By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Junior middleweight veteran Carson Jones (24-7-1, 15 KOs) promised to expose KO King Tyrone Brunson (21-1-1, 20 KOs) and that’s just what he did on Friday night at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. Jones dropped Brunson in round three with a big right hand then got the stoppage with a sustained follow up barrage. Time was 2:39. Brunson started his career with a record 19 consecutive first round KOs, albeit against suspect opposition.
Former WBO junior lightweight world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs) won an eight round split decision over previously undefeated Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (13-1, 6 KOs) in an all action fight. Scores were 77-75, 77-75 Anchondo, 79-73 Herrera.
Bantamweight Chris Avalos (15-0, 11 KO’s) stopped overmatched Jose Pacheco (2-10-6) in the second round of a scheduled six round bout. The game Pacheco was no match for the faster, stronger, and more polished Avalos. Referee Raul Caiz, Sr. stopped the bout at 1:34.
Lightweight Marvin Quintero stopped Tyler Ziolowski in the second round of a scheduled eight round bout. Quintero (18-2, 13 KO’s) overwhelmed Ziolowski (12-10, 6 KO’s) with power and speed, eventually trapping him in a corner and prompting a stoppage by referee Dr. James Jen-Kin at 1:15 of the second round.