Marrufo Decisions Yanez at Mayhem in Mesa Event
By Tim Kudgis
Arizona Event Center, Mesa, Arizona - The main event of the evening between featherweights Jose Marrufo and David Yanez was an absolute war. Marrufo used his pure unadulterated power to control the action but the very game Yanez kept coming forward. Marrufo dominated the steel chinned Yanez who never showed signs of slowing down.
Yanez was not able to take advantage of the looping power punches throughout the fight. There were many instances Yanez could have turned the fight around but it was Marrufo's power that controlled the action. Marrufo soldiered through a tremendous cut early in the bout and his corner did a fantastic job of keeping it under control throughout the fight. The judges scored the fight 60-54 x 3 in favor of Marrufo.
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Emilio Colon-Garcia (7-0) and Jesus Pachceo (0-2) put on an exciting chess match esque fight. Both men seemed to enjoy cound punching and were doing it well. Pacheco had some crisp one-two combination but "MILO-time" was agressive and landed harder punches. This was another fight that went back and forth and the advantages changed. The fight went 4 exciting rounds of no stop action. The judges scorecards went 38-38, 39-37, & 40-36 for your winner via majority decision Emilio Colon-Garcia
Arlo Argueta came back off of a year and a half layoff to face Marcos Diaz (0-2) who took the fight on 2 days notice. Diaz was very game but didn't have the condition to go full force with the slick and powerful Argueta. Argueta mixed his punches up to the head and body of of Diaz wearing him down. Diaz gave the fight his all but allowed Arlo Argueta to dominate and take a clear cut victory. The judges scored the fight 40-35 x2 & 39-36 to your winner via Unanimous Decision, Arlo Argueta (5-0)
Victor Arreola (0-0-1) and Boby Lopez (1-0-1) went toe 2 toe over the course of 4 rounds. In what was an absolute war. Both guys went back in forth rounds trading the advantage back in forth. Arreola had Lopez hurt in Round 2 but Lopez was able to soldier through and gain back his composure. Lopez let our a clean multi puch combo on Arreola but was unable to put him away. Both guys showed tremendous chins and gigantic heart. The judges scored the fight 40-36 for Arreola and 38-38 x2 for the result of a majority draw.
Brandon Riddell made his exciting pro debut against Eric McMorris (0-2). McMorris tried to bring the fight to Riddell early but Riddell was game and landed plenty of powerful shot to McMorris. Riddell landed many vicous body shots finally putting McMorris down for the count in Round 1. Riddell won via TKO in the same round.