Jonathan Arellano Locked N'
By Carlos Cordoba
Ontario’s Jonathan Arellano 10-0-1, 2KOs captures the WBC
Youth Intercontinental crown by defeating Fresno’s Michael
“El Unico” Ruiz Jr. 8-1-1, 3KOs. The hometown boxer fought a
well thought out fight on his way to a unanimous decision
victory in an 8 round super bantamweight bout, which
featured two promising, young and unbeaten prospects.
Arellano’s, 25, victory headlined “Locked ‘N Loaded,”
presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions at the Doubletree
Hotel in Ontario, CA.
The main event’s opening round was a study session as both
fighters carefully analyzed one another, not letting go of
much. The unbeaten fighter’s began to pickup the pace in the
following rounds. Jonathan Arellano seemed to be settling
into the bout by the end of round three. He went on to floor
the talented Michael Ortiz Jr. with a right hook in the
latter half of round number four. The knockdown came after
Ortiz dominated most of the round. It would be the story of
the remainder of the bout.
Ortiz was winning round number four prior to being dropped
by Arellano. He immediately got off the canvas and continued
to fight, often landing straight lefts from his southpaw
stance. But every time he would make progress, Arellano
would take it away with a calculated body attack at close
quarters or his straight rights from a distance.
Jonathan Arellano proceeded to close the show with a
dominant display of powerful straights in the eight and
final round. Judge Fritz Warner scored the bout 80-71, while
Max De Luca scored it 79-72, and Sergio Caiz had scores of
79-72 all in favor of the partisan fighter.
Sindy Amandor Wins UD
Sindy “Alacrana” Amador 5-0, 1KO earns a hard fought
unanimous decision against Mayela “Cobrita” Perez 4-15-2,
3KOs in the prelude to he main event. Amador came out
swinging and never stopped. The favorite’s right hooks would
follow her left hooks. They landed consistently to the body
and upstairs. It was an all out assault. Surprisingly, Perez
never waivered stood her ground amidst the assault.
Mayela Perez deserves a lot of credit. She stood in front of
Amador and exchanged with her through out the 6 rounds of
the straw weight bout. She is much better than her records
states; however, her valiant effort was not enough to slow
Sindy Amador’s constant attack. All three judges ringside
tallied the bout in favor of Amador with Fritz Warner
scoring, Max De Luca and Sergio Caiz scored it 60-54, 59-55,
Contreras Remains Unbeaten
Richard Contreras 7-0, 6KOs knocked out Olvin Mejia 4-5-3,
4KOs in round one of the scheduled 6 round super
bantamweight fight. Contreras first hurt Olvin with a quick
and powerful left hook and went on to close the show with
two consecutive right uppercuts in the opening round of the
Riverside’s Alex Viranmontes Pleases Partisan Crowd
Alex Viranmontes 10-8, 3KOs stuns this writer with a
unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten Jhon
Ortega 6-1-1, 6KOs in a thrilling 6 round junior
Ortega was faster, stronger, quicker, and more skilled than
his opponent. His Left hook to the body may be his most
impressive punch. Ortega seemed to be in control until he
encountered Viranmontes left hook seconds before round three
was to end. The hook sent him reeling to the canvas and only
the bell may have saved him. The following two rounds were a
toss as Ortega boxed and Viranmontes pressed the action.
The sixth and final round saw the partisan boxer catch
Ortega with another left hook as he lay against the ropes.
The hook hurt Ortega but he managed to stay up as the crowd
cheered on Riverside’s Viranmontes. When the final bell
rang, the Judges ringside felt Alex Viranmontes did enough
to pull the upset victory. Fritz Warner gave him a 58-55
lead on the cards; Max De Luca and Sergio Caiz both had it
57-56 in favor of the Henry Ramirez trained boxer out of
Yayo Walks Down Opponent
Joshua “Yayo” Berrelleza 1-0 scores a majority decision
victory against Alberto Tovar 0-1 in a 4 round bantamweight
bout. The fighters began their professional career boxing
cautiously. Tovar suffered a cut beside his right eye in the
begging of round number two, a result of an incidental head
bunt. He wasn’t the same after the after the cut.
Joshua Berrelleza went on to control the action. He walked
down his opponent the entire four rounds. The fourth and
final round saw Yayo find his greatest success as he put
some nice combos together initiated by his right. Judges Max
De Luca and Sergio Caiz scored the bout 39-37 for Berrelleza,
while Judge Fritz Warner tallied a draw 38-38.
Rigoberto Flores Rises From Canvas and Stops Rashad Hughes
Rigoberto Flores 1-1, 1KOs earns number one by knocking out
Rashad Hughes 0-1 in a short but entertaining bout. The two
hungry fighters’ may have pulled out the most entertaining
opening round of the Night. Hughes won the round scoring two
knockdowns in round one. Albeit, Flores wasn’t having it! He
immediately pressed the action in the following round and
eventually caught Hughes with a right that sent him to the
floor for the first time. Maywood Club’s Rigoberto then
followed through with another straight right followed by a
left that closed the show. Referee Tony Crebs stopped the
bout at the 1:47 mark of round number two.
El Matador Wins Pro Debut
Fernando “El Matador” Rojas wins professional debut by
earning a unanimous decision against Mauro Brenes 0-2. El
matador began the fight by doing some pretty decent work
from the outside. He one flaw came when he allowed his
counter part inside; thus, giving away his height advantage.
The action opened up in the latter half of the second round
after Brenes landed two lounging left hooks. Those blows
opened up the action and brought out the best in Rojas who
went on to control the remainder of the bout with his height
and superior boxing skills. Judge Fritz Warner scored the
bout 39-37, Max De Luca scored the bout 40-36, the remaining
judge ringside scored the bout 38-37 in favor of the
debutant out of Riverside, CA.