Walsh stops Velasco, remains unbeaten

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Photo: Lina Baker/360 Promotions

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Irish super welterweight ‘King’ Callum Walsh (8-0, 7 KOs) stopped Juan Jose Velasco, (24-5, 15 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in four rounds headlining the 360 Promotions Hollywood Fight Nights series on UFC Fight Pass Saturday night at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.

Ripping away with combinations, Walsh was on the offensive in the first and fought with poise as he backed and kept Velasco away. Mixing it up in the second, Walsh and Velasco exchanged momentarily and Walsh got the better of the exchange. In the third, Walsh let his hands go as Velasco stood his ground. Continuing to display offense, Walsh outworked Velasco. It was all over after completing four rounds as Velasco could not continue, forcing the referee to stop the fight at the end of four. With the win Walsh retains his WBC Silver super welterweight title.

Co-featured at Hollywood Fight Nights, light heavyweight powerhouse, Umar Dzambekov, (7-0, 6 KOs), a native of Austria made quick work by scoring a first round knockout over David Zegarra, (35-11-1, 22 KOs), of Lima, Peru. Dzambekov ripped Zeggara with a left to begin the fight seconds later Zegarra took a knee as he got up, moments later Dzambekov sent Zegarra to the canvas a second time as referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 1:59.

Undefeated welterweight Gor Yeritsyan, (16-0, 14 KOs), of Hollywood by way of Armenia scored a second-round knockout over Rogelio Jun Dolinguez, (25-5-2, 19 KOs), of the Philippines. Yeritsyan began connecting with big punches as he staggered Dolinguez in the first. A crunching left hook to the body did it, as Dolinguez went to his knees and the referee reached a ten count at 24 seconds of the second.

In a fast paced action fight, super featherweight Arnold Alejandro, (12-1-1, 10 KOs), of Dallas, Texas won a split decision over Adan Ochoa, (12-4, 5 KOs) of Compton, California. Ochoa came out firing as the southpaw Alejandro retreated and stood patient. Crouching up against Alejandro, Ochoa stayed close on top in the opening round. Fighting inside and digging to the body in round two, Ochoa worked inside but Alejandro responded with solid shots to finish the round. Stalking and staying close, Ochoa cut the ring, but the southpaw was able to spin him around, later in the round Alejandro connect with a solid straight left and finished the round landing a solid punch snapping Ochoa’s head. The action continued at a fast pace in the fourth round as Ochoa and Alejandro kept mixing it up. Coming out aggressive to begin the fifth, Ochoa let his hands go as Alejandro kept his composure shelling up and returning punches. Ochoa kept his distance in the sixth and fired away combinations as Alejandro worked his way in connecting at times. Dictating the pace from a distance, Ochoa kept boxing and jabbed away as he kept the aggressive Alejandro away. It was Ochoa that fought with composure in the eighth and final round, boxing consistently throughout the fight as he was composed, however Ochoa slipped in the center of the ring as that encouraged Alejandro to pressure and fire away. The local fighter stood busy in going the distance eight rounds as the Texan gave him all he can handle. Interestingly the judges scored the bout split as 80-72 (Alejandro), 80-72 (Alejandro) and 77-75 for Ochoa, as Alejandro pulls out the split decision.

Super flyweight prospect Daniel ‘Chucky’ Barrera, (4-0-1, 3 KOs), of Riverside, California put in some work going the distance six rounds against a seasoned Gilberto Mendoza, (19-16-4, 10 KOs), of Modesto, California. Right from the start, Barrera timed and connected Mendoza with solid shots. Displaying smooth boxing skill in the second, Barrera outworked the veteran fighter. Barrera kept pressing as he stalked Mendoza in the third round, firing away with the piston like jab but Mendoza kept pressing. In the fourth, Barrera kept fighting smooth but Mendoza fired away keeping Barrera alert. Late in the fight in the fifth round, it was all Barrera as he dictated boxing around and kept the aggressive Mendoza off balance. The sixth and final round, saw Barrera boxing conservatively keeping his distance as he got the work in against a very durable Mendoza in route to a decision win. After completing six rounds, all three judges scored the bout 60-54 as Barrera stays undefeated.

In the opening bout from the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California undefeated local flyweight Gloria Munguilla, (5-0) of Los Angeles, won a hard fought unanimous decision over a very game Shawna Ormsby, (0-2-1), of Florida. Straight to business from the opening bell, Munguilla and Ornsby let their hands go in the opening round. Continuing to stay busy in the second, Munguilla did not hold back letting her hands go as Ormsby stood her ground in exchanging with Munguilla. Ormsby worked off the jab in round three as Munguilla kept pressing and being the aggressor thus far. Showing fatigue but continuing to fight, Ormsby kept mixing it up with Munguilla as she continued to be aggressive. The fifth and final round, neither held back as Munguilla kept coming and stood busy, Ormsby exchanged, moments later Munguilla was cut on the side of her head as she bled in the final minute of the fight. After completing five rounds, all three judges scored the bout 50-45 as Munguilla stays undefeated.

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  • I meant to record this but totally forgot. It sounds like the man just quit? I was too busy waxing my dog’s bunghole and didnt want to mess it up again.

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