By Rocco Morales
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
In the main event of the evening from the Ontario Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Charles “Pride Of Paramount” Huerta (17-3, 9 KOs) got back on the winning track stopping veteran Eduardo Arcos (18-8-1, 5 KOs). Huerta, making his debut with Thompson Boxing and coming off a 15 month layoff, boxed effectively behind a stiff jab as he patiently walked down the awkward Arcos. Arcos, entered the fight the loser of his last five fights and after starting his career with a 15-0 record, he’s been unable to compete once stepping up in competition. Both fighters exchanged seemingly deliberate low blows in the fourth round and were each warned by referee, Raul Caiz Jr.. This proved good for the audience as Arcos then did his best to make a fight of it. Action really heated in the fifth round as Arcos went on the attack but his wide punches were mostly unable to penetrate the defense of Huerta. Huerta was able to seize control of the round to bloody and stagger Arcos to end the round. Arcos’ corner, after seeing the condition of Arcos between the fifth and sixth round, stopped the fight making Huerta the winner by TKO at 3:00 of fifth round.
In the co-feature, a scheduled eight round flyweight bout, saw undefeated prospect, Miguel Diaz (9-0, 4 KOs), batter Evaristo Primero (15-15-1, 7 KOs) and win by sixth round TKO after Primero’s corner had seen enough and thrown in the towel. Diaz floored Primero in the first round with a flash knockdown and then again in the fifth round with a crushing right cross counter. Diaz chased Primero around the ring in the sixth round and was a punch or two away from knocking him out when Primero’s corner stopped the fight. Time of the stoppage was 0:37 of the sixth round.
In other action, Rigoberto “Asesino” Flores (5-1, 2 KOs) never stopped charging forward and completely overwhelmed Herctor Garza (3-7, 2 KOs) en route to a shutout unanimous decision victory. Garza, with his face swollen and nose bloodied, managed to finish on his feet but took a lot of punishment in the process as Flores seemingly threw about triple the punches as Garza and unrelentingly chased Garza for nearly every second of every round. Flores, once again, proved himself to be a crowd favorite with his very aggressive style. All three judges scored the bout 60-54.
In a scheduled six round lightweight bout, Sergio Nunez (7-0-1, 4 KOs) overcame early adversity to win a close unanimous decision victory over rugged Jesus Mendez (3-3, 2 KOs) a crushing right cross counter, Nunez turned the tide of the fight and dropped Mendez hard to end the third round. Prior to then, Mendez was winning the fight with effective aggressiveness, frequently landing a clubbing right hand. Nunez and Mendez boxed evenly in the fourth round and then punctuated his victory with another knockdown late in the sixth and final round. All three judges scored the bout 57-55 in favor of Nunez.
Slick boxing Colombian, Daulis Prescott (24-1, 18 KOs) outclassed rugged Jose Angel Cota (15-8-1, 11 KOs) en route to a third round knockout victory. The 5’9″ Prescott boxed well from the outside landing hard right crosses and punished Cota on the inside, as well, with powerful uppercuts and hooks. By the end of the second round, Cota already looked like a defeated fighter. Prescott, the younger brother of Amir Khan conqueror, Breidis Prescott, punished Cota for the first two minutes of the third round before putting together a beautiful combination that ended with a solid straight right cross to the chin of Cota that knocked him down for the ten count. Time of the knockout was 2:04 of the third round of a scheduled six round bout.
In an all action super bantamweight bout scheduled for four rounds, Isaac “Dinamita” Zarate (4-0) won a slugfest over the game but overpowered Jeremy “Sparkling City Cobra” Longoria (3-2, 1 KO). Longoria had his moments but was unable to cope with the southpaw power punching of Zarate and was dropped in each the first, second and third rounds by straight left crosses and to add insult to injury dropped him twice more in the fourth round with left uppercuts. Following the first round knockdown, Zarate landed a hard shot when Longoria was on a knee and was deducted a point for the blatant foul by the referee. Despite a cut over the left eye of Zarate from a punch, he was never in danger. By way of unanimous decision, by scores of 39-31 on all three judges scorecards, Zarate wins by very impressive fashion.
With a vicious left hook to the liver, Giovanni Santillan (3-0, 2 KO) knocked out Alberto Espinoza (1-2) to open the show with a bang. In what was a scheduled four round junior welterweight contest, Santillan required less than a minute and with Espinoza rolling around the ring apron in pain, the referee interrupted his count to wave off the contest at just 0:58 of the first round.
Fighters in attendance included former champion Danny “Little Red” Lopez, heavyweight contender, Chris Arreola, featherweight contender, Daniel Ponce De Leon (who will be challenging WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzales for his title on the undercard of Saul Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez), former bantamweight and super flyweight king, Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel and multiple Thompson Boxing fighters including Artemio “The King” Reyes, Jhonathon Romero, Jonathon Arrellano and Richard Contreras.
Promoter for the event was Thompson Boxing Promotions. Thompson Boxing returns on Friday, August 24th, with a card at Omega Products International in Ontario, CA. For ticket information, visit www.thompsonboxing.com
-Rocco Morales reporting for FightNews.com