Corona- In the main event of the evening on a warm Southern California Friday night in front of a packed house at the outdoor arena at the Omega Products, local light welterweight prospect Mauricio ‘The Maestro” Herrera (15-1,6KO’S) from Riverside, California easily outpointed veteran from Tulare, Hector Ala Torre (16-11,5KO) over eight rounds. All three judges scored the fight for Herrera: 80-72.
Herrera established his dominance with a jab early and connected with crisp combinations upstairs and downstairs. Shorter Ala Torre tried to press forward, but was ineffective and was reduced to posing and making gestures, asking his adversary for more warfare. Unfazed Herrera continued to dominate the action with crisp combinations that included hooks, uppercuts and variety of other punches that were always on the mark.
Ala Torre started to slow down in the fifth from continuous hooks to his mid section and was forced to retreat for most of the stanza, but he fought with renewed vigor in the sixth; going back to show boating and attacking at times even if with little effect. Herrera finished the fight strong, consistently beating his veteran opponent to the punch and landing hard accurate shots, causing damage, but rugged veteran fought back hard and was able to hear the final bell.
Light welterweight from Downey, California Christopher Rizo (5-0-1,3KO) stopped veteran, Luis Alfredo Lugo (11-14-1,5KO) with perfectly placed hook to the body at one minute and twenty one seconds of the very first round. Lugo went down grimacing from pain and was not able to continue.
Lightweight Jessie Roman (4-0,3KO’S) from Garden Grove, California out boxed Manuel Delcid (4-2,1KO) from Maywood, California over four very ugly rounds. All three judges scored the fight for Roman: 39-35.
Delcid tried to turn the contest into a street fight from the opening bell, leading with his head and roughing up better skilled Roman. Undefeated Roman scored with a right hand in the second round that drove his wild opponent to the ropes, but he recovered quickly and tried to turn it back into a brawl. One point for holding was deducted from Delcid in the third stanza and another in the fourth by Ray Corona. Otherwise Roman controlled the action in a very dreadful fight.
The four round flyweight bout between two undefeated youngsters, Malcolm Fast Hands Franklin from San Bernardino, California and Miguel Diaz from Allentown, Pennsylvania featured explosive action and dramatic ending. Referee David Denkin stopped the contest at 2: 52 of the first round after Diaz knocked down his adversary for the third time. Diaz came out throwing stiff jab followed by a straight right hand, over and over; forcing his opponent back and finally landed a right hand that dropped Franklin. The fight could have been stopped than, but Franklin beat the count and fought bravely. He could not however hold off an aggressive Miguel Diaz and went down twice more prior to the stoppage.
Welterweight Emanuel Medina, trained by his father Clemente at the Maywood Boxing Club, scored a one punch brutal knock out in his professional début. Right hook dropped his opponent John Dunham (1-8-1) from Stockton, California as he wildly charged the young debutant at one minute and 57 seconds of the very first round. Referee David Denkin stopped the contest after Dunham managed to beat the count on wobbly legs.
Junior welterweight from Londonderry , New Hampshire Jhon El Terrible Ortega looked devastating in his professional debut as he hurt his obviously outgunned opponent, Akeem Akinbode (1_4-1) from Nigeria with every punch until referee Ray Corona stopped the massacre at fifty one second of the very first round..