In the main event of the evening, televised by ESPN championship fights, unbeaten, but relatively unknown Mexican welterweight Orlando Lora took on a tough veteran David Estrada in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds. This test proved too much for a Mexican fighter as Estrada battered him from pillar to post for eight rounds until the doctor stopped the fight and announced Estrada a new WBC FECOMBOX champion.
Normally a slow starter Estrada (24-6,15KO) dominated the first round pressing the action and landing overhand right hands almost at will. Lora, who prepared for this fight in Big Bear Lake under tutelage of Abel Sanchez, got back into a fight throwing combinations behind a stiff jab in the second, but Estrada was still landing more effective blows.
Estrada won the third round as well, pinning Lora to the ropes and unloading hard right hands at the end of the round. In the corner , trainer Abel Sanchez told his protégé: “You lost the first three!’, which inspired him to let his hands go in the fourth, but his attack was short lived as experienced veteran Estrada weathered the storm and came back strong landing his heavy right hands that always found its mark. Lora fought bravely, but his punches lacked steam; by the fifth frame his face was the color of a boiled lobster, swollen and bloody. Despite the adversity Lora was the busier man in the fifth.
Estrada came back strong in the sixth adding body shots to his attack having Lora on the ropes in serious trouble. The fight came dangerously close to being stopped in the seventh as Lora used the ropes to avoid going down several times. Lora had a better round in the eighth, but only because Estrada started to look like he punched himself out.
His face was a bloody mess and he looked like he went through a meat grinder. Ringside physician stopped the contest in between rounds eight and nine and David Estrada was announced as TKO winner. Orlando Lora (26-1-1,18KO’S0 suffered his first professional defeat, but more than that he suffered a bad beating, the kind of beating that could end his career Kudos to the doctor who stopped the fight . Let’s hope the young man will be ok .
In an opening bout televised by ESPN championship boxing, in a battle of southpaws, at crossroads of their professional careers, super bantamweight Lionel Miranda (31-2,29KO’S) from Sonora, Mexico, stopped Andre Wilson (11-4-1,9KO) from St. Joseph, Missouri at 43 seconds of the sixth stanza, scheduled for eight.
Miranda won the early rounds with his aggression; moving forward and throwing punches in bunches. In the third stanza Miranda’s strength and experience started to show as he landed a straight left hand time after time right on target. In the fourth Miranda continued to stock his prey, but Wilson did not cooperate; he moved and boxed effectively, possibly even winning the round. Miranda increased the pressure in the fifth, landing bombs and having Wilson in serious trouble. A straight left hand finally dropped Wilson early in the sixth. He beat the count, but went down again on his own accord forcing the referee Dr. Lou Morrett to end the contest.
In a stunning upset super welterweight Angel Osuna (4-2-1,2KO) from Coachella, California stopped previously unbeaten Ruben Rivera (4-1-1,3KO’S) from Maywood, California in the very first round. It was a brutal slug fest from the opening bell. Osuna’s punches were landing first; as soon as he got Rivera in trouble he went for it all forcing the referee Dr. Lou Moret to wave off the contest.
In the final bout of the night that was delayed because of the ambulance taking Orlando Lora to the hospital, Gabriel Tolmajyan from Glendale , California stopped Jose Morales in the very first round. Crisp left right combination dropped Morales for the count at 2:52 of the first. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. waived the contest of looking in the eyes of Morales. Impressive victory for Armenian born California fighter.