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Boxing results: Raul Curiel Stops Pennington!

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By Ken Hissner: At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California on Thursday over DAZN Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions) presented in the Main Event NABF Welterweight champion Raul Curiel stopped Courtney Pennington in the final seconds of the tenth round. In the co-Main Event super bantamweight Manuel ‘Gucci’ Flores stopped Jerson Ortiz in two rounds.

In the Main Event unbeaten NABF Welterweight champion Raul ’Cugar’ Curiel, 13-0 (11), #147, of Tampico, MEX, stopped Courtney Pennington, 17-7-3 (7), #146, of Brooklyn, NY, at 2:53 of the tenth and final round.

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In the first four rounds Curiel had a solid edge. In the fifth rounds final seconds Curiel rocked Pennington with a right on the chin. In the seventh round Curiel continued being the aggressor with Pennington doing enough to keep it interesting.

In the eighth round Curiel seemed frustrated trying to get a knockout until the final seconds when he landed a flurry of punches drawing blood from the mouth of Pennington.

In the ninth round Curiel continued head hunting looking for a stoppage but Pennington did enough for it not to happen. In the tenth and final round pitching a shutout in the final seconds Curiel landed a left hook to the chin when referee White for no reason stepped in and called a halt to the surprise of everyone.

The referee was Gerard White.

Super Bantamweight southpaw ’Gucci’ Manny Flores, 16-1 (12), #120, of Coachella, CA, stopped Jerson Ortiz, 17-8 (8), #119.8, of Managua, NIC, at 2:10 of the second round of a scheduled 10 rounds.

In the first round a left uppercut from Flores on the chin dropped Ortiz for an 8-count from Referee Ray Armendariz in the first minute. With a minute remaining a right on the chin from Flores and down went Ortiz again for an 8-count. In the second round a chopping right on the head from Flores dropped Ortiz as referee Armendariz waved it off.

Featherweight Jorge Chavez, 8-0 (6), #123 ¾, of MEX and San Diego, CA, knocked out Marvin Solano, 24-11 (8), #122 ¼, of Managua, NIC, at 2:59 of the third round of a scheduled 6 rounds.

In the third round a leaping left hook from Chavez had Solano out on his feet. As he was falling face first to the canvas Chavez landed another left to the chin and a right on the head as Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. counted him out.

18 year-old Super Welterweight Grant Flores, 3-0 (2), #151, of

Thermal, CA, easily defeated southpaw Jaleik Bogel, 4-2-2 (2), #151, of Tampa, FL, over, 6 rounds.

In the first three rounds Flores tried to put Bogel away with rights on the chin without success. In the fifth round with a little over a minute left a right from Flores on the chin dropped Bogel for an 8-count from Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. He was up and fighting back to the bell. In the sixth and final round Flores desperately tried stopping Bogel but couldn’t put him away as Bogel.

Scores were all 60-53, as was KH.

Lightweight prospect Daniel ‘Ikaika’ Luna, 3-0 (3), #134, of Victorville, CA, knocked out super feather Alexander Gutierrez, 0-3 (0), #129 ¾, of Lake Elsinore, CA, at 1:53 of the second round of a scheduled 4 rounds.

In the first round Luna dominated the round. In the second round a right and left to the body from Luna and down went Gutierrez. As Referee Gerard White started his count Gutierrez started to get up and dropped to his knees causing the fight to be stopped.

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