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Report & Photos By Roy & Marlene Marquez
Erislandy Lara made
quick work of Delray Raines ending their middleweight
fight at 2:59 of the opening round. Lara (15-0) followed
a sweeping right with a straight left that dropped
Raines (18-9-1) and rendered him unable to continue.
Referee David Mendoza
reached the count of ten with Raines on his back.
“I was just getting
warmed up and in a rhythm when I connected”, said Lara.
“It felt great.”
Prospect Frankie Gomez
shut out journeyman Luis Alfredo Lugo over six
welterweight rounds to win by UD. Gomez (7-0) looked to
end the fight early by loading up with the left. He
found success in the second with the right yet continued
to push one punch at a time.
In the third Gomez
scored a flash knockdown with a left hook. Gomez pushed
the tempo early in the fifth but slowed as the round
Gomez looked to close
the show with a bang but had to settle for the bell as
the fight came to a close. Lugo (11-15-1) offered little
resistance in rolling over in defeat.
Fan favorite Randy
Caballero came out banging and dominated Manuel Ortega
in the ring and on the scorecards.
A Caballero (7-0) right
dropped Ortega mid way through a dominant second round.
Ortega’s (1-4) length bothered Caballero but couldn’t
slow his charge.
Caballero’s work rate
and combination punching proved too much for Ortega to
overcome. All three judges scored the bout 40-35.
At 2:32 of the third,
referee Mendoza pulled Ramon Valadez off Cesar Omar
Garcia and called a halt to their lightweight bout.
Valadez (5-1) hooked to
the body and fired rights upstairs. When Garcia
retaliated Valadez found more openings. Though Garcia
(3-6) had the heart to continue his face portrayed his
physical well being.
Bloodied by cuts across
his nose and left eye, the doctor was consulted moments
before the Mendoza stopped the contest.
Greg Hackett didn’t like
the quick stop. The crowd liked it even less.
Nevertheless, 2:48 into
the fight referee Pat Russell stopped the super
middleweight contest in favor of undefeated prospect
Bastie Samir (8-0).
Hackett (2-5) was pinned
against the ropes when Russell stepped in but appeared
clear and able to continue.
Ava Knight blasted her
way to victory through fellow flyweight Gloria Salas by
stopping her at 1:55 of the first.
Knight (6-1-2) landed a
1-2 at center ring that seated the undersized Salas
Salas was unable to get
to her feet and was counted out by referee Mendoza.