Munguia Stops Johnson in Six
Undefeated middleweight Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico scored a nasty stoppage over Tureano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KO's) of the Bahamas Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California to start the Halloween weekend in headlining on DAZN.
Johnson came out attacking early on in the opening round landing the chopping right as Munguia stood on the inside letting his hands go. Munguia was composed and connecting the aggressive Johnson on the inside in round two. The uppercuts began to land for Munguia as Johnson stayed close, the Mexican followed up from the distance connecting with the straight.
Johnson stalked forcing Munguia to stick and move, letting his hands go. With Johnson staying close and on top of Munguia, the Mexican connected solidly on the inside. A smashing right uppercut by Munguia in the sixth, cut Johnson badly on the lip as he finished the round but fight was stopped at the end of the round.
Welterweight Rashidi Ellis (23-0, 14 KOs) handed Alexis Rocha (16-1, 10 KOs) his first defeat as they squared of in going the distance twelve rounds. Ellis was slick and elusive in the early part of the fight, frustrating Rocha with his quick hands in the first half of the fight. Rocha appeared to be making the adjustments in the second half but Ellis continued to box smoothly. There was concern on the part of Rocha late in the fight as he pressured the speedster. In the end the judges scored the bout 116-112, 116-112, and 115-113 for Ellis.
WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto (18-1, 12 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Carlos Buitrago (32-6-1, 18 KOs). Soto put in some work in winning the decision over Buitrago in going the distance as the judges scored the fight 119-109, 117-111, 115-113.
The ladies squared off in a WBC female flyweight eliminator, Marlen Esparza (8-1, 1 KO) won aunanimous decision over previously unbeaten Sulem Urbina (12-1, 2 KOs). Esparza controlled the entire of the fight but Urbina was game in going the distance. Esparza took the decision as the judges scored it 80-72, 80-72, 78-74.
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