Junior welterweight Josesito Lopez (36-7, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Miguel Cruz (17-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. “The Riverside Rocky” pressed the action and won going away 99-89, 99-89, 98-90. Cruz was deducted two points for low blows.
Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (32-1, 24 KOs) dropped Abie Han (26-4, 16 KOs) in round one, but had to go the full ten in a 100-89, 99-90, 99-90 unanimous decision.
Former WBA interim featherweight champion Claudio Marrero (23-2, 17 KOs) needed just 33 seconds to knock out previously unbeaten Jorge Lara (29-1-2, 21 KOs). A flush straight left hand left Lara flailing around on the canvas.
Rebounding from his KO loss to WBC world champ Jermell Charlo, junior middleweight contender Erickson Lubin (19-1, 14 KOs) flattened veteran Silverio Ortiz (37-23, 16 KOs) in round four.
Welterweight Kevin Watts (12-2, 5 KOs) scored a surprise fifth round TKO over highly regarded “Cowboy” Ryan Karl (15-2, 9 KOs).
Super featherweight Miguel Flores (22-2, 10 KOs) stopped Raul Chirino (12-8, 6 KOs) in round two.