The return of world-class professional boxing in Southern California took place on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. The event was closed to the public and media.
In the main event, WBA Gold welterweight champion Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) successfully defended his title with a seventh round TKO over the very tough Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KOs). 100:1 favorite Ortiz worked over Vargas in round one. Vargas did some good bodywork in round two. Ortiz punished Vargas with big shots after that. Referee Jack Reiss finally waved it off at 2:58 of round seven.
Middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. (16-3, 9 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Jeremy Ramos (11-9, 4 KOs). Mosley pulled away to a 79-73, 80-72, 80-72.
In a clash for the WBC female silver light flyweight title, Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada (19-0, 8 KOs) needed just 7 seconds to demolish 42-year-old cancer survivor Miranda Adkins (5-1, 5 KOs).
Unbeaten super bantamweight Hector Valdez (13-0, 8 KOs) cruised to an eight round unanimous decision over Josue Morales (11-12-4, 1 KO). Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Evan Sanchez (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Issouf Kinda (18-5, 7 KOs). Kinda down in round four. Scores were 59-54, 58-55, 60-53.