By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Undefeated San Antonio super lightweight Mario Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage over Richard Zamora (19-3, 12 KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Barrios measured Zamora and kept his distance in the opening round, popping the jab and sneaking in the big shots. The right hand began to land for Barrios as he set it up with the jab, sneaking it pass Zamora high guard. Zamora had his best moment in the third as he landed a solid right but Barrios outworked him and remained poised boxing from outside. Barrios hurt Zamora early in the fourth as Zamora tied up, continuing his attack Barrios landed some big shots and referee Ray Corona stepped in to stop the fight at 16 seconds of the fourth.
Lighweight Javier Fortuna (34-2-1, 23 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Uganda’s Shareef Bogere (32-2, 20 KOs) in going ten rounds. It was a slow first round as Fortuna and Bogere felt each other with the jab. In round three Bogere and Fortuna closed the round with a wild exchange as the bout began to heat up. Bogere pressed in the fourth as Fortuna kept his distance and was elusive slipping and holding the African fighter. Shooting the right hand, Bogere pressed the elusive slick southpaw Fortuna in round five.
Halfway through in the sixth Bogere and Fortuna traded in the center to begin the round, moments later Bogere suffered a cut on his right eye then appeared to slip but the referee ruled it a knockdown. The Dominican stuck to plan jabbing and keeping his distance from the aggressor Bogere. Fortuna showed more aggression late in the fight as he pressed, despite being cut and bleeding from his right eye, Bogere displayed toughness.
All three judges scored the fight 96-93.
Maurice Lee (9-1-2, 5 KOs) of Sacramento and Oakland’s Lennard Davis (4-1-5, 3 KOs) battled it out going the distance in a six-round super lightweight bout. The two fighters came out swinging as Davis hurt Lee early in the first. Lee returned the favor as he sent Davis to the canvas late in the opening round. Davis drilled Lee with a hard right hand in the second as he staggered and stalked Lee throughout the round. A crushing left hand by Davis in the closing seconds of the fourth dropped Lee. Going into the sixth and final round, Davis applied the pressure as Lee kept busy both fighters without question sensed the urgency closing strong. After six rounds 57-55 for Lee, 56-56, and 56-56 as the bout was declared a draw.
Super welterweight Erickson Lubin (20-1, 15 KOs) of Orlando scored a lopsided three round stoppage over former champion Ishe Smith (29-11, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas. Lubin dropped Smith three times in round two. Smith barely survived the round and was saved by the bell. Smith was down a fourth time in round three, as it was over for the former champion Smith, who could not continue after three.
Las Vegas’s lightweight Juan Heraldez (16-0, 10 KOs) scored a spectacular knockout over Eddie Ramirez (17-3, 11 KOs) of Illinois. Heraldez dropped Ramirez twice in the fifth but Ramirez finished strong. A right hand by Heraldez in the seventh dropped Ramirez as he went down referee waived it at 2:30 of the seventh.
Super bantamweight Israel Luna (2-0,1 KO) won a decision over Angel Carvajal (2-11) in a four-rounder. Luna put in work all four rounds as he let his hands go, Carvajal took a lot of big punches but gave him all he could handle in going the distance. The judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.
Undefeated featherweight Angelo Leo (16-0, 8 KOs) of Las Vegas won a unanimous decision over Alberto Torres (11-2-3, 4 KOs) squared off in an eight-round bout. It was a feel out round in the opening one as Leo and Torres stuck the jab but in round two, Leo dropped Torres, as he got up and continued to fight on. Letting his hands go in the third, Leo landed solid combinations as he backed Torres but Torres finished the round strong. A solid right hand by Leo in the, fifth found it’s mark as Torres was down a second time. Sticking to the plan and boxing, Leo was dominant working his way to a decision as Torres showed heart and toughness in going the distance, bringing out the best in Leo.
The ladies Ava Knight (17-2-4, 5 KOs) and Luna del Mar Torroba (12-9-2, 2 KOs) squared off in a flyweight bout as the fight was declared a no-contest. Torroba came out aggressive landing a solid right hand in the opening round. However in round three, Knight suffered a cut on her left eye from a headbutt as she could no longer continue.
Undefeated Mexican lightweight Francisco Ochoa (14-0, 8 KOs) of Michoacán won a hard fought unanimous decision over Luis May (21-12-1, 8 KOs) in a six-round bout. Ochoa boxed patiently landing big punches in the aggressive May. In round three Ochoa sent May to the canvas as he got up and complained about getting hit behind the head. The taller Ochoa continued fighting from a distance keeping May away and mixing it up in route to a decision. All three judges scored the bout 60-53.
Lorenzo Simpson (2-0, 2 KO) of Baltimore scored a first round knockout over Derion Chapman (3-3-1, 2 KOs) in a scheduled four-round super middleweight bout. Simpson dropped Chapman as he got up staggered the referee waived the bout at 1:59 of the opening round.
In the opening bout from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, Santa Maria, California super bantamweight Jose Balderas (6-0, 1 KO) halted Jerrod Miner (1-4-2, 1 KO). Balderas overwhelmed the Philly fighter as he could not continue, the referee stopped the fight at the end of round three.