UNDERCARD RESULTS FROM CALIFORNIA
Leon Cowan @ ringside
Jesse Vargas W10 Wale Omotoso... On the Bradley-Provodnikov undercard in Carson, California, Jesse Vargas defeated Wale Omotoso in a battle of previously unbeaten welterweights. In the second round, an Omotoso short right hand inside dropped Vargas to one knee. Vargas rose and didn’t seem badly hurt, but Omotsoso closed the distance and continued blasting away. The action picked back up in the fourth round as both fighters traded blazing shots to the head and body with Vargas getting the better of the action on the inside. By the fifth, Vargas had gotten himself back on track. A short right hand buckled the knees of Omotsoso and Vargas went into a full-on assault landing at will against a rubber legged Omotsoso, who survived the round but was in very bad shape. Vargas soon took his foot off the gas, but remained in control as the fight wore on. In round ten, Omotsoso landed a huge Right hand, which Vargas took well. Omotsoso had his best round in a while, landing many counter punches including a right uppercut. However, the round ended with a flurry from Vargas, who won by scores of 96 -93 and 97-92 (twice).
Andy Ruiz TKO1 Matthew Greer… Heavyweight Andy Ruiz moved to 17-0 by defeating Mattew Greer, just 15-10, inside one round. Ruiz wasted no time flooring the journeyman Greer with a looping right hand to the temple. Greer rose, but was soon floored again by a Ruiz combination. Greer had no answer for the thudding blows of Ruiz as a third and final right hand sent him to a knee during the opening stanza and ended the contest.
Oscar Valdez KO4 Carlos Gonzalez… Sporting a golden mullet, Carlos “Yaqui” Gonzalez took on 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez in a featherweight bout. Valdez controlled much of the opening round, as Gonzalez bored in with looping punches, which were picked off. Valdez (3-0) landed a hard left hook just as the first round was ending that staggered Gonzalez (1-3). The round concluded with Gonzalez being battered against the ropes. As the second round began it was obvious that Gonzalez was not in the same class as Valdez . He took many heavy shots while retreating. Gonzalez absorbed tremendous amounts of punishment along the ropes. The third round was more of the same as Valdez continued to punish Gonzalez. In the fourth, Gonzalez decided to go for broke and opened himself up to a huge counter left hook from Valdez, who landed several unanswered blows. The bout was called off with 58 seconds left in the fourth round. Scores were 30-27 through 3 rounds.
Ramon Valadez TKO1 Victor Sanchez... East Lost Angeles featherweight Ramon Valadez (11-3) came out swinging, but was met by southpaw Victor Sanchez (3-5). The two traded tot-to-toe blows until Sanchez dropped Valadez with a crisp left hook midway through round one. Valadez rose on shaky legs but went right back to brawling. Sanchez was more than happy to oblige and again stunned Valadez, this time trapping him on the ropes and unloading a salvo of unanswered punches which prompted referee Pat Russell to halt the bout.
Gabino Saenz TKO2 Cesar Valenzuela... Undefeated featherweight Gabino Saenz plodded forward behind a high guard. A heavy right hook from the crouching Saenz rocked Cesar Valenzuela, who survived the first round without tasting the canvas. The second round began with Valenzuela trying to get some respect from the rampaging Saenz, but he was again timed, this time by a left hook that sent him to the canvas. Valenzuela rose but did not hold on and soon was leveled by a sharp right hand to the chin. The fight was waved off at 2:02 of round 2. Saenz, trained by Rad Bradley and nicknamed "Kid Showtime" moves to 9-0. Valenzuela drops to 3-2.
Jesse Magdaleno KO3 Carlos Fulgencio... Featherweight Jesse Magdaleno came out very aggressive, foregoing any feeling out process and going right at the veteran Fulgencio. Magdaleno (14-0) dropped Fulgencio early in the first round with a right hook. Fulgencio (19-10-1) survived the round only to be pounded the rest of the way. Magdaleno continued to punish him in the second round, and in the third round, Magdaleno ended matters with a blistering combination.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas W4 Eridanni Leon Quintero... Two-time Lithuanian Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas defeated Eridanni Leon Quintero in a battle of two junior welterweights making their pro debuts. Kavaliauskas was aggressive from the start, pressing the action against the younger Quintero from the opening bell and going on to pound out a four-round unanimous decision.