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  Las Vegas Cinco De Mayo Undercard Results

By William Trillo

Super Middle Alexisis Espino (2-0, 1 KO) opened the show against Billy Wagner (1-1) in an entertaining four round battle. Espino remained undefeated with a unanimous decision. Scores read 39-35 twice and 39-34 all in favor of Espino.

Featherweight Aram Avagyan (9-0-1, 4 KOs) was surprisingly dropped in round one by Francisco Esparza (9-1-1, 3 KOs) but was able to get up off the deck and clear the cobwebs. Over the course of the next nine rounds Avagyan was the aggressor. Esparza gave a good account of himself but wasnt just didnt have enough to stave off Avagyan. Final scores all for Avagyan read 97-92 and 96-93 twice. With the victory Avagyan took the WBC International Silver Title.

Super Middleweight John Ryder (28-4, 16 KOs) made short work of Bilal Akkawy (20-1-1, 16 KOs) in this 168 pound bout. After surveying the landscape for two rounds Ryder made his move and dropped Akkawy twice in round three before the ref stopped the scrum at the 2:12 mark. Ryder snagged the vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title with the victory,

Welterweight Sadam Ali (27-3, 14 KOs) was shocked by Anthony Young (21-2, 8 KOs) in this bout for the vacant USNBC Silver Welterweight Title. Young is not known to be a big power puncher but he had Ali reeling more than once. After a series of unanswered blows in round the ref brought an early halt to the bout at the 2:38 mark of round three.

Super Featherweight Lamont Roach Jr. (19-0-1, 7 KOs) and Jonathon Oquendo (30-6, 19 KOs) fought in a grueling ten round battle that was very close. A headbutt in round eight took a point away from Oquendo but it was irrelevant. Roach hammered out a unanimous decision with scores of 97-92 twice and 96-93. For his effort Roach snagged the WBO International & NABO Super Featherweight Titles.

Super Featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. (29-1, 15 KOs) beat Freddy Fonseca (26-3-1, 17 KOs) from pillar to post over the course of the seven rounds the fight lasted. Diaz did not allow Fonseca any room to work or move at all. This one was all Diaz who took the vacant WBA Gold Super Featherweight Title.

Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) did the unthinkable against the durable Mauricio Herrera (24-9, 7 KOs). Ortiz stopped a fighter in Herrera who has never been KOd in his career, and he did it in dramatic fashion. Ortiz put the hurt on Herrera in round two and at the 29 second mark of round three Ortiz closed the show with a right handed bomb.


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