Results From Fantasy Springs
Super featherweight Andrew Cancio (19-4-2, 14 KOs) of Blythe, California won a unanimous decision over Dardan Zenunaj (14-5, 11 KOs) of Sherman Oaks, California by way of Albania in the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN main event Friday night at the Fantasy Springs in Indio, California. Cancio staggered Zenunaj in the opening seconds of the fight with a combination as the Albanian urged the local fighter to trade. Through most of the fight Cancio and Zenunaj traded inside with Cancio. Boxing away past the halfway point, Cancio popped the jab as Zenunaj was on the receiving end taking it on the face. The Albanian continued to bring it, with Cancio boxing away snapping his punches popping Zenunaj who kept coming to fight. Sensing the urgency late in the fight, Zenunaj had no other choice but to keep coming as Cancio continued to stick to plan and box but mixed it up staying close trading as they had the crowd on their feet in the final rounds. Zenunaj came on strong in the later rounds as he had a bloodied Cancio backing up and staying close to him but that was not enough as the judges scored the bout 99-91, 99-91, and 96-94.
Coachella's Rommel Caballero (2-0-1, 1 KO), the younger brother of former world champion Randy Caballero KO1 Jahaziel Vasquez (2-9, 1 KO) of Mexico. A crunching left hook to the body did as Vasquez went down in pain referee Jerry Cantu waived it at 1:14
Super welterweight Greg Vendetti (20-2-1, 12 KOs) of Stoneham, Massachusetts won a unanimous decision over Japanese slugger Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-5-2, 24 KOs) as they battled it out in going the distance in a ten round co feature. It did not take long for the two to begin to trade in the opening round as Kamegai pressed Vendetti stood in the pocket countering and landing big shots to the head of Kamegai. Trading continuously throughout the fight Kamegai and Vendetti did not take a step back. Vendetti countered effectively in the middle rounds as he landed some solid shots on the Japanese fighters aggressiveness. Late in the fight, Kamegai appeared to be fading as Vendetti kept up the pace staying close and letting his hands go. The Boston fighters continuous punch output was too much for the Japanese's will and determination as the judges scored the bout 98-92, 98-92, and 97-93
Super bantamweight Anthony Reyes (3-0, 2 KOs) won a hard fought four round unanimous decision over Luis Montellano (0-3-1) in going the distance four rounds. All three judges scored the bout 40-36.
Welterweight Luis Feliciano (8-0, 5 KOs) stopped Jonathan Fortuna (8-2, 5 KOs) in five rounds in a scheduled eight round bout. Feliciano dropped Fortuna w/ a body shot & finished him off at 2:38 of the fifth round.
In the opening bout at Fantasy Springs in Indio welterweight prospect Shakhram Giyasov (4-0, 3 KOs) of Uzbekistan knocked out veteran Albert Mensah (31-7-1, 15 KOs) of Ghana in a scheduled eight round bout. A left hook to the body, followed by a right hand did hit as Mensah went down referee Jerry Cantu reached a ten count at 1:56.
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