Roman Defeats Quevedo, retains NABA title
Super bantamweight titlist Danny Roman (19-2-1, 7 KOs) successfully defended his NABA strap on Friday night, taking a unanimous decision over tough veteran Enrique Quevedo (16-7-1, 10 KOs) at the Omega Products International in Corona Ca. Roman controlled the distance and boxed throughout the ten round fight. Quevedo pressed the action but unable to successfully cut off the ring. Scores were 100-90, 98-93 and 97-94
Heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (14-0, 13 KOs) pulled himself off the canvas and went the distance for the first time against a rugged Mario Herredia (14-4, 12 KOs) in the co-main event. A right uppercut dropped Mitchell in the third round but he shook it off and went back to work. Herredia had his moments early but his output faded towards the end, allowing Mitchell to rally back and earn the win with scores of 77-74 and 76-75 twice.
On the undercard,
Unbeaten welterweight Roberto Arriaza (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over a very game Benjamin Walker (11-2, 2 KOs) after eight rounds. While Walker was the more aggressive fighter, Arriaza seemed to be more accurate and effective. Judges saw it 79-73 and 77-75 twice.
Heavyweight Scott Alexander (12-1-2, 6 KOs) won a technical decision over Sergio Ramirez (11-1, 7 KOs) after a unintentional clash of heads ended it early. Alexander got of to a slow start while Ramirez pressed the action throughout the fight. A clash of heads opened up a bad gash over Ramirez’ right eye which prompted the ringside physician to call it off at :46 of the final round. The fight seemed a bit closer than the scorecards which read 58-55 and 59-54 twice. Alexander was penalized for a low blow.
Lightweight Michael Norato (4-0, 1 KO) remained undefeated by earning a four round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Eder Amaro (2-1, 1 KO). Norato boxed well and was just a bit more active, earning scores of 58-55 and 59-54 twice.
Unbeaten welterweight Rudy Garcia (3-0, 1 KO) scored a unanimous decision over Jorge Perez (2-4, 1 KO) in the opening bout. Garcia boxed and controlled the action early but Perez came on in the later rounds, unfortunately for him it was too late. Judges saw it 39-37 and 40-36 twice for Garcia.