August 24th, 2013 By Zak Attack
ABNER MARES GETS SMOKED!
Carson, CA- WBC 126 lb. (featherweight) champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 15 KOs) suffered a shocking first round knockout loss at the hands of Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KOs). Gonzalez landed a left hook and Mares was dropped hard. A former member of that mythical ‘pound for pound’ top ten list, Mares got up on wobbly legs, only to be dropped even harder just seconds later. Mares did not make it up a second time, and a new WBC champion was crowned. The heavy-handed Gonzalez proved again why he is always a dangerous opponent. Time was 2:55 when referee Jack Reiss.
SANTA CRUZ WINS ACCORDING TO SCRIPT
In the co-feature, Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) made short work of titleholder Victor Terrazas (37-3-1, 21 KOs) to become the new WBC super bantamweight (122) champion. Santa Cruz dropped the now ex-champion twice in the third round and the contest was halted at the 2:11 mark. The highly touted Santa Cruz put the pressure on the champion and did not let up. With his fan-friendly style, the sky is the limit for the now two-division champion Santa Cruz.
SHOWTIME EXTREME WAS EXTREME & SHORT!
On the Showtime Extreme portion of the card, featherweight Julian Ramirez (9-0, 6 KO) was the victor of a brutal one round war with Abraham Rubio (3-1-1, 1 KO). Ramirez bloodied Rubio and nearly dropped him several times before the fight was waived off.
SURPRISE KO OF EXPERIENCED FOE
Light welterweight (140) contender Antonio Orozco (18-0, 13 KO) knocked veteran scrapper Ivan Hernandez (29-4, 23 KOs) down 3 times in round 3 before the referee waved it off. Hernandez appeared to be a solid opponent going in but ended up being “lunch meat” for Orozco.
2012 OLYMPIANS KEEP BALL ROLLING
U.S. Olympian and expected featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr. (7-0, 5 KOs) predictably stopped Noel Mendoza (6-3, 1 KOs) in the third round of a scheduled six. Heavyweight hope Dominic Brazeale (6-0, 6 KO), another member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team, scored a TKO 5 knockout over Lenroy Thomas (16-3, 8 KOs).
Rey Vargas (16-0, 15 KOs) KO 4 Juanito Rubilar (49-22-7, 24 KOs) (126 lb.)
Jesus Ruiz (29-5-5, 21 KOs) UD 8 Enrique Quevado (14-6-1, 9 KOs) (122)
Ronald Gavril (6-0, 5 KOs) KO 2 Dave Courchaine (2-3, 2KOs) (168)
Lanell Bellows (5-0-1, 4 KOs) UD 4 Leshon Sims (5-16, 3 KOs) (168)
Zak “Attack” Young