TURNING STONE UNDERCARD RESULTS
By Ivan Montiel
The final undercard bout before the HBO telecast was a junior welterweight bout that saw Montreal’s Yves Ulysse Jr. defeat New York’s Zachary Ochoa in a battle of unbeatens. Ulysse (13-0) got the win when Ochoa (16-1) retired in his corner after seven rounds. At the time of the stoppage, Ulysse lead on all three scorecards, 70-62, 69-93 and 67-65… In a featherweight bout, Diego De La Hoya boxed and fought a good fight using his power, height and reach kept landing clean body and head shots with his left hook. That was good enough for De La Hoya (17-0) to defeat Roberto Pucheta (10-10-1) via unanimous decision. All three judges scored the eight-round bout 80-71… Super middleweight D'Mitrus Ballard improved to 15-0 by stopping Hungary’s Zoltan Sera (28-12) in round four with a body combination. In round three, Sera picked up Ballard and threw him to the canvas. Many ringside observers thought Sera should have been DQ'd right there and then, but he survived for one more round… Light heavyweights Todd Unthank May (10-0-1) and Quinton Rankin (13-3-2) fought to an eight-round draw… lightweight Damon Allen Jr. (11-0-1) stopped Adam Mate (24-11) in round two… junior middleweight Alex Rincon won his pro debut by knocking out Shaun Lee Henson (2-4) in the second round with a vicious body shot.