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  • By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside Photos by Tristan

De La Hoya Stops Badillo in 4

Undefeated featherweight prospect Diego De La Hoya scored a fourth round stoppage over Arturo Badillo in the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. De La Hoya attacked the body of Badillo in the opening round. In round two De La Hoya appeared to be cut above the left eye and landed a low blow on Badillo as the referee warned him. De La Hoya tagged Badillo in round three with big punches as he boxed pressed forward. However a crunching left hook to the body by De La Hoya did it as referee Jerry Cantu reached a ten count at 1:11.

With the win Diego De La Hoya improves his record to 14-0, 8 KOs. Arturo Badillo goes to 20-10, 18 KO's.

In the co-main event super featherweights Carlos Morales of Los Angeles and Omar Tienda of Nuevo Leon, Mexico squared off in a scheduled ten round bout. Morales and Tienda fought at a very fast pace, both fighters suffered cuts above the eye. Boxing at a distance halfway through the fight Morales jabbed away on Tienda. The Mexican fighters was the aggressor as Morales fought smart in the later rounds.

In the end the judges saw it 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91 in favor of Morales as he wins a unanimous decision. Carlos Morales improves to 13-1-3, 6 KO's. Omar Tienda goes to 14-3, 8 KO's.

Local favorite super featherweight Nick Arce of Los Angeles and Luis Lizarraga of Merida, Mexico battled it out for six rounds opening up the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV telecast. Arce and Lizarraga exchanged wildly early on as the local fighter got the better of the exchanges connecting with counter shots. Continuing to exchange in round three, Arce countered with a huge right uppercut as Lizarraga pressed and swung wildly connecting Arce solidly.

The trading continued in the center of the ring in the fourth round with Lizarraga pressing Arce boxed but mixed it up. In round five Arce countered and landed big on the aggressive Lizarraga. The sixth and final round Martinez pressed as he landed a solid uppercut. Arce boxed and countered but the Mexican fighter kept it coming, pinning Arce against the ropes but Arce returned the favor landing a solid uppercut as they fought to the final bell.

In the end the judges scored the bout 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55 as Nick Arce wins a unanimous decision. Nick Arce stays undefeated as a prospect improving to 7-0, 6 KO's. Luis Lizarraga goes to 5-8-1, 2 KO's.

Newly signed Golden Boy prospect super lightweight Oscar Duarte of Parral, Mexico won a unanimous decision over Archie Weah of Georgia in a scheduled four rounder. A huge right hand by Duarte seconds into the fight knocked out Weah's mouthpiece as he went down to the canvas and got up. Duarte continued his dominance the rest of the fight boxing Weah and landing big shots in route to a unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 40-35, 40-35, and 39-36.

Oscar Duarte improves to 4-0-1, 2 KO's. Archie Weah goes to 1-5.

In the opening bout from the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles super featherweight prospect Francisco Esparza of Las Vegas won a unanimous decision over Antonio Martinez of Durango, Mexico. Esparza attacked Martinez early on in the opening round. Martinez tagged Esparza with some big shots in round two as Esparza boxed away. Esparza kept Martinez up against the ropes most of round three as the fight was close. The fourth and final round saw Esparza stagger Martinez and pressed forward but Martinez fought on to the final bell. judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

Francisco Esparza improves to 3-0. Antonio Martinez goes to 3-6, 3 KO's

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