Rey Vargas wisely labored behind the jab as the taller fighter with a reach gain, at the same time as Tomoki Kameda made his power pictures land with emphasis – specifically when they came as counterpunches.
But on the end of the 12-spherical bout, there was absolute confidence that Vargas had the company manage during and became the extra lively fighter, having thrown and landed extra punches, which includes 443 attempted and fifty-one linked jabs, respectively. Judges noticed it that manner, too, each scoring it 117-110 in prefer of Vargas, who retained his WBC junior featherweight name on the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. And live on DAZ on Saturday night, notwithstanding the boos from the gang, which seemed to appreciate Kameda being the aggressor.
After the win, Vargas once more made it clear that he might want to transport up in weight to face WBA featherweight champion, Leo Santa Cruz. Another opportunity may be a title-unification fight with IBF and WBA titleholder Daniel Roman, who changed into in attendance Saturday night and instructed DAZ that it is handiest a remember of time earlier than he and Vargas meet within the ring.
Vargas (34-zero, 22 KOs) did the whole thing in the back of the jab Saturday night, showing solid ring generalship to maintain an aggressive Kameda at bay. When Kameda did land power shots, they absolutely positioned Vargas on a note, however, the challenger’s output become too few and some distance among and he didn’t coin in on the punches that did connect.
Kameda had a point deducted for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing a late punch within the twelfth round and Vargas survived the game challenger’s desperation-mode rally to have his hand raised in the highly efficient win.
Although Kameda did the whole thing to unnerve Vargas during the combat’s advertising, even sticking his tongue out at the champion in the course of Friday’s weigh-in, Vargas simply had too much savvy and guile together with his recreation plan.
Here’s how the relaxation of the Vargas-Kameda card went:
Ronny Rios makes Diego De La Hoya end for 6th-spherical KO; tremendous bantamweights
Rios unleashed a left hook to the frame and an uppercut to drop De La Hoya inside the 6th. Still feeling the results from the body shot, De La Hoya (21-1, 10 KOs) informed the referee that he wasn’t going to retain. Rios improved to 31-3.
Rios landed 52 percentage of his energy punches and overcame early fireworks to sincerely dig into De La Hoya, who’s the cousin of boxing legend and Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar De La Hoya. That made it two large dissatisfied losses on the night for 2 of Golden Boy Promotions’ vivid, younger possibilities.
Joe Gonzalez stops Manuel Avila by 6th-round TKO; featherweights
Gonzalez introduced the stress for the entire fight, and it paid off with the stoppage.
After the victory, the 23-zero Gonzalez referred to as out Shakur Stevenson for a fight.
Gutierrez stuck Hernandez by means of marvel with a solid right hook that dropped “Rocky” for the primary time in his profession and knocked out the Mexican fighter for the primary lack of his career. Big disappointed!
Alexis Rocha def. Berlin Abreu by means of eighth-spherical TKO; welterweights
Ruslan Madiyev def. Ricky Sismundo thru unanimous decision; junior welterweights
Jousce Gonzalez def. Jorge Padron via first-round KO; lightweights
Jonathan Esquivel def. Gregory Clark through first-round KO; awesome middleweights