LaRon Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) won the vacant NABF Jr. Heavyweight Championship on Friday night with a decision over Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Scores were 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92.
In the co-feature, welterweight Juan Ruiz (17-0, 10 KOs) was victorious in his U.S. debut against the winning a majority decision over Wilberth Lopez scores were 78-74, 78-74, and 76-76.
Junior bantamweights Ricardo Espinoza (10-1, 8 KOs) and Francisco Lapizco (7-5, 2 KOs) battled it out in going the distance. Espinoza won a razor thin unanimous decision win with scores of 58-56, 57-56 and 57-56.
Juan Reyes (13-3-3, 2 KOs) of Riverside, Calif.won a unanimous decision over Colombia's Cesar Villarraga (9-3, 4 KOs) in a scheduled six round bout.Scores: 60-54. 59-55, and 58-56.
Welterweight Eredani Leon (4-2, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over Jacob Szilasi (4-2, 4 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 40-36.
Featherweights Alex Solorio (3-2, 1 KO) and Alimkhan Jumakhonov (2-1, 1 KO) thrilled the sold-out crowd with consistent action that only improved as the rounds went on. Jumakhonov won via unanimous decision: 39-37, 40-36 twice.
Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (1-0, 1 KO) out of Midland, Tex. earned his first professional win in knockout fashion over Cesar Partida (1-1-1) in the opener. After taking punishment in round three Partida survived the round, but was not allowed to come out for the fourth and final round.