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Report by German Villasenor
Indio, CA. In a welterweight outing on Friday night, super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco, 19-0 (15), nearly found himself on the canvas again in the same venue where he tasted his previous knockdown as the San Diego-based Kansas City native was nailed hard by a counter left hook from hard-hitting southpaw Miguel Angel “El Anestesista” Huerta, 27-12-1 (18). The shot landed right on Orozco’s chin midway into the first round of the Golden Boy Promotions/Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes main event at the Fantasy Springs Casino Event Center.
Orozco, dazed and on rubbery legs, managed to get out of the round with Huerta in hot pursuit.
Regaining his bearings, Orozco went on to trade with Huerta in a wild second round in which a jolting right caught and sent Huerta crashing face-first onto the canvas.
Sensing the finish, Orozco jumped in and let his punches go. After several unanswered shots landed on Huerta while on the ropes, referee Pat Russell had seen enough, ending the contest at 1:00 of the round.
In the co-featured bout, southpaw Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, 10-0 (6), remained undefeated as he won an eight-round unanimous decision over fast but wild Derrick Wilson, 10-6-2 (3).
|Julian Ramirez vs. Derrick Wilson|
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Picking his shots, Ramirez managed to score two knockdowns in the first and seventh rounds en route to a unanimous decision via scores of 79-71 and 78-72 (twice).
In a non-televised IBF super welterweight title eliminator, former IBF champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage, 33-5 (19), defeated southpaw Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez, 23-2-1 (13).
|(R) “K9” Bundrage - Hernandez|
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Bundrage played with having a point taken away for landing (at last count, eight) low blows while suffering cuts below his left eye and between his eyebrows due to accidental headbutts. Bundrage used his superior reach and speed to mark up and cut Hernandez, who threw his own shots sporadically, en route to winning a unanimous decision via scores of 118-110 on all cards.
In other results, 2012 U.S. Olympic heavyweight Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale, 9-0 (9), stopped a very game 300-pounder in Homer “The Bear” Fonseca, 10-7-3 (3), as the latter’s corner asked for the fight to be stopped after the third round as its fighter punched himself out. To be fair, Fonseca did nail Breazeale at times with wild shots while the fight lasted.
Super featherweight Santiago Guevara, 6-0 (3), scored a split decision over Rocco Espinoza, 4-8, in a four-rounder. The official ringside scores read 39-37, Guevara (twice), and 37-39, Espinoza.
Kevin Watts, 4-0 (2), defeated Julian Cruz, 2-3, by unanimous decision via scores of 40-35 and 39-36 (twice).
Super welterweight Tevin Watts, 1-0, and Gustavo Lopez, 0-1-1, fought to a majority draw in a scheduled four-rounder. Scores were 39-37 and 38-38 (twice).
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