In the main event of the evening at Club Nokia, East Los Angeles’s former amateur stand out Frankie Gomez( 4-0,4KO’S) only needed two minutes and thirty two seconds to completely annihilate a veteran from Los Mochis, Mexico, Jaime Orrantia ( 13-27-5,4KO’S). After boxing carefully for the first thirty seconds Frankie unleashed a furious attack that got the crowd in up roar and finally forced the referee Pat Russell to end the night. The only complaint Frankie had was that he wanted to get some rounds, but that will have to wait till next time.
Lancaster’s young super welterweight Roberto “Little Dog” Reyes scored an unexpected TKO victory over Clint Coronel from San Jose, California when his corner stopped the fight in between rounds one and two due to a huge gash on his left eye. Referee Jack Reese ruled the cut was caused by a punch and announced Reyes a TKO winner.
Former U.S Olympian, featherweight Gary Russell Jr. (10-0,7KO’S) only needed two hundred and fourteen second to destroy a veteran opponent from Las Vegas, Rodrigo Aranda (8-13-2,2KO’S); he dropped Aranda with a short left hand in the first round and finished the job in the second with a body shot. Russell Jr. is a very skilled fighter, but his team needs to put him against tougher competition.
Highly touted, undefeated welterweight prospect from Las Vegas, Jessie Vargas (11-0.6KO) stopped a rugged veteran from Burbank, California Ernesto Zavala (21-5,9KO’S) at thirty three second mark of the sixth round. “I feel good, “said Vargas immediately after the fight:” He was a tough guy. We went all six rounds. I am glad the crowd enjoyed it. That’s what I do. I love fighting here. I was born in LA. These are my fans. I hope I get to fight here again real soon.”
Vargas dialed in his spacing and counters punching in the middle of the first stanza and landed a right cross, left hook combination that dropped Zavala hard on his back. Burbank’s veteran beat the count barely on shaky legs and made it through the round despite the fact that Vargas was really trying to end the night. From the second round on Vargas was administering beating, but brave Zavala was always firing back. Zavala’s face looked gruesome bloody mess by the middle of the fourth stanza but he kept fighting back and the fight did not get stopped till early in the sixth when Vargas opened up and unloaded a barrage of unanswered punches.Former Irish amateur stand out Jamie Kavanagh (2-0,1KO) looked a little tight facing Luis Sanchez from Fairfield, California in a four round junior welterweight contest in the opening bout at Club Nokia on Thursday night. Jamie opened up in the second and pressured his opponent against the ropes, but when Sanchez landed a crisp right hand in return the fight broke out getting the boisterous crowd at Club Nokia excited and on their feet. Kavanagh continued to press the action and was very effective keeping his adversary on the ropes in the third. Both guys gave it their all in the fourth with Kavanagh emerging a clear victor. All three judges scored it for the Irish prospect: 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.