Pedraza Shines Bright Like A Diamond
By Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez – Ringside
Glendale, AZ – Last night Puerto Rican Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (25-1, 12 KO’s) from Cidra, Puerto Rico captures the WBO Jr. Lightweight World Title in spectacular fashion by dethroning veteran Ray Beltran (35-8-1, 21 KO’s) by ways of twelfth round unanimous decision in a hard fought battle.
Pedraza jumped right in there early on boxed Beltran who could not get out of the jab, Beltran made adjustments in the middle rounds by scoring hard shots of his own as Pedraza began to hold frequently. In the Championship rounds Pedraza found a opening and took it by landing a hard uppercut in round eleven that pretty much sealed it for the new Champion who will now face Vasyl Lomachenko in December.
Dogboe Is Making Waves
The WBO Jr. Featherweight world champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KO’s) destroys Hidenori Otake (31-3-3, 14 KO’s) in the first round with a deadly assault referee Chris Flores seen enough waves off the contest at the official time of 2:18 seconds of round one by TKO victory for Dogboe.
Super Welterweight Sagadat Rakhmankul (3-0, 1 KO) from Oxnard, CA. scores a unanimous decision victory in the opening bout at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. against tough Christian Aguirre (7-3, 3 KO’s) Rakhmankul had Aguirre was game but walking into shots all night the official judges scores 59-55 (2x) 60-54.
Bantamweight Breenan Macias (3-0, 2 KO’s) From Pheonix, AZ flat out destroyed Philip Adyaka (7-12, 4 KO’s) at the official time of 3:00 of round two by KO victory.
Local Light Heavyweight Trevor McCumby (24-0-1, 19 KO’s) made easy work tonight by finishing off Jessie Nicklow (27-8-3, 9 KO’s) by ways of TKO at .40 seconds of round three.
Lightweight Héctor Ambriz (12-7-2, 6 KO’s) and Antonio Lozada (40-2-1, 34 KO’s) slug it out in a hard battle leading up to a majority draw Judges official scores 70-74, 79-73, 76-76
Francisco De Vaca (19-0, 6 KO’s) From Pheonix, AZ. showed his warrior spirit in a all out war beating tough Jesus Serrano (17-6-2-1, 12 KO’s) by unanimous decision victory Judges official scores 70-73 (2x) 79-72.
Super Featherweight Robson Conceicao (9-0, 5 KO’s) from Brazil outworked Edgar Cantu (7-5-2, 1 KO) by scoring a unanimous decision victory
80-71 in all three judges cards.
Super Bantamweight Carlos Castro (21-0, 9 KO’s) from Pheonix,AZ beats tough customer Diuhl Olguin (12-12-2, 9 KO’s) by scoring a unanimous decision victory Judges official scores were 80-72, 77-75, 79-73.
Undefeated female super featherweight Mikaela Mayer (7-0, 4 KO’s) from Los Angeles, CA. in her ESPN national television debut crushes Edina Kiss (15-8, 9 KO’s) by scoring a TKO stoppage at the beginning of round four, Mayer started off quickly sending Kiss down to the canvas in round one, Mayer applied way too much pressure Kiss was never in the fight.
A World Title battle you do not want to miss as Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KO’s) will collide against Jose Pedraza (24-1, 12 KO’s) for the WBO World Title WBO this Saturday Live On ESPN
Also Issac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KO’s) will defend his Jr. Featherweight WBO belt against Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14 KO’s) at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. Presented by Top Rank, Inc.