Late sub Vladimir Hernandez (12-4, 6 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (26-8, 21 KOs) in a super middleweight fight on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hernandez was very sharp early on against the notoriously slow-starting Angulo. Angulo began coming on with a strong body attack in the middle rounds. Angulo actually outlanded Hernandez 351 to 306 and he had an edge in power punches 301 to 239, but the judges somehow scored it wide for Hernandez 98-92 3x. Angulo was originally slated to face ex-champ Caleb Truax, who pulled out during fight week.
In a clash between unbeaten super lightweights, Abram Martinez (8-0-1, 6 KOs) and 2016 Olympian Luis Arcon (10-0-1, 10 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. Martinez dropped Arcon with a left hook during a wild toe-to-toe exchange in round two. Arcon floored Martinez with seconds left in the fight to salvage the draw. Scores were 76-74 Martinez, 76-74 Arcon, 75-75.
Super welterweight Brian Mendoza (19-1, 13 KOs) scored a controversial ten round unanimous decision over Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (28-4-1, 10 KOs). Good action with both fighters battling through nasty cuts. Close fight with LaManna a bit busier, but scores were 96-94, 98-92, 98-92 for Mendoza.
Super lightweight Justin Pauldo (14-1, 7 KOs) outscored Josec Ruiz (21-4-3, 14 KOs) over eight rounds by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 79-73.