Diego De La Hoya (22-1, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico defeated Renson “Gato” Robles (16-7, 9 KOs) of La Victoria, Venezuela via unanimous decision in a 10-round featherweight fight at The Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico.De La Hoya won with scores of 97-94, 99-89 and 99-89. The event was streamed live on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
“I was a difficult fight because I hurt my left hand in the second round,” said Diego De La Hoya.”I had to fight the entire fight with one hand. Still, I came to fight, and I never gave up.”
In the co-main event, Roger “The Kid” Guitierrez (23-3-1, 19 KOs) of Maracaibo, Venezuela defeated Andres “Maravilla” Tapia (16-8-3, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico via unanimous decision in a 10-round super featherweight brawl. Gutierrez won with three scores of 98-91.
“Tapia is a great warrior,” said Roger Gutierrez.”To fight a Mexican is a great honor for me. Thank you to all who came out to support today.”
William “Camaron” Zepeda (20-0, 18 KOs) of San Mateo Atenco, Mexico stopped Jampier Oses (15-6-1, 12 KOs) of Ocumare, Venezuela via technical knockout in the third round of a lightweight bout originally scheduled for 10 rounds. Zepeda won with time of 2:32 of the aforementioned round.
“I felt good,” said William Zepeda. “He surprised me for a bit. But I was able to recover due to my preparation. I think the fans were the winners tonight from a great show.”
Luis “El Venado” Lopez (20-2-, 11 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico defeated Cristian “Gaurico” Baez (18-1, 17 KOs) of Caracas, Venezuela via technical knockout in the fifth round of a 10-round lightweight fight. Lopez won with time :28 of the aforementioned round.
“I would like to make a fight with Diego De La Hoya,” said Luis Lopez.”I feel great. We knew this opportunity would open many doors. And thank God we achieved our objective.”
De La Hoya vs. Robles was a 10-round featherweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The event was sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING.” The fight took place Saturday, Dec.14, 2019 at The Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Mexico. The event was streamed live on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
Whateley captures title in 71 seconds!
Red hot Cruiserweight prospect Jason “Warrior” Whateley needed just 71 seconds to destroy defending Australian champion Daniel Russell. The bout held at the Timberyard, Port Melbourne, Australia was also sanctioned as an eliminator for the Commonwealth title.
The former Olympian and 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist raised his record to 7-0 (6 KO), dropping Russell with a devastating right hand just 15 seconds into the bout. Russell beat the count but Whateley was ruthless, dropping his stunned foe again and another follow up barrage forced the referee to intervene.
“We worked on switching levels in training, going from the body to the head,” said Whateley. “I knew once that right hand landed flush it was pretty much over.”
Whateley’s trainer Marcos Amado said: “Jason is a coach’s dream. He is a dedicated athlete who lives and breathes boxing. We expected to get a stoppage but probably not within 71 seconds”.
“We are very excited to see what the future brings for Jason,” said co-manager Matt Clark. “He’s an exciting fighter to watch and when he gets someone hurt, they’re out of there. We think he’s one of the brightest prospects out there in the division”.