Via Ken Hissner: At Pechanga Resort & Casino, in Temecula, CA, Friday ahead of ESPN+ and ESPN Bob Arum (First Class Boxing) presented in the Main Event, both returning after eleven months WBO Ultralightweight Champion International Arnold Barboza, Jr defeated WBO NABO Super Lightweight champion Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title after ten rounds.
In the main event, WBO ultralightweight international champion 8th Arnold Barboza, Jr., 26-0 (10), 139.6th, of LA, CA, WBO 10th WBO NABO champion Danielito” El Zorro” Zorrilla, 16-0 (12), #139.6, by Toa Baja, PR, ten innings.
At the last minute of the second round, Barboza had a very good right chin butt, leaving Zorrilla stunned. In the final seconds, Zorrilla grazed Barboza’s chin with a punch. In the third half, Barboza returned well, although Zorrilla’s right was always very dangerous.
In the fourth and fifth rounds, both boxers had their moments, with Barboza having the upper hand. In the final seconds of the sixth round, Barboza delivered a series of punches to Zorrilla’s chin. In the seventh round, Barboza rocked Zorrilla with a punch on the chin. In the eighth round, a left-body hit from Barboza assisted Zorrilla to tune in the first minute.
In the final seconds of the ninth round, both boxers dropped bombs. In the tenth and final round, Zorrilla rocked Barboza with a mid-round chin punch. Barboza is back with both punches trying to end it with a knockout. The referee is Edward Hernandez, Sr.
Scores are 98-92, 97-93 twice, so is this writer.
Lightweight Raymond “Danger” Muratalla, 15-0 (12), #136, of Fontana, CA, easily beat Jair “Kaiser” Valtierra, 16-2 (8), #137, of Leon, MEX, to score knock down more than eight rounds.
In the second and third innings, Muratalla dribbled bodyballs with left hooks and moved well, causing Valtierra to stand up and drain Valtierra’s nose in the third round. In the fourth round, a left hook from Muratalla on the temple knocked out Valtierra with the number 8 from
Referee Daniel Sandoval.
In the fifth and sixth innings, Muratalla continued to beat Valtierra by one game. In the seventh round, Muratalla continued to dominate Valtierra. In the 1/8 and final round, Muratalla continued to beat as his streak of 9 knockouts came to a halt.
The score is 80-71, as are these writers.
Heavyweight Stephen “Big Shot” Shaw, 17-0-1nc (13), #236.6, of St. Louis, MO, blocked south Bernardo “El Tarzan” Marquez, 14-5-1 (10), #231.2, of Imperial Valley, CA, at 2:35 of the first of eight scheduled rounds. scored three kills.
In the first inning, a head-butt to Shaw and Marquez’s chin caused Marquez to be counted eight points by referee Jose Cobian. As he rose, Marquez was hit with three consecutive punches to the chin, and then he counted eight more times. On the rise, Marquez fought back well until a series of more than half a dozen punches from Shaw and Marquez went down causing referee Cobian to give chase.
Welterweight nampaw Jorge Marron Jr., 20-3-2 (7), #143.2, of San Diego, CA, tied with Adrian “Chinto” Yung, 28-7-3 (22), #142.6, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa , MEX and Lakeside, CA, over six rounds.
In the first two rounds, the taller Yung was the aggressor as Marron mostly put his hands on his side, unleashing each punch. In the third round, Marron overtook Yung, who is currently backing down. In the fourth round, Yung was back, with the advantage.
In the fifth round, Yung landed well on his chin half way through. Marron landed smoothly on the left and right in the final seconds. In the sixth and final inning, Yung continued to pressurize in a tight skirmish, always moving forward. The referee is Jose Cobian.
The score is 59-55 Yung, 57-57 twice, and this writer is 58-56 Yung.
Super Bantamweight Floyd “Cashflow” Diaz, 6-0 (2), #121.6, of Las Vegas, NV and Bronx, NY, stopped Pedro Salome, 3-1-1 (1), #121.4, of Anaheim, CA, at 1:17 of the third of the six scheduled innings.
Salome made the chase in the first round while Diaz made the counterattack. Diaz started to land well in the final 20 seconds of the second inning.
In the third inning, a dribble from Diaz’ chin resulted in Salome being given an 8 by referee Daniel Sandoval. As he advanced, Salome received a combination of three punches to the chin that stopped referee Sandoval. fight.
Men’s Olympic heavyweight silver medalist Richard Torrez, Jr., 2-0 (2), #224, of Tulane, CA, stopped Robert Zavala, Jr., 2-2-1 (2), #255.2, by Del Rio, TX. , at 0:58 of the first of the six scheduled rounds.
In the first round, Torrez landed five punches, and referee Edward Hernandez, Sr. stopped the one-way contest early.
Featherweight Austin Brooks, 7-0 (2), #125.2, of San Diego, CA, defeated Victor “Dinamite” Saravia, 1-3 (1), #125.2, of LA, CA, over four rounds.
In the first two innings, the taller Brooks had his way, largely performing better than Saravia. Brooks countered well in the 3rd and 4th rounds and moved well, showing good skill. The referee is Daniel Sandoval.
The score is 40-36 by all and this writer.