By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: J.A. Escobar
Lightweight Jose “Loco” Hernandez (11-5-1, 5 KOs) stopped the always game and tough Justo Vallecillo (6-14, 3 KOs) at 2:18 of the 5th round of the scheduled 8 in the main event of the Paulie Ayala show at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Referee Laurence Cole watched as Hernandez knocked Vallecillo from one side of the ring to the other before he stopped the fight with Vallecillo still on his feet giving Hernandez the TKO victory in front of his hometown fans.
Jr lightweight Miguel Buendia (7-1 4 KOs) pounded Abraham Esquivel (4-2 2 KOs) over five rounds and finally stopped Esquivel at 1:03 of the fifth round scheduled for 6.
Jr lightweight Manual Rojas (3-0) continued his winning ways with a workmanlike four round unanimous decision against the game Raul Carrillo (1-4, 1KO) with scores of 40-36 all judges scorecard.
Jr lightweight Arthur Trevino (5-7-2, 2 KOs) came in against the hungry Alex Lopez (1-2, 1KO) and found out that Lopez was all business. Lopez dropped Trevino early in the round but Trevino was able to survive initially but another flurry by Lopez finished off Trevino at 2:27 of the first round.
Super middleweight Samuel Clarkson (2-0, 2 KOs) came out on fire and charged the overwhelmed Jarred Kemp (2-10-1, 1KO) and hit him with a three punch combo before landing a right uppercut that put Kemp on the canvas. Referee Robert Chapa immediately stopped the fight at 40 seconds of the 1st round as Clarkson got the TKO victory.
Super bantamweight Carlos Casasola (1-0, 1KO) survived an early onslaught to the body to stop the tough Joel Hernandez (2-1) at 1:46 of the 1st round. Referee ruled a knockdown earlier in the round from a wild combination from Casasola while Hernandez was still on is feet against the ropes but clearly hurt. For Casasola, out of San Antonio, he gets his first win in his pro debut.
In a back and forth affair that got sloppy at times, jr middleweight Angel Solorzano (2-0, 1KO) stopped Oscar Palacios (0-2-1) at 2:07 of the fourth and final round. Referee Rosario Soliz had seen enough after a flurry by Solorzano seemed to hurt Palacios.