By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Omega Outdoor Arena in Corona, California on a cool summer Friday night as Colton welterweight Artemio “King” Reyes (17-2, 13 KOs) blasted out Jon David Charles (7-6, 1 KO) of Kingsville, Texas in round two in the main event. The taller Reyes used the jab in the opening round using his distance as the southpaw Charles circled the ring landing straight lefts. Reyes landed a clean left hook to chin in closing the round. In the second round, Reyes began to tee off on Charles as he began landing solid on the inside with hooks and uppercuts, but a thunderous right hand sent Charles to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz Sr. quickly waved off the bout at 2:55.
In the co-main event El Monte’s Ricky Duenas scored a knockout over Yair Aguiar of Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico. In the opening round the southpaw Duenas boxed well in using the jab. However in round two a left hook to the body by Duenas sent Aguiar back to the ropes as he a suffered delayed reaction from the body punch taking a knee as referee Eddie Hernandez reached the ten count at 1:37 of the second round. Ricky Duenas now stands 12-1, 6 KOs as Yair Aguiar falls to 12-16, 5 KOs.
The ladies kept the action going as Sindy Amador and Carina Moreno battled it out for six rounds. In the opening round both came out swinging as Moreno landed one-two combinations as Amador kept punching with a cut above her left eye. In the second round both continued to exchange non-stop on the inside in the center of the ring. Moreno continued working the jab as Amador continued her attack of punching and chasing down the taller Moreno. In round five the action continued with both ladies continuing to punch away as Sindy Amador began to bleed excessively above the left eye but that did not stop her from fighting in going the distance. Sindy Amador’s aggressive style and non- stop punching convinced the judges as Amador wins a unanimous decision with scores of 60-54 and 59-55 in her first major challenge. Sindy Amador continues her win streak as she remains undefeated 9-0, 1KO, Carina Moreno goes to 22-4, 6 KOs.
In the opening bout of the evening Daniel Roman and Juan Sandoval got things started in going the distance. Roman came out attacking as he landed precisely on the inside to the body and head. Boxing patiently in round two Roman began working behind the jab and followed by working on the inside. Juan Sandoval proved to be durable and tough opponent but Daniel Roman displayed more ring generalship in route to a unanimous decision win one judge scoring it 39-37, and the other two judges had it 40-36. Daniel Roman now stands at 4-1-1, 2 KOs, Sandoval falls to 5-10-1, 3 KOs.
Santa Ana’s Victor Garcia took on Fernando Rodriguez of Dallas, Texas as they went the distance. In round one Garcia used the jab to set up combinations. In the second round Victor Garcia began to pick it up with more combinations displaying more hand speed as the Texan stalked. Continuing to work behind the jab Garcia was effective but Rodriguez got his attention with a right hand Garcia countered back with a right in round three. Garcia’s hand speed was too much for Rodriguez one punch style but the Texan was tough in going the distance as the judges had it 40-36 and two scored it identical 39-37 in favor of Victor Garcia as he wins by unanimous decision. Victor Garcia remains undefeated as his record stands at (6-0, 3 KOs), Fernando Rodriguez record falls to 6-12, 3 KOs
In bantamweight action, Riverside’s Juan Reyes and Jafar Kirtley of Detroit fought to the distance going six rounds. In what was the most interesting fight of the night style-wise, Kirtley used his height and distance most of the night utilizing the jab as Juan Reyes worked his way inside landing with heavy hooks and right hands. Styles make fights as both stuck to their plan as Juan Reyes aggressiveness to attack en route to a unanimous decision win as all three judges scored the bout 59-55 for Juan Reyes.
In a scheduled six round featherweight bout Columbian slugger Daulis Prescott won a decision over Juan Ruiz. Prescott was the much busier fighter as he boxed well behind the jab mixing in right hands from the opening bell. Things got a little interesting in round three as Juan Ruiz did his best Ricardo Mayorga impression as he was taking hard shots and shouting at Prescott to hit him some more however referee Eddie Hernandez told Ruiz to keep it quiet and fight on. Later in round five Prescott appeared to have Ruiz in trouble as he cornered him but that did not stop Ruiz as Ruiz was tough all night long giving Prescott all he can handle for six rounds. All three judges scored the bout a shutout 60-54 as Daulis Prescott improves his record to 25-1, 19 KOs, Juan Ruiz falls to 23-8, 10 KOs.