After an emotive ten count for fallen local fighter Pablo “Bronco” Armenta who was murdered earlier this week in Tijuana, California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his outfit Bobby D Presents launched the latest installment of their “San Diego Fights” series last Friday night at the only home for San Diego boxing, the Four Points by Sheraton in the suburb of Kearny Mesa.
After Tijuana featherweight Luis Ventura (0-1) failed a late MRI test and was deemed not able to participate in his scheduled four round bout against the popular Prince “Tiger” Smalls (1-0-1), the fight card became a four bout fight card. Despite of that, there were no complaints from the local San Diego fight crowd as they enjoyed another exciting fight night in on a balmy San Diego evening.
Robles Punishing Landeros Photo by Paul Gallegos
After female junior flyweight Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana accidentally slammed a window on her left hand and postponed her much awaited return to the ring after a year hiatus for a couple more months, the main event fell on the shoulders of undefeated junior welterweight Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (9-0-1, 3KOs). He did not disappoint as he completely dominated the rough, tough and durable Adolfo “Terror” Landeros (22-33-2, 10KOs) for six rounds. The bout marked the second time these both fighters met with the first being back in February where Robles won a unanimous decision over six rounds.
The southpaw Robles had not stepped into the ring since last April when he stopped hard hitting Joshua Marks in four heats but did not show any ring rust as he went right after Landeros from the opening bell looking for the knock out. The San Diego fighter had no trouble pushing the smaller Landeros of Mexico City to the ropes and attacking the body with abandon. Landeros had no choice but to put his guard up and protect himself while he looked to sneak in an overhand right every once in a while.
It looked as if Robles was going to finish off the night early when near the end of the first while Landeros continued on the ropes, he scored with a hard straight right to the chin of the Mexico City veteran that sent Landeros reeling back and to the canvas. Landeros complained that Robles stepped on his foot but referee Tony Crebs still gave him the mandatory eight count.