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LA Fight Club Results


Mexican lightweight Robert Manzanarez (34-1, 28 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico made his U.S debut scored a fourth round knockout over former world champion Mexican veteran Gamaliel Diaz (40-16-3, KOs) Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles as Golden Boy Promotions LA Fight Club returned on the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. The tall Manzanarez kept his distance boxing patiently in the opening round as he connected big punches on Diaz. Fighting on the inside in round two Manzanarez landed a body shot as he dropped Diaz but referee Raul Caiz ruled it a slip. The southpaw Manzanerez continued to keep his distance in round three popping the jab on the stalking Diaz. A left uppercut by Manzanarez in round four did it as Diaz went down and referee Raul Caiz reached a ten count at 2:23.

San Diego ’s Genaro Gamez (4-0, 3 KOs ) won a unanimous decision over Alejandro Ochoa (7-13 KO’s) in the scheduled six round lightweight co-feature bout. Gamez was on the attack as he went to the body in round two, connecting with a series of left hooks and then landed a low blow as referee Zachary Young gave Ochoa time to recover. In round three Ochoa landed a looping right hand staggering Ochoa as he clinched and tied up. Controlling the action Gamez connected on the inside in round four going to Ochoa's body and countering up top. With the fight on the inside Gamez and Ochoa clashed heads in the final seconds of the fifth. The sixth and final round Gamez closed strong as he staggered Ochoa and continued to land big punches to the final bell. All three judges scores were 60-54.

Making his professional debut super lightweight Luis Feliciano (1-0) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin won a hard fought six round unanimous decision against a tough Angel Rodriguez (5-8-3) in opening the Estrella TV telecast. A clash of heads in round two opened a nasty cut above Rodriguez's left eye as blood began to trickle into his eye, Feliciano boxed and kept the pressure. Later in the fight Feliciano began to land power shots continuing to dictate the pace in the ring as blood gushed down Rodriguez's face. Displaying ring generalship throughout the fight, Feliciano stuck the plan and boxed well as Rodriguez stood his ground closing aggressively. In the end the judges scored the bout 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55 as Feliciano wins his debut.

Los Angeles ’s Tenochtitlan Nava (5-0, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over Thomas Smith (3-4-1, 2 KO's) of New Orleans in a scheduled four round super featherweight bout. Nava came out punching going forward as he landed some heavy shots on Smith in the opening round. Smith boxed as Nava continued to be the aggressor throughout the fight in route to the decision win. Judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

Super featherweight Javier Martinez (1-0, 1 KO) of Dallas, Texas made his pro debut as he had a tough task in Miguel Barajas (2-2, 1 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico. Going to toe to toe Barajas dropped Martinez in the closing seconds of round two but Martinez got up and continued to battle it out with Barajas. However in round four Martinez's attack was too much for Barajas as referee Zachary Taylor stopped the fight at 2:44 of round four.

In the opening bout of the evening from the Belasco Theter super featherweight Jousce Gonzalez (4-0, 4 KOs) of Glendora , California scored a quick first round knockout over Emmanuel Valadez (3-3) of Mexico. Gonzalez sent Valadez to the canvas two times as the referee waived the bout.

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