Here’s quick recap on this weekend’s local fighter action:
A strange ending to Saturday Night Fights at the Kiva on Saturday night to another wise decent card. We saw two El Paso boxers go down in surprising upsets but another El Pasoan Abraham “Abie” Han continued his dominance at the El Paso County Coliseum. Nick Urso took a fight on short notice and pulled off a huge victory to improve to 4-1.
How the hell has Michael Coca Gallegos never won a fight? Dude is a beast! It was great to see Cabral’s perseverance.
Jose Luis Sanchez and Angelo Sanchez would have made a great main event. The “San-I-Warrior” can do MMA and boxing all he wants as far as we’re concerned, he’s exciting in either setting.
Albuquerque Kiva Auditorium- Fidel Maldonado Jr. (14-2) def. Trenton Titsworth (4-14-1) via UD (80-58, 80-59 (2)) Amanda Crespin and Mercedes Mercury bout did not take place as Mercury sprained her ankle before the contest.
Arturo Crespin (8-2-1) def. Jose Cruz Garcia via 6th rd TKO @ 02:27
Brandi Montoya (5-2) def Cristina Fuentes (1-2-3) via UD (58-56 (2), 59-56) WIBA Super Flyweight Intercontinental Youth Title.
Cristian Cabral (4-0-1) vs. Michael Coca Gallegos (0-10-1) (58-57 Gallegos, 57-57 DRAW, 57-57 MD)
Victoria Cisneros (7-13-2) def. DJ Morrison via TKO 5th rd. @ 00:01
Jose Luis Sanchez (2-0) def. Angelo Sanchez (0-1-1) via UD (39-37, 40-37, 40-36)
Fight of the Night: Cristian Cabral vs. Michael Coca Gallegos; Jose Luis Sanchez vs. Angelo Sanchez Fighter of the Night: Jose Luis Sanchez
El Paso County Coliseum-
Top Rank prospect Abie Han (18-0) of El Paso KO’ed Arsenio Terrazas at 02:12 of the first round.
In surprising upset El Paso’s Jennifer Han (8-2-1) was defeated by Claudia Gutierrez via SD 37-38, 36-39 and 38-37.
San Antonio Freeman Coliseum-
In San Antonio, Texas El Paso’s top boxer Antonio Escalante (28-5) took some heavy shots around the ring and was TKO’ed in 8th round by former world title challenger Rocky Juarez.
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Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s MMA’s Nick Urso (4-1) defeated Mitchell MacPhee (3-2)