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MORALE’S CUT STOPS FIGHT, ENDS IN MAJORITY DRAW

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By: Rafael Valencia

Los Angeles (November 14, 2019)-  Fighting out of Highland Park, Carlos ‘ The Solution’ Morales (19-4-3 8KO’s) took on San Diego fighter Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta (32-3-2 17KO’s) in a Mexico vs Philippines showdown., Gesta was working the awkward angles and using the quick one two combination somewhat mimicking fellow countryman Manny Pacquiao’s style. In the third round there was a clash of heads that opened a cut over Morales left eye and worsened as the fight continued. Gesta never neglected the cut and made it his main target. Having the cut over his eye, Morales continued to push the action and was able to land some good combinations throughout the fight.

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Photo: Willie Romero

The fight was stopped at the end of the sixth round when the doctor took a closer look at the cut and decided Morales couldn’t continue anymore. The fight went to the score cards where one judge had Morales up 58-56 and two judges had the bout 57-57 ending the fight in a technical majority draw.

JONATHAN OQUENDO WINS WBO LATINO TITTLE

In the co-main event, Charles Huerta (21-6 12KO’s) from Paramount, California and Jonathan ‘Polvo’ Oquendo (30-6 19KO’s) from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, fought for the vacant WBO Latino Super Featherweight belt. From the opening bell, Huerta’s game plan seemed to fight in the inside and trade punches. Coming out as the aggressor, Oquendo didn’t mind the opponent’s game plan as it made it much easier for him to work the body and deliver uppercuts. Not backing down, Huerta continued to press forward but was unable to get in to a rhythm. With all three judges scoring the bout 100-90, Oquendo became the WBO Latino Super Featherweight champion. 

Photo: Willie Romero
Photo: Willie Romero

‘BLACK MAGIC’ VICTORIOUS IN BRAWL

Travell ‘Black Magic’ Mazion (15-0 12KO’s) from Austin Texas, came face to face with a heavy hearted Mexico City, Mexico native Diego ‘Demoledor’ Cruz (19-7-2 15KO’s) in a welterweight matchup. Wanting a brawl style fight, Cruz came out in the first round swinging for the fences and connected some overhand punches that caught Mazion’s attention. However, Mazion was able to weather the storm of punches and started to utilize his jab to set up combinations on who seemed to be gassed out Cruz. In the seventh round, there was a slight momentum change when Mazion was deducted a point round for a low blow. Both fighters showed resilience in the later rounds as they both connected power punches but, Mazion walked away with the unanimous decision by the scorecards of 99-90 (twice) 98-91.

Photo: Willie Romero
Photo: Willie Romero

OSCAR ACEVEDO STAYS PERFECT WITH UD WIN

Oscar Acevedo (5-0) took on Darel Harris (3-17-1 1KO) in a lightweight bout. Both fighters came out cautious as they were trying to get a feel for one another. The aggression came in round two when Acevedo connected a strong right hook that unbalanced Harris. From that point on, Acevedo continued the constant pressure by throwing to the body and following it by going upstairs that lead him to a unanimous decision victory 40-36 (twice) 39-37.

Photo: Willie Romero
Photo: Willie Romero

EVAN SANCHEZ WINS IN 23 SECONDS

In the opening bout of the night, undefeated fighter Evan Sanchez (5-0 4KO’s) only needed 23 seconds to finish his opponent Hector Hernandez (2-1 1KO). Sanchez showed his power in the opening seconds when he landed a quick combination followed by an uppercut that floored Hernandez. Once on his feet the referee took a good look at Hernandez and decided to waive the fight off. The Parlier, California fighter improved his KO streak to four.

Photo: Willie Romero
Photo: Willie Romero

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