- PHotos by Tom Hogan Golden Boy Promotions
Antonio Orozco and Joseph Diaz Victorious Saturday Night at Fantasy Springs
The Coachella Valley was treated to night of action atFantasy Springs Resort Casino featuring number one rated super lightweight contender by the WBC, "Relentless" Antonio Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) taking on Abner "Jaeger" Lopez(25-6, 19 KOs), of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in a 10-round super lightweight main event live on HBO Latino® Boxing.
The fight was an all-out slug fest as the fighters each displayed their dominance in the ring.As the fight went to the cards, the judges awarded the victory to Orozco with scores of 99-91, 99-91, and 97-93.
In the televised co-main event of the night, undefeated featherweight sensation and NABF Featherweight Champion Joseph "Jojo" Diaz, Jr. (21-0, 12 KOs) displayed his power in a 10-round fight against Victor "Pitufo" Proa (28-2-2, 21 KOs) of Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Opening up the RingTvLive.com live stream, Roy "Pitbull" Tapia (12-1-2, 6 KOs) of East Los Angeles took on Jairo "Roca" Hernandez (17-10, 9 KOs) of Torreon, Coahulia, Mexico in a scheduled eight-round super bantamweight fight. The fight turned into a classic brawl as both fighters fought from the inside willing to take punches to land punches. In the third round, Hernandez took a knee as Tapia landed a right hook that stunned him and Tapia continued to dominate the action throughout the fight. The judges award a unanimous decision victory to Tapia, as the "Pitbull" claimed his 12th victory.
Los Angeles' fan favorite Nick "La Calavera" Arce (8-1, 6 KOs) really brought with him a fan base as the "marching skulls" cheered him on in a thrilling six-round super featherweight fight against Jesus Aguinaga (5-4-1) of Phoenix. The fight went the distance with both trading blows in a high-action event. In the end it was Aguinaga that was able to secure the victory with scores of 59-55 by all three judges.
Newly signed Golden Boy Promotions fighter Vergil Ortiz (1-0, 1 KO) of Dallas made his professional debut in stellar fashion, knocking down his Julio Rodas (0-3) of Flagstaff, Ariz, with an overhead right, ending the fight at the 1:37 mark.
Kicking off the action, Palmdale, California's Cesar Diaz (2-0, 2 KOs) took on Ramiro Ruiz (0-4) of Monterrey, Mexico, in a scheduled four-round featherweight fight. In the first round, both fighters tested each other as they kept their distance while using their jabs. The fighters picked up the pace in the second round and in the third round Diaz cornered Ruiz on the ropes and unleashed a flurry of punches. Ruiz couldn't shake Diaz off and the referee stepped in and stopped the fight, giving Diaz his second professional victory via TKO