By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (31-1, 28 KOs) retained his title with a ninth round knockout over Jean Sampson (12-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Beisbol Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. A left hook to the jaw ended Sampson’s night. It was Ruiz’ fourth defense.
In other action, interim WBA female flyweight titleholder Arely Mucino (16-2-1, 9 KOs) stopped Ana Fernandez (14-6, 10 KOs) in round two, and previously unbeaten lightweight Abdiel Ramirez (14-1-1, 13 KOs) was upset by Rene Gonzalez
(30-5-1, 23 KOs) who scored a second round TKO.