East L.A welterweight Aron Martinez (16-1-1, 3 KOs) brutally knocked out Joshua Marks (8-3,8 KOs) in the seventh round on Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario Ca.
Martinez came out jabbing in the first round but seemed a little confused by Marks’ style. In the third Marks let his hands go and had some success while Martinez laid back and patiently waited to counter. In the fourth, Martinez landed a right hand that sent Marks to the canvas on one knee. Marks would beat the count and in the Sixth, landed a left hand from the southpaw stance that got the blood flowing out of Martinez’s nose. After out working Martinez in the sixth, Marks got a little over confident in the seventh and caught a right hand in the face. The right uppercut, left hook combination that followed sent Marks crashing to the canvas. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. immediately stepped in and called a halt to the bout without a ten count. Official time was 2:32
In the co-feature, a battle between unbeaten female fighters saw Sindy Amador (8-0, 1 KO) grind out a unanimous decision over San Diego’s Amaris Quintana (6-1-2, 1 KO) after six rounds in the Jr. flyweight division. Amador came out at the bell and rushed Quintana, overwhelming her with pressure and non-stop punches. The right hand, left hook combinations that swelled Amador’s right eye did nothing to deter the Riverside fighter from pressing forward. The “Diamond Girl” Quintana found her range in the fourth and boxed well but could not fight off the furious, whirlwind attack in the following rounds. In the end, judges would call out scores of 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56 all for “La Alacran” Amador.
On the undercard,
Colombian super bantamweight Jhonatan Romero (21-0, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Mexican journeyman Adolfo Landeros (20-23-2, 10 KOs) after eight rounds. After a technical first and second, Romero came out and unleashed an arsenal of shots that had referee Raul Caiz Jr. looking close and on the verge of stopping the contest. Seeing that Landeros wasn’t going out early, Romero went back to boxing and technically dissected his opponent round by round to earn scores of 80-72 and 80-71 by the remaining two judges.
San Fernando slugger Rigoberto Flores (4-1, 2 KOs) pounded out a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Pedro Arcos (12-0-1, 9 KOs) of Tijuana MX. After being out boxed in the opening round, Flores came out in the second and took it to his opponent, pressing the action and landing thudding right hands and wild left hooks. Midway through, Arcos was holding on and walking himself into corners and against the ropes as Flores begged him to stand and fight in the middle of the ring. In the final round, dead tired and clearly ahead on points Flores still refused to let up. He continued to press the action to the delight of the cheering crowd. In the end, scores would read 58-56, 60-54 and 59-55 all for “El Asesino” Flores.
Sylmar lightweight Sergio Nunez (6-0-1, 3 KOs) crushed his opponent Ramon Flores (3-14-2, 3 KOs) in the opening round of a scheduled six. A right cross rocked Flores and a follow up combination sent him down and through the ropes. The Santa Ana fighter made it to his feet and would be allowed to continue but the all out assault that followed prompted referee Raul Caiz Jr. to step in and save Flores from further punishment. Time was 2:42.
Super bantamweight Juan Reyes (5-1-1) punished a game Pablo Cupul (2-4-2, 2 KOs) to earn a third round stoppage. Reyes came out and pounded the head and body of the Lakeside fighter until referee Lou Moret stepped in and stopped the beating at the 2:46 mark. Cupul remained on his feet and throwing back but was clearly outclassed. The crowd boo’d the referee stoppage.
Opening the night of action was southpaw Isaac Zarate (3-0) of San Pedro Ca. who dominated Gustavo Rojas (0-1) en route to a four round unanimous decision. Zarate rocked the Fresno fighter numerous times with left uppercuts but was unable to stop him. Scores would read 40-36 by all three judges.