Victorville, California's undefeated super featherweight prospect Ryan Garcia (14-0 ,13 KOs) made quick work of Fernando Vargas (33-15-3, 24 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico Thursday night on the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main events at Fantasy Springs in Indio, Caliofornia. Garcia unloaded a right followed by a left as Vargas went down. Referee stopped the fight at 2:55 of the first.
"I was extremely happy it was my first ten round fight,"
"I was a little nervous but once I landed the jab I let go of the right,"
"I will definitely be on the Canelo GGG card,"
"There is constructive criticism out there and yes I have to be tested but I have to trust my team,"
Irish prospect Aaron McKenna (2-0, 1 KO) stopped Jose Palacios (1-2, 1 KO) in one round. McKeena teed off Palacios with big punches as Palacios complained of being hit behind the head, the referee stopped the fight at 2:46.
Welterweight Eddie Gomez (21-3, 12 KOs of the Bronx scored a second round knockout over KeAndre Gibson (18-2-1, 7 KOs) of St. Louis. A short right hand dropped Gibson as he got up staggered referee Tony Crebbs waived the bout at 54 seconds of round two.
Featherweight Joet Gonzalez (19-0, 11 KOs) of Glendora, California stopped Rolando Magbanua (26-7, 18 KOs) of the Philippines in five rounds. Magbanua was aggressive from the start as Gonzalez felt him popping the jab in the opening round. Gonzalez staggered Magbanua to end round three. The following round saw Gonzalez keep his distance extending his punches as the Filipino was on the receiving end. A crunching body shot did it in the fifth as Gonzalez dropped Magbanua the referee Jerry Cantu stopped the fight at 2:06.
East LA's Jonathan Navarro (13-0, 7 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Gabriel Gutierrez (5-7, 3 KOs) of El Paso, Texas in scheduled eight round welterweight bout. Navarro tagged Gutierrez with solid punches but Gutierrez was fighting back. A right hand backed Gutierrez to the ropes as Navarro unloaded the referee Tony Crebbs prematurely stopped the fight at 2:58 of the second.
2016 Mexican Olympian super welterweight Raul Curiel (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Quantavious Green (1-2, 1 KO) of Louisiana. Curiel dropped Green twice with a left hook to the body as Green was done after the second knockdown as the referee stopped the fight at 1:29 of the second.
In the opening bout from the Fantasy Springs Events Center in Indio, California Filipino Eugene Lagos (13-5-2, 8 KOs) pulled the upset with a second round knockout over previously undefeated prospect Emilio Sanchez (16-1, 11 KOs) of Pacoima, California. A counter right hand by Lagos knocked Sanchez out cold as the referee immediately stopped the bout 35 seconds into the second round.