Middleweight Amilcar Vidal, Jr. remained unbeaten Friday night, defeating Gabriel Diaz by unanimous decision at the Estadio American Box in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Scores were 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 for Vidal, who improves to 16-0, 12 knockouts.
Vidal utilized his height and reach to outbox Diaz, who was game but was mostly negated from getting on the inside. Vidal worked well behind a consistent jab, which was followed by one or two-punch combinations.
The 26-year-old had previously fought on April 2, dropping Osmar Dominguez Chamorro once before winning by knockout in the second round. Vidal has fought twice on Showtime platforms, most recently on July 17 of last year, defeating Immanuwel Aleem by majority decision.
Diaz, who resides in Rafaela, Argentina, drops to 12-4, 4 KOs. The 25-year-old has now lost three of his last five bouts.
In the main event, Alejandro Santiago of Tijuana, Mexico defeated David Carmona by unanimous decision in a clash of junior featherweights.
Scores were 99-91, 97-93, and 96-94 for Santiago, who improves to 26-3-5, 13 KOs.
Santiago asserted himself from the opening round, outboxing Carmona throughout the first half of the fight. Sensing he was down on the scorecards by the midway point of the fight, Carmona became the aggressor, increasing his punch output. Carmona did find some success, but Santiago’s pedigree was the difference.
The 26-year-old Santiago challenged then-IBF world junior featherweight titleholder Jerwin Ancajas in September 2018, fighting to a split-decision draw. Since the Ancajas fight, Santiago has won 10 of his last 11 bouts, with the only setback being a majority decision loss to unbeaten Gary Antonio Russell.
Carmona, who resides in Mexico City, drops to 22-10-5, 9 KOs. He has been a staple of Boxeo Telemundo telecast, challenging three times for a world title, but losing to Omar Narvaez (December 2013), Naoya Inoue (May 2016), and, most recently, Khalid Yafai (May 2018).
In welterweight action, fringe contender Roman Villa stopped Andres Garcia (13-7-1, 8 KOs) of Fonseca, Colombia in the opening round. Garcia has now lost his last five bouts and seven of his last eight.
Villa, who resides in Rosario, Venezuela, improves to 24-1, 24 KOs and has won his last five bouts, all by knockouts, since losing to Marcos Villasana in April 2019.
Both Vidal and Villa are promoted by Sampson Lewkowicz.
The fight card, which was co-promoted by Lewkowicz, Ricardo Maldonado, Paco Damian, and Carlos Andres Tello, was broadcast live on EstrellaTV in the United States and TyC Sports in Argentina.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing