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Oscar Negrete and Joshua Franco Draw


COSTA MESA, Calif. (Oct. 4 , 2018): Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete (18-1-1, 7 KOs) of Tierraalta, Colombia and Joshua "The Professor" Franco (14-1-1, 7 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas fought to a ten-round split draw in the main event of the Oct. 4 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Negrete retained his NABF Bantamweight Title in a hard-fought fight in which both men threw over 1,000 punches. Each fighter received a score of 96-94, while one judge scored it a 95-95, resulting in a split draw.

In the co-main, Danielito Zorrilla (9-0, 8 KOs) of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico stopped Dakota Linger (10-1-2, 6 KOs) of Buckhannon, West Virginia at 2:59 of the third round of a super lightweight bout originally slated for eight rounds.

Jousce Gonzalez (8-0-1, 8 KOs) of Glendora, California and Ivan Delgado (12-1-2, 5 KOs) of South Central fought to a six-round majority draw in a super featherweight clash. One judge scored the fight 58-56 in favor of Delgado, which was overruled by two scores of 57-57.

Carlos Caraballo (9-0, 9 KOs) of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico defeated Felipe Rivas (17-22-4, 11 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico via KO at 1:47 of the sixth-round a bantamweight battle scheduled for six rounds.

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