Hermosillo Defeats De Luna By Majority Decision
Photos: Chris Suchánek
This past Saturday at the at Infinite Reality Studios in
Long Beach, CA, CBN Promotions held its first boxing
event titled “New Blood” in association with Camponovo
Sports Inc. “New Blood” broadcasted live in Spanish on
FOX Deportes and will air on tape delay on Estrella TV.
In the 8-round featherweight main event, Rigoberto
Hermosillo (14-4-1, 9 KOs) from Victorville, CA,
defeated Alexis De Luna (10-2, 5 KOs) from Bakersfield
CA, in a very close fight. Both fighters engaged in
back-and-forth action, giving the fans an all-out war.
The fight started with both fighters feeling each other
out but got heated in the middle rounds when hands
started to fly. Hermosillo was using his height
advantage to win some rounds as De Luna was coming
forward landing nice power shots of his own. As the
fight headed into the final rounds, it was anyone’s
fight. Hermosillo landed some decisive head shots in the
last two rounds that gave him the edge. Hermosillo wins
by majority decision. Scorecards read 76-76, and 77-75
twice in favor of Hermosillo.
“I had a very good training camp, and it showed in my
performance,” said Hermosillo. “The fight was very close
so my corner told me I had to win the final rounds. I
pushed hard throughout the fight, and I give De Luna a
lot of credit, he was a very tough opponent. I want to
thank my team for all the hard work they put into me.
I’m hoping this victory leads to a big fight. I had to
dig deep and I’m happy I got the win.”
In the scheduled 8-round super lightweight co-main
event, 18-year-old Emiliano Moreno (7-0, 4 KOs) from
Long Beach, CA, defeated Levy Garcia Benitez (3-1-1, 2
KOs) from Jalisco, MX, by unanimous decision. Both
fighters showed a lot of heart, and we were in some
heated exchanges throughout the fight. Moreno used his
height and reach to his advantage to land from the
outside, while Benitez was doing his best to counter.
Moreno’s aggression and accurate punches gave him the
victory in an entertaining battle. Scorecards read 79-73
twice and 78-74 in favor of Moreno.
“Fighting and getting a victory in front of my hometown
fans was everything I envisioned, and especially on FOX
Deportes, where all my Mexican fans got a chance to see
me in action,” said Moreno. “These are the type of
fights I need to get me to the next level. I don’t want
easy fights, so I’m glad Benitez stepped up to fight me
in my backyard. I’m looking forward to my next fight,
hopefully by the end of the year.”
The second televised fight saw a very entertaining fight
between Tayden Beltran (7-0-1, 4 KOs) from Huntington
Beach, CA, defeat Francisco Duque (2-3, 1 KO) from
Baytown, TX. Both fighters showcased incredible
durability and passion. Beltran was the aggressor from
the opening bell, as Duque was counter punching from the
Both fighters landed some nice power shots, but it was
Beltran that scored the cleaner punches. Beltran
outworked Duque, edging him in most of the rounds as he
went on to win a unanimous decision. Scorecards read
59-55, and 60-54 twice, all for Beltran. The bout was
scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight division.
Opening up the FOX Deportes telecast, Juan Sanchez (7-0,
6 KOs) from South El Monte, CA, defeated Roberto Patron
(2-1, 1 KO) from Turlock, CA. Sanchez landed two vicious
left hooks the head, the first one scored a knockdown
(Ropes held him up) early in the round, and the second
one sent Patron to the canvas ending the contest at the
1:44 mark of the opening round. Sanchez wins the
welterweight contest by knockout.
In the third bout of the evening, Nelson Oliva (9-0, 8
KOs) from Los Angeles, CA, made easy work of Selim
Martinez (6-7, 2 KOs) from Matamoros, Mexico, scoring a
After battering Martinez around in the early part of
round one, Oliva, a southpaw, landed a left hook to the
head, ending the bout at the 2:20 mark. The bout was
scheduled for six rounds in the middleweight division.
In bout number two, a 6-round super bantamweight
contest, Deiniel Santiago Alegre (3-1, 1 KO), from
Phoenix AZ, by way of Santa Clara, Cuba, defeated Sean
Brewer (4-1-1, 3 KOs), from Las Veas, NV, by way of
Alegre came out aggressively, applied pressure from the
opening bell, and landed an overhand right scoring a
knockdown as Brewer’s glove touched the canvas. Alegre
continued to work his way inside the taller Brewer
throughout the fight and won a decisive victory.
Scorecards read 60-53, and 59-54 all in favor of Alegre.
In the opening fight of the night, a scheduled 4-round
super lightweight bout, Kevin Salgado (4-1, 2 KOs) from
Murrieta, CA, defeated Osvaldo Negrete (6-6, 1 KO) of
Matamoros, MX, knocking him out in the second round.
After dominating round one, Salgado dropped Negrete with
a left hook to the body early in round two. Negrete got
up and Salgado quickly landed an over hand right-left
uppercut combination from the southpaw stance, ending
the fight at the 1:20 mark of round two.