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The Sweet Science rankings are from the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (www.tbrb.org), in support of the most authoritative rankings in the world today.  These are the rankings as of February 7th, 2017

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Rank Name Nationality Record Division
1 Roman Gonzalez * NIC 46-0-0 (38) Jr. Bantamweight
2 Andre Ward USA 30-0-0 (15) Light Heavyweight
3 Sergey Kovalev RUS 30-1-1 (26) Light Heavyweight
4 Manny Pacquiao PHI 59-6-2 (38) Welterweight
5 Terence Crawford USA 29-0-0 (20) Jr. Welterweight
6 Gennady Golovkin KAZ 36-0-0 (31) Middleweight
7 Vasyl Lomachenko UKR 7-1-0 (5) Jr. Lightweight
8 Naoya Inoue JPN 12-0-0 (10) Jr. Bantamweight
9 Leo Santa Cruz USA 33-1-1- (18) Featherweight
10 Shinsuke Yamanaka JPN 27-0-2 (19) Bantamweight

* Champions recognized by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Heavyweight

Rank
Name
Record – G-P-E (KO)
Nationality
Ult. Semana
corona af0e0 OPEN ***
1 Anthony Joshua 18-0-0 (18) ENG 2
2 Luis Ortiz 27-0-0 (23) CUB 3
3 Deontay Wilder 36-0-0 (35) USA 4
4 Joseph Parker 19-0-0 (16) NZ 5
5 Kubrat Pulev 23-1-0 (12) BUL 6
6 Carlos Takam 33-3-1 (25) CMR 7
7 Andy Ruiz 29-1-0 (19) USA 8
8 Christian Hammer 20-4-0 (11) ROM 9
9 Dillian Whyte 20-1-0 (15) ENG 10
10 Tony Bellew 29-2-1 (19) ENG

Cruiserweight (200lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Oleksandr Usyk 11-0-0 (10) UKR 1
2 Murat Gassiev 24-0-0 (17) RUS 2
3 Denis Lebedev 29-3-0 (22) RUS 3
4 Krzysztof Glowacki 26-1-0 (16) POL 4
5 Tony Bellew 28-2-1 (18) ENG 5
6 Marco Huck 40-3-1 (27) GER 6
7 Mairis Briedis 21-0-0 (18) LVA 7
8 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 52-3-1 (20) POL 8
9 Yunier Dorticos 21-0-0 (20) CUB 9
10 Maksim Vlasov 37-2-0 (20) RUS 10

Light Heavyweight (175lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 Adonis Stevenson 28-1-0 (23) CAN ***
1 Andre Ward 31-0-0 (15) USA 1
2 Sergey Kovalev 30-1-1 (26) RUS 2
3 Joe Smith Jr. 22-1-0 (18) USA 3
4 Nathan Cleverly 30-3-0 (16) WLS 4
5 Sullivan Barrera 18-1-0 (13) CUB 5
6 Eleider Alvarez 22-0-0 (10) COL 7
7 Artur Beterbiev 11-0-0 (10) RUS 6
8 Juergen Braehmer 48-3-0 (35) GER 8
9 Oleksandr Gvozdk 12-0-0 (10) UKR 9
10 Marcus Browne 19-0-0 (14) USA 10

Super Middleweight (168lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 ***
1 James DeGale 23-1-0 (14) ENG 1
2 Badou Jack 20-1-1 (12) SWE 2
3 George Groves 24-3-0 (18) ENG 3
4 Gilberto Ramirez 34-0-0 (24) MEX 4
5 Anthony Dirrell 28-1-1 (22) USA 5
6 Arthur Abraham 44-5-0 (29) GER 6
7 Lucian Bute 32-3-1 (25) CAN 7
8 Callum Smith 21-0-0 (16) ENG 8
9 Andre Dirrell 25-2-0 (16) USA 9
10 Martin Murray 34-4-1 (16) ENG 10

Middleweight (160lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
corona af0e0 Saul Alvarez 48-1-1 (33) MEX ***
1 Gennady Golovkin 35-0-0 (32) KAZ 1
2 Daniel Jacobs 32-1-0 (29) USA 2
3 Billy Joe Saunders 23-0-0 (12) ENG 3
4 David Lemieux 35-3-0 (32) CAN 4
5 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 35-2-0 (21) CMR 5
6 Chris Eubank Jr. 23-1-0 (18) ENG 6
7 Avtandil Khurtsidze 32-2-2 (21) GEO 7
8 Sergiy Derevyanchenko 32-2-2 (21) RUS 8
9 Jorge Sebastian Heiland 28-4-2 (15) ARG 9
10 Ryota Murata 12-0-0 (9) JAP 10

Junior Middleweight (154lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0  VACANTE  –  –  –
1 Saul Alvarez 48-1-1 (34) MEX 1
2 Erislandy Lara 23-2-2 (13) USA 2
3 Jermall Charlo 24-0-0 (17) CUB 3
4 Demetrius Andrade 23-0-0 (16) USA 4
5 Jermell Charlo 28-0-0 (11) USA 5
6 Austin Trout 30-3-0 (17) USA 6
7 Vanes Martirosyan 36-3-1 (21) USA 7
8 Jarrett Hurd 20-0-0 (14) USA 8
9 Justin DeLoach 17-1-0 (9) USA 9
10 Erickson Lubin 18-0-0 (13) USA

Welterweight (147lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) PHI 1
2 Kell Brook 36-1-0 (25) ENG 2
3 Keith Thurman 27-0-0 (22) USA 3
4 Timothy Bradley 33-2-1 (13) USA 4
5 Shawn Porter 26-2-1 (16) USA 5
6 Errol Spence Jr 21-0-0 (18) USA 6
7 Danny Garcia 32-0-0 (18) USA 7
8 Jessie Vargas 27-1-0 (10) USA 8
9 Lamont Peterson 35-3-1 (17) USA 9
10 Felix Diaz 18-1-0 (8) DOM 10

Junior Welterweight (140lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 Terence Crawford 29-0-0 (20) USA ***
1 Viktor Postol 28-1-0 (12) UKR 1
2 Julius Indongo 21-0-0 (11) NAM 2
3 Adrien Broner 32-2-0 (24) USA 3
4 Sergey Lipinets 11-0-0 (9) KAZ 4
5 John Molina Jr. 29-7-0 (23) USA 5
6 Ruslan Provodnikov 25-5-0 (18) RUS 6
7 Antonio Orozco 25-0-0 (16) USA 7
8 Adrian Granados 18-4-2 (12) USA 8
9 Ricky Burns 41-5-1 (14) SCO 9
10 Ohara Davies 15-0-0 (12) ENG

Lightweight (135lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Mikey Garcia 36-0-0 (30) USA 1
2 Jorge Linares 41-3-0 (27) VEN 2
3 Terry Flanagan 31-0-0 (12) ENG 3
4 Rances Barthelemy 25-0-0 (13) CUB 4
5 Robert Easter Jr. 18-0-0 (14) USA 5
6 Anthony Crolla 31-5-3 (14) ENG 6
7 Dejan Zlaticanin 22-0-0 (15) MNE 7
8 Denis Shafikov 38-2-1 (20) RUS 8
9 Petr Petrov 38-4-2 (18) RUS 9
10 Richard Commey 24-2-0 (22) GHA 10

Junior Lightweight (130lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Vasyl Lomachenko 7-1-0 (4) UKR 1
2 Jezreel Corrales 20-1-0 (8) PAN 2
3 Miguel Berchelt 31-1-0 (28) MEX 3
4 Takashi Miura 31-3-2 (24) JPN 4
5 Orlando Salido 42-13-4 (30) MEX 5
6 Francisco Vargas 23-0-2 (17) MEX 6
7 Jason Sosa 20-1-4 (15) USA 7
8 Gervaonta Davis 17-0-0 (16) USA 8
9 Roman Martinez 29-3-3 (17) PR 9
10 Takashi Uchiyama 24-2-1 (20) JAP 10

Featherweight (126lbs)

Rank Name5 Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Leo Santa Cruz 33-1-1 (18) USA 1
2 Carl Frampton 23-0-0 (14) NRL 2
3 Simpiwe Vetyeka 29-3-0 (17) RSA 3
4 Lee Selby 23-1-0 (8) WLS 4
5 Gary Russell, Jr. 27-1-0 (16) USA 5
6 Abner Mares 30-2-1 (15) MEX 6
7 Oscar Valdez 21-0-0 (19) MEX 7
8 Joseph Diaz Jr. 23-0-0 (13) USA 8
9 Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar 28-2-0 (21) ARG 9
10 Oscar Escandon 25-2-0 (17) COL 10

Junior Featherweight (122lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 Guillermo Rigondeaux 17-0-0 (11) CUB ***
1 Jessie Magdaleno 24-0-0 (17) USA 1
2 Nonito Donaire 37-4-0 (24) PHI 2
3 Rey Vargas 28-0-0 (22) MEX 4
4 Yukinori Oguni 19-1-1 (07) JAP 3
5 Jonathan Guzman 22-1-0 (22) DOM 5
6 Hugo Ruiz 36-4-0 (32) MEX 6
7 Shingo Wake 20-5-2 (12) JPN 7
8 Genesis Servania 28-0-0 (11) PHI 8
9 Moises Flores 25-0-0 (17) MEX 9
10 Nehomar Cermeno 26-5-1 (15) VEN 10

Bantamweight (118lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Shinsuke Yamanaka 26-0-2 (18) JPN 1
2 Zhanat Zhakiyanov 27-1-0 (18) KAZ 2
3 Rau’shee Warren 14-1-0 (4) USA 3
4 Juan Carlos Payano 17-1-0 (8) DR 4
5 Jamie McDonnell 29-2-1 (13) ENG 5
6 Liborio Solis 25-5-1 (11) VEN 6
7 Anselmo Moreno 36-5-1 (12) PAN 7
8 Marlon Tapales 29-2-0 (12) PHI 8
9 Lee Haskins 34-3-0 (14) ENG 9
10 Luis Nery 20-0-0 (14) MEX 10

Junior Bantamweight (115lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Naoya Inoue 11-0-0 (9) JPN 1
2 Roman Gonzalez 46-0-0 (38) NIC 2
3 Carlos Cuadras 35-1-1 (27) MEX 3
4 Khalid Yafai 21-0-0 (14) ENG 4
5 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 41-4-1 (38) THA 5
6 Jerwin Ancajas 25-1-1 (16) PHI 6
7 Luis Concepcion 35-5-0 (24) PAN 7
8 Norberto Jimenez 25-8-4 (13) DR 8
9 Takuma Inoue 8-2-0 (2) JPN 9
10 Juan Francisco Estrada 34-2-0 (24) MEX 10

Flyweight (112lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE ***
1 Johnriel Casimero 23-3-0 (15) PHI 1
2 Kazuto Ioka 20-1-0 (12) JPN 2
3 Donnie Nietes 39-1-4 (22) PHI 3
4 Juan Carlos Reveco 37-3-0 (19) ARG 4
5 Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep 41-3-0 (27) THA 6
6 Juan Hernandez Navarrete 34-2–0 (25) MEX
7 McWilliams Arroyo 36-3-0 (19) PR 5
8 Daigo Higa 10-0-0 (10) JPN 7
9 Takuya Kogawa 27-4-0 (13) JPN 9
10 Vincent Legrand 24-0-0 (14) FRA 10

Junior Flyweight (108lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Pedro Guevara 28-2-1 (17) MEX 1
2 Ryoichi Taguchi 25-2-1 (11) JPN 2
3 Carlos Canizales 16-0-1 (13) VEN 3
4 Kosei Tanaka 8-0-0 (5) JPN 4
5 Ganigan Lopez 28-6-0 (17) MEX 5
6 Akira Yaegashi 24-5-1 (12) JPN 6
7 Moises Fuentes 24-2-1 (13) MEX 7
8 Rey Loreto 23-13-0 (15) PHI 8
9 Jonathan Taconing 22-2-1 (18) PHI 9
10 Jesse Espinas 15-2-0 (10) PHI 10

Strawweight (105lbs)

Rank Name Record – G-P-E (KO) Nationality Ult. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE
1 Wanheng Menayothin 43-0-0 (17) THA 1
2 Knockout CP Freshmart 13-0-0 (6) THA 2
3 Jose Argumedo 19-3-1 (11) MEX 3
4 Byron Rojas 18-3-3 (8) NIC 4
5 Katsunari Takayama 31-8-0 (12) JPN 5
6 Carlos Buitrago 29-2-1 (17) NIC 6
7 Melvin Jerusalem 11-1-0 (7) PHI 7
8 Saul Juarez 23-5-1 (12) MEX 8
9 Simphiwe Khonco 17-5-0 (7) RSA 9
10 Petchmanee Kokietgym 16-0-0 (9) THA 10

 

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Tanaka vs. Kimora: A Monday Morning Treat For Serious Fight Fans

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Kosei Tanaka was just 4-0 the first time he was appraised on The Sweet Science back in 2015; the question then was, is Tanaka the world’s brightest boxing prospect? The question now is whether or not Tanaka is about to add a strap at a third weight to an already glittering career that has seen him annex belts at 105 and 108lbs in just his first eight fights.

Now 11-0 with seven knockouts he prepares, this coming Monday, to duel Sho Kimura in Nagoya, Japan and with a lot more than just the WBO trinket on the line.

Hearts and minds, as always, translate into dollars and yen. The winner of this all-Japanese contest will find himself buoyed in fame, glory and gold in his home country, which also happens to be one of the few places on the planet where a boxer can collect a small fortune without ever leaving his native shores. Should the winner dare to dream a wider dream, then that too can be facilitated by the win.  Even fistic denizens of boxing strongholds in Japan and Britain feel a shiver run down their spines when the words “Las Vegas headliner” are whispered into their ear.

The favored man among the hardcore in the west is Tanaka. He is still very young at just twenty-three years old and is slick and quick, what the west expects of a Japanese force. Interestingly enough, however, the Japanese seem to be leaning towards Kimura: older, at twenty-nine, armed with a superb work-rate, good power, limited technique but the conqueror of Chinese superstar Shiming Zou who he stopped in the summer of 2017. Zou may have had his bubble burst by the Thai brawler Amnat Ruenroeng in 2015, but it was Kimura who sent him stumbling into retirement and at a time when the talk was of China stealing Japan’s thunder as boxing’s home in the east.

Kimura was indeed impressive that night in Shanghai. He maintained pressure with wonderful variety, eschewing the jab, perhaps, for spells, but filling those gaps with an assortment of wonderful punches, most of all his body attack, which was persistent, withering, and apparently went unscored by two of the three judges who somehow had the Chinese ahead at the time of the eleventh round stoppage. Zou had shown a skill for flurrying while fleeing and Kimura had shown him how to fight.

Now a strapholder at 112lbs, Kimura staged two defenses in the following twelve months. The first was against Toshiyuki Igarashi, the man who beat Sonny Boy Jaro, the man who had beaten the superb champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam before a softer fight against Froilan Saludar. He won both by stoppage.

Kimura, then, rather came from nowhere but made the most of his arrival. What he displayed in all three of these fights was a determination to offer pressure and footwork educated enough to do it while taking many fewer steps than his harried opponent. A tad overrated as a puncher, I suspect, he places himself in hitting position often enough that his default fight plan – chase, harass, throw – makes him capable of hurting his opponents by way of persistence and pressure.

He left Zou, Igarashi and Saludar, broken in his wake.

In short, he is the type of opponent Kosei Tanaka has been waiting for.

There have been calls for Tanaka to be considered a pound-for-pound talent should he overcome Kimura this Monday. I understand the impulse. Tanaka, were he to triumph, would become a three-weight world champion and he hails from a boxing territory which has little direct control over the meaningful pound-for-pound lists, if such a statement is not a contradiction in terms.

In short, it is felt he would be undervalued.

Tempering these calls is the fact that he has never beaten a divisional number one and that Kimura would be, by far, the best opponent he would have bested, and the most proven. Some Tanaka opponents have come good after he defeated them, some were ranked in the lower reaches of their respective divisional top tens when he matched them, but none are scalps as impressive as those dangled by the likes of Errol Spence or Anthony Joshua, who populate the nine, ten and eleven spots in reputable lists.

But this is neither here nor there; the key is not what Kimura does not represent, it is what he does represent. He is the best that Tanaka has met and, I would argue, the first truly elite fighter that Tanaka has met. He is the litmus test and he is one with a stylistic advantage.

Tanaka can punch. Here we will find out whether or not he punches hard enough to keep Kimura off him. Personally, I doubt it and that means that Kimura is going to hand him a serious gut check.

Interestingly, it will not be Tanaka’s first. The first time I wrote about him I stressed that his chin was essentially untested. That is no longer true. Tanaka, who is reasonably sound defensively, can be lazy in minding himself and foolish in pursuing the attack.

Thai puncher Rangsan Chayanram checked him in 2017, delivering a serious eye injury among other ignominies before succumbing in nine; puncher Angel Acosta, a ranked fighter if not a great one, hit and hurt Tanaka repeatedly late in their 2017 contest. If Tanaka has been learning these lessons, expectations concerning his potential may be realized. If he is not, he will fall short. Kimura is the man to test him.

Kimura’s experience and seemingly limitless twelve-round stamina are to be pitted against Tanaka’s skill, proven heart and taut footwork. It sees a superior technician – Tanaka – who has shown a propensity for being drawn into a cruder fighter’s wheelhouse matching an aggressive stalker – Kimura – who specializes in drawing technically superior foes into knockdown-drag-out scraps.

It is framed both as a fight that is likely to finish a future pound-for-pounder’s education and a fight where a young pretender is found out by a grizzled veteran.

Best of all, it is a fight that fight fans can watch for free, simply by clicking here.  The Asian Boxing website has secured exclusive international rights to the fight and will broadcasting it, free of charge, to anyone with an internet connection. As can be seen here, the fight is due to start at 4pm Japanese time.

All the reader has to do is find out what that means for timing in their own corner of the globe and a potential fight of the year will unfold before his or her eyes free of charge.

World class boxing being broadcast for free and including two of the best below 115lbs; a stylistic crossroads contest that opens up the on-ramp to pound-for-pound recognition for at least one of the combatants – on a Monday.  All facts worth keeping in mind the next time that someone tells you boxing’s prime was any number of decades ago.

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Fast Results From London: Joshua Takes Out Povetkin in the 7th

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It was a very wet night at Wembley Stadium, but the dampness didn’t diminish the enthusiasm of the crowd which welcomed UK sporting hero Anthony Joshua into the ring with a thunderous ovation. And Joshua didn’t disappoint. After six relatively even rounds, he found his range in the seventh and became the first man to stop Alexander Povetkin. A three punch combo that began with an overhand right sent Povetkin sprawling into the ropes. The Russian beat the count, but Joshua smelled blood and as soon as the ref allowed the proceedings to continue he moved in for the kill. The official time was 1:59.

Povetkin started fast and in the eyes of many observers won the first three rounds. A sharp right hand in the waning seconds of round one reddened Joshua’s nose which leaked blood in the next round. The tide began to turn in round four when Povetkin suffered a cut above his left eye.

Povetkin (now 34-2), was the lighter man by 23 pounds. Joshua had a four inch height advantage and a seven inch reach advantage. And it mattered greatly that AJ was the younger man by 10-plus years. Povetkin wasn’t intimidated by Joshua and had several good moments but, at age 39, his reflexes betrayed him once the fight had crossed the midpoint.

Joshua, who owns three of the four meaningful heavyweight title belts, improved to 22-0 with his 21st stoppage. His next fight is penciled in for April 13 of next year against an opponent to be determined. His promoter Eddie Hearn has reserved that date at Wembley Stadium.

Other Bouts

In a 12-round lightweight bout, Joshua’s Olympic Games teammate and fellow gold medalist Luke Campbell (19-2) avenged the first loss of his career with a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-111,116-112) over France’s Yvan Mendy (40-5-1). This was Campbell’s second start since coming up short in a bid for Jorge Linares’s lightweight title and his first fight under his new trainer Shane McGuigan.

In their first meeting in December of 2015 at London’s O2 Arena, Mendy won a split decision that should have been unanimous. Campbell insisted that he had improved greatly in the interim and tonight’s fight bore witness. However, he needs to develop a harder punch to rank among the top lightweights in the world, a list headed by Mikey Garcia. As this fight was framed as a WBC title eliminator, Campbell is next in line to meet Garcia, but Mikey has indicated that he will pursue bigger game.

Lawrence Okolie, a 2016 Olympian who trains with Anthony Joshua, won a Lonsdale belt in only his 10th pro start with a 12-round decision over defending BBBofC cruiserweight champion Matty Askin in a messy fight. The undefeated Okolie had a point deducted in round five for leading with his head and had two more points deducted for holding, but banked enough rounds to get the nod on all three cards: 116-110, 114-112, and 114-113. Askin, who declined to 23-4-1, had won five straight heading in.

A 10-round heavyweight match between Sergey Kuzmin (13-0, 1 NC) and David Price (22-6) ended suddenly when Price retired on his stool after four relatively even rounds. The six-foot-eight, china-chinned Price claimed to have aggravated a biceps tear.

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Michael Dutchover Remains Undefeated in Ontario, Calif.

Transplanted Texan Michael Dutchover needed a little time to figure out Costa Rican Bergman Aguilar but when he did it was over quickly on Friday.

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ONTARIO-Calif.-Transplanted Texan Michael Dutchover needed a little time to figure out Costa Rican Bergman Aguilar but when he did it was over quickly on Friday.

Lightweight prospect Dutchover (11-0, 8 KOs) knocked out southpaw Aguilera (14-4-1, 4 KOs) in the fifth round with a barrage of body blows that left the Costa Rican limp at the Doubletree Hotel.

For two rounds Aguilar used an awkward counter-punching style that had Dutchover a little tentative. But once he figured out that combination punching was the key, he opened up with barrages and floored Aguilar with body shots at the end of round four.

That signaled doom for Aguilar.

The fifth round saw Dutchover target the body with impunity as Aguilar tried holding, running and covering up with no success. Referee Wayne Hedgepeth signaled the fight over at 2:31 of the fifth round giving Dutchover the win by knockout.

In a bantamweight clash Santa Ana’s Mario Hernandez (7-0-1, 3 KOs) and Mexico City’s Ivan Gonzalez (4-1-2, 1 KO) fought to a majority draw after six back and forth rounds.

Hernandez targeted the body against the taller Gonzalez who relied on long range counters. Both found success but neither could prove superiority after six turbulent rounds.

After six rounds one judge saw it 58-56 for Gonzalez but the two other judges saw it 57-57 for a majority draw.

Other bouts

South Central L.A.’s Ruben Torres (7-0, 6 KOs) extended his undefeated streak with a knockout over Mexico’s Eder “El Koreano” Amaro (6-6, 2 KOs) in a lightweight fight. But it wasn’t easy.

Amaro switched from southpaw to orthodox and was matching Torres for two rounds until the taller local fighter began blasting away to the body and head with precision. Many in the crowd cheered “Koreano” in unison but it couldn’t help once Torres zeroed in.

At the end of the fourth round Amaro could not continue and the fight was stopped giving a knockout for Torres.

Richard Brewart Jr. (2-0) mowed through Edward Aceves (0-5) flooring him with body shots in the first round then overwhelming him in the second. After seven unanswered blows referee Eddie Hernandez stopped the fight at 1:32 of round two giving Rancho Cucamonga’s Brewart the win by knockout in the super welterweight bout.

Southpaw David Ortiz (1-0) won his pro debut by unanimous decision after four rounds in a welterweight match against San Diego’s Mario Angeles (2-11-2). Ortiz lives in Bloomington, Calif. and is trained by Henry Ramirez. No knockdowns were scored.

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