Unbeaten WBO #3, IBF #5, WBC #6, WBA #8 super middleweight Diego Pacheco (20-0, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round knockout against Marcelo Coceres (32-6-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California. Coceres gave Pacheco professional resistance for eight rounds, but in round nine Pacheco connected with a brutal uppercut that put Coceres down for the count. Time was 2:53.
Female super bantamweight Erika Cruz (17-2, 3 KOs) outworked and dethroned WBA champion Mayerlin Rivas (17-5-3, 11 KOs) over ten rounds by majority decision. Scores were 95-95, 98-92, 97-93.
Unheralded bantamweight Jonathan Rodriguez (17-1-1, 7 KOs) scored a shock first round TKO over former world champion Kal Yafai (27-3, 15 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Intercontinental title. Rodriguez dropped Yafai twice and then got a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:17.
In his first ten-rounder, unbeaten lightweight Marc Castro (11-0, 8 KOs) punished Gonzalo Fuenzalida (12-3, 3 KOs) for seven rounds. A barrage of punches prompted a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:31.
Unbeaten jr lightweight Jalan Walker (12-0-1, 10 KOs) stopped Jorge Villegas (14-2, 13 KOs) in round two. A barrage of punches prompted a referee’s stoppage at 2:55.
Super lightweight Criztec Bazaldua (3-0, 1 KO) halted Pedro Angel Cruz (3-4, 2 KOs) in the fourth round. Time was :46.