Ringside Report & Photos:
Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez
Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza (21-2, 18 KO’s) from Tijuana, Mexico got the dream he has been wishing for by winning the WBO Latino bantamweight title last night at the JCC Brian Glazer Center in Tampa, Florida on the AllStar Boxing, Inc. “Summer Series” by stopping local favorite Danny Lozano (15-6, 11 KO’s) from Bowling Green, FL. by scoring a KO victory at the official mark of 2:39 seconds of round two.
Espinoza matched every counter shot that Lozano threw early on standing toe to toe training bombs, Espinoza was getting the best of the exchanges staying right on Lozano pushing him back landing an explosive counter right followed by a left that sends Lozano down too the canvas referee Frank Gentile seen enough and waved off the contest.
Bantamweight Edwin Rodriguez (10-5, 5 KO’s) from Puerto Rico was the spoiler last night by beating Santiago Arroyo (6-1-1, 3 KO) from Winter Haven, FL. in a hard fought unanimous decision victory. Both fighters entertained the fans with brawling hard right from the opening bell, Arroyo couldn’t find a way to stay away from Rodriguez right hook that was the story in the fight. Arroyo appeared behind in the fight mid through and could not build a lead on the judges official scores cards which read 56-58 55-59 56-58 for Rodriguez.
Featherweight Hairon Socarras (19-0-3, 12 KO’s) Miami, Florida. scores a unanimous decision over a game Jose Nieves (22-5-3, 11 KO’s).
Socarras broke through finding a way to land higher percentage shots against Nieves who was just standing in front getting hit all night long, Judges official scores were 100-90, 99-91, 100-90 for Socarras.
Lightweight Nestor Bravo (14-0, 10 KO’s) destroys Isaias Cardona (24-14, 16 KO’s) with hard shots to the head and not affraid to go inside Bravo pressured hard early on that made the difference ending Cardona night at the official time 2:59 seconds of round one by TKO victory.
Featherweight Jean Carlos Rivera (15-0, 10 KO’s) “Chapito” patiently broke down Luis Hinojosa who was just leaning in too much getting hit by counter right hands. Rivera stepped out and use his range catching Hinojosa walking right into shots every time, Rivera closed the show by stopping Hinojosa at the official time of 1:45 seconds of round two by TKO victory.
Super Featherweight Tommy Logan (4-3, 3 KO’s) from Winter Haven, FL. was sleepless in Tampa as Felix Santana Jr. (3-0, 3 KO’s) from the Virgin Islands co-cocked Logan right from the opening bell Santana, Jr. sat on his punches getting Logan in trouble sending him down to the canvas at the official time of .33 seconds of the opening round by way of KO victory for Santana, Jr.
Featherweight Luis “El Chucho” Melendez (2-0, 2 KO’s) from Bayamon, PR. came out last night with all guns blazing blasting Nery Garcia (1-6) with consistent left hooks to the body, Melendez cutting the ring going right after Garcia stopping him at the official time of 2:59 Round three by TKO victory.
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