Reynoso & Reyes Rack Up Wins
By Roy & Marlene Marquez
Jose Reynoso and Esteban Almaraz headlined Thompson
Boxing Promotions Locked ‘N Loaded fight card Friday
night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Reynoso
(15-2-1, 2 KOs) got the party started late in the second
when he staggered Almaraz with a stiff left.
Unfortunately the fireworks didn’t last long and the
fight settled into rough, but unspectacular, affair.
Reynoso pressed the
action from his southpaw stance and out-muscled Almaraz
around the ring. Almaraz (9-4, 4 KOs) fought in spurts
but was unable to sustain a meaningful offense. The
result was an ugly 78-74, 76-76, 77-75 majority decision
victory for Reynoso.
Artemio Reyes outclassed
light punching welterweight “Classy” Chris Gray on route
to an eight round unanimous decision victory. In rounds
one through three Reyes (12-1, 10 KOs) put in a workman
like performance in what appeared to be little more than
a spirited sparring session.
That all changed in the
fourth when Reyes found an opening and dropped Gray
(13-16, 1K KO) with a chopping right hand mid way
through the round. Reyes pressed his advantage in the
fifth but was unable to send Gray on a return trip to
the mat. Reyes looked for the knockout over the final
three minutes but had to settle for a 60-53, 60-53,
Jonathan Romero survived a scare but regrouped to route
Mexican veteran Cecilio Santos over six rounds. Romero
(18-0) is taller, longer, faster and more athletic than
Santos and used every advantage to perfection in the
first and second. Romero fought tall, used his jab, and
moved Santos (25-20-3) around the ring.
But things got
interesting early in the third when Santos dropped
Romero with a sweeping left hook to the chin. Romero
regained his footing but remained unsteady for the
balance of the round. Romero reestablished his dominance
in the fourth and cruised past Santos in the fifth and
sixth rounds. The scorecards tallied 58-55, 58-55 &
59-55 in favor of Romero.
Sindy Amador flurried
her way past Cristina Fuentes in a four round junior
flyweight fight. The ladies set an impossible pace in an
opening round that featured non-stop action for the full
two minutes. Amador (4-0) outworked Fuentes in the
second, but Fuentes countered effectively and bloodied
Amador in the third.
Amador pushed the pace
in the fourth and Fuentes (1-1-2) faded down the
stretch. Amador won the contest by scores of 39-37,
39-37 & 40-35.
Roberto Crespo rocked
the house with a four round shellacking of fellow
welterweight John Montes. The fight became easy for
Crespo (1-0) in the second when he worked the right hand
off the jab.
With his confidence
soaring, Crespo blistered Montes (1-1) with right hands
and counter left hooks throughout the third and fourth
rounds. Crespo won his professional debut by scores of
40-36, 40-36 & 39-37.