By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Lightweight prospect Fernando Molina (6-0, 3 KOs) and Prisco Marquez (4-3-1, 1 KO) battled it out going the distance six rounds. It was a back and forth fight with neither fighter taking a step back, but Molina was the more superior as Marquez held his own. All three judges scored the bout 60-54.
Veteran welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (21-8-2, 15 KO’s) of Chicago was in a battle against New Mexico’s Jose Sanchez (11-1, 4 KO’s) as they went the distance fighting to a draw. Exchanging solid rights in the opening round, Granados and Sanchez did not take a step back to start. Continuing to let their hands go in round two, Granados backed Sanchez, but the New Mexico fighter held his own standing his ground. It was all offense in the third as Sanchez and Granados traded away. In the fourth, Granados began having his way with Sanchez attacking and backing him up, but a body shot by Sanchez stopped Granados momentum.
Halfway through in the fifth, the offense continued from Sanchez and Granados. The pace slowed down later in the fight, but Granados and Sanchez kept fighting on. The eighth and final round sensing the urgency, Granados and Sanchez kept the hands going fighting away to the final bell.
In the end, the judges scored the bout 77-75 Granados, 76-76, and 76-76.
Puerto Rican heavyweight Olympian Carlos Negron (23-3, 18 KO’s) worked his way to a decision win over Scott Alexander (16-4-2, 8 KO’s). It was a slow start for the big guys, Negron had a moment in round three as he attacked and backed Alexander to the ropes. Negron boxed and worked off the jab as Alexander stalked and attempted to get inside. The Puerto Rican applied the pressure and let his hands go in the final round as Alexander was limited. The judges scored the bout 79-73, 78-74, and 77-75.
Featherweight prospect Anthony Garnica (6-0, 3 KOs, ) won a four round decision over Jesse Bazzi (1-2). A short right in the opening round dropped Bazzi as he was up quick. Garnica busted up Bazzi as bled profusely from the nose in round two as he continued his attack. It was a dominant performance all three judges scored the bout 40-35.