California Woodland at 2:30 of

the second round of the scheduled four-round bout.

Adamyan dominated Laborin from the start, and beat the winless

veteran of nine professional fights for the second time in his

career.

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“I was rusty,” said Adamyan, who improved to 9-0. “I’ve been busy

with school and work. I took time off [from boxing to study.]”

“This was a rematch. This guy asked for a rematch and I gave it to

him. I give him credit for giving me the fight.

“As you could see, I was better and faster than him and I took my

punches to him first.”

Adamyan said he appeared short notice, and fought in the 144-pound

category, up from his regular weight class of 140.

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“It was a tune-up,” he said.

Although he has yet to be beaten in his professional career,

Adamyan said he wants to step up to more challenging bouts.

“I want either a six- or eight-rounder,” Adamyan said. “I have to

talk to my management -- we’ll see.”

The main event featured a heavyweight bout, as Roy Meador of

Sacramento improved to 2-0 with a victory against Joel Mosley of

Santa Clarita, who was making his debut. The bout ended after two

rounds when Mosley failed to get up from his corner chair for the

third round, complaining of a shoulder injury.

“I think the body shots wore him down a bit,” Meador said. “He

was strong, but he was wild. He’s a darn good fighter for his first

fight.”

In a welterweight fight, Javier Garcia of Sylmar improved to 3-2-1

with a unanimous decision against Francisco Zepeda of Wilmington, who

was making his pro debut.

“He was a tough guy to fight. He head-butted me twice,” Garcia

said. “I appreciate this guy giving me the chance to fight. He’s a

good fighter.”

The first bout of the card was a five-round amateur

light-heavyweight kickboxing event. Sean Moran, a San Francisco

native -- who now trains in Capoeira, Brazil -- won a unanimous

decision against Hakeem Alexander of Los Angeles.


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