Results: Vargas Outworks Nelson, Benitez Returns In Fashion / Julio Upsets Dominic Salcido

On Wednesday night Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing presented it's second installment of VIP Boxing before a packed house at the beautiful Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY. The show featured six fights, an hour long cocktail party, followed by a five course meal of indescribable elegance. Headlining the card was Star Boxing's heavyweight and the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Captain "Devastain" Devin Vargas taking on Terrell "Baby Bull" Nelson. Vargas came out in the first, scoring good combinations to both the body and head of the hard charging Nelson..

The middle rounds saw Vargas counter effectively from the outside. Vargas continuously landed a beautiful left hook to the body followed by a left hook to the head combination that began causing swelling under Nelson's right eye.

To Nelson's credit he kept coming, looking to exchange, but in the end, Vargas was too fast and too accurate, winning a clear cut unanimous decision.

After the fight it was revealed that Vargas severely injured his right hand in the first round, causing him to abandon the right and work solely off his left.

With the win, Vargas improves to 18-1, 7KO while Nelson drops to 8-9, 5KO.


The co-feature bout of the evening saw the return of Star Boxing's super bantamweight prospect Roberto Benitez, as he improved his record to a perfect 6-0, 3KO as he completely outworked Angel Paneto (4-6-2, 2KO) over six entertaining rounds.

Benitez, a 2000 U.S. Olympic team alternate, and 2004 Olympic teammate to Vargas, was coming off a three year layoff, but by his performance though it was hard to tell.

Benitez landed flush combinations, mixing it up to both the body and head, dropping his opponent various times throughout the fight. Somehow though Paneto was able to make it to the sixth and final bell.

In the end it was all Benitez as he didn't lose a round on any of the three judges scorecards. Look for Benitez to be back in action very soon.


Marcus Bianconi D6 Lamar Harris
Melchor Guillen TKO1 Jonathon Cuba
Gabriel Bracero W6 Ashanti Hendrickson
Eusebio Flores TKO1 Kamel Al-Olabi



LOS ANGELES, October 1 – In boxing, a fight is never over until the final bell. On September 11th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, hot prospect Dominic Salcido found that out the hard way when he saw victory snatched away by the knockout power of veteran Ilido Julio. This Friday night, fight fans can see one of the biggest upsets of 2009, as Fox Sports en Español airs Salcido vs Julio in the main event of the Friday, October 2nd edition of “Boxeo Thompson.”

Also in action on this hard-hitting tripleheader will be bouts featuring rising junior welterweight star Josesito Lopez against Anthony Mora, and Venezuela’s Patrick Lopez against Tyler Ziolkowski.

This exciting Thompson Boxing tripleheader will air at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. Check your local listings for FSE.

About Thompson Boxing Promotions

Launched in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, a former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Thompson Boxing Promotions was established with the purpose of elevating the sport of boxing by providing exciting sports entertainment while showcasing talented athletes on their way to the summit of the sport. In the past nine years, the company has risen from being not only one of the top promotional firms in the competitive west coast market, consistently providing shows that live up to the adage ‘never a dull moment’, but to a nationwide powerhouse that includes on its roster some of the best talent in the game today, including Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., Juan Carlos Burgos, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera, Abraham Lopez, Josesito Lopez, Sergio Espinoza, and Pavel Miranda.

About Fox Sports en Español

Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,600 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLigaTM, the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship® and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which more than 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households.

Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at

Article posted on 01.10.2009

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