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Jessie Vargas Outpoints Vito Gasparyan Over 10 Rounds

By Ryan Burton

Jessie Vargas (21-0) delighted his hometown fans by defeating Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5) via unanimous decision in the evening's main event at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. 

Scores were 98-91 twice and 98-90 in their 10-round bout, which reportedly aired live on Azteca America.

Vargas came out fast attacking the body of his Armenian opponent.  He continued attacking the body and a lot of his shots were borderline low and some were definitely south of the border. Vargas finally had a point deducted in the 8th round for the low punches by referee Vic Draculich.

Gasparyan continued to come forward in attack mode as Vargas' punches couldn't break his granite chin until a big upper cut wobbled the Armenian at the end of the 9th round. Gasparyan however was able to survive and make it to the end of the round.

Vargas was a little winded to start the  10th and final round but was able to survive Gasparyan's final rally and landed several more uppercuts of his own to seal the victory.

Oscar Valdez (2-0, 2KO) destroyed Corben Page (4-5-1) in their featherweight fight. Page took a lot of punishment but valiantly stayed on his feet until his corner threw in the towel at the 2:24 mark of round two. Valdez - a two-time Olympian for his native Mexico - has fast hands and devastating power and looks to be on the fast track to becoming a world champion.

Raul Hirales (17-2-1, 8KO) rode an opening round knockdown all the way to a finish line, scoring a minor upset over Oscar Gonzalez (20-2, 14KO). 

The feat wasn't easy for Hirales, who was cut over the right eye in round three and had to fend off a late rally from his opponent. Gonzalez was on the verge of being stopped in round eight, but dug deep to bring the fight to Hirales in the final two rounds.

The late surge wasn't enough to overcome the early deficit, as Hirales won by scores of 97-92, 96-94 and 95-94 to end a two-fight losing streak. Gonzalez loses for the first time since his second pro fight way back in 2007.  

In an interesting battle of heavyweights, Andy Ruiz (17-0) defeated Elijah McCall (11-2-1) via TKO at the 2:59 mark of the third round.  

McCall is the son of former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall.

Ruiz is 6'2" and weighs 256 lb. but has especially quick hands for a heavyweight. McCall had trouble adjusting to Ruiz's speed. Referee Kenny Bayless called a halt to the fight when McCall didn't respond to a barrage of punches at the end of the third.

Welterweight prospect Lucky Boy Omotoso (24-0) and Irving Garcia's (17-9-3) fight ended in a third round no contest due to an accidental head butt.  Omotoso's glove hit the canvas in the 2nd round and it was ruled a knockdown.  Omotoso wasn't seriously hurt but was losing the fight at the time of the stoppage.

Trevor McCumby (9-0) kept his perfect record intact when he defeated Eric Watkins (7-4) via unanimous decision. The scores were 59-55 twice and 60-54.  Watkins was able to hold his own even though the scores weren't competitive.  The West Virginia native had a hell of a chin as he withstood several devastating blows.  McCumby's power and heavier hands were the difference as he went the distance for the first time in his career.

Two time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (3-0) destroyed Corben Page (4-5-1) in the first round of their featherweight fight.
   
Kenny Abril (14-5-1) pulled off a major upset when he defeated Dennis Laurente (40-4-4) via split decision in the evening's opening fight. The Filipino fighter started off strong but Abril was able to score a knock down in the third round and his counter punching proved to be the difference in the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 12-08-2012

I like Jessie Vargas, but he doesn't seem to have a direction lately. Maybe its just me, but it looks like he's hit a plateau of some sorts, fighting lesser named fighters. Also, Dracolich is a kickass last name.

Comment by Corelone on 12-07-2012

Andy Ruiz is good enough to move up in competition. He isn't getting much attention yet, but he has tools and the last time I looked he was getting rid of the Baby fat. He might suprise a lot of…

Comment by onechance87 on 12-07-2012

is there video of valdez fight?

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 12-07-2012

It's on "Azteca Siete"

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 12-07-2012

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;12780612]Is this even televised?[/QUOTE] Maybe not, but i'm hoping it is.

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