Boxing Results: Jose “Chon” Zepeda Stopped by Regis “Rougarou” Prograis!
By Ken Hissner: At the Dignity Sports Health Park, Carson, California, Saturday over USA Fite promoter Marvin Rodriguez (MaryNation Promotions) presented in the Main Event No. 1 ranked Jose “Chon” Zepeda was stopped by No. 2 ranked former WBA Lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis in the eleventh round for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight title.
In the co-feature, Argentina’s IBF and WBO World Light Flyweight champion Evelin “La Princecita” Bermudez defending her title, lost by a majority decision to Costa Rica’s IBF and WBO World Mini champion Yokasta Valle.
In the Main Event, southpaw Jose “Chon” Zepeda, 36-3 (28), #139 ½, of Lu Puente, CA, was stopped by former WBA Light champ southpaw Regis “Rougarou” Prograis, 28-1 (24), #139, of Houston, TX, at 0:59 of the eleventh round of a 12 for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight title.
In the first round, Prograis did a lot of faking but landed few punches.
Zepeda scored the first solid punch with a little over a minute left a solid left to the chin.
Again in the final seconds, Zepeda landed a left to the chin of Prograis. In the second, Prograis used an effective jab taking the round. In the third’s final twenty seconds, Prograis landed a solid left on the chin of Zepeda, who has little head movement.
In the fourth, Prograis opened a cut on the right eyebrow of Zepeda with a straight left. At the end of the round, Zepeda went to the wrong corner before being directed to his corner.
In the fifth and sixth, Prograis continued using his hand speed with his jab keeping Zepeda from having any offense to mention.
In the seventh, Zepeda finally started letting his hands go somewhat. In the final twenty seconds, Prograis landed a left hook over the top of the head of Zepeda.
In the ninth, Prograis continues to win round after round, mainly with his jab, as Zepeda cannot seem to pull the trigger. In the tenth round, Zepeda did a lot of holding but was able to land a solid left bringing blood from the nose of Prograis.
In the eleventh, Prograis landed over a dozen unanswered punches driving Zepeda into the ropes and down as Referee Ray Corona waved it off.
In the co-feature, IBF and WBO World Light Flyweight champ Evelin “La Princecita” Nazarena Bermudez, 17-1-1 (6), #106, of Rosario, Sante Fe, ARG, lost by majority decision to IBF and WBO World Mini champ Yokasta Valle, 27-2 (9), #107 ½, of San Jose, CR, over 10×2 rounds.
In the first three rounds, Valle had an edge. In the next three rounds, Bermundez came back well to take them.
In the final round, it was Valle out landing Bermundez. The referee was Jack Reiss. Scores 95-95, 99-91, and 97-93, same as this writer.
Lightweight Ruben “Ace” Torres, 19-1 (16), #136 ¼, of South Central Los Angeles, CA, lost a split decision to Eduardo “La Pesadia” Estela, 14-1 (9), #136, of Montevideo, URG, 10 rounds.
In the first round, a right halfway through the round from Estela hurt Torres, who followed with three more punches to the chin, and down Torres went for an eight count from Referee Thomas Taylor. He managed to get to the bell. In the final minute of the second round, Torres rocked Estela with a right on the chin.
Heavyweight southpaw Olympian Bakhodir Jalolov, 12-0 (12), #247 ½, of Sarioslyo, UZB, and Brooklyn, NY, knocked out Curtis “The Hurt” Harper, 14-9 (9), #260, of Jacksonville, FL, at 1:53 of the fourth of a 10.
In the third round, Jalolov landed a left near the end of the round on the chin of Harper, dropping him for an eight count from referee Thomas Taylor and managed to get to the bell.
In the fourth round, Jalolov landed a series of punches to the chin knocking Harper down for an eight count from Referee Thomas Taylor. As Harper got to his feet, referee Taylor waved it off.
Super Welter Charles Conwell, 18-0 (13), #153 ¾, of Cleveland, OH, won a majority decision over Juan “Merengue” Carlos Abreu, 25-7-1 (23), #154, of La Romana, DR, ten rounds.
In the second round, Conwell suffered a nasty cut on his left eyelid. In the fifth round, Conwell, despite the bleeding from the cut, had a good round. In the sixth, Conwell landed a hard right stopping Abreu in his tracks.
In the seventh, Conwell landed a hard right to the body, hurting Abreu. Late in the ninth, Abreu seemed to be tiring as Conwell was taking over. In the tenth and final round, Abreu pressed while inside as Conwell countered well. The referee was Jerry Cantu.
The scores were 95-95, 96-94, and 98-92
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