Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Christian Gonzalez Defeats Gamaliel Diaz in Tough Fight

Christian "Chimpa" Gonzalez (18-1, 15 KOs) confirmed yet again that he is one of the best and brightest prospects of the exclusive Golden Boy Promotions stable with a hard-earned eight-round unanimous decision victory against former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Gamaliel "El Platano" Diaz (40-18-3, 19 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico in the main event of the latest edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles and televised live nationally on Estrella TV's Boxeo Estelar. The charismatic knockout artist of Buena Park, Calif. won with scores of 79-72, 79-72 and 76-75 in a tough fight held in the super lightweight division.

"A win is a win, and this was a difficult fight," said Gonzalez. "We knew watching the tapes that he'd be a more experienced, slightly dirty fighter. But we weren't expecting him to be that dirty with all the headbutting and hitting to the back of the head. I want my next fight to be a ten-rounder."
 
"I take comfort in one of the judges' scores because the fight was close," said Diaz. "Being in the game for so long, I know when I win. It's always difficult coming into the house of another boxer. Either way, I'm a professional, and I will take this loss. This isn't the first time I've been robbed."

gonzalez-diaz
 
VIP fighters for tonight's event included Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete, Niko "Baby Face" Valdes, Charles Huerta and Joet Gonzalez.
 
In the co-main event, Edgar "Kid Neza" Valerio (12-0, 7 KOs) dropped Martin Cardona (24-9, 16 KOs) a total of three times to win via second-round knockout in a scheduled eight-round featherweight fight. In the opening round, the native of Los Angeles, Calif. scored two knockdowns, the second of which was caused by a left uppercut that sent Cardona flying across the ring. Cardona, of Tucson, Arizona, managed to survive the first round, but only for Valerio to catch him with an overhand right to the temple that immediately ended matters at 21 seconds of the second round.
 
"I felt good. I had an amazing training camp," said Valerio. "I was being smart, and working smart pays off. I give all the glory to God, my family and my manager, Joel De La Hoya. What's next for me? Only God knows."
 
Lightweight prospect Jousce "Tito" Gonzalez (6-0, 6 KOs) opened the Boxeo Estelar transmission with a first-round technical knockout victory against Ricardo Fernandez (3-7-4) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in a scheduled eight-rounder. Gonzalez, who is extremely good at bending his knees to get the most amount of leverage possible from his punches, dropped Fernandez hard in the opening seconds before stopping him a few combinations later at 2:10 of the first round.
 
"I'm happy with the victory, but there are mistakes that I could fix," said Gonzalez. "I could maintain my composure a little bit more after I see that my opponent's been hurt. But those are just things you learn as a professional. Hopefully, I'll be back in the ring soon."
 
In the first bout of the evening, Ferdinand Kerobyan (6-0, 3 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. scored a first-round knockout victory against Uriel Gonzalez (1-2-1) of San Diego, Calif. in a scheduled six-round super welterweight fight. Keroyban stalked Gonzalez in the opening seconds of fight and hurt him with a right hand that immediately reddened his face. Then, Keroyban landed a hard counter left hook to the body of Gonzalez, sending him reeling back before unleashing a series of left hooks to the chin that knocked him down immediately. Gonzalez could not make it back to his feet before the count, forcing the referee to call the fight at 1:08 of the first round.
 
"I felt great, and I didn't want to rush it," said Kerobyan. "But when the opportunity presented itself, I had to take full advantage of it. Hopefully, I'll be fighting again very soon and hope to deliver another knockout performance."
 
Gonzalez vs. Diaz was an eight-round super lightweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by "TECATE, THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING" and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event was held at the Belasco Theater on Friday, October 6.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lagako10 on 10-07-2017

Duno's leftover

Comment by Corelone on 10-07-2017

The ubiquitous Platano. A road scholar of dirty doings. Not the dirtiest I've seen, but that was before attached thumbs. Chimpa had a hard time with a banana, only in boxing.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Machado: Everyone Knows I'm Real WBA Champ, Not Gervonta Davis Tommy Fury, Tyson's Brother, Aims To Be a World Champion Anthony Yigit Warns Ivan Baranchyk To Expect To Get Shocked Brant's Promoter Says Murata Rematch is Real Possibility Neeco Macias vs. Jesus Soto Karass - Nov. 8, Golden Boy on ESPN Christopher Diaz is Back: November 24 in San Juan, Puerto Rico Canelo, Golden Boy Deal Extended By Four Fights, Says Gomez Photos: Hughie Fury Hits Sofia as Kubrat Pulev Clash Looms Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Seanie Monaghan - Putting in Work Hearn: How Can Mayweather Hold Back Davis From Making More Money? Hughie Fury Not Bothered By Likely Hostile Crowd in Sofia Michael Conlan Officially Added To Frampton-Warrington Card UK News: Tommy Fury Debut, Jack Brubaker, Bob Yalen Jake Ball Injured, Withdraws From Craig Richards Fight Pacquiao: I Want To Face Top PBC Fighters For Rest of Career Arsen Goulamirian Breaks Down, Stops Mark Flanagan in Nine Gloferson Ortizo Secures Split Nod Win Over Mario Esparza Felix Cash Goes For WBC Regional Title at Copper Box Arena Jorge Linares Likely To Return on Canelo-Fielding Undercard Hearn Agrees With Arum on Showtime Leaving Boxing like HBO Canelo On Cut Over Left Eye: If It Opens Up, We'll Close It Again Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak: WBSS Afterthoughts Hearn: If Wilder-Fury Does 1 Million+ Buys, I'll Give Wilder 50-50 Frank Warren: I Thought We Had Deal For Yarde-Monaghan DeGale: I Finally Get a Chance To Outclass Eubank, Shut Him Up Wilder Predicts Very Brutal KO of Fury: His Entire Body Will Spin! Carl Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Chul Suh in Ifugao Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina Lands on Abema TV A 'Monster' Awaits Rodriguez After Victory Over Moloney Spence: I'm Now #1 at 147, Keith Thurman Must Face Me! Video: Tevin Farmer Talks Gervonta Davis Showdown Video: Sugar Ray Leonard on Pacquiao-Broner, Canelo-Andrade Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN Video: Eddie Hearn Reacts To Canelo-Andrade, Murata's Loss Video: Brant's Promoter Reacts To Big Win Over Murata Video: Lomachenko Talks Pedraza Fight, Linares Rematch Video: Rob Brant Reacts To His Big Win Over Murata Photos: Tevin Farmer Blasts Out James Tennyson To Retain Michael Conlan: Now I Want Real Opponents - Top 10, Top 15
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement