By Allan Fox: WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez (18-1, 14 KOs) overcame a gradual begin to come again to cease #15 WBC fringe contender Joel Cordova (12-5-2 3 KOs) within the sixth spherical on Saturday evening on the Area Alcalde, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
‘El Rey’ Martinez, 26, dropped his outdated sparring associate Cordova with a robust left hook adopted by a proper hand to the pinnacle within the sixth spherical.
After Cordova, 26, bought again up, Martinez stormed after him, hitting him with a blizzard of punches till referee Frank Garza was pressured to step in and cease the competition. the time of the stoppage was at 1:00 of spherical six.
Surprisingly, Cordova bought the higher of Martinez by the primary 4 rounds, utilizing his top and an in-and-out combating fashion. Cordova was capable of get out of the way in which of Martinez’s highly effective left hook, dodging it more often than not.
Martinez turned the combat round within the fifth spherical when he caught Cordova with a robust left hook to the jaw after trapping him in opposition to the ropes. The shot clearly buzzed Cordova. Nevertheless, he made it by the spherical regardless of taking a number of extra large pictures.
“He was more durable than I anticipated, he’s an excellent fighter,” stated Martinez after the combat. “I’m grateful to be with Eddy Reynoso. Sure, we try to unify the division.
“I consider he’s a celebrity,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn about Martinez. “Subsequent, we’ll be out to unify, after which Estrada, Chocolatito, and Cuadras. This child goes to be a celebrity.”
Unbeaten WBA mild flyweight champion Daniel Matellon (12-0-2, 6 KOs) beat Jose Argumedo (24-5-1, 15 KOs) by a detailed 12 spherical unanimous choice. The scores have been 117-111, 115-113, 115-113. Argumedo fought effectively within the first six rounds, however then gassed out and gave technique to Matellon. Argumedo suffered a reduce over his left eye throughout the second a part of the combat that restricted his effectiveness.
Welterweight Christian Gomez (22-2-1, 19 KOs) defeated Jorge Sanchez (13-1 5 KOs) by a ninth spherical knockout. Within the ninth spherical, Gomez landed an enormous shot that ended the combat. Earlier within the combat, Romez knocked Sanchez down within the second spherical.
Tremendous middleweight prospect Diego Pacheco (12-0, 9 KOs) defeated Jesus Moroyoqui (7-1-1, 4 KOs) within the sixth spherical. The combat was halted at 2:17 of the sixth with Pacheco giving Moroyoqui a pasting.
IBF Intercontinental mild welterweight Gabriel Valenzuela (24-2-1, 14 KOs) stopped journeyman Juan Ocura (14-15-1, 6 KOs) within the seventh spherical. Valenzuela unloaded on the hapless Ocura all through the competition with large energy pictures.
He dropped Ocura within the third spherical, after which completed him within the seventh when the referee halted the combat. The time of the stoppage was at 2:10 of the spherical.