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Sandoval stops Colin

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

After a short hiatus, Mayen Promotions, this time associated with Zanfer Promotions, returned to the Las Pulgas night club to present a multi-fight bout card highlighted by a majority of local talent. The cavernous night club is located on the legendary Avenida Revolucion in the heart of downtown Tijuana. Used mostly for touring regional Mexican musical acts, Mayen Promotions has also turned it into a consistent home for professional boxing.

In the main event, Zanfer Promotions provided a bout which was originally slated for last April, welterweight KO artist Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (28-2, 28KOs) survived an early knockdown to put Enrique “Colinsillo” Colin (30-8-2, 26KOs) to sleep in the sixth round of a scheduled ten.

Colin of Tijuana, Mexico, by way of Guasave, felt Sandoval’s power early as a couple of right hands landed in the second made him take a step back. Colin had success by going to the body and when in close to his taller opponent, scoring with upper cuts from both fists. Colin also tended to lead in why his head which forced referee Manuel Rincon to take off a point from Colin after a number of warnings. As Colin was cautious to keep his distance early in the fourth, he scored with a scorching hard right hand flush to the chin of Sandoval of Guadalajara, Mexico, that sat the Zanfer fighter on his behind. Sandoval beat the count but on wobbly legs and he proceeded to hold on for dear life. Surprisingly, referee Rincon did not call attention to Sandoval as he allowed him to hold on excessively.

Colin welcomed Sandoval to the fifth round with an over hand right that hurt Sandoval again but he was able to stay on his feet. Colin kept trying to finish him off but Sandoval kept holding without so much of a grunt from Rincon. When Sandoval recouped his senses near the end of the heat, he hurt Colin with his own right hand. After more back and forth bombs in the sixth, Sandoval put the finishing touches when he drove Colin down to the canvas with a vicious right hand. Colin, showing all heart, reached his feet but it was only a matter of another well placed right hand that sent Colin crashing down to the canvas once again, completely disconnected from his senses. Official time was 2:16 of the sixth round. Colin lay on his back for a full five minutes before regaining his senses.

Other Results:

In a complete joke of a “fight” which Mayen and Zanfer Promotions as well as the Tijuana Boxing Commission should be ashamed of, former title challenger Hector Velazquez (52-17-3, 35KOs) carried perennial Tijuana loser Adan “Ojitos” Gamboa (1-13) for all four lightweight rounds. Velazquez, also of Tijuana, looked to want to end it in the fourth but surprisingly Gamboa put up a fight and it went the distance. Velazquez won a unanimous decision.

In an all-action super bantamweight four rounder, Juan Carlos “Rayito” Torres made his pro de but a good one when he sped up in the last two rounds and took the lead over Victor Serrano, both of Ensenada, Mexico, to earn a unanimous decision. Official scores were not announced. With the win, Torres goes up to 1-0 while Serrano, also in his pro debut, drops to 0-1.

Local welterweight Gerardo Pozos (0-1) was robbed of his first professional win, a four round bout, against Ensenada’s Oscar Alexis “Aguerrido” Carnett (1-0) with a unanimous decision. Although Carnett controlled the early rounds, Pozos closed out the second half and almost knocked out Carnett in the last round with a non-stop assault. No official scores were announced.

Southpaw bantamweight Luis Esteban “Panterita” Hernandez (2-0) overcame pro debuter Javier “Wachi” Miranda’s advantage in height to earn a four round unanimous decision. Hernandez utilized controlled aggression to take over the fight but Miranda (0-1) had his moments, especially in the third when he landed a short right hand that hurt the smaller Hernandez. All three judges scored it an identical 39-37.

Another win for the red corner was registered when Reynaldo “Rey” Russell (6-1-1, 4KOs) was awarded a unanimous decision with scores of 39-37 twice and an unexplainable 40-36 over the victim Jose “Pelon” Iñiguez (4-12, 1KO), both of Tijuana. Iñiguez boxed, darted in and out and hurt Russell in all four rounds. Russell, looking desperate, put his best effort in the fourth and at the end and was awarded the win.

San Ysidro, CA’s Oscar Godoy (6-2, 3KOs) went the distance against Tijuana’s Refugio “Pichon” Contreras (1-7-3, 1KO) to earn a unanimous decision in a hard to watch welterweight four rounder. Neither fighter did anything extraordinary but Oscar Godoy was the busier of the two with punches when either fighter wasn’t clinching. No official scores were announced.

A six round welterweight fight between Tijuana’s Rafael Cobos (11-4-4, 3KOs) and Alejandro Alonso (2-10-2, 1KO), also of Tijuana, was stopped in the third round due to an accidental head butt suffered by Alonso. The bout was declared a technical draw.

Mario Lara (0-7-1) and Julio Cesar “Zurdo” De La Torre (3-0-1) went toe-to-toe for nearly all four rounds in the bantamweight division. The southpaw Romero scored the harder punches while Lara used his distance better. At the end, judge Benjamin Rendon scored it 39-37 for Romero while judges Leo Ibarra and Alejandro Rochin saw it an even 38-38 deeming the bout a majority draw.

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