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Quigley Decisions Tapia


Los Angeles based Irish middleweight contender Jason "El Animal" Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) won a hard-fought 10-round unanimous decision over New Jersey's Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (23-4, 15 KOs) Thursday night in the main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on the debut of Golden Boy on ESPN in winning the NABF middleweight championship.

Coachella's former IBF bantamweight world champion Randy "El Matador" Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) returned to the ring winning a hard fought decision over Jesus "Estrella" Ruiz (35-8-5, 24 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico in the co main event winning the NABF Super Bantamweight championship.

2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and highly decorated amateur Marlen Esparza (1-0) of Houston, TX made a successful professional debut, defeating Rachel Sazoff (0-3) of Hamilton Township, New Jersey by shutout unanimous decision.

Hot prospect Hector "El Finito" Tanajara, Jr. (8-0, 4 KOs) won a decision over Daniel Perales (7-7-1, 5 KOs) of Monterey, Mexico in a six-round lightweight fight.

Former world champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (23-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside won a decision over Hector "Charro Negro" Velasquez (57-29-3, 39 KOs) in an eight round welterweight bout.

IBF number one middleweight contender Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a second round knockout victory over Fabiano Pena (16-7-1, 13 KOs). Johnson knockdown Pena t twice during the second round. Pena's corner stopped the fight during the second round, awarding the technical knock out victory to Johnson at the 2:38.

In the opening bout, Azat "Attack" Hovhannisyan (11-2, 10 KOs) scored a technical knock out victory over Diuhl Olgin (10-7-2, 9 KOs). The referee stopped the bout at the tail end of the sixth round, at 2:40 seconds.

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