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Tureano Johnson Stops Jason Quigley

INDIO, CALIF. (July 18, 2019): Tureano Johnson (22-2-1, 14 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas scored a ninth-round stoppage victory against Irish contender Jason Quigley (16-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event of the July 18 edition of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The fight was stopped after Quigley's corner advised the referee to call a halt to the fight after the ninth round.

"You don't know what I've been through," said Tureano Johnson. "But soon you'll see why everything I went through was worth it. I pay my respects to Jason Quigley. He showed a lot of heart. I hit him with everything but the kitchen sink, and he still didn't quit. I'm here to get a big strap. I want a world title."

"I wish Tureano Johnson the best," said Jason Quigley. "I have respect for you. I congratulate you on your win."

Leonardo Baez (16-2, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico captured the NABA Super Bantamweight Title with a 10-round unanimous decision victory against Alberto "Impacto" Melian (5-1, 3 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Baez won with three scores of 97-93.

Marlen Esparza (7-0, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas successfully defended her NABO Flyweight Title via eight-round unanimous decision against Sonia Osorio (13-7-1, 3 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico. The judges scored the fight 78-74, 79-73 and 79-73.

Local hero Anthony "The Quiet Storm" Reyes (7-0, 5 KOs) of Coachella, Calif. scored a first-round knockout victory against Gilberto Duran (3-4, 3 KOs) of Yakima, Wash. in a scheduled six-round super bantamweight fight. Reyes stopped a bloody Duran at 2:10 of the round just mentioned.

Ricardo "El Niño" Sandoval (16-1, 11 KOs) of Rialto, Calif.defended his WBC Youth Intercontinental Flyweight title via fifth-round knockout against Marco Sustaita (12-1-1, 10 KOs) of Oceanside, Calif. The battle, which was originally scheduled for 10 rounds, was stopped at 1:16 of the fifth round. Both men exchanged two knockdowns before Sustaita was stopped.

Carlos "The Solution" Morales (19-4-3, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles scored a second-round knockout victory against Rosekie Cristobal (15-5, 11 KOs) of Cotabato, Philippines in a scheduled 10-round lightweight clash. The time of the stoppage was 1:08.

Charles Huerta (21-6, 12 KOs) of Paramount, Calif. defeated Filipino fighter Recky "The Terror" Dulay (11-6, 8 KOs) via eight-round unanimous decision in tonight's opening bout, which was in the lightweight division. Huerta won with scores of 78-74, 78-74, and 77-75.

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