By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Unbeaten featherweight contender and 2008 United States Olympian Gary Russell Jr. (21-0, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over late sub Roberto Castaneda (20-3-1, 15 KOs) in the main event on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. A right hook to the jaw laid out Castaneda. Time 1:25.
2012 Olympian super middleweight Terrell Gausha (1-0, 1 KO) scored a one-sided second round KO over Dustin Caplinger (2-4, 1 KO). Caplinger down twice in round three. Time 1:55.
2012 Olympian jr middleweight Errol Spence Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) scored a third round TKO over Jonathan Garcia (3-4, 1 KO). Garcia started fast, but Spence was soon in control, dropping Garcia in the third and getting the stoppage moments later. Time was 2:41.
2012 Olympian cruiserweight Marcus Browne (1-0, 1 KO) scored a third round TKO over Codale Ford (2-1, 2 KOs). Browne dropped Ford with a body shot in the third and got the stoppage with his followup barrage. Time was 1:04.
2012 Olympian super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale (1-0, 1 KO) scored an explosive 66 second first round KO over Curtis Tate (4-4, 4 KOs). Tate was down twice.
2004, 2008, 2012 Olympian bantamweight Rau’Shee Warren (1-0) won a four round unanimous decision over Luis Rivera (1-2, 0 KOs). Scores were 40-36, 38-37, 38-37. Rivera was credited with a knockdown of Warren in round four that should have been ruled a slip.
Note: Warren and Gausha previously fought in the World Series of Boxing, so some recordkeepers may have Warren down for eight previous pro fights and Gausha with seven.
In an exciting opening bout, undefeated junior middleweight Daquan Arnett, (9-0, 6 KOs), knocked out Jeremiah Wiggins, (10-1-1, 5 KOs), at 1:59 of the fourth round of a scheduled six-round bout. Arnett was knocked down and badly hurt by Wiggins early in round three but survived and returned the favor in round four with a sustained barrage that sent Wiggins slumping partially over the bottom rope before referee Pat Russell jumped in.
Featherweight Manuel Robles, (2-0, 1 KO), picked up an easy win over Tim Ibarra, (2-2, 0 KOs), when Ibarra’s corner threw in the towel at 2:31 of the first round in a scheduled four-round bout.