By Ahmed Santos
In a fight that was turning into a war veteran former champion Luis Ramón “Yori Boy” Campas controversially defeated young power puncher Rogelio “Porky” Medina, in the main event of the card held at the Explanada Tecate of Navojoa, Sonora, México. The result ended in a TKO victory for the local fighter, “Yori Boy” (98-15-1, 77 KOs), who put down “Porky” (25-2, 19 KOs) with a punched that seemed clearly under the beltline, but the referee ruled it as good and started applying the count, and due to that he had to get up, with difficulty, and right after Campas jumped all over him and the third man in the ring acted again –prematurely, to call a halt to the duel, which was scheduled for 10 rounds at middleweight.
The action was turning red hot, after the first 4 rounds in which “Porky” was clearly beating and busting up “Yori Boy”, who appeared ready to quit and therefore tried a desperate offensive in the fifth chapter, helped by the complicity of the referee to his use of illegal tactics, and then came the above mentioned end in the next round.
After protests from Medina’s team, supported by his promoters, Latin Sports, José Cruz Martínez, president of the Boxing Commission of Sonora, accepted to analyze the facts in the next few days and to call a change in the result of the fight, if it becomes necessary.
In performances by other prospects of Latin Sports, Hassam Valenzuela defeated experienced Daniel Yocupicio by unanimous decision after 6, at welterweight, and Eduardo Valenzuela also won unanimously, after 4 at flyweight, over Juanito Barajas.