Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Oquendo Tops Cota In Telemundo Season Premiere

By Jake Donovan

Jonathan Oquendo began his 2015 campaign in the same manner as he did a year ago - scoring a decision win in the season premiere of Boxeo Telemundo. 

This year's victim was Mexico's Gabino Cota, as Oquendo had little issues in cruising to a unanimous decision Friday evening at Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

Fighting for the first time since a convincing loss to former three-division champ Abner Mares last summer, Oquendo came in primed and ready to return to the win column. Cota struggled to keep up, doing his best to impose his will but unable to land a game-changing shot.

Oquendo nearly hit paydirt early in round two, catching Cota with an overhand right to wobble the visiting Mexican slugger. It was the closest either fighter came to delivering a knockout ending. 

Final scores were 99-91 (twice) and 98-92 in favor of Oquendo, who advances to 25-2 (16KOs). Cota suffers his third straight loss, falling to 17-4-1 (15KOs). 

The win kicked off the 2015 Spring season of Boxeo Telemundo, following the series' most successful year ever in 2014. Oquendo helped launch that season in this very venue, scoring a 12-round decision over Guillermo Avila after accepting the fight on late notice when Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. bailed. 

Oquendo is now 4-0 at the Kissimmee Civic Center, which also hosted his pro debut way back in 2004.

In undercard action, Emanuel Sanchez pulled off a minor upset with a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Moises Carasquillo. Scores were 57-56, 58-55 and 58-54.
 
Sanchez (6-2, 1KO) sealed the deal with a knockdown in the 6th and final round, dropping Carasquillo (7-1, 5KOs) with a left hand after getting rocked himself earlier in the round. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too Demetrius Andrade vs. Billy Joe Saunders Ordered By WBO Pacquiao: If Mayweather Can't Fight at My Level - Stay Retired News: Luis Lebron, Benson, Hamza, O'Donnell, Srour, Barlow Hearn Cautions 'Now or Never' For Whyte To Accept Joshua Offer Scardina-Kekalainen Tops Matchroom Italy Card on March 8 DiBella: After Commey Beats Chaniev, We Want Lomachenko Fury: Wilder's The One Who Has To Redeem Himself, Not Me! Khan: The Offers for Crawford and Brook Were Literally The Same Frank Warren To Wait Out Warrington vs. Galahad Purse Bid Charr Wins Appeal, Reinstated As WBA Titlist; Box-Off To Follow Miles Shinkwin Back In March, Defends English Title Frank Warren: Joshua Made Massive Mistake in Snubbing Wilder Canelo-Jacobs: NSAC To Review Venue Request at 1/29 Hearing Eubank Jr. Very Pleased With Camp Ahead of Degale Clash Caleb Plant: I'm The Big Dog at 168, They've Got To Come See Me Hearn: Wilder, His Handlers Don't Have Decency To Answer Back Chris Algieri Confident He Can Raise His Level Against Hooker Kovalev Asks Fans 'Not To Make Hasty Conclusions On Situation' Cano in Line For a Big Fight, Linares Heading Back To 135 Curtis Stevens Heading To 154: Eyes Hurd, Lara, Harrison, Munguia Pulev vs. Helenius Clash Still Be Worked Out For Crawford-Khan Broner: I'll Be Back; All You Motherf***ers Will Still Tune In! Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: CompuBox By The Numbers Gvozdyk To Take Voluntary Before Mandatory Versus Browne Pacquiao To Have Scratched Cornea Re-Examined Monday In L.A. Andrade: I Want Golovkin Next, To Prove I'm #1 at Middleweight Hearn: Don't Be Surprised if Joshua is on DAZN in the US in June Broner: Ain’t Got Mark On Me; They Thought They’d F*** Me Up Pacquiao: I Was Surprised Broner Didn't Throw Lot Of Punches Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Broner Falls Very Short on Promised 'New Beginning' For Career Luis Coria Win Big in First Garcia Brothers Promoted Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement