In the main event of Thompson Boxing’s season finale of their fight card held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario CA, Artemio “King” Reyes 23-2-18KO’s of Colton CA, took on Christopher Degollado 10-4-8KO. Reyes worked patiently during the first two rounds and landed a big right at the end of the second. Reyes found his groove in the third round and started to land big shots. Degollado was the busier fighter but landed few punches that had any lasting effect on Reyes.
Rounds four and five saw good exchanges, Degollado was as game as they come but lost much of the snap on his punches. Reyes turned it on in round six and started to land at will hurting Degollado at the end of the round with a three punch combination that sent him reeling to the ropes.
Reyes came out in round seven looking to close the show landing big right hands. Referee David Mendoza was looking to jump in and halt the fight but his services weren’t needed as the corner threw the towel in to the ring immediately ending the contest.
This was a good victory for Reyes that showed him use his patience until the opportunity to end it came. I’d like to see a little more body work from Reyes in his next fight to round out all his bases and be more complete for bigger fights down the road.
The Co Main event saw Jose “el Gato” Roman 19-1-1 12KO’s stop Jose Luis Ramirez Jr. 7-2-1 4KO’s with a right, left hook combination that dropped Ramirez in the corner. Referee Zack Young counted 10 to end the fight that saw Ramirez also go down at the end of the second round from a right hand.
Roman has looked like a much better fighter since trainer Joel Diaz came to his corner. Roman was patient and controlled the distance well, getting inside without smothering his punches Roman appears to be learning and maturing. If Roman stays at 135 pounds he could become a very good prospect to keep an eye on.
Carlos Carlson 15-0 9KO’s took on veteran Miguel Tamayo 15-10-2 13KO’s in a 6 round affair that showed both fighters exchanging in a fight that featured lulls in the action. Carlson could be a fun fighter to watch but needs to polish his fundamentals a bit more to reach the next level. Carlson got the better of the exchanges and won a UD with scores of 60-54 twice and 59-55.
Erick Ituarte 9-1-1 2KO’s who trains out of TKO Boxing club in Santa Ana CA, took on Jesus Angulo 3-6 2KO’s in the second bout of the night. The 130 pound fighter is becoming a regular on Thompson cards and is a local fan favorite. Ituarte came out looking to take care of business landing big shots, getting off first and early. Ituarte landed a big straight right hand through the guard of Angulo the backed him to the corner. Ituarte then unloaded combinations prompting referee Zack Young to stop the fight.
In the first fight of the night heavyweights Siala Siligoa 2-2 2KO’s took on Rodney Hernandez 3-1 2KO’s. During the first round Hernandez went down from an overhand right then rebounded well to win the second half of the round. After the knockdown it was all Hernandez who won the fight using his jab and punching in combination against a tired Siligoa all three judges scored the fight 38-37.