SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2015 – As fans filed in to take their seats for the main event at The Forum in Los Angeles between Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr., those in their seats early enjoyed a lineup of unbeaten prospects getting much need work in the ring.
Early results: Aspiring lightweight boxer from Kazakhstan, Ruslan Madiyev, who trains alongside Gennady Golovkin at The Summit in Big Bear, California, made a fine Southern California debut with a second round knockout of Julio Sanchez of Houston. Madiyev remains unbeaten at 5-0-0 with three knockouts; Sanchez falls to 1-2.
Los Angeles home town super flyweight boxer Seniesa Estrada also stayed undefeated with a fourth round stoppage of (4-0, 2 KOs) England’s Carly Batey (4-5-2).
Pedro Duran (11-0-0, 8 KOs) kept his record intact with a TKO at 2:50 of the sixth round in a six round bout against Daniel Perales of Mexico (5-2, 3 KOs). After Duran hit Perales flush and sharply to the nose twice, the referee inexplicably stopped the fight with 10 seconds left in the six round bout. Perales was not down and not apparently in distress. The crowd howled its disapproval as Duran was declared the winner.
Ivan Morales of Tijuana, Mexico, younger brother of the Mexican champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales, prevailed over Danny Flores of Mexico City. It will also show up on the record as a stoppage for Morales (28-0-0, 15 KOs) in the eighth and final round, but the crowd once again felt the referee’s decision was bit premature. Morales was well ahead on the scorecard, winning every round and mixing up his punches well against Flores (14-7-1, 8 KOs).
Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.
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