Receiving his first professional dent in what was a perfect record, Albuquerque’s Fidel “Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (13-1, 11 KOs) was upset by Mexico’s Fernando Carcamo (10-3, 7 KOs) on a card co-promoted by Golden Boy and Golden Girl at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, N.M.
The dent came by way of a crushing left uppercut delivered twice, once at the end of round one, then again, in the second round of what was a scheduled eight-round bout. Not only did Carcamo leave the close to capacity crowd in a state of disbelief, he also left the state of New Mexico with Maldonado’s WBC Youth World Silver lightweight title.
“I knew it would be hard to earn a decision here,” Carcamo said, post-fight. “My three losses were by decision, that’s why I wanted to get the KO.”
The beginning of the end came towards the end of the first round when Carcamo caught Maldonado with a sneaky left uppercut as he was coming in. Maldonado fell to the canvas and beat the count. He fought back until the bell rang but staggered towards his corner.
Maldonado came out aggressive in the second only to get caught with the same sneaky left uppercut and dropped once again. He shook his head in disbelief and looked towards his corner. After referee Rocky Burke gave him the eight count and the fight resumed, Carcamo came rushing at the still dazed Maldonado. Seeing Maldonado with his back against the ropes and offering no resistance to the barrage of punches coming from Carcamo, Burke stopped the contest at 1:10 of the second round giving the Mexican fighter the TKO win.
“Hurricane” ravishes Revish
The “Hurricane” came storming at his opponent in the third round of their welterweight contest and Louisiana’s John Revish (9-6-2, 8 KO’s) was unable to calm the storm. Hector Munoz (20-7-1, 13 KO’s) came out looking to prove to his hometown crowd that he still had something left in the tank.
Revish was able to use his legs and escape from Munoz’ onslaught in the first two rounds. But Munoz was relentless with his attack. In third round, with a bloodied nose, Revish look lost in the ring and had no answer to Munoz.
Revish turned his back to Munoz’ attack and referee Rocky Burke had seen enough. He called a halt to the fight at 1:30 of the third stanza.
Montoya avenges loss
Avenging one of losses on the two losses on her record Los Lunas’ Brandi “Baby Doll” Montoya (3-2) took a dominant unanimous decision win against Santa Fe’s Natalie Roy (3-1, 1 KO).
“I think she was a little surprise. . . .I’m definitely a different fighter than when I first fought her,” Montoya said later.
All those present would most likely agree with the above statement. Montoya was more cerebral in the ring as she picked her shots and cut the ring off.
The rangier Roy tried throughout the fight to keep Montoya off of her with her jab, but Montoya used movement get around it. Roy was able to catch Montoya a few times coming in in their six round contest, but never seemed to gain momentum.
The momentum was all with Montoya. She won with scores of 60-54 times two and 59-55.
“It’s great to know that I have a winning record . . .next on my list is Ashley Alvarado,” said Montoya. Alvarado is the only loss that Montoya has yet to avenge.
Correa defeats Alderete in pro debut
Putting an end to a local dispute was Jesus “El Toro” Correa Jr. Although he was unable to stop the tough skinned Charles “The Beast” Alderete there was no doubt at the end of the four round contest that Correa had won the fight.
”He was tough, I felt sluggish, but I won,” said Correa as he walked to the dressing room. Correa won almost every round with straighter and faster punches. Alderete was able to get in an occasional looping right, but lacked consistency.
Correa seemed to have hurt Alderete throughout the fight with straight rights, but his opponent instictively held on and survived all four rounds. In the end the judges scored the fight 40-36 times two and 39-37 all for Correa.
Hernandez beats Herrera
In a lightweight contest Yorden Hernandez (2-0) went the distance against John “Smiley” Herrera (1-3-1) of Roswell.
It was all Hernandez in the first two rounds as he painted Herrera with both body and head shots. Herrera spent those two rounds shelled up in his defensive stance.
Herrera came to life in the last two rounds answering back with hooks to the body of Hernandez. Hernandez was still able to outland the resurgent Herrera.
Time would run out of for Herrera as the bell rang ending the fourth and final round. The judges scores were 40-36 times three giving Hernandez the unanimous decision win.
Jack-Clark revs up crowd
Farmington’s Chavira “Viper” Jack (1-2) proved to be tougher than the soft spoken fighter would lead to believe. The Mike Winklejohn trained Heather Clark (1-0) did not have an easy assignmment in her professional boxing debut.
Clark seemed to have the reach advantage and used it well against Jack. There was no quit in Jack as she constantly rushed her opponent trying to force the inside fight.
Clark constantly clinched her opponent in what seemed to be an MMA tactic. Clark owns a 4-2 MMA record. At the end of four the judges gave Clark a split decision win with scores of 39-37 times two and 37-39.