Jason Quigley (15-0, 11 KOs) of Donegal, Ireland defended his NABF Middleweight Title with a 10-round unanimous decision victory against Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (34-10, 22 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in the main event of the Oct. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Quigley won with scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 99-91.
“I felt great tonight. I knew it was a test,” said Jason Quigley. “This was my 15th professional fight, and I learned a lot. Nothing surprised me about Freddy. I was prepared for him. I knew he was tough. I upgraded tonight. He’s a great fighter, and I respect him a lot.”
“I prepared very well and made sure I gave a great fight to everyone,” said Freddy Hernandez. “My conditioning was great as you saw in the fight. He [Quigley] was tired and didn’t want to fight anymore. I felt that.”
In the co-main event, Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (21-4, 12 KOs) of the Bronx, N.Y. scored an eight-round unanimous decision win against Shoki “El PV” Sakai (22-9-2, 12 KOs) of Amagasaki, Japan in a welterweight bout. Gomez won with three scores of 80-72.
Rommel “The Legacy” Caballero (4-0, 3 KOs) of Coachella, Calif. scored a first-round technical knockout victory against Hugo Padron (3-3, 3 KOs) of Agua Prieta, Mexico in a scheduled six-round super featherweight battle.
Filipino slugger Rey “Flash” Perez (24-10, 8 KOs) defeated Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (19-3, 15 KOs) of Buena Park, Calif. via technical knockout at 2:15 of the seventh-round of a scheduled eight-round lightweight fight.
Edgar Ortega (10-1-2, 5 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico dominated Filipino slugger Recky “The Terror” Dulay (11-4, 8 KOs) en route to a six-round unanimous decision victory. Ortega won with scores of 57-56, 58-55 and 58-55.
Angel Ruiz (13-0, 9 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico stopped Jonathan Fortuna (8-2, 5 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at 1:40 of the fourth round of a schedule six-round super lightweight battle.
Uzbekistani prospect Elnur Abduraimov(2-0, 2 KOs) scored a technical knockout win against Giovannie Gonzalez (5-3, 5 KOs) of Sacramento, Calif. at 2:38 of the second round of an 140-pound battle originally slated for four rounds.
Quigley vs. Hernandez was a 10-round fight for the NABF Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights took place on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Jaime Munguia will be the special VIP guest for the Oct. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round middleweight fight between Donegal, Ireland’s Jason Quigley (14-0, 11 KOs) and Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (34-9, 22 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico for Quigley’s NABF title.E SPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
Munguia is a 22-year-old puncher who has ended 26 of his fights by stunning knockout. The native of Tijuana, Mexico rose to fame in the world of boxing by stopping Sadam “World Kid” Ali to capture the WBO Junior Middleweight Title. Munguia has defended his title two times, against Liam “Beefy” Smith and Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook, in what has been an exciting year for the young star. Munguia will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
In the co-main event Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez (21-3, 12 KOs) of the Bronx, N.Y. will face Amagasaki, Japan’s Shoki “El PV” Sakai (23-8-2, 13 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout. Gomez, who has Honduran roots, will return to Fantasy Springs after scoring a knockout victory against fellow Golden Boy Promotions stablemate Keandre Gibson earlier this year in that same arena.
Rommel Caballero (2-0-1,1 KO) will open the Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN show in a six-round super featherweight bout against Agua Prieta, Mex.’s Hugo “Dandy” Padron (3-2, 3 KOs).
Los Angeles fan-favorite Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (19-2, 15 KOs) of Buena Park, Calif. will face a former foe in a scheduled eight-round lightweight rematch against Sindangan, Philippines’s Rey “The Flash” Perez (23-10, 7 KOs). Perez had given Gonzalez his first ever unanimous decision loss, which Gonzalez will be out to avenge when the two meet in the ring again.
Recky “The Terror” Dulay (11-3, 8 KOs) of Samar, Philippines will face Edgar Ortega (9-1-2, 5 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico in a six-round featherweight bout.
Angel “Relampago” Ruiz (12-0, 8 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico will open the night of action in an eight-round super lightweight fight against Jonathan Fortuna (8-2, 5 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Quigley vs. Hernandez is a 10-round fight for the NABF Middleweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” and Hennessy, “Never Stop, Never Settle.” The fights will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.