By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California Friday night for its Locked and Loaded series. Colton’s Artemio “King” Reyes (19-2, 15 KOs) took on Sergio Perez (28-14, 19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in the welterweight main event. Reyes needed only three rounds to finish Perez a body shot did it as Artemio Reyes scores a knockout.
Reyes stalked early on in the opening round using his jab from a distance followed by power right hands. In the second round Reyes backed Perez to the ropes with straight punches and sneaking in vicious uppercuts. In round three however Reyes scored a pair of knockdowns with body shots as referee Raul Caiz reached a ten count at 1:39.
Artemio Reyes improves his record to 20-2, 15KOs, the veteran Sergio Perez falls to 28-15, 19KOs.
In women’s action Riverside’s Sindy Amador, (10-0, 1 KO) and Jolene Blackshear (7-3, 3 KOs) of San Diego battled it out for eight rounds in the co main event for the vacant interim WIBA Jr. Flyweight world title.
Amador was the aggressor most of the fight as Blackshear rallied late scoring knockdowns in the last two rounds to help her secure a victory in Amador’s backyard.
Amador came out punching away on Blackshear early in the opening round. In round two Amador backed Blackshear to the ropes with punches however a straight right by Blackshear stopped Amador’s momentum.
Continuing to press forward Amador backed Blackshear in round three but Blackshear continued to punch back landing overhand rights. Working on the inside in round four Amador continued to be aggressive as Blackshear held her own continuing to mix it up.
The action continued half ways through a right hand by Amador landed solidly in the closing seconds of the round. Blackshear continued to box as she landed the overhand right in round six but Amador continued to be the aggressor.
The San Diego girl had her moment in round seven as a flurry of punches dropped Cindy Amador to the canvas. In the eighth and final round Blackshear scored a knockdown once again as she sat Amador down with a left hook.
In the end the judges scored the bout 76-74, 76-74, and 76-74 as Jolene Blackshear goes on to win a split decision and wins the WIBA Jr. Flyweight title as her mark now stands at 8-3 , 3KOs, Cindy Amador suffers the first her career and goes to 10-1, 1KO.
Columbian middleweight Alex “El Principe” Theran (13-0, 8 KOs) and Juan Carlos Rojas (5-5, 4 KOs) went the distance in a scheduled six round bout. The southpaw Theran used his height and reach from a distance as Rojas charged aggressively in round one. Continuing to box in round two Theran used his jab following with straight lefts stopping Rojas momentum. Things got interesting in the third round as Theran landed solid straight lefts as Rojas taunted him getting the crowd on its feet.
Rojas had a good round in the fourth as he smothered the Columbian fighter forcing him to move around the ring. Rojas was effective on the inside in round five but Theran boxed from a distance shooting his jab following with straight lefts. The sixth and final round Rojas sensing the urgency chased Theran around the ring punching away as the Columbian continued to stick to his plan and box. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 as Alex Theran wins a unanimous decision.
Alex Theran remains unbeaten as a prospect and goes to 14-0, 8KOs. Juan Carlos Rojas gave Theran all he can handle as he falls to 5-6, 4KOs.
In a scheduled four round middleweight bout Ralph Lopez (6-1, 5 KOs) of Riverside and German Valdez (2-1, 1 KO) squared off in the opening bout from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. Lopez landed right hands solidly numerous times in the opening round on the southpaw Valdez, a short right hand dropped Valdez but quickly got up as he took a standing eight count. However a huge right hand followed by a barrage of punches forced referee Raul Caiz Jr. to stop the contest at 29 seconds of round two.
Ralph Lopez, the younger brother of welterweight Josesito Lopez improves his record to 7-1, 6 KOs with the knockout win as German Valdez goes to 2-2-1, 1 KO.
San Diego’s Jorge Ruiz (2-0, 1 KO) took on Alex Reyes (0-2) in a scheduled four round bantamweight bout that went the distance. Reyes came out aggressive swinging away from the opening bell as Ruiz was relaxed shooting the jab and countering wild punches. The two traded away in the center of the ring as Jorge Ruiz countered with big punches in round two. The San Diego fighter continued to box off the jab and counter with uppercuts in the third round as Reyes attack began to fade. Ruiz boxed effectively the entire fight countering Reyes aggressiveness with heavy punches en route to a majority decision win as one judge had it even 38-38, and two judges had scores of 39-37, 40-36 in favor of Ruiz.
Jorge Ruiz improves his record to 3-0, 1KO as Alex Reyes was tough in his outing and goes to 0-3.
In attendance at the Doubletree for the Thompson Boxing Locked and Loaded series were current IBF super bantamweight champion Jonathan Romero, former world champion Bobby Chacon, former champion Israel Vasquez doing the commentary for Time Warner Deportes, welterweight Josesito Lopez on hand to support his brother, San Diego’s featherweight Christopher Martin, and junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera. Thompson Boxing Promotion returns Friday August 23 at the Omega International Products in Corona, California.
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