This past Friday on Thompson Boxing’s “Path to Glory” event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, welterweight Louie Lopez (13-1-1, 4 KOs), of Corona, Ca, defeated Adrian Gutierrez (12-1-1, 6 KOs) of Chula Vista, Ca, by way of majority decision.
Both fighters had their moments throughout the fight, but it was Lopez who was landing harder punches. Every round was close, but Lopez outworked Gutierrez for a majority of the scheduled 8-round bout. Lopez’ hand speed was a major factor as he landed his flurries with precise accuracy. Scorecards read 80-72, 79-73, and 76-76.
In the 8-round bantamweight co-main event, Manuel “Gucci Manny” Flores (14-0, 12 KOs) of Coachella, California, destroyed Armando Torres (26-23, 19 KOs), of Mexico City, in the first round. Flores sent Torres to the canvas three times before the fight was stopped. The first two were body shots, and the last was a left hook, right hook combo. The fight was halted at the 1:35 mark of round one.
In bout number three, middleweight Nelson “Nuckle” Oliva (5-0, KOs), of Rialto, CA, annihilated Mike Plazola (2-3, 1 KO) of Waterloo, IA. The scheduled 6-round bout only made to the .59 mark of round one. Oliva dropped Plazola three times before the fight was stopped.