By Ryan Macalua at ringside
In front of a packed Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida, WBO Latin super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (16-0-1, 13 KOs), son of the legend Wilfredo “El Orgullo” Vazquez Sr. (56-9-2, 41 KOs), remained undefeated and impressively scored an explosive second round knockout over four-time world title challenger Cecilio “Boga” Santos (23-11-3, 13 KOs) on Friday night in Kissimmee, Florida. Vazquez effectively established his jab to keep his opponent at bay and to control most of the first round. After what seemed like a cautious opening round, Vazquez became more aggressive in round two landing a short left hook, opening a cut to Santos’ right eye. Vazquez then smothered his opponent as he unleashed furious combinations overwhelming his opponent. He eventually landed a vicious left hook to Santos’ body that sent him down for good. Time was 2:59 in the second round. A KO victory for Vazquez who finished in stunning fashion.
In the co-feature, All Star Boxing Inc. showcased unbeaten middleweight Jonathan Cepeda (6-0, 5 KOs), who outclassed Valadimir Laguna (1-2) in winning via TKO in the sixth round. Cepeda dropped Laguna with a left hook to the body in round two but was then deducted two points for hitting Laguna while he was down. Laguna was then deducted a point for holding in round five, while Cepeda put him down again at the sound of the bell. Cepeda followed up with combinations to Laguna’s body in round six which caused him to fall to the canvas in what seemed was from pure exhaustion. Appearing unfit to continue, referee Frank Santore Jr. called the bout at 1:03 in the sixth round. Technical knockout victory for Cepeda
In his pro-debut, junior welterweight Sotico Herrera ( 1-0, 1 KO) scored a second round TKO in quick fashion against Alain Olivero (0-3). Herrera was easily able to dominate and landed at will.
Junior welterweight Raymond Betancourt (6-4, 3 KOs) outworked his opponent Jones Petite Hommes (5-17-4, 4 KOs) to score a victory via majority decision. Scores were 40-36, 38-38, 39-37, all for Betancourt.
Lightweight Jorge Ruiz (6-9-1) cruised to a unanimous decision as he defeated Bryne Green (5-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 39-37, 39-37, 40-36 to Ruiz.
Junior welterweight David Armstrong (20-12-2, 11 KOs) knocked out his opponent Ramon Guevara (8-19-2, 6 KOs) in the fourth round. Armstrong landed a right uppercut that sent Guevara to the canvas, Guevara made he count, but the bout was then stopped referee Dennis Dubon.
Featherweight Dick Cordero (4-3, 1 KO) stopped Jose Pagan (1-3) via technical knockout in round two. Cordero easily outboxed Cordero early on. In the second rou nd Cordero cornered Pagan and unleashed a swift flurry in which Pagan was unable to answer that prompted trainer Wilfredo Vazquez Sr. to stop the fight. Time of stoppage in the second round was 1:12.