Lozano defeats Rodriguez in rematch

Photos: Scott Foster

In the final boxing match at the famed A la Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida, local bantamweight fan favorite Daniel “Alacrán” Lozano (15-4, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (16-5, 5 KOs) on Friday night to claim the WBO Latino title.

After ten good action rounds, Lozano prevailed 97-93, 98-92, 97-93. Lozano avenged a 2015 decision loss to Rodriguez.

Two-time Olympic super heavyweight bronze medalist Ivan Dychko (2-0, 2 KOs) laid out Rodriguez Cage 49 seconds into round three. Dychko competed in th 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympians Teofimo Lopez and Antonio Vargas promoted by Top Rank were both triumphant. Lightweight Lopez (7-0, 6 KOs) dropped Josh Ross (3-6-4, 0 KOs) four times in a TKO2 win. Time was 1:57. Super bantamweight Vargas (4-0, 3 KOs) halted Miguel Rebullosa (4-5, 2 KOs) in round two also. Two knockdowns in that one. Time was 1:11.

Pro debuting welterweight Gerald Semidey stopped Samuel Ocasio (0-2) in round two. Ocasio down twice. Time 2:56.

Debuting middleweight Araniel Cobas was knocked out in the first round by Pernell Mitchell (1-2, 1 KO).

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