Danny Roman earns 13 straight victory, defeating Marlon Olea after 8
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Super bantamweight Danny Roman (120-2-1, 7 KOs) defeated Marlon Olea (12-0, 11 KOs), earning his thirteenth straight victory on Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario Ca. Roman was in command when an unintentional clash of heads threw him off his game for a moment. Olea was quick and had good foot movement but spent too much time in reverse. Roman, despite an constant flow of blood into his left eye, pulled it together and got back on track. He would dominate on the cards with scores of 80-72 which seemed a little wide for the L.A fighter. Olea had moments, especially following the cut but didn’t press the issue enough.
In the co-main event, Giovani Santillan (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Miguel Angel Mendoza (23-9, 22 KOs). Santillan stalked and punished Mendoza over the four rounds until Mendoza’s corner stepped in and threw in the towel. Mendoza was simply outgunned and couldn’t match the power or accuracy of Santillan who had him on the ropes and nearly out in the final moments of the fight. The referee stepped in and waved it off at the corners request at 1:26.
Heavyweight Johnny Rice (5-2-1, 2 KOs) stopped Mario Heredia (14-5, 12 KOs) in the fifth round of a scheduled six. Heredia was the aggressor while Rice laid back and patiently waited for his openings. Heredia was working the body with success but couldn’t get out of the way of Rice’s straight right hand. He would go down three times before referee Raul Caiz Jr, decided he had seen enough and waved it off following the third knockdown.
Super bantamweight prospect Rudy Garcia (4-0, 1 KO) dominated Joel Cano-Castro (0-4) en route to a four round unanimous decision. Garcia controlled the action from the opening bell and nearly had Cano-Castro out in the final round. Scores were 40-35 and 40-36 twice.
Super featherweight Michael Dutchover (2-0, 2 KO) stopped Sergio Campos (0-1) in the opening round of a scheduled four. Dutchover landed a left hook body shot that floored Campos and left him unable to continue. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. reached the count of ten with Campos on his hands and knees.