By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez
Tijuana’s PM Promotions let by former super flyweight champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales was at it again last Friday night when it presented its third edition of “Sangre Nueva”, a short but to the point fight card featuring his stable’s newest stars. In the main event, son of former world champion Jose Luis Ramirez, southpaw super featherweight “Zurdo” Jose Luis Ramirez Jr (3-0-2, 1KO) had a tough time but was able to take the unanimous decision over Hector Garcia (0-1), both of Tijuana, over six rounds.
Ramirez began fighting from a distance and scoring well with straight lefts. Once in close, Ramirez did some work to the body with but Garcia also had his chance to score heavy leather to the mid-section. Garcia was the more aggressive of the two in the second as he stalked the taller Ramirez around the ring but in the third and forth, Ramirez went back to working from the distance and only at times getting on the inside.
At the end, two judges, Julian Palombo and Jocelyne Ortiz, scored it a landslide 40-36 for Ramirez while Esteban Franco gave one round to Garcia with a 39-37 for Ramirez.
“No Money” Keeps Winning
Tijuana bantamweight Marcos “No Money” Rios (3-0, 2KOs) keeps his winning streak alive but this time was taken the whole four round distance by Jaime “Duro” Diaz (0-1), also of Tijuana, in the semi-main event of the night.
Rios made his pro debut only about a month ago but has quickly racked up the fights and wins and last Friday was no exception as he was able to control the action despite Diaz, who looked in his mid-forties, brought the action to the still teenage Rios.
Rios looked good as he counter punched the incoming and shorter Diaz with uppercuts and straight rights. In the third Diaz was finally able to put some leather on Rios but the young man dealt with it and caused a cut over Diaz’s left eye for good measure. In the fourth and final round, Diaz looked for the knock out but Rios was able to calmly weather the storm and take the win with all three scores of 40-36.
“Niño” Castillo Beats Barragan
In a super bantamweight four, Julio “Niño” Castillo (3-1) ruins the first time for Hector Barragan (0-1) by taking a four round unanimous decision. The pace was a quick one in the first and remained for the entire bout as Castillo displayed good defensive skills and constantly made Barragan miss. Castillo was the slightly more active as he scored with combination punching from an orthodox hands down. Barragan looked to do his work but just couldn’t find his target as Castillo used head and waist movement to make him miss.
In the fourth, Barragan looked tired but was able to survive the round despite Castillo stalking him and going for the knockout. Scores were 39-37 for Castillo.
Mexican heavyweight Jesus “Perro” Juarez (1-0-1) scored his first over the much bigger and but unskilled Victor “Tiburon” Bobadilla (0-2). Juarez, who weighed in at a sloppy 205 pounds, pounded the huge section of the 283 pound Bobadilla for most of the night as “Tiburon” was never able to land his wild hooks on the moving Juarez.