Roman Blasts Cardenas | Delperdang Victorious in Homecoming

Super lightweight Jose “El gato” Roman (23-1-1. 15 KOs) stopped Carlos Cardenas (20-10-1, 13 KOs) inside one round on Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario Ca. Roman, of Garden Grove found his range early and landed a shot that rocked Cardenas and nearly put him on the canvas. Cardenas tried to fight off a follow up attack but took a body shot in the process. After a short pause, he would drop to one knee where referee Raul Caiz Sr. counted him out. Official time was 1:26 of the opening round.

In the co-feature, John “Bang Bang” Delperdang (7-1, 7 KOs) was victorious in his homecoming, scoring a come-from-behind TKO over Andres Figueroa (7-1, 5 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled six. Delperdang got off to a slow start but started to let his hands go in the third round. By the fourth he was breaking down a bloodied Figueroa. At the 2:12 mark of the fourth, referee Raul Caiz Jr. had seen enough and stepped in to save Figueroa from further damage.

Lightweight prospect Michael Norato (3-0, 1 KO) scored a unanimous decision victory over a game Miguel Barajas (2-0, 1 KO) after four rounds of action. Barajas pressed the action and was effective while Norato boxed his way to a shut out win. Scores were 40-36 all around.

Amateur stand-out Ruben Villa (1-0, 1 KO) was victorious in his professional debut, stopping Gerardo Molina (1-2, 1 KO) in the opening round. Molina would hit the deck twice before referee Raul Caiz Sr. stepped and stopped the beating.

Unbeaten super lightweight Neri Romero (2-0, 2 KO) scored a first round KO over Pedro Dimas (0-1) who was making his pro-debut. Romero landed a devastating body shot that Dimas was unable to recover from.


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