By Gabriel F. Cordero
Mexican super flyweight Juan José “Goofy” Montes (19-1, 12 KOs) won a five round technical decision over Filipino Silvester Lopez (14-3-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in an important WBC 112lb eliminator by technical decision at the Olympic Coliseum at the University of Guadalajara. The bout was sent to the judges when Montes was unable to continue due to a cut on his right eyebrow caused by a headbutt from Lopez in the second round. All three scorecards favored the Mexican by identical scores of 48-45.
In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC female light flyweight world champion Naomi Togashi (8-0-1, 4 KOs) from Japan defeated Mexican challenger Irma Sanchez (18-4-1, 5 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision to retain her WBC green belt for the fifth time. Scores were 99-91, 97-93 and 99-93, all favorable to Togashi (who won the title in her fourth fight).
In other matches on the HG Boxing card billed as “Pegada Explosiva 4,” super bantamweight prospect and Mexican Olympian Giovanni Rey Vargas (3-0, 3 KOs) knocked out pro debuting Fabian Ruiz in the first round, welterweight Samuel Rogers (8-0, 3 KOs) of the Virgin Islands outpointed Gerardo Esquivel (6-15-1) over six, and Japanese lightweight Shoki Sakai (4-0, 3 KOs) stopped pro debuting Nestor Valencia in one.