Indio, CA. – Rising 147-pound star Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) of Grand Prairie, Texas defended his WBA Gold Welterweight Title via seventh-round stoppage against Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KOs) of Bogota, Colombia tonight in Golden Boy and DAZN’s return to regularly scheduled pugilistic action. The bout took place inside a fan-less Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Ortiz,Jr. looking extremely sharp in the opening stanza jumping right on Vargas with hard shots and fast combinations.
Vargas starts to warm up going right after Ortiz, Jr. with hard body shots.
Ortiz,Jr. landing multiple right hands on Vargas who took a lot of heavy shots in round three and four as Ortiz,Jr. continues breaking down Vargas.
Ortiz,Jr. just unloaded on Vargas in round seven, Vargas tough as nails getting hit with the kitchen sink veteran referee Jack Reiss waves the fight off at the end of the round. 2:58 round seven winner by TKO victory.
Middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. (16-3, 9 KOs) of Pomona, California scored an eight-round unanimous decision win in the co-main event against Jeremy Ramos (11-9, 4 KOs) of Colorado Springs, Colorado in a middleweight bout.
The WBC Silver Light Flyweight Champion Seniesa Estrada (19-0, 8 KO) from East Los Angeles, CA. ended Miranda Adkins (5-0, 5 KO) night with two hard combinations at the official time
.07 seconds of round one by KO victory.
Super Bantamweight Hector Valdez from Dallas, Texas goes to (13-0, 8 KO) scoring a unanimous decision victory over very tough Josue Morales from Houston, Texas. (11-12-4, 1 KO).
Valdez started off quickly walking down Morales with hard shots to the body keeping the fight right in Morales face early on.
Valdez controlled tempo of the fight throughout the contest. Judges official scores were
80-72, 80-72, 79-73.
Welterweight Evan Sanchez from Parlier,CA. (8-0, 6 KO) scores a unanimous decision win over Issouf Kinda from Bronx, N.Y. (18-5, 7 KO).
Sanchez controlling the fight right from the start using angles not giving Kinda a chance to set.
Kinda letting his hands go in round two testing Sanchez who continues to press the action.
Sanchez does most of his swinging from long range but can get inside and mix it up. Kinda continues to catch Sanchez coming out the exchange.
We go to the judges scorecards 59-54, 58-55, 60-53.
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