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  • By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Joel Diaz Jr. Stops Joaquim Carneiro in 3 in El Monte

Undefeated prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (21-0, 17KOs) of Palmdale, California stopped Joaquim Carneiro (23-8, 21KOs) of Brazil Saturday night at the Los Angeles Badminton Club in El Monte, California in three rounds the main event. Diaz teed off on Carneiro in the opening round busting his nose with his attack inside. Connecting with uppercuts Diaz attacked Carneiro in round two as he was bleeding. The fight was stopped at the end of round three as Carneiro was bleeding massively.

Joel Diaz Jr. stays undefeated as a prospect improving to 22-0, 18 KO's. Joaquim Carneiro goes to 23-9, 21 KO's.

Former world champion Rico "Sauvecito" Ramos of Pico Rivera, California won a unanimous decision over former world title challenger Justin "The Vodou" Savi of Benin. A left hook by Ramos in the closing seconds of round one dropped Savi. Ramos dominated and outworked Savi outboxing him route to a the decision win. Scores were 79-72, 79-72, & 77-74.

Rico Ramos with the win goes to 24-6, 12 KO's. Justin Savi goes to 28-6-2, 18 KO's.

Super welterweight Virgilijus Stapulionis of Lithuania and Nathaniel Gallimore of Jamaica battled it out and went the distance in a scheduled ten round bout. With Stapulionis being the aggressor Gallimore boxed as the Lithuanian suffered a cut on his left eye in round three. The Jamaican kept his distance as Stapulionis charged a right hand dropped the Lithuanian in round five.

A crushing right by Stapulionis hurt Gallimore badly in round six as he hold on staggered. Bleeding from both eyes in the later rounds Stapulionis pressed as Gallimore kept his distance. The tenth and final round saw a bloodied Stapulionis as Gallimore landed a hige right, the two fought on to the final bell. In the end the judges scored it 97-92, 96-93, and 96-93 as Stapulionis wins a split decision.

Stapulionis improves and goes to 27-3-1, 19 KO's. Gillmore goes to 13-1-1, 10 KOs.

Pomona's David Lopez won a unanimous decision over Rasheed Lawal Nigeria of Nigeria in a scheduled four round super welterweight bout. Lopez pressed the slick southpaw Lawal and landed some solid punches late in the fight to finish strong. All three judges scored the bout 39-37.

David Lopez goes to 2-0. Lawal goes to 1-3.

Burbank's Damian Lopez made his professional debut with a aecond round stoppage over Jose Mejia in a scheduled four round welterweight bout. A right hand by Lopez dropped Mejia as he got up Lopez continued to attack as he survived the round. The second round saw Lopez continue his attack as the referee stepped in to waive the bout at 1:48.

Damian Lopez win his professional debut as he now stands at 1-0, 1 KO. Jose Mejia goes to 1-6, 1 KO.

Welterweight Jessy Martinez of Woodland Hills won a unanimous decision over Tavorus Teague in a scheduled four round bout. Martinez outworked the tough journeyman Teague who kept pressing forward. Scores were 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

Jessy Martinez improves to 4-0, 1 KO as Tavorus Teague goes to 3-12-2, 2 KOs.

Oxnard's Madiyar Ashkeyev by way of Kazakhstan stopped Hector Mercado in the final round of a scheduled six round bout. Ashkeyev landed power punches and was aggressive throughout the fight. The Kazakh fighter finished strong as a flurry of punches forced referee Zach Young to stop the fight at 2:32.

Madiyar Ashkeyev improves to 3-0, 2 KO's as Mercado goes to 2-7-1.

Super lightweight Eddie Diaz won a decision over Mike Melikiyan in a four round bout. Judges scored the fight 40-36, 40-36, and 38-38.

Eddie Diaz goes to 2-4-2 handing Mike Melikyan his first loss as he goes to 1-1.

In the opening bout from the LA Badminton Club in El Monte Enriko Gogokhia of Georgia made his debut stopped Steven Mckinney in two rounds in a scheduled four round super welterweight bout. A barrage of punches forced referee Raul Caiz Jr. to stop the fight at 2:32 of round two.

Enriko Gogokhia wins his debut as he goes to 1-0, 1 KO.

LA Battle Club's was promoted by Bash Boxing and PR Sports Promotion. At ringside in attendance were former world champions James "Lights Out" Toney, Vic "Raging Bull" Darchinyan, and working the corners Robert Garcia and Chris Byrd.

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