LAS VEGAS – Monessen’s Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (19-0, 13 KOs) was too quick and busy for the heavy fisted Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (25-2, 21 KOs) as he won a unanimous 10-round decision in the televised opener on Premier Boxing Champions CBS Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as promoter of the event and President of Mayweather Promotions Floyd “Money” Mayweather watched from the first row.
Vasquez got off to a fast start winning the first three rounds by using an aggressive southpaw style to deliver numerous combinations to the head and body. Omotoso was eventually able to slow down Vasquez a bit with an increased offensive output and strong counters.
Despite blood pouring down over his face, Vasquez finished strong to pull away. . Vasquez out-landed Omotoso 162-134 while landing 50 percent of his power punches, per CompuBox.
“I carry Pittsburgh and Monessen on my back. I’d like to be fighting there, but Las Vegas is the mecca of boxing and all the greats have fought here. I have an exciting fighting style and I like to bring that to my opponent like I showcased today. I hope that I created some more fans that want to follow me,” Vasquez said after the fight.
“With everyone watching on CBS this was an incredible opportunity for me and my career. I want to thank all the fans that watched for helping me grow my fan base.
In the main event, Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) dominated and dropped Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) on his way to a wide unanimous 10-round decision.
Barthelemy was strong in his 140-pound debut, landing with his left hand from every angle, including a straight left that knocked DeMarco down in the fourth round. Barthelemy controlled the fight, never allowing the southpaw DeMarco to ramp up the pressure or land anything significant.
Despite being deducted a point in the ninth round, Barthelemy won by the score of 99-89 on all three judges’ scorecards.
The card was promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with TGB Promotions.