Artemio Reyes turned in a solid day at the office during Friday’s co-main event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.
Reyes was workmanlike in his performance, sticking to the basics in a six round unanimous decision over Chris Gray.
Reyes effort was main event worthy. Officially, the main event of the Thompson Boxing Promotions Card featured a majority decision victory by Jose Reynoso over Esteban Almaraz. The card served as a quality tune up for next week’s Golden Boy Promotions event that will showcase young prospects Frankie Gomez and Randy Caballero at Fantasy Spring Casino out in the Southern California Desert near Palm Springs.
Friday’s win was the 11th straight victory for Reyes (12-1), who had knocked out four of his previous opponents entering Friday’s bout. He stalked his opponent for the full six rounds, floored him in the fourth, and scored well with a steady dose of rights to the body.
In all it was a good day of work for Reyes.
“I grade myself a B-,” Reyes said. “I didn’t get the knockout. He was a little awkward but I got the win.”
Reyes slowed Gray down with the body shots in the third and then used a straight right to floor him in the fourth.
The knockdown was the highlight of the bout, which seemed to be a routine effort for Reyes.
“It was a right hand,” Reyes said. “Two rights. He leaned down and I caught him.”
Reyes maintained his focuses despite the many issues going on his life out of the ring. He manages his family restaurant, attends college on a full time basis and tends to his bedridden father, who sustained severe injuries in an automobile accident three years ago.
“I just take it fight by fight,” Reyes said. “I will get back in the gym and work. Every fight is a new fight for me.”
Romero survives knockdown
Colombian Jonathan Romero was on his way to a shutout victory when he got caught by a Cecilio Santos left hook.
Santos couldn’t finish him off and Romero went on to score a unanimous decision victory. Romero (18-0) won 58-55 on two scorecard and 59-55 on the third. Santos dropped to 25-20-3.
Crespo wins pro debut
Roberto Crespo will remember his pro debut. The Colombian, who fights out of Riverside, used crisp combinations to score a unanimous decision over John Monte.
Crespo won 40-36 on two scorecards and 39-37 on the third.
Non-stop women’s action
Sindy Almador threw punches non-stop during her four round junior flyweight encounter with Cristina Fuentes.
The relentless attack won Amador (4-0) a unanimous decision. Almador won 39-37 on two scorecards and 40-35 on the third.
Fuentes (1-1-2) held her own but just didn’t have enough room to work. Amador sealed the deal with a big fourth round when she opened the round by tagging Fuentes with a jarring left hook.
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