|Caballero Wins First Title; Gomez Stops Proctor in Four
By German Villasenor (July 5, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor)
July 1st, 2011-
Local hero, super bantamweight Randy Caballero, 12-0 (7), took the first step
toward a world title shot on
Friday night, as he defeated Phoenix, Arizona's Alexis Santiago, 8-1-1 (2),
via eight round unanimous decision on Friday night's “Solo Boxeo” main event at
the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California. With the win, Caballero
netted the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental 122-pound title.
previously undefeated, proved a capable opponent, throwing punches in bunches, despite
having any kind of pop behind them. That would prove to work against him, as
Caballero walked through anything Santiago threw, jumping in with lead shots
and taking his foe against the ropes, ripping hard shots on the inside. Santiago
would work himself out of the trenches with persistent punching on the counter.
man would be seriously hurt in the fight, with the judges scoring the bout
80-72 twice and 79-73 for Caballero, though the fight seemed much closer than
the scores indicated.
Stops Proctor in Four
Undefeated super lightweight
Frankie Gomez moved his record to 10-0 with 8 KOs as he stopped an unorthodox
Khadaphi Proctor, 7-6-1, in the fourth round of a scheduled eight-round bout.
Proctor made the fight a complicated one, coming
in with wide shots, headfirst, wrestling and anything else that could trouble
Gomez, which it did, taking him out of any kind of real plan of attack. This
would stop when Gomez scored a knockdown in the third round.
A spent Proctor would be pounded on against
the ropes in the fourth frame, with referee Eddie Hernandez signaling the
stoppage at 2:25 of the round.
In other results, welterweight
Antonio Orozco, 11-0 (8), dropped Joshua Beeman, 4-10-3 (3), with a body shot
early in the first round, himself getting caught at the end of the round via
flash knockdown from a short, inside right to the jaw.
Orozco got back to work in the second round,
working the body hard, going on to score two knockdowns in the third round.
Beeman opted to sit out the count at 2:03 on the second knockdown.
Super lightweight Guadalupe Salcido won his
pro debut by defeating Stephen Rubalcava, 0-5, via unanimous scores of 40-36 at
the end of four.
In a women's flyweight bout, Seniesa Estrada,
2-0, won a four-round unanimous decision against Blanca Raymundo, 0-4, in the
final bout of the night. Scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37.
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