Early Undercard Results From Las Vegas
By William Trillo @ Ringside
For the first four rounds Diego Pacheco (16-0, 13 KO’s) was
surveying the landscape and gauging his distance against the
crafty Enrique Collazo (16-3-1, 11 KO’s). Once Pacheco
zeroed in he set his right hand on a seek and destroy
mission. It wasn’t long before those bombs hit their mark.
At the 2:29 mark of round five Pacheco clipped Collazo’s
chin and that sent the man to the canvas. Moments later
Pacheco was landing at will leaving the ref no choice but to
stop the onslaught. With the victory Pacheco grabbed the
vacant WBC United States Super Middleweight strap.
In a battle of Super Lightweights Aaron Aponte (6-0-1, 2
KO’s) and Fernando Angel Molina (8-0-1, 3 KO’s) slugged it
out, each hitting the canvas once. Over the course of the
eight-round slugfest each fighter had their moments. In the
end the judges could not agree who had the upper hand.
Scores read 76-74 for Aponte, 76-74 for Molina and 75-75
even making this one a Split decision Draw.
Marc Castro (8-0, 6 KO’s) hit Kevin Montiel Mendoza (7-2-2,
3 KO’s) with a right uppercut that he never saw coming and
it was Lights Out! The Lightweight from Fresno tagged
Mendoza with that fight stopping haymaker in the at the 1:40
mark of the fifth round of an otherwise Ho-Hum fight.
In the opening bout of the day Super Flyweight Anthony
Herrera (3-0-1, 3 KO’s) defeated Delvin McKinley (4-4-1, 4
KO’s) after an accidental headbutt brought the proceedings
to a halt at the 19 second mark of round five. At the time
of the bout’s conclusion Herrera had used a well-placed body
attack to assert his dominance. McKinley was showing signs
of wanting to get out of this one early and the headbutt
opened the door for him to take the exit. The bout went to
the scorecards and after five rounds. The judges were in
agreement with 50-45 scores in favor of the still undefeated