The Main Event: Alex “Beaver” Santiago vs. Manuel Galaviz
Santiago walked through the crowd with a 13-piece mariachi band and was just as impressive in the ring. Beaver threw a flurry of upper cuts and shots at Galaviz chest and it didn’t take long for those punches to start connecting. At 1:45 in the 2nd round a vicious upper cut landed square on the Galaviz chin, and gravity did the rest as he instantly went down, and wouldn’t get up. Great entrance. Great performance. Beaver closed the show in spectacular fashion.
The Co-Main Event: Emilo “Milo Time” Garcia vs. Marcos Diaz
Emilio Colon-Garcia, the South Phoenix native, working with new trainer Andy Soto, brings a crowd with him where ever he fights. Jesus ”Martillo” Gonzalez walked Milo-Time into the ring. For the first 3 rounds it was all Milo. He wassharp and controlled from the start. In the 4th and final round, Diaz landed a nasty punch that rocked Milo-Time, but soon dug deep and recovered. All three judges and everyone in the crowd had “Milo-Time” winning the unanimous decision. The fan friendly fighter looks to only improve as he and Andy get more time in the gym working together as they did earlier in Milo’s amateur career.
Ramon Valenzuela Jr vs. Torrence King
The Jackie Kallen managed fighter, Ramon Valenzuela Jr. has absolutely no fear at all. Valenzuela used in your face pressure and got the unanimous nod.
Arlo Argueta vs. Jose Marrufo
Many people said that this would be the fight of the night. All of them couldn’t have been more correct. Neither guy was interested in backing up, or feeling the other fighter out. From the opening
bell, power punches were thrown and landed, and it was basically a battle of will as oppose to skill. This fight was incredible exchange of leather. Argueta wins by 3rd round KO in the 130 pound weight class. Good action!
Juan Gonzalez vs. Omar Quevedo
The young and poised Juan Gonzalez did not disappoint as he stayed composedand was able to put Quevedo in his place with damaging shots. He bought his time, and countered when the opportunities presented themselves. Gonzalez went on to knockout Quevedo in the 2nd round.
Javier Loya vs. Jaime Del Cid
Javier ”El Gallo Negro” came out showing he was ready to fight by throwing bombs from every angle. “El Gallo Negro” finally calmed down, found his range and Jaime Del Cid could not get out of the way fast enough. The 140 pounder, Javier Loya wins by 2nd round ko. Javier ”El Gallo Negro” Loya improved his record to 6-0 and won by 2nd round KO.
Victor Castro vs. Michael Salido
Castro dominated and wore down Salcido with his punching power. Castro landed the cleaner shots and it was because of Castro’s ability to land more often that gave him the knockout victory over Michael Salcido. Victor Castro is a good prospect to keep an eye on at 140 pounds.
After a strong two-fisted flurry, the referee mercifully stopped the fight with 47 seconds into the 4th round.
Breenan Macias vs. D’angelo Ascenion (amateur)
USA Boxing Amateur bout found Breenan Macias won over the tough D’ angelo Ascencion. Both fighters fought their little hearts out.
Both kids definitely appear to be on path to be something special.
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