Late Results from Ontario
Junior welterweight Mohamed Rodriguez (10-4, 4 KOs) scored the knockout upset over Manuel Mendez (15-2-2, 11 KOs) on Friday night's Thompson Boxing Promotions "Path to Glory" main event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Rodriguez connected with a series of upper cuts to stun, and later knock out Manuel Mendez. The end came at the :54 mark of the fourth round.
In the co-feature, welterweight Jessie Roman (22-3, 11 KOs)stopped Erick Martinez (13-8-1, 7 KOs). Roman land numerous power punches throughout the fight as Martinez failed to come out of his corner for the fifth round.
Featherweight Rafael Rivera (25-0-2, 16 KOs) stopped Ruben Tamayo (24-10-4, 16 KOs) in the the third round. Near the end of the third round, Rivera landed upstairs and followed up with a left hook to the body that ended Tamayo's night.
Junior lightweight Michael Dutchover (5-0, 4 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Miguel Carrizoza (10-2, 2 KOs). Dutchover controlled the fight by mixing a powerful left jab, with strong right hands to the head and body Scores were (60-54, 59-55, 58-56).
Also on "Path to Glory," bantamweight Saul Sanchez (3-0, 2 KOs) delivered a first round stoppage over the out gunned Cristian Bartolini (2-4, 2 KOs). Sanchez got off to a fast start by landing a heavy combination early in the first round. The punches were more than enough to secure his second professional knockout win.
Heavyweight Sergey Kuzmin (12-1, 8 KOs) dropped Malcolm Tann (24-5, 13 KOs) twice in the first round and once in the second on his way to a fourth round knockout victory on the "Path to Glory" show opener.