By Rocco Morales at ringside
In an upset, lightweight Tyrone Harris (24-5, 16 KOs) scored his biggest win with a sudden eighth round TKO over highly regarded Marvin Quintero (16-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. quickly waved it off after Harris rocked Quintero with two hooks. Time was 1:05. Quintero, who hurt his right hand in the bout, never got into his normal attack mode as Harris resurrected his career after a KO loss in May to Urbano Antillon. Note: Quintero had weighed in at the contracted weight of 131 during Thursday’s weigh in, but Harris measured 132.25 and was fined by the California State Athletic Commission. He reportedly gained 11 pounds after re-hydrating.
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Unbeaten bantamweight bomber Chris Avalos (11-0, 9 KOs) impressively destroyed Andre Wilson (11-3-1, 9 KOs) in round two. Avalos dropped Wilson twice before the bout was waved off by referee Jose Cobian. Time was 1:28.
Junior middleweight Freddy Hernandez (25-1, 18 KOs) dominated veteran Hicklet Lau (20-20-2, 9 KOs), winning an eight round unanimous decision by scores of 80-69, 80-70, 80-70. Hernandez dropped Lau in rounds four and eight.
Bantamweight David De La Mora (17-0, 11 KOs) outpointed Benji Garcia (14-12-3, 1 KO) over eight by scores of 78-74, 77-75, 80-72.
Super welterweight Deshon Johnson (7-2-2, 4 KOs) stopped Alan Velasco (8-3-2, 3 KOs) at 2:46 of round two.
Welterweight Aris Ambriz (11-0-0, 6 KOs) needed just 94 seconds to blow out Daniel Gonzales (11-21, 4 KOs).