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Avalos-Araiza Report/Gallery

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Bob Arum’s Top Rank Boxing was in Southern California Saturday night for UniMas Solo Boxeo. From the C. Robert Lee Activity Center in Hawaiian Gardens California as Chris Avalos (20-2, 15KOs) of Lancaster took on Jose Luis Araiza (29-7-1, 20KOs) in the super bantamweight main event scheduled for 10 rounds. Avalos boxed patient early using the jab in the opening round. In round two Chris Avalos began to pick up the pace landing more combinations and switching his stance as Araiza pressed forward. However in the fourth round Araiza suffered a huge cut above his left eye from a punch as he could not continue prompting referee Lou Moret to stop the contest at 1:42. With the win Chris Avalos improves to 21-2, 16KOs, as Jose Luis Araiza record now stands at 29-8-1, 20KOs.

In light heavyweight action Trevor McCumby (9-0, 8KOs) won a unanimous decision over Ricardo Campillo (7-5-1, 5KOs). McCumby landed flush as he teed off landing left hook right hand combinations that rocked Campillo’s head back and began to gush from the nose. McCumby continued to land solidly with the left hook rocking Campillo’s head back in round two as Campillo was still on his feet. McCumby continued to rock Campillos head back landing vicious left hooks throughout the fight as Campillo refused to go down and made McCumby work. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of McCumby. Trevor McCumby improves his record and now stands at 10-0, 9KOs

Junior Middleweight Michael Finney (9-0, 7KOs) made quick work of Jesus Vallejo (5-8-1, 5KOs) in scheduled four rounder. Finney came out boxing patiently jabbing away a left hook to the body sent Vallejo to his knees as he beat referee Lou Moret’s count. Another crunching left hook to the body sent to the canvas Vallejo once again as referee Lou Moret stops the contest at 1:56 of the first round. Michael Finney who is trained by Robert Garcia improves to 10-0, 8KOs and continues his rise as a prospect.

Opening the action from the C. Robert Lee Activity Center Providence Rhode Island’s Toka Kahn Clary (3-0, 2KOs) scored a second round KO over Pablo Cupul (2-10, 2KOs) in a super featherweight bout. A straight left by the southpaw Toka Khan Clary sent Cupul to the canvas in the opening round. Khan Clary continued his attack the following round landing the left precisely referee Jack Reiss seen enough as he stepped in to stop the contest at 2:15 of round two as Toka Kahn Clary with the win goes to 4-0, 3KOs.

In a scheduled four round welterweight bout Oxnard’s Andrew Ruiz (5-0, 3KOs) stopped David Castillo (3-5) in the first round. A quick left hook knockdown Castillo seconds into bout as he quickly got up. Ruiz continued his attack as he scored two knockdowns the referee stopped the contest at 2:52 of the first round. Andrew Ruiz now stands at 6-0, 4KOs as the latest Oxnard prospect who is also trained by Robert Garcia.

Detroit’s Erick DeLeon (1-0, 1KO) went the distance with Paul Velarde (3-2-3) in lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds. The southpaw DeLeon came out shooting the jab followed by straight lefts picking his spots to the body. DeLeon began to bleed above his right eye in round two as he suffered an unintentional head butt. Despite the cut DeLeon remained relaxed boxing well picking his shots as he gets a unanimous decision win as all three judges scored it 40-36. Erick DeLeon goes to 2-0, 1KO as Paul Velarde drops to 3-3-3.

Featherweight Pedro Duran of Bell made his debut as he knocked out Emmanuel Machorro (0-7-1) in one round. A left hook right hand combination sent Machorro through the ropes as referee Jack Reiss stops the contest 54 seconds into the first round. Pedro Duran wins his debut and now has a record of 1-0, 1KO.

Making their debuts in a scheduled four round Jr. welterweight bout Hawaiian Gardens Danny Ramirez and Justin Santistevan of Corona. Ramirez landed a counter left that knockdown Santistevan in the opening seconds of the round later in the round Ramirez connected with solid rights that rocked Santistevan head back as referee Jack Reiss looked carefully. Santistevan continued to fight the following round however after taking a left hook to the face referee Jack Reiss seen enough as he stopped the contest at 43 seconds of round two. Danny Ramirez wins his debut and goes to 1-0

In attendance at the C. Robert Lee Activity Center was WBC WBA Super Bantamweight champion Hawaiian Garden’s own Abner Mares. Lightweight Carlos Molina and his twin brothers 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier Molina and 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina, as well as 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez. Former lightweight title challenger Urbano Antillon was also present.

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