Yes! The first live boxing card in over a month anywhere in the world took place Saturday night at the Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua. Fans were socially distanced in the arena and pretty much everyone except the fighters was required to wear a mask. Chocolatito Gonzalez was among those in attendance.
In the main event of the card presented by Bufalo Boxing Promotions, headed by former two-division world champion Rosendo “Bufalo” Alvarez, super featherweight Robin Zamora (16-7, 8 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against Ramiro Blanco (18-8-3, 10 KOs). All three judges had it for Zamora with scores respectively 77-75 78-74 77-75. They previously fought last October with Zamora winning by TKO2.
Super lightweight Freddy Fonseca (28-5-1, 19 KOs) was victorious when opponent Alain Aguilar (8-8-2, 1 KO) didn’t answer the bell for round five. Fonseca fought current IBF super featherweight champion Jojo Diaz last year.
Minimumweight Byron Castellon (15-13-3, 2 KOs) took a six round unanimous decision over Eliezar Gazo (18-11-2, 3 KOs). 59-55 all three official cards.
Unbeaten welterweight Gabriel Escalante (13-0, 7 KOs) not surprisingly scored a fifth round TKO over Mario Mairena (2-20-1, 1 KO).
Featherweight Brian Perez (12-11-1, 10 KOs) stopped Lesther Lara (16-11-2, 7 KOs) at 2:46 of round two. Perez dropped Perez twice in round two with the referee waving the bout off without a count.