Results: Isaac Zarate edges Christian Ayala

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In a tightly contested main event, Isaac Zarate (14-3-3, 2 KOs) pulled away in the second half against the very mobile Christian Ayala (12-2, 4 KOs) to win by unanimous decision (78-74, 77-75 twice) on Friday night.

Zarate, a southpaw from San Pedro, Calif., had trouble finding his range in the early rounds. Ayala smartly countered Zarate and kept him off balance. By the fourth round, however, Zarate discovered his jab and mixed in uppercuts to pull the tide in his favor.

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Results: Isaac Zarate vs. Christian Esquivel

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The “Path to Glory” main event was over before it had a chance to begin. In the second round, an accidental clash of heads between super bantamweights Isaac Zarate (13-3-3, 2 KOs) and Christian Esquivel (29-12-1, 22 KOs) played the part of spoiler.

Zarate, a southpaw, bumped heads with Esquivel more than half way through the second round and created a nasty gash above Esquivel’s right eye. The ringside physician ruled him unable to continue, officially declaring the bout a technical draw at the 2:18 mark.

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Results: Erick Ituarte decisions Isaac Zarate

Thompson Boxing Promotions will replay its entire show from May 19 that includes Erick Ituarte’s (17-1-1, 2 KOs) dramatic, split decision win over the tough as nails Isaac Zarate (12-3-2, 2 KOs).

The replay is set for this Wednesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. PDT / 8:30 p.m. PDT on ThompsonBoxing.com and its YouTube channel – Thompson Boxing TV. Additionally, boxing fans may follow us on Twitter @ThompsonBoxing to access Wednesday’s replay.

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