Seniesa “SuperBad” Estrada Wins in Boxing’s Return to the Belasco

Los Angeles (March 16, 2018)- Golden Boy’s LA Fight Club returned to the Belasco theatre debuting East Los Angeles contender Seniesa “SuperBad” Estrada (12-0 2KO’s). Fighting to an eight round decision over tough-as-nails Sonia Osorio (8-6-1 1KO). Estrada boxed with an educated jab from different angles to set up left hooks against Osorio from Mexico City. After eight rounds Estrada’s hand was held up on scores of 80-72 on all three score-cards.

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Super Bad Estrada lands a left hook. Photo: Albert Baker

Osorio was tenacious and fought well in rounds five, six, and seven applying swarming pressure. “It’s a honor to be the first woman to headline a Golden Boy Promotions event,” said Estrada. “I hope this is the first of better and even bigger events. I had a bit of ring rust because I haven’t fought since September, so I look forward to getting back into the gym and coming back soon.”

Duarte KO’s Rodriguez

Oscar Duarte (13-0 9KO’s) of Parral, Mexico stopped fellow Mexican Jose Rodriguez (10-2 10KO’s) with a left hook to the liver at 1:53 of the fifth round. Duarte is a crisp body puncher that found a home for the left hand. In the fourth a right hand sent Rodriguez down signaling the end was near.

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Duarte Stops Rodriguez with a left hook to the liver. Photo: Albert Baker

“We knew we had a tough opponent,” said Duarte. “So, we had to work off the jab to get inside. Once we accomplished that, I was able to punish him with shots to the body.”

Duarte is coached by Joel Diaz in Indio, CA and has been polishing his style the last few outings. Adding skill to his raw power is making him a fun prospect to watch develop.

Jousce Gonzalez Kicks the Gate Open

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Jousce Gonzalez impressed the crowd with an early stoppage. Photo: Albert Baker

Perennial gatekeeper and prospect tester Jose Martinez (10-12 6KO’s) has been taking Golden Boy prospects the distance for years. Jousce Gonzalez (7-0 7KO’s) kicked the gate open on Martinez stopping him in the first round. Blasting Martinez with power shots Gonzalez opened a cut on Martinez’s right eyebrow. Gonzalez ended matters at 2:48 of the first round with a flurry of punches that prompted referee Wayne Hedgepeth to stop the fight.

“Seeing all these prospects go the distance against Jose Martinez made me want to really make a statement,” Gonzalez said. “I wanted to show that I’m on a different level”.

Antonio Orozco Wins in Return to the Ring

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Antonio Orozco wins unanimous decision over old foe Honorio Photo: Albert Baker

Out of the ring for nearly a year after missing weight and missing out on a HBO televised opportunity; Antonio Orozco (27-0 17KO’s) returned to face Martin Honorio (33-13-1 16KO’s) for the second time in his career. Showing some ring rust Orozco shed his moniker “Relentless” and out boxed Honorio over eight rounds. All three judges scored the fight 79-73 for Orozco who now trains out of Legendz boxing gym in Norwalk under coach Manny Robles.

“I wanted to change my style a bit,” said Orozco. “So, I boxed more. People aren’t used to seeing me do that. Having Manny Robles as my new trainer has helped a lot and I demonstrated that by making 140 easy.”

Valerio KO’s Caro

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Valerio KO’s Caro Photo: Albert Baker

Edgar “Kid Neza” Valerio (13-0 8KO’s) picked up a first round TKO against Giovanni Caro (26-21-4 21KO’s). Valerio blasted Caro with a left hook knocking Caro back and through the ropes. Caro’s head barley nipped the lens hood on my camera, prompting me to tell referee Raul Caiz Jr. that his head made slight contact with it. The contact was minor and not strong enough to cause any damage or knock the camera out my hands. It was the punch that knocked Caro out of the ring what caused the knockout.

“I started off like jelly: smooth but a little slow,” said Valerio. “The moment came for the knockout and I took it, but at the beginning I was over thinking.”

Cobbs Wins Golden Boy Debut

Blair Cobbs (7-0-1, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas made his Golden Boy Promotions debut by fighting to a controversial fourth-round technical draw against Mario Esparza (4-0-1, 1 KO) in the first bout of the evening, which was scheduled for four rounds in the super lightweight division. An accidental headbutt caused the cut on Esparza that forced the fight to be halted at :19 of the fourth round.
“I’m happy to have made my Golden Boy Promotions debut,” said Blair Cobbs. “But it was unfortunate that the fight ended in a technical draw.  I felt I was winning the fight and wanted to close out strong. All I can do now is be ready for the next fight and give the fans a great performance.”


About Albert Baker

Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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