By Ken Hisner: At the Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California, Saturday on DAZN Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions) featured in the Main Event 2012 Olympic champion Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz lost a decision to William “Camaron” Zepeda on 12 round fight. .
At the Main Event Olympian southpaw Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz, 32-3-1 (15), #137 ½, of South El Monte, CA, defeated southpaw William “Camaron” Zepeda, 27-0 (23), #137, of San Mateo Atenco, MEX, over 12 rounds.
The first and second rounds were all Zepeda with Diaz only having some offense in the last thirty seconds of the round. In the third and fourth rounds, Zepeda continued to tear Diaz’s body apart. In the sixth round Zepeda drew blood from Diaz’s nose.
In the seventh to ninth round Zepeda continued to dominate the fight. In the tenth round Diaz had the best round but under his left eye there was a lot of swelling.
In the eleventh round, Zepeda continued to outplay Diaz. In the twelfth and final round Diaz was on his way to the halfway mark when Diaz came back in style with half a dozen unanswered punches. In the final seconds there was another punch from Zepeda with no return from Diaz at the bell.
Scored 119-109 twice and 118-110 as per the author.
The referee was Thomas Taylor.
WBO NABO Welter champ southpaw Alexis “Lee” Rocha, 21-1 (13), #146 ½, of Irvine, CA, defeated Jesus “Ricky” Perez, 24-4 (18), #146 ¾, of Tijuana, Baja California , MEX, over 10 steps full of rounds.
In the first round they both throw bombs mostly to the body. In the second round Rocha hurt Perez with body shots and appealed to referee Ray Corona to no avail. In the third round, referee Corona warned Rocha about his injuries. Perez fought hard despite being beaten by Rocha. In the fourth round Rocha drew blood from Perez’s nose with a punch.
In the fifth round Perez came back well with a body shot to take the round. In the sixth round the two boxers sat down with Rocha’s fans booing him but Perez would continue to fight no matter how injured he was.
In the seventh round of the back and the eighth round this would be a real slugfest with Perez possibly going for another round. In the ninth round Rocha hurt Perez with a body shot but he would return with his punches. In the tenth and last round Perez when he was injured will come back and with his fans they are happy about this.
Scores 100-89, 100-90 and 99-91 with this writer 97-93.
IBF World Fly Champ Leonela Paola Yudica, 18-1-3 (1), #111 ½, of Chimbas, San Juan, ARG, lost her title by decision to Arley “Ametralladora” Mucino, 32-3-2 (11 ), #112, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MEX, over 10 × 2 rounds.
In the first and second round, Mucino continued to push Yudica forward. In the fourth round it was all Mucino had Yudica in trouble at the bell.
In the fifth round, Yudica countered well, covering Mucino’s left eye. In the seventh and eighth round, Yudica protested and showed how she became the champion. In the tenth and final round, Mucino physically hurt Yudica.
Score 97-93 Mucino, 96-94 Yudica and 96-94 Mucino according to the author.
Referee Rudy Barragan
Super Bantam Hector Valdez, 16-0 (8), #121 ½, of Dallas, TX, defeated Max Ornelas, 15-1-1 (5), #120 ½, of Las Vegas, NV, on 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds Valdez pressed past Ornelas. In the third round Ornelas landed a good left to the chin of Valdez. In the fifth round it was Ornelas facing well and taking the first round.
In the sixth and seventh rounds, Ornelas continued to do well against the incoming Valdez who could not cut the ring. In the ninth round Ornelas rocked Valdez with a left hook to the chin. In the tenth and last round, Ornelas had more problems with his shoes than he did with Valdez, as he seems to have separated a little.
Scores were 97-93 Ornelas, 97-93 Valdez twice and 96-94 Ornelas for this writer.
Referee Jack Reiss
Super Feather Jorge Chavez, 4-0 (3), #127 ¼, of San Diego, CA, defeated Adrian Leyva, 3-4 (1), #127 ½, of Cuba and Houston, TX, over 6 rounds.
In the first round, with 30 seconds remaining, Chavez threw Leyva with 8 points against referee Jose Cobian. In the third to fifth round Chavez had Leyva in trouble throughout the round. In the sixth and final round, one minute later, a left hook from Leyva injured Chavez in the armpit. Chavez landed a left hook to the body hurting Leyva and drawing blood from his left eyebrow.
Scores were 59-55, 58-56 and 60-54 with this writer 58-56.
Featherweight Japahethlee LIamido, 10-0 (4), #126 ¼, of Norwalk, CA, beat Pablo “The Lehal Mosquito” Cruz, 22-6-1 (6), #128, of Houston, TX, at 1: 36 of the first 8 scheduled rounds.
In the first round, a punch from Llamido made referee Ray Corona stop Cruz who was defenseless.
Southpaw Asa Stevens, 3-0 (1), #122 ½, of Walanae, HI, defeated southpaw Mychaquell “Michi” Shields, 0-1 (0), #122 ¾, of San Diego, CA, over round 4.
In the second round, Stevens went left to left, dropping Shields for an 8 count from referee Jose Cobian. In the last minute it looked like Stevens might break the Shield’s nose. In the fourth and final round, Stevens hurt Shields with a left to the chin halfway through the round.
Scores were 40-35.