Josesito Lopez Brings The Goods To Ontario
Posted by Raymundo Dioses on 11.13.2010
Lopez leads a night of action fights on a Thompson Boxing Promotions So Cal fight card...
The standing room only crowd at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California was treated to an action packed night of boxing with the main and co-main events ending with knockouts Friday night in an event presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.
In the main event, Riverside's Josesito Lopez, (28-3, 16KO) fought a southpaw from Huatabampo, Mexico with sixteen knockouts on his resume in a junior welterweight contest. Lopez was not deterred by Sergio Rivera's unorthodox stance, and after a few timid early rounds, Lopez found success with mixing his punches to the body and head.
The third round was a ground and pound affair with both fighters trading on the inside. Lopez scored with a right hand during after a break, and another right hand sent Rivera down. Rivera was able to beat the count, but fought off the ropes, which didn't bode well for him. Lopez chose to throw to the body, which sent Rivera down for the second time in the round, but he wouldn't beat another count. After only being able to get to his knees, referee Pat Russell got high into his count before finally waiving off the match at 2:58 of the third round.
The co-main event of the fight featured recent TBP signee Efrain Esquivias in a see-saw battle with Vicente Alfaro. The first round went to Alfaro with a late flurry of landed punches, yet Esquivias threw a monster sized left hand from his small 121 pound frame that rocked Alfaro.
The pair traded big punches in the third as the crowd chanted "Let's go Efrain!"
Esquivias, (11-0, 7KO) went head hunting in the fourth round, and a bloodied Alfaro kept punching back in a round that could have went to either fighter as both fighters began to show signs of fatigue.
A right hand sent Alfaro down in the fifth, yet the determined Alfaro beat the count, only to be stopped after a flurry that prompted referee Tom Taylor to waive off the contest at 1:48 and Esquivias remained undefeated in eleven fights with six knockouts.
‘Knockout of the Night' honors went to Colton's Artemio Reyes. The junior welterweight "Fights For Pops", as embroidered on his team's shirts and the area native is steadily molding into a complete fighter.
Reyes, (9-1-, 8KO) recovered from what was scored a knockdown after his opponent landed a big shot that sent him against the ropes. Reyes wasn't hurt, and threw a stiff uppercut followed by a flurry that sent Jesus Vallejo to the canvas and the crowd to their feet.
It was the pro debut for 117 pounder Alfredo Madrigal from Indio, California, and the kid looked good. He fought Cain Garcia, also making his pro debut, and Madrigal found success early via left hooks, and threw the punch the entire four round affair, which garnered him a victory by the scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice.
Hard Thrower Jhon Ortega landed big punches in the first two rounds against Anthony Reyes, yet Reyes absorbed the shots and didn't step back from the action. The action slowed in the final two rounds, which may have resulted in the eyebrow raising result from the judges.
Ortega, (2-0-1, 2KO) who has amateur victories over TBP veterans Jhonny Perez and Patrick Lopez, was signed to the company himself yesterday and may have been robbed of a victory after all three judges scored the fight a draw, with the same exact scores nonetheless, of 38-38.
Super flyweight Miguel Diaz knocked out Bell, CA's Abel Gomez inside two rounds and improved to 3-0 with two knockouts.
A grueling bout opened the nights action as Manuel Roman, (3-0, 2KO) recorded his third career victory over journeyman Jovanni Rubio. Roman stuck with his game plan, having a six inch height advantage over Rubio. Rubio sought an inside fight that didn't produce much offense and instead produced many clinches and rabbit punches.
Roman landed the cleaner punches after four rounds and was awarded a 40-36 unanimous decision.