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07 DECEMBER 2016

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Villa Ko's Mora In 1


Featherweight prospect Ruben Villa made it two-for-two in first round stoppages as he took out Jose Mora at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California on Friday.

 

Villa dropped Mora with a right hook, and then stepped on the gas with a flurry of power punches until the fight was stopped at 2:31.

 

Villa of Salinas, California is now with two knockouts.

 

“Ruben has been very impressive in his first two outings,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo. “We will have him back on November 4th on the undercard of our fight card in Corona, California.”

 

“The fight went as expected,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Ruben was sensational in earning his second straight knockout win. It’s very early in his career, but you can already tell how special he is.”

 

Villa of Salinas, California is now with two knockouts.

 

“Ruben has been very impressive in his first two outings,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo. “We will have him back on November 4th on the undercard of our fight card in Corona, California.”

 

“The fight went as expected,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Ruben was sensational in earning his second straight knockout win. It’s very early in his career, but you can already tell how special he is.”

 

On the same card, after coming out flat footed and suffering a first round knockdown because of it, Carlos Carlson shifted into overdrive in rounds two and three to claim the vacant NABF 118-pound Championship.

 

Carlson (21-1, 12 KOs) got stunned early in the first by an overhand right by the much shorter Alex Rangel (17-6-2, 11 KOs). Carlson, who fights out of Tijuana, Mex., bounced back in the second with a furious output. He staggered Rangel on multiple occasions with sweeping hooks to the head and body.

 

By the third, Carlson had knockout on his mind. He imposed his will on the overwhelmed Rangel. Carlson connected with a right hook, left hook, left uppercut combination that put Rangel on the floor and out of the fight (1:00).

 

“I didn’t start the way I wanted to,” said Carlson, who likely moves up from the number 11 position (WBC) after Friday’s win. “But I turned the tide in the second and third rounds. I felt him getting weaker with each power punch landed. I knew he was going down.”

 

Featherweight Erick Ituarte (15-1-1, 2 KOs) used his usual consistent pressure to wear down Alberto Mora (5-5, 1 KO) to the tune of a six-round unanimous decision win, 60-53 all round.

 

Fan favorite Manuel Mendez (12-1-2, 8 KOs) of Indio, Calif. used his bruising, punishing style to stop Mexico’s Erick Martinez (12-6-1, 6 KOs) in the fourth round. Martinez absorbed a great deal of punishment, even getting hit with a low blow in the third that prompted referee Raul Caiz Jr. to deduct a point.

 

In the end, it didn’t matter because Mendez was just too strong for the often-backpedaling Martinez. Mendez mixed his punches well, landing shots to the body and power punches upstairs. Mendez is trained by the well-respected Joel Diaz.

 

 

 

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September 24 2016




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