David Sanchez vs Walberto Ramos & Adrian Young vs Marco Antonio Juarez
BY KID HERSH
Sinaloa Mexico (card replayed on beIN). First up was Adrian "Chinito" Young (21-1, 17ko's) vs Marco Antonio Juarez (13-3, 3ko's). Young showed early on that he was the older and stronger man, pushing Juarez backwards and using his experience to land punishing shots. The punches started showing their effects as early as the second round, when Juarez was looking the worse for wear and already broken down a bit. He rallied in the third, holding his own, and continued doing so but again a person could tell that he is slowly getting worn down. I'm not so sure he can finish the fight like this, although he is having his spots in bursts occasionally. He just does not have the power to do any damage to Young or set him back at all. Juarez continued hanging on in the coming rounds, but to his credit he was fighting back in bursts and still recouping well in between rounds despite the slow but steady beating he is taking. Young basically took the eighth round off, and then less than a minute into the ninth round something very surprising happened when Juarez landed a hard left hook that hurt Young for the first time in the fight. He went nuts, flailing from all angles in an attempt to hurt his man further, but punched himself out and the rest of the round was pretty much a stalemate of Young staying back and recouping while Juarez was too gassed out to throw anything of note. In the tenth round he was asking for a fight but was slowly getting broken down for the second half of the round until finally he was all but out on his feet an the fight was stopped with only twelve seconds left! Some might wonder why on paper but he was reeling backwards into the corner with his hands down at his waist so I consider it a good stoppage. Plus Young had this one in the bank anyways. Solid fight though!
Main event time with Walberto Ramos (23-16ko's) vs David Sanchez (27-2, 21ko's). In the first round it was all Sanchez, as he pressed forward and threw powerful shots on his opponent. He dropped Ramos at the end of the round - and the writing was on the wall! In the second round he dropped Ramos three times (two officially) and the fight was over. Sanchez looks like he has some promise to my eyes, seeing as how he is only 23 years old and already quite the veteran.