By Andreas Hale at ringside
Unbeaten WBC #1 lightweight Urbano Antillon (26-0, 19 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Tyrone Harris (23-5, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the New Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Antillon dropped Harris twice in round five befre the bout was stopped at 2:23.
Former “Contender: Season One”star Alphonso Gomez (19-4-2, 9 KOs) stopped Juan Buendia (14-3-1, 8 KOs) in round eight of an exciting welterweight bout. Both boxers were cut by a fifth round headbutt but Alfonso’s cut was a bad horizontal gash on the right eyebrow. Then at the sixth round it happened again. Both Buendia and Gomez were covered in blood as they slugged it out. In the eighth round Gomez gave Buendia a blasting left to the rib cage and Buendia went down in pain. Although Buendia beat the count, he kept shaking his head ‘no’ when asked if he wished to continue and referee Robert Byrd waved it off at 1:07 of the eighth round.
Super lightweight Dennis Laurente (31-3-4, 16 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Marvin Cordova (20-1-1, 11 KOs). All three had it 77-74.
Super lightweight Mark Melliguen (14-1, 10 KOs) defeated Ramon Montano (17-7-2, 2 KOs) via eight round unanimous decision by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 78-74.
Unbeaten jr lightweight Diego Magdeleno (9-0, 5 KOs) went down on the first round with a right tap to his chin, but went on to top Juan Santiago (7-2-1, 5 KOs) over four rounds. Scores were 40-37, 39-36, 39-37.