Late Results from Laredo, Texas


Late Results from Laredo, Texas

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Press Release: Last Friday (December 5, 2008) two thousand fans again packed the sold-out Civic Center in Laredo, Texas. Recon Garza Promotions in association with Los Dos Laredos Boxing Production and Cestus Management promoted the “Friday Nite Championship Boxing” event. The whole fight card will be shown on  

Robert Luna TKO1 Mike Hull... Cestus Management's junior welterweight Robert "Nighthawk" Luna Jr. (2-0) took on muscular Mike Hull (0-4).  Luna went right to work landing hard shots and Hull had no answers.  The referee stepped in within the first two minutes of the opening round.  As soon as the referee stopped the bout, the former Iraq and Afghanistan Air Force Soldier bowed and gestured a victory salute to the crowd.

Rodolfo Gomez KO1 Alejandro Contreras... Another Cestus boxer, nineteen year old Rodolfo “Baby Cobra” Gomez (2-0) took on Texan Alejandro Contreras (0-3).  From the first bell the 6'3” junior middleweight Gomez used his 80-inch reach to spear left jabs that popped Contreras’ head back. Midway through the opening round, Gomez feinted with a jab and followed with a right uppercut which sent Contreras to the floor. Contreras beat the count but was quickly met with an onslaught of hard shots to the head and body. A three-punch combination finished with a textbook left hook, that caught Contreras flush on the point of the jaw.  The referee saw no reason to count as Contreras’ head violently hit the floor as he was knocked out cold. 

Hector Ferreyro W10 Robbie McClimans... Local heavyweight Hector “Hurricane” Ferreyro (17-7-1, 11 KOs) defended a regional title against Conroe, Texas, native Robbie “Crazy” McClimans in a ten-round bout, winning by split decision.  Ferreyro used his jab, and threw combinations to the body, an effective plan for the rest of the fight.  During the middle rounds, McClimans (5-5-2) made his move by trying to lure Ferreyro into toe-to-toe exchanges; as he went on the offense, trying to connect with big booming right hands over the top of Ferreyro’s defense. Ferreyro wouldn’t take the bait and stayed on the outside, countering McClimans.  The last three rounds was all Ferreyro as he hit McClimans with some hard shots to the head and body. McClimans kept coming forward trying to land the big shot that would turn the fight around. To McClimans credit, he did have his moments but Ferreyro cruised to a split decision victory.

Midland, Texas' Edgar Portillo (3-0) battered Laredo's Gabriel Hernandez (2-4-1) over four rounds.  By the end of the second round, Hernandez had swelling around both his eyes and welts on his body. He was stopped late in the fourth and final round.  It was an impressive win for the young, talented Portillo.

In an entertaining first bout of the evening, Juan "Nacho" Lucio (McAllen, TX) won a decision in a very competitive fight, against local fighter Eddie Ramirez (Laredo, TX)  over four rounds.

Gina Iacovou (Cestus CEO ) said, “The fights where exciting and the atmosphere was electric as again the local fans really supported the fighters. Robert Luna Jr. showed his power quality, strength and tremendous potential in the way that he finished his opponent; Rodolfo Gomez was simply amazing!  The left hook that young Gomez knocked out his opponent with, was a perfect shot. Our company continues to show that the fighters in our stable are quality.  I cannot wait for 2009 so that the rest of the boxing public can appreciate our young and talented crop of up and coming fighters.”

Mike Michael (Cestus Founder & President) said, “Laredo was again exposed to a great night of boxing.  Robert Luna  completely destroyed his opponent with a brutal and vicious multiple display of combinations punching and is showing that he will be unstoppable.  The punch precision executed by young Gomez and the picture perfect left hook that he knocked out his opponent with, is what always excites fight fans and brings them back. Hector Ferreryo successfully defended his title, in a great fight that had everybody standing on their feet; so what more can you ask for, from a boxing event. Michael continued; next year will be a great year for our fighters as there are some major things happening for Cestus. I would like to thank Dean Chance and Chief Supervisor Tom Vacca, Recon Garza Promotions, Los Dos Laredos Productions, Beto Garza of Variety Meats and  for the magnificent job that they all have done.  I would also like to thank my good friend Anthony Velasquez of Gente Entertainment for his nonstop continued support."