Angel Ruiz Scores Another First Round KO Win
By Barbara Pinnella
Photos: Marlene Marquez
Thompson Boxing Promotions’ Path to Glory took place at
the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. The main
event of the evening was a fight scheduled for eight
rounds in the welterweight division, and featured Angel
Ruiz (14-0, 11 KOs) going up against Miguel Zamudio
(43-13-1, 27 KOs).
This fight did not last long at all. Quickly proving
that he had power in both hands, Ruiz just pummeled
Zamudio and referee Raul Caiz, Sr. had to step in at
1:37 of that very first round to put an early end to the
Junior middleweights took to the ring as Richard Brewart
(6-0, 2 KOs) faced off against Antonio Duarte (2-1).
This fight was to go a scheduled six rounds. The two
fighters spent the first part of the opening round
measuring each other a bit, then began to throw some
punches. In the second round, Duarte had a very strong
first half of the fight, and Brewart was tough in the
The third round was an interesting tug of war between
the two. Neither took complete control, but each had
great moments. Brewart was able to connect with the
harder punches in the fourth round. Duarte was still
hanging in there, but Richard was beginning to wear him
down as the fight went on.
The fight had definitely swung in Brehart’s favor in the
fifth. Most of the punches he threw landed, while Duarte
was trying to find his opponent but was unable to most
of the time. Richard continued to that strong path in
the sixth and final. Antonio never slowed down, but his
lack of accuracy hurt him in the later rounds. We went
to the scorecards. One judge had it 60-54, while the
other two gave scores of 59-55, all for Brewart.
Mario Hernandez (9-1-1, 3 KOs) took on Victor Trejo
Garcia (17-11-1, 8 KOs) in a bantamweight bout that was
schedule for six rounds. We saw a good back and forth
round to start off this contest, with both men scoring
some points. The action continued into the second. Both
men were once again landing, but Hernandez had more
power behind his punches.
Garcia was starting to push Hernandez around in the
third when suddenly Mario turned the tables on him,
smothering him and finally putting him on the canvas. It
almost looked like a slip, but referee Raul Caiz, Sr.
began the count. Victor made it up at the count of eight
and the fight continued. Mario might have kept his edge
in the fourth, but Victor was still on the attack.
Hernandez certainly had the fight on accuracy and raw
talent, but Garcia was trying to measure his shots. He
just wasn’t as skilled a fighter as his opponent. The
sixth and final was a good one for Victor, until at the
10-second mark Mario was really able to land and score.
We went to the scorecards. They read 57-56, and 59-54
twice, all for Hernandez.
It was time for the big boys as Oscar Torrez (6-0, 3
KOs) faced off against Allen Campoy Ruiz (0-2). This
heavyweight fight was scheduled for four rounds. To
everyone’s surprise, a few seconds into the first round,
Ruiz landed a short little shot on Torrez that dropped
him. But from then on Torrez was landing strong body and
In the second a left/right combination by Oscar dropped
Ruiz, then a short left to the body put him down again.
The fight continued into the third. A right hand put
Allen down for the third and what proved to be the final
time. the referee Rudy Barragan waved the fight off at
To open up the evening we saw featherweights Jose Tito
Sanchez (3-0, 2 KOs) go up against Pedro Melo (17-21-1,
8 KOs). This bout was scheduled to go four rounds. There
was quite a bit of action in the first round, with most
of it coming from Sanchez. A solid left hand landed for
Sanchez near the beginning of the second round, but he
was unable to capitalize on that and get Melo out of
Jose was all over Pedro in the third, landing body shots
and combinations at will. Still, Melo stayed in there
and we moved into the fourth and final round. Nothing
changed in the fourth and we went to the judge’s
scorecards. Not surprisingly, all three of the judges
saw the fight the same, 40-36, all for Sanchez.