Angel Rodriguez Destroys Gabriel Gutierrez
Angel “Moreno” Rodriguez (11-1, 8 KOs), the hard-hitting
super lightweight prospect of Pico Rivera, California, made
quick work of Gabriel Gutierrez (7-14, 5 KOs) of El Paso,
Texas by stopping him via second-round knockout in a
MarvNation Promotions main event on Saturday evening at the
Derby Room in Pomona, California. The fight headlined a card
that was streamed live on FITE TV Pay-Per-View.
Rodriguez’s power was evident from the start as he sent his
foe to the canvas on two occasions in the first round.
Gutierrez was saved by the bell, but only to be dropped
again with a knockdown that forced referee Jack Reiss to end
matters at :20 of the second round.
“It feels great to come back,” said Angel Rodriguez. “It was
the perfect performance for my return, thanks to my new
coach. I wasn’t looking for the knockout. I was just trying
to look sharp, but the knockout came. We've got something
big planned in September, and I can’t wait to announce it
In the co-main event, Raul Salomon (11-1, 9 KOs) of Long
Beach, California defeated Geronimo Sacco (9-5-1, 1 KO) of
Buenos Aires, Argentina via knockout at 1:35 of the second
round. The fight was scheduled for eight rounds in the super
middleweight division, but Salomon only needed two after
breaking his opponent down early with vicious hooks to the
body and uppercuts to the chin.
In other undercard action:
· Undefeated flyweight Christian Robles (8-0, 3 KOs) of
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico scored a six-round unanimous
decision win against rugged challenger Dan Cormier (2-1) of
Providence, Rhode Island. Robles won with three scores of
· Lightweight Nolan Ticman (1-0) of Palm Springs, California
made a successful pro debut against Keith Carson (0-6-1) of
Pomona, California with a four-round unanimous decision win.
Ticman won with three scores of 40-36.
· Avious Griffin (8-0, 7 KOs) of Chattanooga, Tennessee
scored a knockout win over Daniel Perales (12-24-2, 6 KOs)
of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in a scheduled six-round
welterweight fight. Griffin ended matters at :51 of the
· Rising welterweight Vlad Panin (14-1, 7 KOs) of Gomel,
Belarus scored an impressive knockout win at 1:48 of the
second round against Hevinson Herrera (27-21-1, 21 KOs) of
Barranquilla, Colombia in a bout originally slated for six.
· Ruben Islas (6-0, 5 KOs) of Rialto, California scored a
knockout win over Christian Renteria (9-13, 8 KOs) of
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a lightweight battle
initially scheduled for four rounds. Islas scored two
knockdowns before a third knockdown ended matters at 1:30 of
the second round.
· Francisco Rodriguez (6-0-1, 5 KOs) of Jurupa Valle,
California and Daniel Olea (13-9-2) of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo,
Guerrero, Mexico fought to a four-round draw in a
welterweight battle. One judge had it 58-56 for Rodriguez,
while two others had it a 57-57 draw.
· Juan Sanchez (4-0, 4 KOs) of Buena Park, Mexico scored a
third-round technical knockout win over Emmanuel Tennison
(1-3) of Fort Worth, Texas in a scheduled four-rounder in
the welterweight division. The fight was stopped at 2:47 of
the aforementioned round.