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  Zurdo Gives Barrera’s Hopes A Blow To The Gut

By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: Marlene Marquez


Light Heavyweight Gilberto Ramirez (42-0, 28 KO’s) hit Sullivan Barrera (22-4, 14 KO’s) with a body shot in round three and that was the beginning of the end. And the end came quickly. In the ensuing round Barrera came out of the corner with his elbow firmly tucked in to protect damaged body. That didn’t make a difference as Ramirez was zeroing in on the damaged liver with pinpoint accuracy.

After another perfect shot Barrera stepped back and after a moment of hesitation he buckled again. Somehow Barrera found his feet but with expert marksmanship Ramirez hit the target again, this time Barrera went down and he would not continue. The fight was over at the 1:38 mark of round four. If there was any question about Zurdo being able to handle the competition at 175 pounds this impressive KO victory should answer that.

“I think my performance was great,” said Zurdo Ramirez. “I was training for the body shot. And I think it was beautiful. At 175 pounds, everyone saw a better Zurdo Ramirez. This is my division. I’m going to take the souls of all the champions in the 175-pound division.”

In a battle of Lightweight Joseph Diaz (32-1-1, 15 KO’s) took on the seasoned Javier Fortuna (36-3-1, 25 KO’s) in a battle for the World Boxing Council Interim World Lightweight Title. This was a close quarters slugfest for most of the twelve round affair. So much so that Diaz suffered a cut from a clash of heads in the fourth round. Jo Jo weathered the storm and went on to win a convincing unanimous decision victory with scores of 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112.

“Javier Fortuna was a warrior,” said Joseph Diaz Jr. “I thought I would easily land body shots, but he’s a slick defensive fighter. He’s very talented. I wish him the best, and I hope he continues. When I saw the cut, I had hoped that it wasn’t as bad as the Tevin Farmer fight. It wasn’t, so I just dictated the pace from then on. I can fight all the big names, Ryan Garcia or Tevin Farmer”

Light Flyweight Tenkai Tsunami (28-13-1, 16 KO’s) didn’t come all the way across the ocean to lose her title. And though she fought like a tiger she was not able to stop the still undefeated Seneisa Estrada (21-0, 8 KO’s). This was a war in the ring, it was an extremely physical fight.

Truthfully, this fight was a lot closer than the scorecards suggested. Judges scored this one 99-91 and 98-92 twice all in favor of Estrada who grabbed the World Boxing Organization World Female Light Fly Title.

Lightweight Hector Tanajara (19-1, 5 KO’s) ran into a Mexican buzzsaw in William Zepeda (23-0, 21 KO’s). From the onset the outcome was inevitable as the southpaw Zepeda was relentless in the ring.

How Tanajara lasted As long as he did is anyone’s guess. After six rounds Tanajara’s corner called a halt to this one saving their fighter from further punishment.

Flyweight Naoko Fujioka (19-2-1, 7 KO’s) kept her belt as she defeated Sulem Urbina Ochoa (12-2, 2 KO’s) in a grueling ten round bout. Scores were all over the map as one judge saw it close at 96-94 and another saw a wide margin of 99-91, both in favor of Fujioka. Meanwhile the third judge saw it dead even at 95-95. At the end of the day Naoko retained her World Boxing Association World Female Fly Title.

Super Bantamweight Azat Hovhannisyan (20-3, 16 KO’s) takes unanimous decision over Jose Santos Gonzalez (23-9-1, 13 KO’s).

Featherweight Bryan Chevalier (16 -1-1, 12 KO’s) takes unanimous decision over James Wilkins (9-2, 6 KO’s).

Super Featherweight Lamont Roach (21-1-1, 9 KO’s) KO’s Daniel Rosas (22-5-1, 14 KO’s) in second round.

Super Lightweight Sparkinson Wilson Castillo (15-0, 12 KO’s) KO’s Miguel Contreras (11-1, 6 KO’s) in second round.

Heavyweight Mihai Nistor (3-0, 2 KO’s) KO’s Colby Madison (9-3-2, 6 KO’s) in second round.

Featherweight Gregory Morales (13-0, 8 KO’s) takes unanimous decision over Rodrigo Guerrero (26-1-2, 16 KO’s).

Lightweight Miguel Gaona takes unanimous decision in his pro debut over Gilberto Aguilar (0-2).


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