Antillon, Bautista score wins!
Last night at the Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, CA., the promising lightweight Urbano Antillon kept his undefeated win streak going with an impressive win against the rugged Fernando Trejo. Both Antillon and Trejo decided early on in the fight that they didn’t need no stinkin’ defense, and let their leather fly throughout most of their ten-round battle. Trejo only impressed one of the judges with the score of 95-94, as the other two saw the fight in Antillon’s favor 97-92 and 95-94. His record is still perfect at 17-0 (10 KO’s), while Trejo falls to 25-10-4 (17 KO’s).
With Freddie Roach and Bobby Pacquiao in his corner, Rey “Boom Boom” Baustista narrowly edged the powerhouse of Gerardo Espinoza, getting up off his seat in the second round to take the fight by unanimous decision. With scores of 77-74, and 76-75 (twice), the WBO #1 rated bantamweight almost didn’t see the third round as Bautista was floored near the end of the second frame by Espinoza’s monstrous right hand. He was able to beat the count and make it back to his corner where he came out with a clear head a minute later. Bautista fought the remainder of the rounds outboxing his opponent, even picking up the pace in the eighth and final inning, punishing Espinonza with retributive hooks and uppercuts to his head and body. With his six fights in 2005, this was only the second time this year Bautista had one of his fights go the distance. After a close call Saturday night, Bautista keeps his nose clean with a record of 18-0 (13 KO’s), while Espinoza drops a notch to 28-9 (26 KO’s).
His dad may have been a clown, but Jorge Paez Jr. was all business Saturday night when he stopped Lee De Leon two minutes into the second round. The fight was all but over when Paez Jr. found De Leon’s chin with a crushing uppercut, putting De Leon on the mat a four and half minutes into the fight. De \Leon beat the count but taking on more punishment than the third man in the ring felt comfortable with, the fight was halted at 1:58 in Round 2, giving Paez Jr. a impressive win and record of 6-0 (6 KO’s), while De Leon drops to 2-4.
On Saturday night, 154-pounder Anthony “the Messenger” Thompson continued his road on the comeback trail winning his fifth consecutive fight after losing his to Grady Brewer back in early ‘04. Less than one minute into the 3rd Round, Thompson dropped Adrian Lopez with a massive combination of right hands, knocking him down and out on his back. Lopez stayed there until he was counted out, giving Thompson the win and a record of 20-1 ((15 KO’s), while Lopez drops to 9-2.