Unbeaten IBF #3/WBO #4/WBC #8 bantamweight Abner Mares (19-0, 12 KOs) scored an impressive sixth round knockout over Carlos Fulgencio (11-4-1, 7 KOs) on Thursday night at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Mares’ sustained and brutal body attack finally took its toll on Fulgencio, who went down for the count at 2:24. A 2004 Olympian, Mares was formerly rated WBO #1, but was dropped in the ratings after being sidelined for eleven months with a torn retina and then appendicitis. He has won two straight since returning in May.
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Junior lightweight prospect David Rodela (14-1-3, 6 KOs) took a six round unanimous decision over Gamalier Rodriguez (8-2-2, 4 KOs). It was a hard fight with the more aggressive Rodela winning by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 59-55.
Junior bantamweight David Gaspar (11-2-1, 7 KOs) dropped Sergio Espinoza (16-6-1, 5 KOs) twice on the way to a six round unanimous decision. Espinoza was on the deck in rounds one and three. Scores: 58-54, 58-54, 59-53.
Unbeaten featherweight Ricky Lopez (6-0, 2 KOs) dropped John Wampash (1-2-1, 1 KO) three times en route to a four round unanimous decision. Scores: 39-33 on all three cards.