By Damon Gonzalez – Ringside
Carson, CA. – Boxing fans showed there loyalty Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. as they sat in the poring rain wearing rain ponchos witnessing what many will walk away calling it a candidate for fight of the year as young WBO Featherweight Champion Oscar Valdez (24-0, 19 KO’s) from Nogalas, Mexico scores a unanimous decision victory in a barn burner battle over tough Scott Quigg (34-2-2, 25 KO’s) from Bury, Lancashire, UK. on the ESPN’s Top Rank, Inc bill.
The fight was extremely entertaining and good for fans, Quigg missing the mark the night before coming in way over weight was allowed to fight. Valdez early on starting off with his signature hook to the body showed he was making it a fight started boxing Quigg effectively.
Quigg showed really good combination work against Valdez in the inside get’s behind the jab as Valdez responded with very good fundamentals as Quigg moves in gets timed and response with firepower of his own landing a hard right hand in the fifth catching Valdez clean causing a cut in the mouth, Valdez fighting with blood streaming down his mouth throughout the bout continued to attack Quigg with his quickness and hooks to the body.
Quigg showing great power as Valdez just kept on coming with hard shots putting his combinations together at the right time in battle, Valdez raised the bar in this fight battling hard with heart and will coming out with the win.
Judges official scores 117-111 (2x) 118-110 for Valdez.
Super Featherweight Andy Vences (20-0-1, 12 KO’s) and Eric DeLeon (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) Battle to a majority draw, Vences keeps his WBC Continental Americas and WBO International titles. The fight was extremely close DeLeon showed up tonight trying to be the boss in the fight as Vences boxed well and wasn’t afraid to exchange inside against DeLeon, Tempo was changing every round Vences using both hands in the counter as DeLeon battled right back staying inside with Vences clearly both showed sheer toughness as the Judges official scores read 95-95, 96-94, 95-95.
Undefeated super lightweight Arnold Barboza (18-0, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles,CA. continued with his winning streak by beating tough Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (23-2, 12 KOs) of Maryland scoring a unanimous decision win victory.
Give Reed much credit in the action making it a meaningful fight by fighting with aggression every round, But it was all Barbosa, Jr. Fighting at a good pace posing his will on Reed all night long. Judges cards 97-93, 97-93, 96-94 for Barbosa,Jr.
Super Lightweight Alex Saucedo (27-0, 17 KO) Battled in a all out war against Abner Lopez (25-9, 21 KO) in a back and forth scrap, Saucedo displayed his well developed conditioning from Summitt Gym in Big Bear in this fight by showing good timing by fighting Lopez at a hard pace getting caught by Lopez in the exchanges a few times but Saucedo creating space moving in angles continued to target Lopez stopping him with a explosive left hook to the body sending him down to the canvas at the official time of 1:18 seconds of round seven by KO.
Middleweight Esquiva Falcoa (19-0, 13 KO’s) had the opportunity to put on a quick show waisting no time putting the pressure on Salim Larbi (18-9-1, 5 KO’s) who was not set defensively gave Falcao the opportunity to step right in and make Larbi pay in the counter ending his night at the official time of 2:06 in the opening round by TKO victory.
Female Super Featherweight Sensation Mikaela Mayer (4-0, 3 KO’s) crushed Maria Semertzoglou in the opening round as Semertzoglou not afraid to go inside gets tagged with hard combinations from Mayer who loaded up with right hands referee seen enough jumping in to stop the action at the official time of .35 seconds of round one by KO victory.
Heavyweight Andy Ruiz (29-1, 19 KO’s) waisted no time knocking out Devin Vargas (20-4, 8 KO’s) in the opening round, Ruiz started off with hard jabs to the face of Vargas who showed he was easy to locate in the ring, Vargas loaded up with wide punches Ruiz through a uppercut right hook combination followed by a hard punch that ended Vargas night at the official time 1:38 seconds of round one.
the opening bout from the StubHub Center in Carson, California under the rain Bryan Lua (4-0,1 KO) of Made, California scored a first round knockout over Jesus Arevalo (2-3) of Tucson, Arizona in a scheduled four round super featherweight bout. Lua sent Madera to the canvas as th e refree reached a ten count at 1:21.