Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Christopher Martin Rallies To Stop Hidalgo in Five Rounds

By Francisco Salazar

Super bantamweight Christopher Martin is not known for his punching power. However, it was the one thing that saved him against a harder-than-expected opponent.

Martin stopped Hidalgo in the fifth round of a scheduled eight round bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.

The bout headlined a six-bout "Path to Glory" card, presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Martin, who has now won his last four bouts in a row since his one-sided defeat to Orlando Del Valle last April, was constantly beaten to the punch in first two rounds.

Martin was effective when he boxed on the inside, but would get countered with Hidalgo right hands whenever he tried to load up with one punch.

As the bout continued, Martin found a home for counter right hands to the head of Hidalgo. Martin would back Hidalgo up, doing his best to beat him to the punch.

In the fifth round, an accumulation of punches by Martin dropped Hidalgo to one knee. Hidalgo stood up, but looked off-balanced. Referee Jack Reiss saw enough and waved the fight over at 2:37.

Martin, from San Diego, CA, goes to 27-2-3, 9 KOs. Hidalgo, from Casas Grandes, Sonora, Mexico, drops to 17-9, 13 KOs.

Notes:

- Junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera, welterweight Artemio Reyes, super bantamweight Johnathan Arellano, and unbeaten junior welterweight Daniel Hernandez were some of the well-known fighters who watched the card from ringside.

- Next Thompson Boxing Promotions card will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA on July 26th. Call (714) 935-0900.

- Ring announcer was Sonny Franco.

The scheduled eight round super featherweight bout between Efrain Esquivias and Victor Sanchez was declared a technical draw in the second round when Sanchez suffered a cut over his right eye.

Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KOs), a notoriously slow starter, spent most of the round circling the ring, looking to counter with right hands. At the end of the first round, both fighters collided heads, resulting in an opened cut above Sanchez's right eye.

Sanchez (5-6-2, 2 KOs) came on in the second round, landing a few combinations to the head of Esquivias, while Esquivias attempted to counter. At 2:22, referee Ray Corona stopped the fight when the ringside physicians deemed Sanchez unable to continue. Sanchez was upset with the stoppage.

Because the stoppage occurred before the end of the fourth round, California State Athletic Commission dictate that the bout is ruled a technical draw.

Welterweight Giovani Santillan won a workmanlike six round unanimous decision over Adam Ealoms. Both were southpaws, but Santillan (9-0, 5 KOs) was busier, landing the more telling blows. Ealoms attempted to counter with right hooks, but did not land enough to offset Santillan's offense. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Santillan.

In a battle between heavyweights making their professional debuts, Justin Goslee stopped Jose Hermosillo in the first round of a scheduled four round bout. Goslee had a 95-pound weight and a eight-inch reach advantage over Hermosillo. Goslee looked to land one punch as Hermosillo tried to get on the inside. During an exchange, Hermosillo dropped to the canvas, prompting Goslee to throw and land a punch. Referee Ray Corona administered an eight count until Hermosillo stood up. Corona deducted a point from Goslee. Moments later, Goslee landed a right cross to the head, dropping Hermosillo to the canvas. Corona saw enough and waved the fight over at 2:14.

Super bantamweight Danny Roman won a four round unanimous decision over Manuel Ruvalcaba. Both fighters had their moments in the opening round, but after that it was all Roman (6-1-1, 2 KOs). A left hook to the body dropped Ruvalcaba to one knee in the second round. To his credit, Ruvalcaba (1-5) tried to fight back, landing wild lead hooks and crosses. However, Roman sealed the win in the final two rounds by attacking the body and landing right uppercuts to Ruvalcaba's head. All three judges scored the bout 40-35 in favor of Roman.

Super middleweight Joshua Conley (7-0, 6 KOs) knocked out an overmatched Roberto Lara in the first round of a a scheduled four round bout. Anytime Conley threw a punch, Lara (0-4) would back away, not attempting to throw back. Conley ended matters when he threw a combination, followed by a left hook to the body. Lara dropped to one knee, looking at referee Ray Corona as he was counted out at 1:07.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September. He has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper. He could be reached by email at [email protected] or on twitter at Salazar_soccer

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Video: Adrien Broner Goes Bonkers on Ellerbe at Final Presser Abel Sanchez Reacts To Canelo Suspension, Sends Message To WBC Photos: Ramon Alvarez, Jorge Paez Jr - Go Face To Face Golovkin vs. Martirosyan: Huge Crowd Expected at Stubhub Photos: Gervonta Davis, Jesus Cuellar - Square Up at Barclays Photos: Jermall Charlo, Hugo Centeno - Go Face To Face Photos: Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas - Square Up at Final Presser Broner Erupts on Mayweather Promotions CEO in Press Conference Erik Morales Believes Suspension Has Stained Image of Canelo Manny Pacquiao: Lucas Matthysse Will Not Be My Last Fight Giovani Santillan vs. Alejandro Barboza - Set For April 27 Khan: Joshua Inspiring Me To Rise Up, Sell Out Stadiums Again Zolani Tete is Eager To Clean Out The Bantamweight Division LIVE Stream: Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - Final Presser Photos: Amir Khan, Phil Lo Greco - Go Face To Face, Final Presser Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco Sold-Out, Says Hearn Erickson Lubin vs. Oscar Cortes Set For April 28th in El Paso Schaefer Says Donaire vs. Frampton Fight is 'Evenly Matched' Vargas: A Big Possibility That I Can Knock Adrien Broner Out! Matthysse Warns Pacquiao: I'll Die Before I Lose My Belt To You! Hearn: If Khan Wins, He Could Fight Crawford, Spence, Brook Moses' Promoter: Beltran Lost, Biased Judges Scored for His Visa! Tommy Coyle Confident: The Dodd Fight is Made For Me Frampton, Warren Not Happy With Khan-Lo Greco TV Conflict Vetyeka's Old Foe, Donaire, Sends Speedy Recovery Message Ogawa Suspended For Six Months, Stripped of IBF Belt For PEDs Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Should Have Been Fined, Too Pacquiao Moving Forward With Plan To Launch a Cryptocurrency Video: Jessie Vargas Discusses Adrien Broner Showdown Last Ride For Nonito Donaire? Chavez Jr: Obvious Canelo is Using, But That's Not Why He's Good Eleider Alvarez's Manager Rips Stevenson, Loves Kovalev Fight VADA: Canelo Not Currently Enrolled in Testing Program WBC Prez Praises Vanes: He is Worthy Opponent For Golovkin Sergey Kovalev's Promoter Details The Eleider Alvarez Deal Pacquiao: If I Pick Buboy - The Door is Not Closed on Roach Hearn is Pumped To Bring Khan vs. Lo Greco on ESPN+ Photos: Lamont Roach, Orlando Cruz - Ready For Battle in PR Frampton: Beating Donaire Puts Me in Position For Oscar Valdez Stevenson-Jack Announcement Imminent for May 19 in Montreal
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement