Damian Sosa Shines With Decision
Victory Against Ronald Cruz
Rising 154-pound Mexican contender Damian “Samurai” Sosa
(21-1, 11 KOs) scored a unanimous decision victory over
Ronald “Diablo” Cruz (18-2-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main
event of a Toscano Boxing Promotions card Friday evening.
The fight took place at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in
Stockton, California and headlined a card that was streamed
live in English on FightHype and in Spanish via TV Boxeo.
Sosa was quicker, stronger and more effective with his
combinations throughout fight. The native of Mexico City,
Mexico who lives in Tijuana and represents both cities won
with scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93.
“I knew that Ronald Cruz would be very strong,” said Damian
Sosa. “I knew he was going to come after me. But I
appreciate him because you can’t have a fight without an
opponent, and I feel he was a great challenge. It was a
tough fight, but I had the boxing skills to win round by
round and come out with the victory.”
In the co-main event, Giovannie Gonzalez (15-6-1, 12 KOs) of
Stockton California defeated Arturo Cortez (7-1-2, 6 KOs) of
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico via unanimous decision in
an eight-rounder in the lightweight division. Gonzalez won
with scores of 79-73, 77-75 and 77-75.
Hector Madera (10-0, 6 KOs) of Stockton, California scored a
four-round technical decision win over Timothy Parks (3-3, 2
KOs) in a welterweight battle. An accidental headbutt that
took place in the third round eventually forced the action
to be stopped at the very beginning of the fourth round.
Madera won with three scores of 40-35.
Victor Torres (8-10-1, 5 KOs) of Modesto, California scored
a second-round knockout victory over Israel Luna (2-2, 1 KO)
of Fontana, California in a bantamweight battle initially
slated for four rounds. Torres pummeled Luna easily, and due
to the severity of the beatdown, the referee halted the
action at 2:22 of the second round.
Super bantamweight prospect Irving Xilohua (3-0, 2 KOs) of
Stockton, California scored a four-round unanimous decision
against Rodolfo Medina (0-1) of Antioch, California. Xilohua
managed to score an impressive knockdown in the third round,
which helped him win the bout with three scores of 40-35.
Damon Cato Cain (7-0, 6 KOs) of Oakland, California defeated
Christian Aguirre (8-11, 4 KOS) of Salt Lake City, Utah in a
super welterweight fight originally scheduled for four
rounds. Cain dominated each round, but the fight was stopped
by Aguirre’s corner at the end of round two.
Arturo Cardenas (4-0-1, 4 KOs) of Riverside, California
scored a stoppage victory over James Mulder (0-1) of
Antioch, California in a scheduled four-rounder in the super
bantamweight division. After several rounds of action, the
referee deemed Mulder unable to continue at :01 of fourth