Ramos Rocks On At Club Nokia
By William Trillo
Photos: Marlene Marquez
It’s already starting to
buzz with boxing electricity in Los Angeles as the
heavyweight showdown on Saturday night is bringing out
all the boxing stars and luminaries who were in
attendance at Thursday nights Golden Boy card at Club
Nokia. It was a nice warm up for Saturday night as young
guns displayed their wares for the chippy Los Angeles
In the main event Light
welterweight Luis Ramos 13(7)-0 got in some experience
that will pay off down the road in his career as
Christian Favela 17(10)-22-6 made it a hard fought
battle over the 6 round stretch. Ramos was in control
for most of the night but he needed to stay on his toes
as Favela proved to be no slouch.
Ramos did not let the
tenacity or determination of Favela deter him as he
stayed poised and focused throughout the match. Final
scores were indicative of his superiority as all judges
saw Ramos with a clear 60-54 edge.
Huerta 12(7)-1 was looking to make a good showing after
his 1st round KO loss in his last fight but Rodrigo
Aranda 8(2)-11-2 wasn’t going to have any part of that.
Aranda stretched Huerta
over 6 rounds and even though he got a point taken away
for a low blow Aranda made it close and some at ringside
did not think Huerta did enough to win.
Final scores read
59-54,58-55 & 57-56 in favor of Huerta but….many at
ringside were not impressed including yours truly.
Featherweight Ronny Rios
7(2)-0 put another notch in his belt in quick fashion as
one sharp right hand dropped Manuel Sarabia 16(10)-30-9
after just 38 seconds of the first round.
Light welterweights Karl
Dargan 5(2)-0 & Rynell Griffin 5(1)-2-1 put on a great
display of both boxing and punching over the 6 round
scrap. Both fighters showed good hand spped combined
with very nice movement and skill. But there could only
be one winner and after 6 the judges’ cards read 59-55,
59-55 & 58-56 in favor of Dargan.
Sandoval made his debut a good one as he put Victor
Martinez 0-2 down and out with one picture perfect left
hook in the first round at the 2:40 mark.
Pro debuting lightweight
Eric Gudoy put a whipping on Javier Solis who was also
making his debut. Down in round 1 Solis got up to fight
on in round 2 but he took a beating and the ref stopped
it at the 2:22 mark.
Gotta admit I am glad I
stayed for the final fight of the night as light
welterweight Art Hovhannesyan 9(4)-0-1 and Baudel
Cardenas 18(6)-19(8)-2 went full speed ahead in this
walk out fisticuff bonanza. The 2 exchanged heavy
leather throughout but Hovannesyan dropped Cardenas at
the end of round 3 and then finished the job when he
dumped in 2 more times in round 4 before the ref had
seen enough and sent everyone home before round 5 came
to an end.