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Photo: Jim Wyatt
Photo: Jim Wyatt

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Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions showcased an array of upcoming local talent in their latest fight card entitled “The Defense-The Battle of the Undefeated” last night at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, CA. From heavyweights to welterweights to super bantamweights, an assortment of weight classes were represented in the five bout fight card with the local favorites taking on a mixture of mostly over matched opponents. In the main event, an exciting bloody brawl broke out as San Diego, CA’s Christopher Martin (16-0-2, 4 KOs) remained undefeated and defended his California State super bantamweight title as he battered the previously unbeaten Eduardo Arcos (15-1, 12 KOs) into submission in the seventh round of their scheduled eight.

In the first, Arcos took the initiative early as he swarmed Martin from the get go with power punches to the body and head as Martin had no answer but to cover up and defend himself. Arcos’ offense turned out to be his defense as his high pressure style kept Martin from throwing punches and as a result, hardly landing any. Arcos continued the attack in the second but this time fighting from a distance and landing jabs and straight rights. Martin was able to elude a majority of them with quick head and feet movements. Martin was able to land some punches in this round but there were nullified with the assault of Arcos. Martin seemed to get his bearings in the third as he began to jab successfully to both the body and head of his opponent with a much quicker left hand. Arcos began to maul Martin trying to stop the change of the tide but had no such luck as Martin’s stiff jabs bloodied his nose. Martin closed the round with a hard left hook to the head that sent Arcos against the ropes.

Martin took full control in the fourth as he began to land every punch in his arsenal, from a hard left hook to the body to three punch combinations to the head. Arcos only answer was to keep moving forward and try to land a power punch to the elusive bobbing head of Martin. The pace slowed down for most of the fifth round as Arcos chased down the moving Martin around the ring. The brawl heated up near the end of the round as Arcos missed a looping overhand right which Martin counter punched with a compact left upper cut that hurt Arcos. Not to be undone, Arcos trapped Martin against the neutral corner in the last seconds of the round and threw a barrage of punches which Martin was easily able to either block or evade.

The battle got brutal in the seventh as Martin landed jabs and hard straight hands almost at will reddening the face of the Tijuana native. Arcos, tried as he might, kept going after Martin but only to be met with a red fist in his face. Referee Pat Russell called off the fight at the end of the round at the recommendation of the ringside physician.

In the scheduled six round semi main event, Denis Grachev (8-0, 5 KOs) had no trouble to knock out Culiacan, MX’s Roberto Baro (12-8, 9 KOs) with a multitude of punches at the end of the third round. The former muay thai champion Grachev methodically went after his prey from the onset of the bout as Baro waited to counterpunch. Baro, who had an orthodox stance with his hands up but elbows out, threw wild, uneducated punches in hopes of establishing some kind of offense but Grachev of San Diego, CA, by way of ishevski, Russia, was too much as he began to land hard power punches to both the head and body of Baro.

In the third, Grachev trapped Baro against the neutral corner and landed a hard right hook to the temple of his opponent. Baro took a knee and beat the count but only to visit the canvas once again as Grachev landed a left hook to the soft body of Baro. In was only a matter of moments when Baro met the canvas once again via a body shot prompting referee Pat Russell to waive off the contest.

The “Simple Man” Antonio Orozco of National City, CA, by way of Tecate, MX, looked impressive in dropping Mario Angeles (1-3) of San Diego, CA, at the mark of 2:36 of the first round with a heat seeking left upper cut. Orozco landed an array of punches with his body work creating the most damage on his opponent as Angeles tried to move around the ring but the unbeaten Orozco (5-0, 4 KOs) was able to slow him down enough to land the devastating blow.

In a rough and tumble four round super welterweight bout, Alan Sanchez of Fairfield, CA, took control early, opening a cut over Raymundo Ortega’s left eye in the first round with stiff jab-right hand combinations. Mid way through the bout, the game Ortega began to show signs of life as he landed wild over hand rights on the chin of Sanchez to get back in the fight. By the fourth and final round, Sanchez went back to fighting from the outside to earn the unanimous decision with scores of 40-36 three times. Sanchez stays undefeated with a record of (4-0, 1 KO) while San Diego, CA’s Ortega drops to (1-8, 1 KO).

In a one-sided affair, Lionel Davis (4-0, 3 KOs) stopped the over matched Lujan Henderson (2-3, 1 KO) of Portsmouth, VA. From the sound of the bell, Davis of Los Angeles, CA, was in full control. Henderson went down the first time with a hard right hand. A minute later, Davis landed a hard jab through Henderson’s defense that made the heavyweight take a knee and prompting the referee Jose Cobian to stop the bout. Official time was 2:56 of the first round.

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