Tino Avila Decisions Rene Alvarado at Belasco
Undefeated featherweight prospect Manuel "Tino" Avila of Fairfield, California won a hard fought unanimous decision over tough veteran Rene Alvarado of Nicaragua in a scheduled ten round bout headlining the LA Fight Club series and Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV telecast. Alvarado landed a huge chopping right to start things up as Avila boxed in the opening round. In round two Avila boxed away working behind the jab as he kept the aggressor Alvarado at a distance. Avila landed a solid one-two combos in round three as Alvarado continued to go forward. The fourth round saw Avila suffer a cut above his right eye as he continued to box the aggressive Alvarado.
Sticking to the plan Avila was patient in round five boxing Alvarado as he kept coming forward with big punches. Halfway through in round six Alvarado rocked and backed Avila with a right hand but Alvarado was not phased and continued to box. Avila stick and moved in round seven as his boxing skill overwhelmed Alvarado's aggression. Alvarado continued to chase Avila around the ring in round eight as Avila controlled the fight boxing. Avila was slick in the final two rounds as he frustrated Alvarado in route to a unanimous decision win as the judges scored the bout 100-90, 97-93, and 97-93.
Manuel "Tino" Avila stays undefeated as a prospect improving to 20-0, 8 KO's. Rene Alvarado goes to 23-7, 16 KO's.
In the co main event Mexicans Gilberto Gonzalez of Mexico City and Luis Arceo of Aguascalientes went to war in a scheduled eight round bout. Gonzalez was bleeding from his nose in the first round as Arceo pressed forward. The second round saw Gonzalez box Arceo in round two despite the bleeding from his nose. In round three the veteran Arceo pressed forward with Gonzalez continuing to bleed from his nose. Gonzalez stepped up his attack in round four as him and Arceo had a wild exchange as Arceo began to bleed above his left eye.
It was a blood bath in round five as Gonzalez and Arceo continued to exchange. However a by Gonzalez in round six dropped Arceo as he got up but the corner stopped the fight 1:41 of round six.
Gilberto Gonzalez improves to 26-3, 21 KOs. Luis Arceo goes to 28-15-4, 19 KO's.
Featherweight Edgar Valerio of Los Angeles made quick work of Javier Rodriguez of Monterrey, Mexico in a scheduled six round bout. Valerio and Rodriguez did not hold back from the opening bell as they exchanged, however a crisp left hook by Valerio did it as Rodriguez went down referee Jack Reiss reached a ten count at 1:30 of the first round.
Edgar Valerio record now stands at at 6-0, 4 KOs. Javier Rodriguez goes to 3-2, 2 KO's.
In a super bantamweight bout local prospect Pablo "Shark" Rubio and Juan Carlos Benavidez of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico scrapped it out in going four rounds. Rubio's nose was busted in the opening round as Benavidez pressed forward. In round two Benavidez continued to attack Rubio as they exchanged with the blood continuing to flow from Rubio. Punching from different angles Benavidez attacked Rubio in round three knocking out his mouthpiece as the bleeding and exchanges continued. The fourth and final round saw both fighters sensing the urgency as Rubio and Benavidez traded to the final bell. 40-36, 39-37, and 39-37 as Rubio pulls out the split decision.
Rubio, who was accompanied by former NBA star Metta World Peace improves his record to 5-0, 3 KO's. Juan Carlos Benavidez goes to 5-8-1, 2 KO's.
Welterweight Marquis Taylor of Houston won a six round split decision over previously unbeaten Oscar Torres . Torres stalked and attacked Taylor connecting with big punches early on momentarily dazing him in round three. The tall and slick style of Taylor made it complicated for Torres halfway into the fight. In the sixth and final round Torres pressed as the lanky Taylor used his distance and reach. After six rounds the judges scored the bout 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56.
Marquis Taylor improves to 4-1, 2 KO's handing Oscar Torres his first loss as he goes to 8-1, 4 KOs
San Antonio's Joshua Franco scored a second round knockout over Jorge Perez of Riverside in a six round bantamweight bout. Franco dropped Perez in the opening round as he hurt him with a left hook and followed with a combination as Perez got up and finished the round. However a right uppercut on the inside by Franco in round two floored Perez as referee Lou Moret immediately waived at 1:24.
Joshua Franco now stands at 5-0, 3 KO's. Jorge Perez goes to 2-2, 1 KO.
In the opening bout from the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Tenochtitlan Nava of L.A made his pro debut as him Antonio Martinez of Durango, Mexico went the distance in a scheduled four round super featherweight bout. Nava attacked continuously throughout the fight drawing blood but Martinez held his own despite his busted nose as they exchanged to the final bell. Judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37 as Nava wins a unaniomus decision.
Tenochtitlan Nava wins his pro debut and now stands at 1-0. Antonio Martinez goes to 3-7, 3 KOs.
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