- By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside Photos by Chris
Chocolatito Defeats Carlos Cuadras; Wins 4th World Title in 4th Weight Division
In what was a throwback to the old days at the Forum in Inglewood Nicaragua's Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and Mexico's WBC super flyweight champion Carlos "El Principe" Cuadras squared off. Gonzalez pressured as Cuadras fought going backwards in the early part of the fight. Halfway in Cuadras began to get a rthym as he had Chocolatito chasing. The battle continued with Cuadras being the more slick fighter as Chocolatito kept the pressure throughout the fight. In the final round both fighters finished strong.
In the end the judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113 as Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. Chocolatito wins his fourth world title in his fourth weight division as he wins the WBC super flyweight title and stays undefeated at 46-0, 38 KO's.
Carlos Cuadras suffers his first loss as he goes to 35-1-1, 27 KO's.
Super welterweights Jesus Soto Karass of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico and Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai battled it out in a rematch as both fighters started where they left off. Kamegai staggered Soto Karass with a left hook to the body in round one. Soto Karass and Kamegai continued to trade heavily. The Japanese landed another left hook to the body backing Soto Karass to the ropes in round seven. Kamegai knocked Soto Karass down in the eighth and finished the round as the Mexican veteran had enough.
Yoshihiro Kamegai improves to 27-3-2,24 KO's. Soto Karass goes to 28-11-4, 18 KO's.
Lightweight prospect Ryan "Blue" Chip Martin of Cleveland, Ohio won a unaniumous decision Cesar Villarraga in a scheduled eight round bout. Martin knocked Villarraga down in the fourth round with a right hand in route to unanimous decision.
The ladies were in action as East LA's Senisia "Super Bad" Estrada won aunanimous decision over Nancy Franco of Guadalajara, Mexico in a scheduled eight round flyweight bout.
Senisisa Estrada stays undefeated and improves to 8-0, 1 KO.
In the opening bout from the Forum in Inglewood, California junior middleweight Brahmabigi Montgomery stopped Chazz Moleta of Hawaii in four rounds. Montgomery sent Moleta to the canvas in round three and in the fourth knocked him down again with a right as Moleta got up and finished him off the referee waived it at 2:44 of round four.
Montgomery improves to 2-1-1, 1 KO.