One of the most highly touted and publicized of the 2012 U.S. Olympians would be in action in the form of Avenal, California’s undefeated Jose Ramirez (6-0, 4 KO’s). Landing by far the harder and more prevalent of blows, Ramirez would garner a unanimous decision verdict by scores of 40-36 all around after 4 rounds of boxing. This over game Denver, Colorado resident Daniel Calzada who falls to 8-9-2 with 1 KO.
Setting up his punches nicely with angles, Jose Felix Jr. ((25-0-1, 20 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Mexico with a time of 2 minutes and 37 seconds of the first round would finish Accra, Ghana’s Joseph Laryea (11-9, 10 KO’s), dropping a shaken Laryea for the ten-count with a solid combo.
In what started off as a heated junior middleweight contest between Colombian Richard Gutierrez (26-11-1-1, 16 KO’s) fighting out of Miami, Florida and Mexican fighter Daniel Sandoval (32-2, 30 KO’s) of Guadalajara where Sandoval came out swinging for the fences, things would settle down a bit to go the distance. After 8 complete the judges would see fit to award the bout to the busier Sandoval by unanimous decision scores of 79-73 twice, and 80-72.
In a mugging of sorts that has come to represent his fighting style, undefeated NABO junior welterweight titilst Karim Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KO’s) of San Francisco, California would in a welterweight match up make space when necessary against Salt Lake City, Utah opponent Christopher Fernandez (21-16-1, 12 KO’s). As a result, Karim would as the more seasoned fighter drop Fernandez twice in round 5 with hard rights, to thereafter wobble Fernandez on more than one occasion, finally ending matters with a crushing liver shot at 2:59 of round 8.
Featherweight Gabino Saenz (11-0-1, 8 KO’s) of Indio, California would drop overmatched adversary Dominic Coca (8-5, 2 KO’s) of Lynwood, California early in the first frame with a left hook. Methodically teeing off shortly afterwards, Saenz would not only connect flush with solid right hands to stagger Coca, but as well prompt referee Lou Moret to call a halt. The time, 2:27 of round 1.
One fight removed from surrendering his formerly held WBO junior lightweight title to Roman “Rocky” Martinez, southpaw Diego Magdaleno (24-1, 9 KO’s) of Las Vegas, Nevada moving up to lightweight would get back into the swing of things against middle-of-the-road opponent Edgar Riovalle (35-16-2, 25 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico. Pushing the pace, Magdaleno as the quicker-fisted fighter would connect at a much higher rate to earn a unanimous decision verdict by scores of 100-90 all around. This after 10 rounds of action.
“Contender Series” Season II participant Grady Brewer (30-17, 16 KO’s) of Lawton, Oklahoma would over the course of an eight-round middleweight tilt get outclassed by Beijing Olympian and undefeated southpaw Matt Korobov (21-0, 12 KO’s) of Orotukan, Russia. The much sharper of the two by far, Korobov would connect repeatedly with thumping counter-shots both up and down to drop Brewer in the fifth, with the final tallies in the end to read 80-71 twice, and 79-72.