Rey Vargas Decisions Tomoki Kameda
WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs) won a lackluster unanimous decision over Tomoki Kameda (36-3, 20 KOs) Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Vargas used his height and reach boxing away as Kameda was the aggressor. The basic boxing style of Vargas was too complicated for Kameda. Frustration seemed to set in late in the fight as Kameda was deducted a point in the final round for hitting during the break. Al three judges scored the bout 117-110.
Super bantamweight Ronny Rios (31-3, 15 KOs) scored an impressive stoppage handing Diego De La Hoya (21-1, 10 KOs) his first loss. In what was a competitive six rounds both Rios and De La Hoya had some good exchanges. However a right uppercut by Rios dropped De La Hoya as he got up unresponsive referee Rudy Barragan waived it 1:17.
Glendora featherweight Joet Gonzalez (23-0, 14 KOs) stopped Manuel Avila (23-1-1, 18 KOs) of Fairfield. Gonzalez boxed patiently and landed some solid combinations early on as he back Avila. At the halfway point in the fifth, Avila's right eye was shut as Gonzalez stuck the plan as he began to chop down Avila. A left hook on the inside by Gonzalez dropped Avila in the closing seconds. Avila's corner had seen enough prompting the referee to stop the fight at 2:27 of the sixth.
Venezuelan super featherweight Roger Gutierrez (22-3-1, 14 KOs) scored the upset knocking out Mexican prospect Rocky Hernandez (28-1, 25, KOs) of Mexico City. Gutierrez's lip was busted seconds into the opening round as Hernandez worked his way inside with chopping left hooks. Keeping his composure, Guterrez drilled Hernandez with a hard right hand, sending the Mexican to the canvas as he got up staggering forcing the referee Rudy Barragan to stop the fight at 2:39 of the first.
Santa Ana's Alexis Rocha (14-0, 9 KO) stopped Berlin Abreu (14-3, 11 KOs) of Puerto Rico. Rocha was dominant. Rocha staggered and hurt Abreu in the as he went for the finish forcing referee Jack Reiss to stop the fight at , just seconds before the end of the round.
Ruslan Madiyev (13-1, 5KO) rebounded from his first professional loss with a hard fought unanimous decision victory over journeyman Ricky Sismundo (35-14-3, 17KO) who lost his third consecutive fight. Madiyev. Judges scored it 78-74, 79-73 and 78-74.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Jousce Gonzalez (9-0-1, 9 KOs) of Glendora, California stopped Jorge Padrón (3-4, 3 KOs) of Mexico. Gonzalez scored two knockdowns in the opening round. Padrón was down again in the second from a hard right as referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 2:15 of the second.
In the opening bout from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Super middleweight Jonathan Esquivel (11-0, 10 KOs) of Anaheim, California made quick work of Gregory Clark (4-4-1, 1 KO). A body shot by Esquivel sent Clark to the canvas did it.
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