Jose Felix Drills Alan Herrera in Three: Mean Machine Wins

By Francisco Salazar

Studio City, Calif. - Another fight, another win for Jose Felix Jr.

Felix stopped Alan Herrera in the third round before a small, but boisterous crowd at the Sportsmen's Lodge in this Los Angeles suburb.

With the win, Felix improves to 35-1-1, 27 KOs. Herrera falls to 34-9, 22 KOs.

Felix has now won his last seven bouts since a unanimous decision loss to Bryan Vasquez in April of 2014.

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With the loss Friday night to Felix, Herrera has lost five of his last six bouts.

Felix, who is ranked number five by the IBF and number three by the WBO, was the busier and more accurate fighter. He initiated exchanges, easily beating Herrera to the punch during most exchanges.

Felix dropped Herrera with a right hand within the first minute of the third round. Felix followed up with a barrage of punches, hurting Herrera with a right uppercut.

Herrera tried to fight back, but Felix repeatedly stunned him during the round. Referee Raul Caiz, Sr. saved Herrera from taking further punishment, stopping the bout at 1:42.

Junior lightweight Ryan Garcia (5-0, 4 KOs) stopped Mario Aguirre at the end of the second round. The taller Garcia rained down combinations to the head of Aguirre (2-5, 2 KOs), who was unable to get untracked during the brief fight. Referee Raul Caiz, Sr. waved the fight over when Aguirre did not answer the third round.

Lightweight Alejandro Guerrero won a four round unanimous decision over Manuel Lopez (1-3-1, 1 KO), who was the busier fighter in the opening round. Guerrero (2-0, 1 KO) got on track in round two, landing the more-telling blows, connecting with right hands to the head. All three judges scored the bout 39-37 in favor of Guerrero.

Lightweight Alejandro Guerrero won a four round unanimous decision over Manuel Lopez (1-3-1, 1 KO), who was the busier fighter in the opening round. Guerrero (2-0, 1 KO) got on track in round two, landing the more-telling blows, connecting with right hands to the head. All three judges scored the bout 39-37 in favor of Guerrero. 

Unbeaten welterweight Egidijus Kavaliauskas won a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over Cameron Krael. Kavaliauskas (15-0, 12 KOs) was the aggressor, connecting repeatedly with rights hands and left hooks to the body. A left-right combo almost dropped Krael in round three, but the Las Vegas-based fighter was able to remain on his feet.

Kavaliauskas was mostly in control until a right cross to the head by Krael midway through round seven stunned him. Krael (8-12-2, 1 KO) followed up, but was not able to drop the fighter known as 'Mean Machine.' Krael had his moments again in round eight, but Kavaliauskas was able to win 77-75 on all three judges' scorecards.

In the opening bout of the Top Rank card, junior welterweight Maxim Dadashev (4-0, 3 KOs) won a one-sided six round decision over Eddie Diaz. Dadashev landed the more-telling blows throughout the fight. The Russia-born fighter stunned Diaz (2-6-2) a few times in the final two rounds, but Diaz was able to make it to the final bell. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Dadashev, 60-54, 60-54, and 60-53.

Super middleweight Alberto Fundora (9-0, 5 KOs) stopped Tommy Turner (4-7, 3 KOs) at 1:32 of the second round. Fundora dropped Turner with a left uppercut, eventually finishing him with a barrage of punches before referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout.

Welterweight Rudy Macedo (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped Hugo Padilla (4-9, 2 KOs) at 1:56 of the second round.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 10-15-2016

This was a waste of time for felix. He KO'd a set up, he never broke a sweat. Felix better be careful offering to give Flanagan the home town edge and such. It's not like Flanagan is going to stand…

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