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  The Left Hook Works For Lopez

By Carlos Cordoba
Photos: Marlene Marquez

 

Thompson Promotions had another stellar show tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The boxing card was dubbed “Path to Glory,” and will be televised on Fox Deportes. The action was steered by a plethora of young talented pugilist. Amongst the crowd where the usual boxing dignitaries highlighted by heavyweight contender Christobal Arreola, super featherweight Daniel Ponce De Leon, and welterweight Josesito Lopez Jr.

In the main event, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez 16-0, 12KOs knocked out Tijuana’s Gerardo “Locomotora” Espinoza 28-12, 26KOs only 43 seconds into the fourth round. The bout was really uneventful until the last seconds of round two where Lopez was able to land a stunning left hook that sent his opponent stumbling to the canvas. Lopez closed the show with another left hook in round number four after an uneventful third round.

La Puente’s Abraham Lopez was not the only young star that made a statement tonight.


Richard Contreras Wins in Violent Fashion

In the nights co-feature, Richard Contreras 8-0, 7KOs earned his second consecutive first round knockout under the umbrella of Thompson Promotions. This time the victim was Angel Torres 2-7-2, 1KO. Contreras first made contact with a well placed left hook that scored the first knockdown. He then went on to land a nasty right hook, which had Angel Torres asleep on his feet against the ropes.

Oh! He then went on to land several more vicious blows before Referee Ray Corona intervened at the 1:11 mark of the opening round. The featherweight bout was originally scheduled for 6.


Baby Dynamite Explodes To Earn his 8th W

Riversides Alberto “Baby Dynamite” Herrera strips Marcus Robinson of his unbeaten record in a 6 round welterweight bout. Herrera 8-3-1 came out and set the tone from jump. The first two round where hard to call as Herrera stalked Robinson, forcing the Palmdale fighter into a scrap. They fought at close quarters favoring Herrera’s style. Rounds three and four saw much of the same; however, Robinson seemed to be losing wind as Herrera made gains on the scorecards.

The action continued into round five where Robinson had a point deducted for a rabbit punch. The last and final round was more like the initial two rounds, hard to call. All three judges ringside handed the bout to Herrera with scores of 59-54, 58-56, and 60-53.


Rigoberto Flores Dethrones The Puerto Rican Prince

Roberto “The Puerto Rican Prince” Crespo 2-1 came in with all the fanfare in the building. Why not? He had boxing heavyweight star Heavyweight Cristobal Arreola and Welterweight Josesito Lopez in his corner, both hail from Riverside. Albeit, it was Flores who stole the show in front an opposing crowd.

Flores 2-1, 1KO did not give the partisan fighter a moment to breath as he smothered the taller, stronger fighter throughout the 4 rounds of the welterweight duel. He took control from the outset of the fight and ruggedly scored a unanimous decision. Two judges ringside tallied the bout 39-37, while the remaining judge scored the bout 40-35 in favor of Flores.


Juan Reyes Wins One for Riverside

Riversides Juan Reyes 4-0-1 scored a unanimous decisions victory against Compton’s Alejandro Ochoa 0-2 in a 4 round super featherweight scrap. The budding fighters instantly squared off in the middle of the ring and began to let go. They didn’t stop through two rounds. Reyes then began to distinguish himself in round number three as he focused on his opponent’s midsection, following through upstairs. The final round saw the partisan fighter step it up another notch by outclassing his worthy opponent. At the final bell all three judges ringside scored the bout in favor of Reyes with scores of 39-37, 40-36, and 40-35.


Zarate Wins Pro Debut

Debutants Isaac Zarate 1-0 and Anthony Briones 0-1 showed no signs of cautiousness as the opening bell rang. Zarate was able to make it through a fierce exchange with a concentrated attack to the body that weaken his opponent and set up a perfectly placed right hook that floored Briones. Zarate continued to work his right in round number two. The pair proceeded with some entertaining exchanges in the following round.

Zarate went on to close the fight like he began it; by scoring a spirited knockdown against an extremely valiant opponent. Issac “Dinamita” Zarate earned a unanimous decision in the Bantamweight scrap with scores of 40-35, 40-34, and 40-35.



 

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