Unbeaten Lightweight prospect Luis Torres scored a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over fellow prospect Orlando Zepeda on Thursday night at the Marinaterra Hotel and Spa in San Carlos, MX. In a fight that saw plenty of back and forth action with both fighters looking to get an upper hand by going to each other’s body, the ebb and flow seemingly switched constantly between the two round after round. In round seven just as it appeared Torres had hurt Zepeda with an overhand right to the head, the lighting grid above the ring in the makeshift outdoor arena on the beach went dark as it appeared the generator supplying power blew, which caused a short delay. After the decision was made to continue using the natural daylight, the two fighters engaged in a furious exchange of offense in the eighth and final round. At the end of an extremely competitive bout, Torres was declared the winner via unanimous decision. Official scores were: 78-75, 78-74, and 77-75 in favor of Torres. Luis Torres advances to 9-0, with 6 Knockouts. Orlando Zepeda falls to 9-2, with 2 Knockouts.
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Undefeated Featherweight Alan Solis scored a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Eddy Valencia. What was a competitive fight from start to finish saw several exchanges of offense between the two fighters in many of the rounds. It seemed based on what occurred in the ring that neither fighter was able to stand out clearly in what seemed to be an extremely even fight. Despite this, all three official judges saw Solis winning the fight unanimously by wide margins. Official scores were: 78-74, 79-73, and 80-72 in favor of Solis. Alan Solis advances to 11-0, with 6 Knockouts. Eddy Valencia falls to 15-5-6, with 5 Knockouts.
Unbeaten Super-Middleweight prospect Lester Martinez needed only one minute and fifty-nine seconds to score a first round knockout over veteran Michi Munoz. A one, two combination to the head followed by a flush left hook to the body to end the night for Munoz, who went down and was unable to beat the count. Lester Martinez advances to 6-0, with 6 Knockouts. Michi Munoz falls to 28-11-1, with 19 Knockouts.
In a Welterweight bout that opened the evening, Jesus Hernandez scored a four round split decision over Giovanny Meza, who was making his pro debut. Hernandez scored a knockdown of Meza in the first round with a wide left hook to the head. Although Meza was seemingly able to take over the tempo of combat over the remaining three rounds, Hernandez’ harder shots and general aggression allowed him to get the nod from two official judges giving him the split decision victory. Official scores were: 38-37 (Meza), and 38-37 and 39-36 in favor of Jesus Hernandez advances to 2-1-1, with 0 Knockouts. Giovanny Meza falls to 0-1, with 0 Knockouts.
A recurring theme of 2020 in Boxing has been fighters looking to stay active in the midst of the ongoing global COVID-19 epidemic. While some at the highest level of the sport continue to remain inactive due to both risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus as well as financial reasons, what has taken place is many prospects like those that appeared on this card promoted by Roy Jones’ RJJ Boxing, have been able to seize opportunities for exposure, that might not necessarily have been available when the sport is in its normal active state. In a year that will forever be known for the negative things that have happened in the world, prospects like Luis Torres, Orlando Zepeda, and Alan Solis have been able to position themselves to try to advance their respective careers in 2021 when hopefully, the sport of Boxing as well as the rest of the world might be closer to normal.
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