Ortiz Stops Hooker
“I thanked Maurice Hooker for giving me this opportunity. He
didn’t have to take this fight, so I give him props. I felt
like I did pretty good. There’s always room for improvement.
I could have done a lot of things better. Hooker showed me
that he is durable. He can definitely take a punch. He was
smart. He was trying to throw around my guard. But I just
knew what to do.
The game plan was to slow him down. I knew he was going to
want to box. I knew he wouldn’t want to stay inside. I
neutralized his plans. I did think I would go the distance
at some point in the fight. But, to be honest the head shots
weren’t hurting him. He can take a punch. That’s when I
started investing into the body.”
“This win gives me more confidence. I believe in myself even
more now than ever that I am ready for a world title. I
would love the opportunity to fight Terence Crawford. If I
get any opportunity, I would take it. I don’t care if I’m
ready or not; I want that fight.”
“This is a dream come true. This is exactly how I pictured
it winning a world title when I was 7 years old. I was on a
global platform on DAZN and a fought a very good champion. I
did it with Golden Boy. That’s exactly how I pictured it as
a little girl.”
I think I did great. I followed the game plan. We knew that
Ortiz would be a durable opponent. She takes everyone the
distance. But nobody had ever put her down like that or made
her face like that, so I’m happy I did that.”
Cruiserweight prospect Tristan Kalkreuth (8-0, 6 KOs) of
Duncanville, Texas scored a first-round knockout win against
Dustin Long (4-2-2, 4 KOs) of Johnston City, Tennessee in a
scheduled six-rounder. Kalkreuth ended matters at 1:18 of
the aforementioned round.
Alex Martin (15-4, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois scored an
upset 10-round unanimous decision win against previously
undefeated contender Luis Hernandez (21-1, 19 KOs) of
Chihuahua, Mexico to capture the WBC Continental Americas
Super Lightweight Title.
George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Luis
Solis (25-12-4, 21 KOs) of Merida, Mexico via eight-round
decision in a super lightweight bout. Rincon won with two
scores of 80-71 and one score of 79-72.
Super bantamweight prospect Hector Valdez (14-0, 8 KOs) of
Dallas, Texas scored an eight-round unanimous decision
victory against Alberto Torres (11-4-3, 4 KOs) of
Sacramento, California. Valdez won with two scores of 78-74
and one score of 79-73.