It was a very tough week for fighters out of the New Mexico and El Paso area. There were however some bright spots that kept it a decent fight week.
Holly Holm Announces Retirement from Boxing
Holly Holm announced that she will be retiring from boxing. The retirement will take place after her fight against Mary McGee May 11th at the Route 66 Casino. Holm will invest her time in training and fighting in mixed martial arts.
Showtime Boxing- Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Saul Canelo Alvarez def. Austin Trout via UD (116-111, 115-112, 118-109) to unify WBC and WBA Super Welterweight championships and claim Ring Magazine title.
UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez – HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
Jorge Masvidal def. Tim Means (FIT NHB) via UD (29-28×3)
Joesph Benavidez (Las Cruces HS) def. Darren Uyenoyama via 2nd rd TKO 04:50
24/7 Enemy of the State – Odessa, TX
Cameron Villines (Amarillo) def. Carlos Herrera (Bushido MMA El Paso) by SD
Brian Castillo (Bushido MMA El Paso) def. Brian Joseph via 2nd rd Dr. Stoppage 00:10
Martin Sano (1-0, Bushido MMA El Paso) def. Geoff Neal (Killeen) via 3rd rd RNC 01:25
Neal Ewing (3-1, Dallas)def. Ricky McCall (4-1, Bushido MMA El Paso) via 2nd rd armbar 01:15
USA Boxing: Regional Golden Gloves– Wheatridge, CO
Atrisco Boxing Club’s Brian Mendoza def. Melquiades Ramirez at Regional Golden Gloves
Mirabal Boxing Club’s Matthew Griego def. Freddy Marquez at Regional Golden Gloves
Both fighters advance to National Golden Gloves which take place May 13-18 in Salt Lake City, UT.
WFF 10 – Cejudo vs. Sessions
Henry Cejudo defeated Anthony Sessions via TKO at 4:23 in the 1st Round
Matt Betzold defeated Gene Perez via Submission at 0:53 in the 1st Round