Thompson Boxing: Zarate vs. Delgado ends in a Draw

Photos: Art Gallegos Jr./

Super bantamweight Isaac Zarate (12-1-2, 2 KOs) and Heriberto Delgado (11-3-1, 6 KOs) battled to an eight round majority decision draw on Friday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario. Zarate got off to a quick start and dominated the opening round but gave up ground from there on. Delgado stayed active and kept the pressure steady while Zarate boxed and fought in spurts. It was an off-and-on battle with both fighters having their moments. When the dust cleared one judge had Zarate up with a score of 78-74 but was overruled by the deciding two who had it even at 76-76.

Unbeaten heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (10-0, 10 KOs) destroyed Quincy Palmer (9-8, 9 KOs) inside 2 rounds to keep his KO streak going. Mitchell played it safe in the first round as Palmer sat back and tried to counter. In the second however, Mitchell settled in and let his hands go, pinning the Little Rock fighter in a neutral corner. A combination of head shots had Palmer out on his feet and when referee Jack Reiss stepped in, Palmer fell face down on the canvas. Reiss immediately waved it off without a count. Official time was 2:20.

Super featherweight Jhonatan Romero (28-1, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Arturo Badillo (20-9, 18 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight. Romero dominated the action from the opening bell, dropping Badillo with a thunderous left hook. Badillo would survive the round and make it to the fourth. After another knockdown and a follow up flurry, referee Jerry Cantu stepped in and waved it off at the request of Badillo’s corner.

Middleweight Miguel Trejo (2-0, 2 KOs) remained unbeaten with a four round unanimous decision win over a tough Cesar Hernandez (0-1). Hernandez came out swinging at the bell and rocked Trejo in the first. Trejo rallied back in the second and controlled the action from there on. All three judges would have it 39-37 for Trejo.

Jr welterweight Jared Papazian (2-0, 2 KO) stopped Benjamin Vinson (1-5, 1 KO) in the third round of a scheduled four. After a flurry of unanswered shots, referee Jerry Cantu stepped in and waved it off at 1:56.


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