Gor Yeritsyan proved he is world class. 

The 29-year-old welterweight Yertitsyan of Yerevan, Armenia improved his unblemished record to 18-0, 14 KOs as he defeated Quinton Randall (13-2-1, 3 KOs) of Texas, in an exciting main event in Santa Ynez, California at the Chumash Casino. 

Yeritsyan might just live up to the prophecy set forth by his coach, Freddie Roach. Roach believes he might just be better than Vic Darchinyan and many view Darchinyan as the best Armenian boxer, so Yeritsyan has that potential. 

The bout was fought at a measured pace. The first round was tactical, with Yeritsyan’s body shots being the loudest blows of the round.

Yeritsyan’s faithful fans from the Wild Card Boxing Club, who made the drive, were making their presence felt. 

Early on, the story was about output. Yeritsyan was cutting off the ring and throwing to the body with conviction. Randall’s output wasn’t matching Yeritsyan’s bigger shots. 

Despite not much happening in the opening stages, Randall’s jab began to cause damage under Yeritsyan’s right eye. 

The fight was a perception fight. Two people could see two different things. Randall stood his ground in the middle and avoided punches, but wasn’t busy. Yeritsyan threw big shots, the thud sounded like a drum, and they were eye-catching. Yeritsyan’s workrate was impressive. Randall was tricky and crafty, but the volume was the story of the fight. 

Something changed at the end of round four, when Randall began to push Yeritsyan back at the end of the session. Yeritsyan had a small cut, but veteran cornerman Mike Rodriguez got it under control, making it a non-factor. 

With 30 seconds left in the round, Randall landed a right hand that made a loud sound upon impact. He didn’t throw the right hand for the rest of the round.

Round six saw both exchanging big punches with Randall throwing the right freely, proving it wasn’t hurt. The crowd loved it. They chanted not just for Yeritsyan, but for a great fight. 

By the seventh, both had earned each other’s respect. Randall only has three KOs, but was not getting walked down. Yeritsyan was undeterred by a left hook to the body that forced him to let out a heavy sigh. Yeritisyan’s cut, by now, showed the tears of blood. 

Randall was here to fight, and Yeritsyan was overjoyed by that invitation. It was an old-fashioned prizefight with two proud men unwilling to back down. 

In the end, Yeritsyan's body work was the difference, and although there was only one winner, Randall had proved there was more to him than he had showed in the Brian Norman Jr. fight. 

When the final bell rang, both men were tired. They had left it all on the line and both raised their hands. 

Not unlike the previous fight of the evening, Yeritsyan won most of the rounds, but Randall was never outclassed in any of them. 

The judges saw the bout 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90

With the win, Yeritsyan won the WBC Continental Americas welterweight title, a secondary form of the major title that should improve his world ranking. 

“He was smart, he had speed and good timing,” said Yeritsyan

“This was a good experience for me. I want to go forward and forward, I can’t stop.

“It is a good experience. I want to stay in the gym.” 

Promoter Tom Loeffler was satisifed with what he saw. 

“This was a great learning experience, he went 10 rounds, he is ready,” said Loeffler. 

“Quinton Randall, you have to give him credit. He is a very experienced veteran.”