Prospect Project: Joseph & Jeremy Adorno

The young Adorno brothers looked to start 2020 off with a bang this weekend…


Joseph “Blessed Hands” Adorno
Record: 14-0-1, 12KO
Weight: Lightweight
From: Union City, New Jersey
Age: 20
Height: 5’6″
Reach: 69.5″
Stance: Orthodox
KO rate: 80%
Alias: Blessed Hands
Signed: Top Rank
Debut: December 2, 2016
Years pro: 4
Rounds: 40
Trainer: Anibal Adorno, Robert Garcia

Jan 11, 2020 / Split Draw (77-75, 75-77, 76-76)

JOSEPH ADORNO DRAWFight Review: Wasn’t a loss but a draw will still be tough to take as Adorno was in control through the first four rounds. Had his left hook working early and often, generously delivering it both upstairs and downstairs to the body of Garcia. Early on the high guard of Adorno was effective but he got lax as the fight went on, and Garcia took advantage with his left hooks to the head as he began to close the distance on Adorno. Adorno wasn’t afraid to mix it up, and showed a solid chin in the midst of the back and forth exchanges in the back half of the fight, but unfortunately that was a result of Garcia succeeding in getting the fight at the distance he wanted, doing enough work to win the rounds on the judges cards. Adorno showed a lot of positives in this fight with his sharp hooks, solid chin and toughness, but he also showed that his defense has room to tighten up and he should be more active with his jab throughout the fight to hold ground and keep the fight where he wants it. 

Jan 7, 2020
Fight Analysis: 20 year old Lightweight prospect 🇺🇸Joseph Adorno (14-0-0, 12KO), will enter the ring for his 15th fight in his fourth year as a pro Saturday night, on the undercard to the Jesse Hart vs Joe Smith Jr. Light-Heavyweight bout from the Mark G. Etess Arena in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Adorno will face Mexico’s 🇲🇽Hector Garcia (14-7-3, 8KO) in an eight round lightweight match.

The fight marks the third time Adorno, who goes by the alias of “Blessed Hands” will be fighting in an eight round scheduled match, the first two coming in 2019 with both ending in the second round, keeping his impressive knockout rate hovering around 85%. Adorno keeps moving right along, and both the rounds and competition have steadily risen for him the past couple of years.

Jan 7, 2020
The Opposition: 25 year old Hector Garcia is a seven year pro that went 1-0-1 in 2019. When looking at Garcia nothing impressive will jump out at you but it should be noted that he did face fast rising lightweight Devin Haney in 2017, losing a unanimous decision but putting together a couple of solid rounds in the process.

Jan 7, 2020
Fight Outlook: Adorno will be looking to kickoff the year with another strong showing and possible knockout, but Garcia could be a guy that can provide some solid resistance if not push back in moments here.

🇺🇸Joseph Adorno vs 🇲🇽Hector Garcia
Saturday, January 11, 2020
8 Round Lightweight Bout
Mark G. Etess, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
TV: ESPN, 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT


The younger Adorno brother, Super-Bantamweight prospect 🇵🇷🇺🇸 Jeremy (2-0-0, 1KO) begins his second year as a professional against 🇲🇽🇺🇸Fernando Ibarra  (2-3-0, 0KO) Saturday at the Mark G. Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight will be on the undercard of the light heavyweight bout between Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr.


Jeremy “Magic Hands” Adorno
Record: 4-0-0, 1KO
Weight: Super-Bantamweight
From: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Age: 18
Height: 5’7″
Reach: N/A
Stance: Southpaw
KO rate: 25%
Alias: Magic Hands
Signed: Top Rank
Debut: March 30, 2019
Years pro: 1
Rounds: 15
Trainer: Anibal Adorno

Jan 11, 2020 / W UD (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)

JEREMY ADORNOFight Review:  Against Ibarra, Adorno was able to showcase his ring IQ and a bit of the punching power he carries. Early on Adorno controlled the fight with his jab, keeping Ibarra at the range he wanted him at to work both on the offensive and defensive end of the fight. When Ibarra attempted to push some action for his own benefit,  the 18 year old southpaw used the ring nicely, not allowing himself to get stuck against the ropes or trapped in the corner. Landed a huge left hook that put Ibarra flat on his back in the second round. Showed a lot of flare in the ring, engaging with the crowd and broadcasters once he got comfortable with where he had Ibarra in the bout. There will be plenty that criticize the showmanship, but he was able to keep taking care of business while doing so, not sacrificing anything defensively.

Jan 7, 2020
Prospect Analysis: Adorno is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico who now calls Allentown, Pennsylvania home. The 18 year old southpaw who carries the ring alias of “Magic Hands” has logged eleven rounds of action that includes two four round unanimous decision victories and a third round TKO win.

Jan 7, 2020
The Opposition: Adorno will be taking on 19 year old Francisco Ibarra. Ibarra, who was born in Mexico but now makes California his home, has split the difference so far in his young career, going 2-2 in his four professional bouts. In his most recent outing, Ibarra tried to gut out six rounds against Robeisy Ramirez, but was completely outclassed by the Cuban two time Olympic gold medalist, eventually being stopped in the sixth round.

Jan 7, 2020
Fight Outlook: Ring experiences count, and if Ibarra took anything away from his fight against Ramirez, it’s possible he could make for an interesting fight for Adorno to start the year off. We’ll see how it all carries over into the ring Saturday night.

🇵🇷🇺🇸Jeremy Adorno vs 🇲🇽🇺🇸Francisco Ibarra
Saturday, January 11, 2020
4 Round Super-Bantamweight Bout
Mark G. Etess, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
TV: ESPN, 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT


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