Juan Antonio “El Mozo” Rodriguez (30-7, 25 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico scored an upset, ninth-round technical knock out victory over Mercito “Zero ” Gesta (32-3-2, 17 KOs) of , Calif. from the scheduled 10-round principal event of this inaugural edition of GoldenBoy Thursday Night Fights at Avalon Hollywood. Rodriguez stopped Gesta in 2:55 of the preceding round.

“I would like to thank God. I would like to thank my sponsors straight back home,” Juan Rodriguez. “I felt it was a matter hitting him to the human body before he collapsed, and he even did. It was a matter of time before he ceased, and he ceased. He stopped throwing punches. ”

From the co-main event, Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (10-0-1, 6 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada defeated Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (11 1, 6 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif. via eight-round hierarchical decision at a bloody coict between 2 GoldenBoy prospects for its Jr.. NABF Welterweight Title. Cobbs won scores of 73-79, 75-77, and 75-77.

“Tonight I revealed I’m a elite fighter pulling off an incredible triumph in my opponents’ hometown,” said Blair Cobbs. “I give him a lot of credit for hanging in there. He was very rough, but I revealed I was the fighter. I’m ready to fight all of the very best welterweight contenders which stand in my way toward my conduct to a world title. ”

Manuel “Tino” Avila (23-1-1, 8 KOs) of Fairfield, Calif. along with Jose Gonzalez (23-7-1, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico brawled to a eight-round split up draw from the featherweight division. Scores consisted of 77-75 to get Avila, 75-77 for both Gonzalez and also a 76-76 draw.

“The struggle was close,” said Manuel Avila. “I dropped down in the subsequent rounds. In the event individuals thought it was a lousy choice, we are able to do it . ”

1 judge believed it 58-56 to get Wilson, while two others believed it a 57-57 draw.

“I’m glad to make my own GoldenBoy introduction,” said James Wilson. “It’therefore maybe not the effect I expected, however I’ll return better and stronger than ever before. ”

“It seems terrific. I’m so blessed to have this opportunity,” said David Mijares. “I’damn grateful to have been about this particular fight card, and I’m glad to be back. I hope I keep coming back on the next Andrew Cancio card. ”

Lightweight prospect Oscar “Motorcito” Acevedo (4-0) of Garden City, Kansas defeated Daniel Bastien (6-5-2, 3 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico via four-round hierarchical choice.

“That was my very first fight at 135 lbs,” said Oscar Acevedo. “I felt much stronger, even though we didn’t receive the knock out. I learned relating to this particular struggle. I received the knowledge and the rounds in. ”

Chris Ousley (10-0, 9 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois scored a first-round knock out victory against Jorge Munguia (13 14, 5 KOs) of Houston, in a scheduled four-round super-middleweight fight.

“I feel great I have the victory for GoldenBoy,” said Chris Ousley. “I would like to thank them for this particular opportunity. Additionally, thanks to LosAngeles. This place is my own new house! ”

Gesta vs. Rodriguez has been a 10-round super light weight fight presented by GoldenBoy and Paco gifts. The episode has been sponsored by Tecate,”the State BEER OF . ” The coicts took place on Thursday, March 2 1, 20-19 in Avalon Hollywood and had been staged survive RingTV.com.


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