Undefeated Jr flyweight champion Roman “Chacolatito” Gonzalez ( 32-0, 27 KOs) of Managua Nicaragua crushed Mexican challenger Ramon Garcia-Hirales (16-3-1, 9 KOs) inside four rounds on Saturday night at the Fairplex in Pomona ca.
It was apparent from the opening round, that even though Garcia-Hirales was able to land punches, they didn’t have the same affect as Gonzalez, who came out in the opening round and stalked, waiting for the perfect time to unload combinations. In the fourth he saw his opening and unloaded a left that stunned Garcia. A grazing right uppercut that followed put the Mexican fighter on the canvas. He would beat the count but a left uppercut-right hand put him back down. This time referee Raul Caiz Jr. stepped in and halted the action without a count. Official time was 2:09 of the fourth.
In an entertaining scrap between welterweights, Anthony Lenk (14-1, 7 KOs) took an eight round unanimous decision over Albert Herrera (8-5-1, 5 KOs). Herrera came out aggressive in the opening rounds and seemed to overwhelm the Las Vegas fighter. The two traded shots in the middle rounds but a brutal body attack by Lenk in the fifth slowed Herrera’s offense. From there it was all Lenk, timing Herrera as he pressed forward and despite a solid effort by the Riverside fighter, in the end it was Lenk with the more effective shots. The judges would see it 78-74, 78-74 and 77-75.
On the undercard,
Undefeated Jessie Roman ( 10-0, 7 KOs) outworked and eventually stopped journeyman Jaime Orrantia (14-31-5, 5 KOs) at 2:13 of the fourth round. The younger, quicker Roman dominated the action and in the fourth, landed a left hook that rocked Orrantia and sent him to the ropes. After a follow up flurry, the referee would step in and save the Mexican fighter from further damage.
Unbeaten welterweight Lucky Boy Omotoso (22-0, 19 KOs) stopped Larry Smith (10-10, 6 KOs) at the 2:00 mark of the eighth and final round. After taking a beating in the seventh, Smith staggered back to his corner but managed to make it out for the eighth. A grazing left uppercut, late in the round opened Smith up for a right hand that sent him crumbling to the canvas. Referee Ray Corona would immediately step in and waive it off with out a count.
In female action, Holly “lil Bear” Lawson (1-2) scored a unanimous decision over 40 year-old Tammy Franks (2-20) after four rounds. Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice.
In the opening bout of the night, Vahe Saruhanyan (5-0, 2 KOs) ran for his life but earned a unanimous decision over Edwin Solis (3-2, 3 KOs) in the eye’s of the judges. After four rounds scores were 60-54, 59-55 and a more accurate 58-56.
Unbeaten Jesse Magdaleno (9-0, 6 KOs) annihilated Nick Fast (7-2, 6 KOs) in one round. A right to the body followed by a right uppercut floored Fast and left him unable to continue.
Thomas Turner (1-2) upset highly regarded Edgar Alvarado (0-1) in his professional debut. A huge counter shot put Alvarado on the canvas and despite very slow count, he was unable beat the count.