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LA Fight Club Results


LA Fight Club returned to the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles as lightweights Art Hovannisyan of Glendale by way of Armenia took on Las Vegas’s Diego Magdaleno on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. Hovannisyan and Magdaleno began at a fast pace as they felt each other with the jab in the opening round. The southpaw Magdaleno was elusive as Hovannisyan punched wildly, later in the round Hovannisyan connected with a right hand solidly. In round three Magdaleno landed some combinations as he cornered Hovannisyan. Magdaleno digged to the body and countered Hovannisyan's aggressive punches in round four. At the halfway point in round five Hovannisyan and Magdaleno traded away as they landed big punches.

In round six Magdaleno continued to counter the Armenian's aggressiveness with big punches as Hovannisyan pressed. Magdaleno frustrated Hovannisyan with counter punches in round seven as the Armenian's aggression was not enough. Round eight Magdaleno boxed poised as Hovannisyan continued to go forward. Magdaleno continued to be precise with his punches connecting on Hovannisyan. The tenth and final round saw both fighters trading as Magdaleno looked to close strong, Hovannisyan sensed the urgency.

All three judges scored the bout 99-91 for Magadaleno. With the win Diego Magdaleno improves to 29-2, 12 KO's as Hovannisyan goes to 17-3-3, 9 KO's.

Undefeated Philadelphia lightweight prospect Damon Allen and tough veteran Luis Arceo of Mexico fought to a draw in the scheduled eight round co-main event. Allen was flashy to start off displaying elusiveness as Arceo pressed forward with wild punches. In round three Arceo landed a flush right hand as Allen circled the ring. At the halfway point the Mexican fighter began to close in as he landed the short right hand connecting Allen.

In round five Allen picked up the pace landing big punches on Arceo but the Mexican continued to press connecting with the right. Trading on the inside in round six Arceo landed a body shot and stood on top of the Philadelphia fighter as Allen countered. Sticking and moving in round seven Allen kept away from the aggressor Arceo. The eighth and final round Arceo continued to press with Allen being the flashy boxer.

In the end all three judges scored the bout even 76-76 Damon Allen goes to 10-0-1, 4 KO’s. Luis Arceo goes to 28-15-5, 19 KO's.

The ladies were in action as former WBC World female champion Maricel Cornejo of Los Angeles and Eliza Olson of San Bruno, California went the distance in a scheduled six round super middleweight bout. Cornejo boxed well using her distance in the early rounds shooting the jab followed by the right keeping Olson away. In round three Olson began to charge at Cornejo as she circled the ring boxing away. The former champion Cornejo continued to be smooth in the ring out-boxing and frustrating Olson in route to a decision win. The judges scored the bout 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56 as Maria Cornejo wins a unanimous decision.

Maricela Cornejo improves to 5-2 as Eliza Olson goes to 9-7-3, 2 KO's.

Super lightweight prospect David Mijares of Santa Monica made quick work of Jason Gavino of Tijuana in a scheduled four round bout. A series of uppercuts by Mijares did it as Jason Gavino hit the canvas referee Jerry Cantu immediately waived it at 2:42 of round one.

Mijares improves his record and stays undefeated at 4-0, 3 KO's. Jason Gavino goes to 3-4, 2 KO's.

Cancun, Mexico's Joseph Aguirre scored a fifth round knockout over Robert Rivera of Tijuana in a scheduled six round super lightweight bout. Aguirre boxed patiently early in the fight as the tough Rivera kept coming forward despite being bloodied. Halfway through Aguirre began to press but Rivera continued to display his toughness standing and trading. However a left hook to the body by Aguirre dropped Rivera as he got up but the left hook to body did it once again as Rivera was down and out referee Zachary Young stops it at 1:45.

With the win Aguirre goes to 15-0, 9 KO's as Robert Ribera goes to 6-3, 5 KO's.

In the opening bout from the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles junior middleweight Marvin Cabrera of Mexico City made his pro debut scoring a quick first round knockout over Jose Caro of Tucson in a scheduled four round bout. A left hand by Cabrera sent Caro to the canvas as he got up staggered referee Zachary Young waived it at 1:17 of round one.

Cabrera wins his pro debut improving to 1-0, 1 KO. Caro goes to 0-4.

In the opening bout from the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles

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