Heavyweight Alex “The Great” Flores (18-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout against Mario “Chabelo” Heredia (16-8-1, 13 KOs) on a chilly Thursday night at Casino Del Sol’s outdoor Ava Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona. Flores was credited with a knockdown in round three when Heredia briefly sat on the ropes. The 282-pound Heredia was completely gassed by round four. Flores, giving away 52 pounds, dropped Heredia with a body shot in round five. Another body shot put Heredia down in round six. Heredia got up, but then sank back to a knee and the fight was stopped. Time was 1:33.
Unbeaten welterweight Santiago Dominguez (20-0, 16 KOs) needed just 43 seconds to knock out Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-3, 13 KOs). A devastating right hand laid out Hudaynazarov to earn Dominguez the vacant WBC US silver title.
Unbeaten super middleweight Juan Jose “Just Business” Barajas (11-0, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over 42-year-old “OG” Fidel Hernandez (20-8-1, 11 KOs). Barajas, younger by 20 years, won by scores of 80-71 3x. Hernandez was deducted a point for a low blow in round seven. Hernandez had announced this was his last fight earlier this week. He came back after a 16 year layoff in 2017.
Unbeaten welterweight Christopher Gonzalez (7-0-1, 1 KO) outpointed Marcos “Nazzy” Dominguez (11-2-1, 10 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.