- By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
LA Fight Club 2016 Opener Ramirez Decisions Martin
East LA's undefeated prospect Julian "El Camarón" Ramirez won an impressive unanimous decision over the seasoned Christopher "S.D. Kid" Martin of San Diego in a scheduled ten rounder for the vacant WBC Silver Youth Featherweight Title. The two kicked off the 2016 LA Fight Club season on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event.
Ramirez got off first in the opening round as he landed a solid straight left backing Martin to the corner. The straight left found its mark once again for Ramirez in round two as he staggered Martin. Attacking the body early in round three Ramirez was the aggressor backing Martin to the ropes. In round four the two fighters fought at close quarters on the inside. Ramirez continued to outwork Martin through five rounds.
Halfway through in round six Ramirez landed a series of combos attacking Martin but a short right inside stopped Ramirez's momentum as they fought on inside. Ramirez continued his aggression in round seven pressing forward jabbing and outworking Martin. The body attack continued for Ramirez in round eight as he tagged Martin with big shots. Jabbing away in round nine Ramirez kept his distance from Martin but continued to mix in big punches on Martin. The tenth and final round Ramirez closed the show strong and flashy connecting and staying inside displaying good movement in route to a unanimous decision as the judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91, and 99-91.
Julian Ramirez stays undefeated as a prospect as he goes to 16-0, 8 KO’s as he wins the vacant youth WBC Silver Youth featherweight title. Christopher Martin goes to 28-7-3, 9 KO’s.
In the co main event undefeated featherweight Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez of La Puente, California stopped Puerto Rico's Carlos Valcarcel in seven rounds of a scheduled ten rounder. Off to a fast start Lopez boxed using his jab and quickness keeping his distance, things got wild at the end of round one as Valcarcel hit Lopez after the bell. Lopez tagged Valcarcel with a left hook early in round four, continuing his attack late in the round Lopez finished strong with a vicious assault. In round five Lopez teed off Valcarcel connecting with big shots on the inside and at a distance.
Half ways through in round six Lopez seemed to be having his way mixing it up on Valcarcel. Lopez's body attack in round seven began to wear down Valcarcel as he went to his corner at the end of the round and called it quits.
Abraham Lopez improves his record and stays undefeated at 20-0-1, 15 KO’s. Carlos Valcarcel 14-5-4, 5 KO’s.
Super lightweight Jonathan Navarro of East Los Angeles scored a second round knockout over Carlos Rodriguez of Chihuahua, Mexico of a scheduled six round bout. The two fighters did not hold back as Navarro boxed patiently, Rodriguez swung away wildly in round one. A right to the body sent Rodriguez to the canvas in round two as the referee reached a ten count at 48 seconds.
Jonathan Navarro improves to 4-0, 3 KO’s as Carlos Rodriguez goes to 9-3, 4 KO's.
In a scheduled six round featherweight bout Edgar Valerio of Los Angeles made quick work of Justin Lopez from, Michigan with a first round stoppage. Valerio boxed well from the start, fighting from a distance popping the jab. A right hand followed by a left dropped Lopez as he got up but Valerio continued his attack as referee Jerry Cantu waived it at 2:40.
Edgar Valerio improves to 5-0, 3 KO’s. Justin Lopez goes to 5-5, 5 KO’s.
San Antonio’s Joshua Franco won a unanimous decision over Juan Benavides of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico in a six-round super flyweight bout. Franco landed clean solid punches from the start in round one. However, Benavides was able to his own as his tall lanky style made it difficult for Franco as he put in work in going the distance. All three judges scored the bout 60-54.
Joshua Franco with the win goes to 4-0, 2 KO’s. Juan Benavides goes to 5-7-1, 2 KO’s.
In the opening bout kicking off the 2016 LA Fight Club series from the Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, Pablo "The Shark" Rubio, Jr. of Whittier, California squared off in a four-round super bantamweight bout against Bryan Perez of Carolina, Puerto Rico in scoring a second round knockout. Rubio got the better of a wild exchange to start off the second round, a barrage of punches dropped Perez as referee Jerry Cantu reached a ten count at 1:15.
Pablo Rubio goes to 4-0, 3 KO’s as Bryan Perez goes to 2-3-1, 1 KO.