In a clash of junior featherweight prospects, unbeaten local hero Manuel “Tino” Avila (11-0, 4 KOs) thrilled his fans with a spectacular eighth round KO over Ricky Lopez (9-2, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Georgie Duke Sports Center in Vacaville, California. Avila dropped Lopez in round three and twice in round eight. Time was 1:09. Lopez is a cousin of Mile Alvarado.
Welterweight Alan Sanchez (12-2-1, 6 KOs) scored a second round TKO over veteran Miguel Munguia (26-26-1, 16 KOs). Sanchez knocked down Munguia in round two and the bout was waved off shortly after. Time was 1:43.
In a rare five-rounder, super bantamweight Pablo Cupul (6-10, 4 KOs) dropped a highly questionable unanimous decision to Bruno Escalante (6-1-1, 3 KOs). Escalante won by scores of 49-46, 49-46, 48-47.