Artemio Reyes Destroys Correa! "Asesino" Martinez and Esquivias Pick Up Big Wins!
By Sig Guillermo
Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California- In a truly great night of boxing, WBC Latino Welterweight Champion, Artemio “King” Reyes (15W-1L-12KO’s) once again proved why he is a force to be reckoned with by stopping Mexico City, Mexico’s Victor Hugo “Magnifico” Correa (12W-5L-8KO’s) in just one round.
From the moment the bell sounded, the mismatch was obvious. “King” Reyes poured on the assault and never let up until his opponent finally crumbled at 2:51 seconds of the first round.
In the eight-round co-feature, Aron “Asesino” Martinez (16W-1L-3KO’s-1D) of East Los Angeles, California went on to defeat Escondido, California’s Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson (13W-5L-4KO’s-3D) in a debatable split decision draw. Although Martinez was clearly in the lead early, it would be Johnson who most ringside observers felt deserved the nod after finishing much stronger than his counterpart. The judge’s scorecards read: 77-75, 78-73, and 77-75 for Martinez.
Reigning NABF Super Bantamweight titlist, Efrain Esquivias (16W-0-9KO’s) also went on to grind out a hard fought 8 round contest against battle-tested, Adolfo “El Terror” Landeros (20W-23L-10KO’s-2D). Despite a cut under his left eye, Esquivias utilized his boxing assets to take the win. Two judges scored the bout 56-55, while the other had it 57-55 in favor of Esquivias.
Undefeated knockout artist, Richard “El Terminador” Contreras (9W-0-8KO’s-1D) of Riverside, California faced his most difficult test to date in Sinaloa, Mexico’s Daniel “Cuate” Quevedo (13W-12L-8KO’s-2D). From the time the first bell rang, the haymakers rained relentlessly from both. A war of this caliber had to be seen to believed. Once the dust settled and the smoke cleared, a majority decision draw was announced. Two judges scored the contest, 56-56. One judge scored the bout, 57-55.
San Fernando, California’s Rigoberto “El Asesino” Flores (3W-1L-3KO’s) easily disposed of Alonso Loeza (1W-4L-1KO-1D) of Gilroy, California in brutal fashion within the first round to help jumpstart the evening.
Unbeaten female Jr. Flyweight, Sindy “La Alacran” Amador (7W-0-1KO) of Riverside, California won a gritty 4 round unanimous decision over Desert Hot Springs, California’s Gloria “La Bombita” Salas (3W-7L-1KO-1D).
In his professional debut, Santa Maria, California’s Eric “Ruthless” Prado (0-1L) put on a valiant effort even as he was defeated against Louis “The Unknown” Rose (2W-0) of Los Angeles, California in a scheduled 4 round middleweight shootout.