Mendoza looks on as Negron falls
Former junior middleweight boxer Epifanio Mendoza, 33-12-(28), scored a magnificent third round knockout win over the previously unbeaten Carlos Negrón, 13-1-(9), at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on Friday night.
Mendoza hurt the much bigger Negron badly at the end of the second round and continued to pummel him in the third round, flooring Negron again before knocking him out after 2:03.
At age 35 and having lost eight of his last 11 fights Mendoza was not expected to be give Negron too much trouble.
All the results from the PR Best Boxing Promotions card
(WBO Latino Title 135lbs – 10 Rounds)
EDDIE SOTO – VS. JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ –
Pawtucket, Rhode Island (12-3, 4KOs) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (17-0, 13KOs)
Gonzalez won by KO at 1:10 of the first round when hit a hard right hand to Soto, who was down and didn’t respond.
(117lbs – 6 Rounds)
IVAN MOXEY – VS. MCJOE ARROYO –
Nassau, Bahamas (2-6, 1KOs) Fajardo, Puerto Rico (8-0, 4KOs)
Arroyo won by TKO at 1:35 of the first round. Moxey was down by a hard right hand.
(Heavyweights – 6 Rounds)
EPIFANIO MENDOZA – VS. CARLOS NEGRÓN –
Barranquilla, Colombia (32-12-1, 28KOs) Villalba, Puerto Rico (13-1, 9KOs)
Mendoza won by TKO at 2:03 of the third round. Negron downed three times.
(136lbs – 4 Rounds)
WILLIAM LORENZO – VS. FRANCISCO CABRERA –
Aguada, Puerto Rico (1-6, 0KOs) Toa Baja, Puerto Rico (7-1-1, 5KOs)
Cabrera won by TKO at :01 of the third round when Lorenzo didn’t step up.
(142bs – 4 Rounds)
ERIC PIÑERO – VS. KENNETH DÍAZ –
San Juan, Puerto Rico (3-3, 2KOs) Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2-0, 2KOs)
Diaz won by TKO at 2:23 of the third round when referee stopped the fight after many shots on Piñero.
Piñero was down in the second.
(128lbs– 4 Rounds)
JOSÉ DEL VALLE – VS. YUNIER PELIER REY –
Corozal, Puerto Rico (1-0-1) Holguín, Cuba (3-2, 3KOs)
Del Valle won by unanimous decision when all three judges voted 38-37. Pelier Rey was down in the four round.
(137lbs – 4 Rounds)
ALBERTO CANDELARIA – VS. FRANCISCO OCASIO –
Utuado, Puerto Rico (2-0, 2KOs) Toa Alta, Puerto Rico (1-1, 1KOs)
Candelaria won by KO at 1:32 of the second round. Ocasio was down and never answer the count.
(168lbs – 4 Rounds)
FÉLIX RODRÍGUEZ – VS. ROBERTO JOSÉ ACEVEDO –
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (0-1) Bayamón, Puerto Rico (1-0)
Acevedo won by unanimous decision.
(113lbs – 4 Rounds)
LUIS DECLET – VS. WALDEMAR PAGÁN –
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (0-2) Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (1-0, 1 KOs)
Pagan won by TKO at 2:11 of the first round when referee stopped the fight after Declet was down.
September 2, 2011