Super middleweight Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (11-2-1, 5 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Lester “El Cubanito” Gonzalez (12-8-4, 6 KOs) in a clash for the vacant IBA belt on Saturday night at the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California. Mendez dropped Gonzalez with a body shot in round three and got the stoppage with a barrage of punches at 2:35 of round five.
In the co-main event, welterweight Jonathan Garcia (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular first round kO over Rodolfo “Bam Bam” Armenta (11-9-1, 9 KOs). Armenta was down twice. Time was 2:03.
Welterweight Oscar Godoy (9-2, 4 KOs) scored a third round stoppage of Javier Gomez 13-10, 9 KOs). Time was :48.