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Ruben Torres Scores 4th Round KO
This past Friday, Thompson Boxing Promotions celebrated its 20th Anniversary in boxing with their signature “Path to Glory" event from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. In the main event, fan favorite Ruben “Ace” Torres (12-0, 9 KOs) remained undefeated with a spectacular 4th round knockout over Gabino Cota (19-11-2, 17 KOs).
Torres came out firing his jab while applying pressure. A looping overhand right followed by a left hook to the head, sent Cota to the canvas in round one. Torres stayed poised and controlled the action in rounds two and three. In round four, Torres landed a straight right to the body and Cota could not continue. Torres scored the knockout at the 52 mark of round four.
Lightweight George Acosta (9-1, 1 KO) outworked Ivan Benitez (14-4, 6 KO) over six rounds. Acosta used superior boxing skills and got the unanimous decision victory. Scorecards read 59-55, 60-54, 58-56.
Bantamweight Saul Sanchez (12-1, 7 KOs) routed Victor Trejo (17-12-2, 8 KOs) for eight full rounds winning a unanimous decision. Sanchez took the fight inside slugged out a hard fought win. Scorecards read 80-72 and 78-74 twice for Sanchez.
Featherweight Jose Sanchez (6-0, 4 KOs) battered Luis Montellano (1-7-2, 1 KO) for four rounds. Sanchez applied a tremendous amount of pressure from the opening bell. Scorecards read 40-36 by all three judges in favor of Sanchez.
Richard Brewart (7-0, 3 KOs) scored a third-round knockout against Erick Martinez (14-16-1, 8 KOs). After landing some powerful combinations, Brewart ended the bout at the 1:36 mark of round three with a strong uppercut to the head.
Super Bantamweight Ivan Zarate (2-0) defeated Ulises Gabriel (0-2) by way of unanimous decision. Zarate displayed a great body attach throughout the fight. Score cards read 40-36 across the board.