By Mike Sloan at ringside: Lightweight Jose Ramirez made his professional debut a terrific one as he tore apart Corey Siegwarth and stopped him in the first round. After dropping the Denver-based fighter, the 2012 Mexican Olympian swarmed him with a dizzying flurry of punches until referee Vic Drakulich finally stopped it.
The official time of the TKO came at 2:05, kick-starting what many to believe will be a quality pro career. Siegwarth fell to 2-2 with 1 KO.
Rising Filipino prospect Dodie Boy Penalosa scored a spectacular knockout over fellow featherweight Jesus Lule-Raya in the second round, ending the fight with a single punch. Penalosa detonated a perfect right hook squarely on Lule-Raya’s jaw, sending the Fort Myers, Florida fighter to the canvas in a heap.
Referee Jay Nady never bothered to count because Lule-Raya was out cold, officially ending the contest at the 1:12 mark of the frame. With the knockout, Penalosa kept his unbeaten record intact; he now stands at 10-0, with all of his wins coming via KO. Lule-Raya fell to 6-5 with 1 KO.
Super featherweight prospect Ernie Sanchez
(14-3, 5 KOs) opened the evening with an eight round unanimous decision win over Coy Evans
The fight was competitive throughout, but Sanchez employed a more
effective gameplan and landed the more telling blows. Evans (10-2-1, 2
KOs) was game as he landed his fair share of hard shots, but Sanchez was
busier and more accurate.
Evans was also felled in the third courtesy
of a straight right hand. In the end, the three judges favored the
General Santos City fighter by the scores of 78-73 (twice) and 77-74.
Local featherweight Alexis Hernandez
scored a solid first round TKO over Farmington, New Mexico’s Jazzma Hogue
Hernandez rocked him about two minutes into the contest and then
overwhelmed him until referee Jay Nady halted it.
The official time was
2:20 of the round, allowing Hernandez to improve to 3-1 with his first
career knockout. Hogue dipped to 2-4-1. .
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