By Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar at ringside
Undefeated Jessie Vergas used clean and effective punching to eventually break down Arturo Morua and earn a 6th round TKO stoppage in his toughest test to date. A left hook, straight right hand combination sent Morua reeling into the ropes as referee Tony Weeks called a halt to the bout at 1:20.
Junior Lightweight Eloy Perez (17-0-2, 4 KO’s) won a 10 round majority decision over Gilberto Sanchez-Leon. The shorter Perez landed the harder and effective punches, although Leon (23-8-2, 7 KO’s) did have his moments. One judge had a ridiculous score of 95-95, while the other two judges scored the bout 97-93 and 96-94 for Perez. With the victory, Perez retained his regional title.
Dion Savage (8-0, 5 KOs) pounded out an eight round unanimous decision victory over the very game Tommie Speller (5-4) in Super Middleweight action. The Team Mayweather prospect nailed Speller with heavy punches from the opening round en route to an 80-72 score on all three judges’ scorecards.
Lightweight Luis Ramos (15-0, 8 KO’s) stopped Allen Litzau in the second round of a scheduled eight round bout. Ramos was in command the entire fight, working behind his right jab. Ramos dropped Litzau (13-5, 7 KO’S) with a left hand to the head in the second. Litzau stood up, but was rocked by a left-right combination. Although Litzau did not go down, referee Russell Mora stopped the bout at 55 seconds. Litzau protested the stoppage by screaming and even throwing himself onto the canvas.