Results from Ontario
Featherweight Isaac Zarate (13-3-2, 2 KOs) scored a big win over recent world title challenger Carlos Carlson (22-3, 12 KOs) Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California on the the Thompson Boxing, "New Blood" series. Zarate opened up a lead in the closing seconds of the second round when he connected with a right hook that dropped Carlson.
In the co main event Cristian Ayala (12-1, 4 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico dominated fellow countryman Pedro Melo (17-15-2, 8 KOs). Ayala peppered Melo with body shots early. Ayala was deducted one point for a low blow in the seventh. However Ayala won the lopsided decision 79-73 across all three scorecards.
Junior lightweight prospect Roberto Meza (8-0, 4 KOs) of Temecula, Calif. received a stern test from veteran Juan Sandoval (7-18-1, 4 KOs) of Bakersfield, Calif. Meza and Sandoval exchanged heavy shots throughout the four round fight, but it was Meza that landed the more telling blows.Two judges scored the bout 39-37 for Meza, while one judge had it 39-37 for Sandoval.
Super bantamweight Mario Hernandez (3-0) of Santa Ana, Calif. protected his unblemished record by winning a unanimous decision against Larry Kloak (0-1) of Modesto, California. All three scorecards were 39-37.
Daniel Guzman (1-1) of Los Angeles tasted victory for the first time in his young career by outpointing Bakersfield's Giovanni Noriega (0-1) through four rounds. Guzman, a bantamweight, threw a steady diet of jabs and power punches to sweep the decision win (40-36 x3).
Junior welterweight Wesley Diana (1-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas barely broke a sweat in his professional debut. Diana knocked out the still winless Carlos Apodaca (0-5) of Mexico at the 1:04 mark of the first round. Diana landed a crushing body shot that sent Apodaca to his knees.
Thompson Boxing Promotions' next show is slated for Friday, Aug. 25 from Omega Products in Corona, CA. A formal announcement is forthcoming