Boxing Results from the weekend: Oscar Duarte, Javier Flores, Cody Crowley
Lightweight contender Oscar Duarte (18-1-1, 13 KOs) of Parral, Mexico successfully defended his WBC Latino Lightweight Title via third-round technical knockout against Humberto De Santiago (18-7-1, 13 KOs) of Santa Catarina, Mexico in the scheduled 10-round main event of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch. The fight, which took place at The Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo in Chihuahua, Mexico, was stopped at 2:28 of the aforementioned round. The fights were streamed live globally on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
“It’s a great honor to have fought here tonight,” said Oscar Duarte. “It was even more special because of all the people from Chihuahua who came to see me. I want to say that they are the ones who motivate me. Fighting at home is a big commitment. You don’t just want to win; you have to win convincingly. There was some pressure, but that’s why I trained even harder.”
In the co-main event, Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (26-2-2, 18 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico defeated Ezequiel Aviles (16-5-3, 6 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico via ninth-round technical split decision in a scheduled 10-round lightweight fight. Vargas won with scores of 96-97, 98-94, and 98-94 after the fight was stopped in the ninth round due to a cut on Vargas’ right eyelid that was caused by a headbutt.
“It was difficult because my opponent would come in headfirst,” said Francisco Vargas.”He never hurt me, and I believe that I hurt him, and that’s why he would clinch me and come in headfirst. I’m going to take some time off to go to the doctor and get surgery in order to prevent anyone from taking advantage of this cut in the future.”
Luis Hernandez (20-0, 18 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico defeated Victor Zuniga (20-4, 9 KOs) of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico via technical knockout in the seventh round of a 10-round fight for the WBC Youth Super Lightweight Title. Hernandez won with a time of 2:22 of the just-mentioned round.
Jose Martin Estrada (10-2-1, 5 KOs) of Monclova, Mexico defeated Angel Pillado (12-2, 7 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico via technical knockout at 1:31 of the fifth round of a bantamweight fight originally scheduled for eight rounds.
Duarte vs. De Santiago was a 10-round fight for the WBC Latino Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and the City of Chihuahua. The event took place Saturday, Oct. 19 at The Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Javier Flores Stuns Angel Ruiz in Second Round KO Win Friday Night
In the night’s sole upset, Puerto Rico’s Javier Flores (15-2, 13 KOs) downed previously unbeaten welterweight prospect Angel Ruiz (16-1, 12 KOs) with a counter right hand in the second round of the “Path to Glory” main event on Friday night.
Both southpaws started tentative, content with feeling each other out in the opening stanza. Once the second round started, however, Ruiz, 22, began to apply pressure with Flores handling it with ease.
Behind a tight and high guard, Flores, 33, was able to neutralize the Ruiz attack and took advantage of his aggressiveness by timing a right hook across his jaw that dropped him for good at the 2:02 mark.
In the co-feature, lightweight George Acosta (8-1, 1 KO) ran the table on the overmatched Roberto Almazan (9-13, 4 KOs). Acosta, who had a sizeable contingent of fans in attendance, out boxed and out maneuvered Almazan throughout the six-round fight.
He cautiously landed combinations and defended well, often frustrating Almazan into throwing wild shots. Scores 60-54 all around.
In his U.S. debut, junior welterweight prospect Alec Zavala (4-0, 3 KOs) knocked out Carlos Apodaca (3-14-2, 1 KO) at the 1:02 mark of the opening round. Zavala, who is from California’s Inland Empire region east of Los Angeles, landed a left to the midsection that crippled Apodaca.
Zavala, 23, is an intriguing talent with a solid combination of size, strength and speed. He appeared measured and calm in seeking the knockout win – rare traits for fighters that young.
Super bantamweight Ivan Zarate (1-0) was successful in his professional debut, earning a unanimous decision win against Neri Garcia (1-9). Zarate landed a thundering right hand in the first round that put Garcia on his back. Garcia would rally and make it a close fight, but the first round knockdown proved too much to overcome. Scores 38-37 all around.
The “Path to Glory” show opener between lightweights Golden Garcia (11-0-2, 6 KOs) and Hector Garcia (14-7-3, 8 KOs) ended in a draw with all three judges scoring it 57-57.
Both fighters loaded up on power shots throughout the six-round fight and each had their moments. Toward the end of the second round, Hector staggered Golden with consecutive body shots but was unable to close, as the bell saved Golden from further trouble.
The fourth round belonged to Golden, with the Canadian connecting frequently on two-punch combinations. In the end, neither fighter could build enough momentum to steal a close win.
All fights were streamed live on TB Presents: Path to Glory.
“Path to Glory” was presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Everlast.
Cody “The Crippler” Crowley improves to 18-0
Hometown hero and world-rated Canadian boxer Cody “The Crippler” Crowley made a major statement last night before a sold-out crowd, headlining a loaded “Homecoming V: Going Global” card, at Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Canada.
“Homecoming V: Going Global”, presented by CCC Promotions, was the first boxing event streamed live and exclusively from Canada on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports.
Crowley (18-0, 10 KOs), rated No. 9 in the world as a welterweight by the World Boxing Association (WBA), is a bonafide Peterborough sports franchise ready to take on the next level of world-class opponents.
The 26-year-old Irish Canadian boxer came out strong from the opening bell and the aggressive southpaw never let up en route to a 10-round shutout (100-90 X 3) triumph against his over-matched challenger from Montreal, “Super” Mian Hussain (16-2, 6 KOs). Crowley retained his CPNC National super welterweight crown with a totally dominate performance.
“It’s hard to knock a guy out when he goes into survival mode in the second round,” Crowley said after the fight. “People keep telling me they are going to come and fight, so I prepare for a dogfight every single time, but these guys don’t want to fight for some reason when I get in there. So, I have to go to the worst part of my game, which is boxing. I feel like I put on a good clinic. I was touching his head and touching his body. I was even pulling back my punches and changing direction.
“I had so much pressure on me. I had Dana White, the biggest promoter in the world, watching Peterborough tonight. Who would have thought that? I’m beyond happy. My team, UFC FIGHT PASS…..this is just the start of our journey together.
“It was a great performance and a great show. I give myself an A- on performance and A+ on the promotion (Crowley is co-founder of CCC Promotions).”
Popular Canadian lightweight Tony “The Lightning” Luis (29-3, 10 KOs), past Interim World title challenger, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Ricardo “Riky” Lara (22-6, 10 KOs), of Mexico, in the co-featured event.
Canadian super lightweight Lucas Bahdi (5-0, 5 KOs) kept his perfect pro record intact, knocking out Mexican Victor Manuel “El Pimientas” Campos (6-9, 2 KOs) in the opening round.
Four-time New Zealand amateur champion Patrick “Magic” Mailata (3-0, 2 KOs) remained undefeated, winning all four rounds on the three judges’ scorecards, versus previously unbeaten Jorge Sevilla “Bombon” Acosta (2-0, 2 KOs).
In the UFC FIGHT NIGHT opener, New York heavyweight Moses Johnson (5-0, 5 KOs) extended his perfect pro record, stopping Mexican Jose Manuel “Dinamita” Paredes (3-4-3) in round
Undefeated Canadian super lightweight Mazlum Akdeniz (10-0, 4 KOs) impressed against Hungarian knockout artist Adam “Bad Boy” Mate (28-16, 21 KOs), registering a second-round knockout.
United Kingdom super lightweight Adam “Hitman” Hague (16-1-1, 2 KOs) won a six-round unanimous decision versus his previously undefeated Mexican foe, Alan “Superman” Ayala (7-1, 3 Kos).
In the opening match of the night, Canadian super lightweight Jessica “The Cobra” Camara (7-1, 0 KOs) decisioned Beatriz Jimenez (6-3, 1 KO), of Mexico.
Complete results below:
MAIN EVENT – CPBC NATIONAL SUPER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Cody Crowley (18-0, 10 KOs), Champion, Peterborough, Ottawa Canada
WDEC10 (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
Mian Hussain (16-2, 6 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(Crowley CPC National super lightweight title)
CO-FEATURE – LIGHTWEIGHTS
Tony Luis (29-3, 10 KOs), Cornwell, Ontario, Canada
WDEC8 (78-74, 77-75, 77-75)
Ricardo Lara (22-7, 10 KOs), El Grullo, Jalisco, Mexico
Lucas Bahdi (5-0, 5 KOs), Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Victor Manuel Campos (6-9, 2 KOs), Jesus Maria, Aquascalientes, Mexico
Patrick Mailata (3-0, 2 KOs), Las Vegas, NV by way of Samoa and New Zealand
Wdec4 (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
Jorge Seveilla Acosta (2-1, 2 KOs), Campeche, Mexico
Moses Johnson (5-0, 5 KOs), Huntington, NY, USA
Jose Manuel Paredes (3-4-3, 2 KOs), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Mazlum Akdeniz (10-0, 5 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Adam Mate (28-16, 21 KOs), Budapest, Hungary
Adam Hague (16-1-1, 2 KOs), Glossop, Derbyshire, UK
WDEC6 (60-54, 59-55, 59-55)
Alan Ayala (7-1, 3 KOs), Guadalahara, Jalisco, Mexico
FEMALE SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS
Jessica Camara (7-1, 0 KOs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
WDEC6 (59-55, 59-55, 58-56)
Beatriz Jimenez (6-3, 1 KO), Tlalnepantia, Mexico.
Darmani Rock remains undefeated
Heavyweight Darmani Rock remained undefeated after Maurenzo Smith retired on his stool after round two of their scheduled eight-round heavyweight bout at The Met Philadelphia.
The bout headlined an eight-bout card that was promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions and Live Nation.
Rock dominated the abbreviated bout by using his quick jab, and in round two started mixing in some hard right hands. Smith never seemed to be in serious trouble but for some reason pulled the plug on the bout following the 2nd frame.
Rock of Philadelphia is now 17-0 with 12 knockouts. Smith of Houston is 21-12-4.
Jeremy Cuevas stopped Rondale Hubbert in round four of their scheduled six-round super lightweight bout.
In round three, Cuevas whacked Hubbert with a huge left that sent him to the canvas. Seconds later, it was a booming left that sent Hubbert down a second time. Hubbert was sent to the deck again in the round with a left to the body.
Cuevas ended thing with another body shot in the 4th frame that put Hubbert down again, and referee Benjy Esteves stopped the bout at 1:46.
Cuevas of Philadelphia is now 12-1 with nine knockouts. Hubbert of Minneapolis, MN is 13-10,
Gadwin Rosa stopped Danny Flores in round two of their scheduled six-round super featherweight bout.
Rosa landed hard head and body shots until referee Eric Dali stopped the fight at 1:10.
Rosa of Ocala, FL is 11-1 with nine knockouts. Flores of Mexico City is 15-18.
Christian Tapia remained perfect by stopping Jorge Santos in round two of a six-round super featherweight contest.
Tapia dropped Santos with a thudding left hook to the body for which Santos could not beat the 10-count at 1:56.
Tapia of Coamo, PR is 10-0 with nine knockouts. Santos of Monterrey, MEX is 7-9.
Benjamin Sinakin stopped Ferris Golden in round three of a scheduled four-round light heavyweight bout.
Sinakin battered Golden in the 3rd frame until the fight was stopped at 1:43.
Sinakin of Philadelphia is 5-0 with three knockouts. Golden of Findley, Ohio is 1-1.
In an action filled round, Jan Carlos Rivera stopped Ricardo Escaeda in their four-round welterweight bout.
After a furious exchange to begin the bout, Rivera floored Escaeda with a thunderous left hand.. Moments later, it was a crushing left to the head that sent Escaeda down on his back, and the fight was stopped at 1:43.
Rivera of Philadelphia is 4-0 with four knockouts. Escaeda of Monterrey, Mexico 4-17-1.
Alejandro Jimenez remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Jerrod Minor in a bantamweight fight.
Jimenez of New Hope, PA won by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice, and is now 5-0-1. Minor of Philadelphia is 1-8-2.
Saleem Kelly remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Jordan Rosario in a welterweight contest.
Kelly, 148 3/4 lbs of Cliffwood, NJ won by scores of 40-36 on all cards and is now 2-0. Rosario, 146 3/4 lbs of Jersey City, NJ is 3-10.
Nicholson decisions Lee at Maryland Live Casino
Demond Nicholson won an eight-round unanimous decision over Devaun Lee in the super middleweight main event this past Friday night at Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland.
The bout headlined a near-sellout card promoted by Jeter Promotions. This was the 4th successful promotion at the Casino for Jeter Promotions.
Nicholson of Laurel, Maryland won by scores of 79-73 on all cards and is now 22-3-1. Lee, of Brooklyn, NY competed in the most recent season of The Contender is now 10-7-1.
Danny Kelly got the biggest win of his career as he stopped Nick Kisner in round three of their scheduled eight-round heavyweight bout.
Kelly dropped Kisner twice in round two, and finished the fight with a knockdown in round three, and the bout was stopped at 1:04.
Kelly of Washington, DC is 10-3-1 with nine knockouts. Kisner of Baltimore, Maryland.
Malik Loften stopped Omar Etheridge in round two of their super featherweight bout.
Loften dropped Etheridge with a body shot, and the bout was stopped at 2:20 of round two.
Loften is 4-1 with two knockouts. Etheridge is 3-2.
Jeter Promotions signee Ebrima Jawara scored an exciting six-round unanimous decision over James Early in a super featherweight bout.
Jawara of Germantown, Maryland won on all cards 59-56 and the Germantown, Maryland native is 3-1. Early is 4-5.
Jay Stancil III won a four-round unanimous decision over Ransley Washington in a bantamweight fight.
Stancil of Clinton, Maryland won by scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37 to win his pro debut. Washington was also makinghis pro debut.
Baltimore Policeman and Jeter Promotions signee Brandon Chambers won a four-round unanimous decision over Christopher Haney in a lightweight fight.
Chambers of Baltimore won by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice, and is now 2-0-1. Haney is 0-4-2.
In a battle of pro debuting super featherweights, Blaze Fidler Hernandez and Antonio Dunton-El.
Each fighter took a 39-37 card, and a 3rd card read even 38-38.