By Marc Livitz: In the night’s co-main event at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Rau’shee Warren was tested a few times by Omar Gonzalez but still managed to thoroughly dominate the six round bantamweight bout.
The highly decorated, three time Olympian demonstrated an extremely quick right jab and almost psychic anticipation. Midway through the first round, Warren dropped Gonzales via a triple right hook and once more about forty five seconds later with a snapping jab. Gonzales didn’t seem to be hurt after either trip to the canvas, yet his speed was not nearly as efficient as his Cincinnati opponent. Omar tried to bring the fight to Rau’shee in the second period. He managed to tag him with an overhand right, although Warren continued to follow him around the ring and find him by way of his jab.
Rau’shee continued to pressure Omar in the third. Gonzales managed to connect with a few looping hooks of his own, although many of his shots began to sail wide later in the round. Warren was showing a great deal more of proficiency by this point. The hometown fighter from San Antonio had his foe against, but not on the ropes as the fourth round commenced. Warren easily found his way out of it. He landed a powerful right hook towards the end of the period and his punches were the ones landing in the brief exchange between the two. Gonzales was sent to the canvas for the third time with less than a minute to spare. He made it back to his feet and the action continued.
Rau’shee danced and dodged his way around the ring throughout much of the fifth. It was Gonzales who seemed to be looking for the one shot end to the fight. Warren continued to jab away with his quick right and utilized his left on occasion. Three straight lefts to the chin of Omar brought the period to an close. Gonzales pounded away to the body of his opponent to begin the sixth and final round. A flurry of shots which culminated with multiple power rights from Rau’shee Warren sent Gonzales to the canvas again about halfway through the period and once more with less than a minute to spare.
Check out the Warren vs Gonzalez knockout below