Results by Chris Cozzone
Tonight at Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.: In what was her most exciting performance to date, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm (23-1-3, 6 KOs) outboxed–but did not outslug France’s Myriam Lamare (16-3, 9 KOs) over ten rounds to retain her WIBA welterweight belt. Holm built up an early lead, landing crisp rights on her foe, but Lamare came alive in the late rounds, bombing Holm with big rights and looping lefts. The scorecards read 96-94, 98-92 and 97-93 for Holm. Fightnews had it 96-94 for Holm. In the scheduled eight-round co-main, Bloomfield jr. middle Joe “Ironman” Gomez (16-1-1, 8 KOs) stopped Jose Luis Cruz (12-15-3, 4 KOs), of San Diego, Calif., at 2:35 of round four. On the undercard: In a battle of debuting super bantams,Raymond “Hollywood” Montes (1-0, 1 KO) stopped Randy “Savage” Arrellin (0-1) at 2:09 of round one; in a slugfest, jr. middle Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez (2-0) won a unanimous decision over debuting Mike Rodriguez (0-1) with scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37; welterweight Josh “Pitbull” Torres (3-1, 2 KOs) was impressive in his fourth round (1:11) stoppage of El Paso’s Cornelius “Hard Times” Shuler (1-4). Look for a full report tomorrow!