- Photos by Premier Boxing Champions/Andy Samuelson
Josesito Lopez Decisions Saul Corral
Riverside's Josesito Lopez (35-7, 19 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Mexican Saul Corral (21-9, 12 KOs) in the Ringstar Sports main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & FOX Deportes fromThe Novo at L.A. Live. The judges scored the fight 100-89, 100-89, 100-89.
The co-main event saw Alejandro Luna (22-0, 15 KOs) defeat Andrey Klimov (19-4, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision in a thrilling ten-round lightweight bout.
Luna stunned Klimov on a couple of occasions, but the resilient Klimov would not be knocked out, instead going the distance in a fan-friendly battle. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 98-92.
2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (1-0, 1 KO) scored a knockout in his professional debut over Thomas Smith (3-5-1, 2 KOs). Balderas stalked Smith with precision and forced Smith's corner to throw in the towel following the first round.
2016 Mexican Olympian and Bronze medalist Misael Rodriguez (1-0) secured a unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) over Brian True (1-7-1, 1 KO) in four-round slugfest.
2016 Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis (1-0, 1 KO) landed punches in bunches againstRasheed Lawal (1-5-1). Stanionis applied pressure with two swarms of punches in the first round, the second barrage proving too much for Lawal and forced the referee to stop the fight in round one (2:35).
Lindolfo Delgado (1-0, 1 KO) stopped Luis Silva (3-10, 2 KOs) in round three (:33). Delgado knocked Silva down with a vicious uppercut in the second round and Silva never fully regained himself before his corner stopped the fight in the third frame.
Money Powell IV (1-0, 1 KO) used his height and reach advantage to dominate Todd Templeton (0-1), knocking Templeton down twice and then stunning him a third time before the referee stopped the action in the first round (2:55)