Chavez Jr. stops LeHoullier in one, Montiel – Valdez draw!
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. TKO 1 Jason LeHoullier
‘Son of a legend’ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. made quick work of once-beaten Jason LeHoullier earlier this evening in the main event of Top Rank’s “Latin Fury 11” in Tepic, Mexico. Chavez Jr. once again showed his star appeal among Mexican Fight Fans as he scored a sensational win in front of a frenzied crowd. Chavez used his patented weapon (left hook) to hurt and drop LeHoullier in the opening stanza, and the follow up attack was all it took to make it an early night. The bout was stopped in Round 1 with the referee saving a helpless LeHoullier from further punishment. With the win ‘Junior’ improved to 40-0-1 (30 KOs).
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Fernando Montiel vs. Alex Valdez: Technical Draw
Fernando Montiel escaped a sticky situation Saturday night when his fight with Alex Valdez was ruled a technical draw after the fact. Originally declared a TKO win for Valdez after much discussion, the bout ultimately ended up as a technical draw because Montiel sustained a cut prior to Round 4. In the opening stanza Montiel dropped Valdez and looked to be in for a short night, however the challenger came back to score a knock down over Montiel in Round 2. Montiel was cut in the early rounds and the ringside physician called a halt to the bout after Round 3. With the fight ending in a draw Montiel’s record becomes 39-2-2 (29 KOs) and he still looks poised for a marquee fight this fall.
Donnie Nietes W SD 12 Manuel Vargas
Filipino minimumweight Donnie Nietes captured the WBO minimumweight title with a twelve round spit decision victory over Manuel Vargas earlier this evening in Mexico. Nietes survived a furious effort from Vargas late in the fight after doing well out of the gate. After twelve round two judges saw the fight in Nietes’ favour 118-110 and 116-110 while Vargas was ahead 116-112 on the third card. With the win Nietes improved to 25-1-3 (14 KOs).
Jose Luis Castillo TKO 2 Carlos Urias
Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo made quick work of an over-matched Carlos Urias, stopping him in two rounds. A blistering uppercut was the beginning of the end as the bout was stopped mid way through round two. It was the sixtieth win of the veteran Castillo’s long career, improving his overall record to 60-9-1 (52 KOs).
Z Gorres TKO 6 Cruz Carbajal
Super flyweight slickster Z Gorres of the Philippines was too much for Cruz Carbajal in the opening bout of Top Rank’s “Latin Fury 11” card earlier this evening in Mexico. Gorrez boxed well early and after the fifth round Carbajal retired due to injury. With the win Gorres improved to 29-2-2 (15 KOs).
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