By Keith Idec
CARSON, California – Featherweight prospect Angelo Leo beat up Alberto Torres for the majority of their eight-round featherweight fight Saturday night.
Torres, of Sacramento, California, lasted until the final bell for their eight-round, 126-pound bout. His toughness was commendable, but the veteran southpaw mostly had difficulty dealing with Leo’s pressure throughout their fight and lost a lopsided unanimous decision on the Gervonta Davis-Hugo Ruiz undercard at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The 24-year-old Leo, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won seven of the eight rounds on all three scorecards. Leo, who scored a knockdown during the fifth round, won by the same score, 79-71, on all three scorecards.
Torres, 32, lost for just the second time as a pro (11-1-3, 4 KOs).
Earlier Saturday, a scheduled eight-round women’s bout between flyweights Ava Knight (17-2-4, 5 KOs, 1 NC) and Luna del Mar Torroba (12-9-2, 2 KOs, 1 NC) ended in a no-contest when Knight suffered a cut during the third round. An accidental clash of heads caused a nasty gash over Knight’s left eye.
Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.