Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Julian Ramirez, Gesta, Arce Get Wins at StubHub

By Francisco Salazar

CARSON, Calif.--Featherweight Julian Ramirez won a 10 round unanimous decision over Hugo Partida. Ramirez and Partida traded terrific exchanges during the first two rounds, with the southpaw Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) landing the more effective punches. The pace slowed down going into the middle rounds, but Ramirez was still in control of the action. Partida (20-6-2, 15 KOs) would launch an occasional offensive, but Ramirez kept his composure by outboxing him on the inside. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Ramirez, 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91.
Junior lightweight Nick Arce (5-0, 5 KOs) knocked out Juan Hernandez (3-1) with a left hook to the body at 29 seconds of the fourth round. 
Lightweight contender Mercito Gesta won a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over late-sub Miguel Angel Mendoza. After an even first round, Mendoza (21-7-2, 21 KOs) scored a knockdown in the second round, although it looked more like Gesta lost his balance while Mendoza stepped on his foot. Mendoza did his best to walk the southpaw Gesta down throughout the bout, but his punch output decreased as the bout progressed into the later rounds. Gesta (29-1-2, 16 KOs) was able to effectively counter to the head. As the bout progressed, landing more uppercuts to the head of Mendoza. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Gesta, 97-92, 97-92, and 96-93.
Junior welterweight Marcelino Lopez was successful in his United States debut, knocking out David Rodela in the third round. Both fighters had their moments in the opening round, but Lopez (32-1-1, 17 KOs) dropped Rodela with a left hook in the second round. Rodela was able to  rally later in the round, but was dropped with a left uppercut by Lopez in round three. Rodela (17-12-4, 7 KOs) struggled to get up and was counted out by referee Eddie Hernandez at 1:04.

Light heavyweight D'Mitrius Ballard won a six round unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Rojas. Ballard (10-0, 7 KOs) was in control throughout the entire fight. Rojas (8-13-1, 7 KOs) was deducted a point in the second round due to a low blow. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Ballard, 60-53, 59-44, and 58-55.
In the opening bout of the Top Rank/ Golden Boy Promotions card, junior lightweight Alejandro Ochoa won a hard-fought six round majority decision over Kevin Rivers. Ochoa (7-10-2, 1 KO), who mostly fights on club shows in Southern California, dropped Rivers with a right hand in the first round and again in the second round. Sensing he was down, Rivers (12-1, 9 KOs) came on in the second half of the fight. Ochoa held his ground, fighting back and effectively countering Rivers to the head. One judge scored the bout 56-56, while the other two judges scored the bout 59-53 for Ochoa. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) 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) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Siesta: Upset on Joshua-Povetkin could change the boxing world Okolie Hopes To Move on To Next Level on Joshua Undercard Wilder vs. Fury, Joshua vs. Povetkin - CompuBox Final 4 Analysis Frank Warren Breaks Down Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin Takam: If Povetkin Starts Slow, He'll Get Slaughtered By Joshua Ryan Garcia: Canelo Beats Golovkin Even Easier in Third Fight Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather, Munguia, More Luke Campbell Very Confident as He Enters Mendy Rematch Bellew: Povetkin Should Be Banned, Not Getting Joshua Shot Wilder, Fury Promises Explosive Drama When They Collide Ivan Baranchyk vs. Anthony Yigit Added To Prograis-Flanagan Jermell Charlo Raises Hand To Face Floyd Mayweather in Return Jon Fernandez: We Just Had a Bad Game Plan For This Fight Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-Pacquiao - A Gem & a Pending Sham Foster Out-Boxes, Upsets Jon Fernandez in ShoBox Main Event Irvin Gonzalez Busier, Easily Beats Carlos Ramos Canelo Vows Quick Return: I Want To Fight in December Steven Ortiz Edges Wesley Ferrer By Majority Decision Misael Lopez Beats James Wilkins By Unanimous Decision Joshua: I'm The Best in The Division, No Doubt, It's Been Proven! Povetkin: I'm as Strong as Joshua, I Was Weaker With Klitschko Wilder, Fury Sign Contracts - Tour Begins on October 1 in London Luis Nery vs. Jason Conoy For WBC Silver, on October 6 Wilder-Fury Announcement Next Week; Likely 12/1, Staples Center Photos: Jayson Velez, Orlando Cruz - Ready For Puerto Rico Battle Joshua's Coach: Povetkin is Not Parker or Takam - He's Top Level Dutchover: Aguilar Won't Stop Me From Reaching Title Goal Sanchez: Golovkin a Little Angry Vegas Favors The House Fighter Povetkin: I Will Give Everything, It's One of My Last Big Chances Whyte: If Chisora Fights Me, It Will Be His Last Fight Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juanma Lopez - Square Up at Presser Photos: Campbell vs. Mendy, Okolie vs. Askin - Ready For Battle Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Vow Fireworks at Wembley Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Ready For War Munguia Satisfied With Adjustments, Saw Canelo as Big Winner Badou Jack: Stevenson on different level than guys Gvozdyk beat Joshua Out-Weighs Povetkin By Almost 25 Pounds In London Hopkins: Canelo Flipped Script On Golovkin, Walked Him Down David Price: Beating Sergey Kuzmin Can Be Life-Changing Joshua vs. Povetkin: Chris Kongo, John Docherty Added
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement