Cotto-Kamegai Undercard Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Glendora, California’s Joet Gonzalez (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage over Deivis Bassa (19-3, 11 KOs) of Montreal, Canada in a scheduled ten round super featherweight bout. A right hand by Gonzalez sent Bassa to the canvas as he continued. Gonzalez continued his attack as referee Jack Reiss stepped in to stop the fight at 2:57 of the fifth.

Super bantamweight prospect Emilio Sanchez (15-0, 10 KOs) of Pacoima, California stopped Danny Flores (11-8-1, 5 KOs) of Durango, Mexico in five rounds of a scheduled eight rounder. Sanchez landed a solid right hand in the opening round as he backed Flores. Attacking the body in round two Sanchez worked Flores inside as he kept pressing. In round three Sanchez continued to land big punches as he boxed Flores. The fourth round saw Flores land some big punches as he exchanged with the fast handed Sanchez. However in round five an accumulation of punches by Sanchez forced the referee to stop the fight 33 seconds of the fifth.

Tenochtitlan Nava (7-0, 1 KO) of Los Angeles had his hands full against Angel Aguilar (8-14, 1 KO) of Mexico in going the distance of a scheduled four round featherweight bout. Nava fought on the inside the majority of the fight pressing Aguilar who held his own making the local fighter work hard for his decision victory as the judges scored the bout 39-37 as Nava stays unbeaten as a prospect.

In a scheduled six round welterweight bout Ronnie Rios’s younger brother Alexis Rocha (9-0, 6 KOs) of Santa Ana, California, scored a knockout over Esau Herrera (19-10-1, 10 KOs). A right hand by Rocha in the final seconds of the opening round did it dropping Herrera as he did not get up referee Jack Reiss reached a ten count at 2:59 of the first.

San Diego’s Genaro Gamez (6-0, 4 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Rafael Reyes (7-11, 5 KOs) in a lightweight bout. Gamez scored a knockdown in round two as he connected Reyes with a right followed by a left to the body. In round four Gamez cornered Reyes and landed chopping overhand rights. Later in the round Gamez landed a low blow as referee Tony Crebbs deducted a point. Gamez kept his composure and continued to box cruising his way to a decision win as the judges scored the bout 59-53, 59-53, and 58-54.

Javier Padilla (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Indio, California and Ricardo Arias (1-1-1) of Mexico City went toe to toe going the distance in a four round bantamweight bout. Fighting on the inside the taller Padilla teed off and busted Arias’s nose in the opening round. Padilla continued to land big punches as Arias stood his ground throughout the fight. The fourth and final round neither fighter took a step back sensing the urgency as the fight was close. All three judges scored the bout even a draw 38-38.

The little guys, Janel Rivera (16-2-3, 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico and Mexicali, Mexico’s Marco Sanchez (12-6-3, 7 KOs), were in action as Rivera scored a brutal first round knockout in a scheduled eight round minimumweight bout. Rivera landed a low blow to start as the referee Tony Crebbs deducted a point. However moments later a huge left hook knocked Sanchez out cold as the referee immediately waived the bout at 1:59 of the first.

In the opening bout from the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California Ruben Rodriguez (1-0, 1 KO) of Indio, California made his pro debut stopping Rolando Padilla (0-3) of Los Angeles in two rounds of a scheduled four round bout. Rodriguez landed bombs early as the referee had seen enough waiving the bout at 47 seconds of the second.

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