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Late Results From Ontario
The "Path to Glory" main event was over before it had a chance to begin. In the second round, an accidental clash of heads between super bantamweights Isaac Zarate (13-3-3, 2 KOs) and Christian Esquivel (29-12-1, 22 KOs).
Zarate, a southpaw, bumped heads with Esquivel more than half way through the second round and created a nasty gash above Esquivel's right eye. The ringside physician ruled him unable to continue, officially declaring the bout a technical draw at the 2:18 mark.
In the co-feature, junior welterweight Mohammed Rodgriguez (11-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico survived an eighth round knockdown to win by split decision against Colombian Cesar Villarraga (9-4-1, 4 KOs). Rodriguez earned the win with scores 76-75 twice, while one judge had it for Villarraga, 78-73.
Bantamweight Saul Sanchez (6-0, 4 KOs) of Indio, Calif., looked every bit like a top prospect after his brutal, one-punch knockout of Nestor Ramos (7-7-1, 3 KOs) of Mexico.
Sanchez, trained by Joel Diaz, landed a crushing left hook to the midsection that left Ramos rolling on the canvas in agony. Referee Jerry Cantu waived off the fight at the 2:06 mark of the opening round.
Bantamweight Daniel Guzman (2-1, 1 KO) of Los Angeles overwhelmed Mexico's Jose Mora (1-5) to win by second round knockout. A left hook to the body dropped Mora halfway through the second round and an equally punishing left ended his night at the 2:32 mark.
Napa's Brandon Trejo (3-0, 1 KO) notched his first knockout victory over the still winless Carlos Apodaca (0-6-1) in the "Path to Glory" show opener, Trejo had Apodaca worn out and quickly closed the deal with his steady attack at the 1:21 mark of the third.