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In a short main event Alan Herrera 34-8 (22KO’s) only lasted three rounds against Los Mochis Mexico’s Jose Felix Jr. 34-1-1 (26KO’s) before referee Raul Caiz had seen enough. Felix blasted Herrera from pillar to post for two and a half rounds finally dropping him in the third with a hard right hand that Herrera down hard. Herrera would beat the count but it was all downhill from there after flurry from Felix sent him down again. After making it to his feet again another flurry from Felix Jr. prompted referee Raul Caiz to jump in and save Herrera.
Felix Jr. is another god looking prospect for TopRank that is due a step up in competition, feasting on the Herrera’s of the world is becoming easy work for the Mexican fighter that has a fan friendly style.
Hometown favorite Ryan “King Ry” Garcia 5-0 (4KO’s) decimated Mario Aguirre 2-4 (2KO’s) of Chula Vista, California in two short rounds. Garcia landed at will on a timid Aguirre wo quit on his stool at the end of the second.
The “Mean Machine” Egidijus Kavaliauskas 15-0 (12KO’s) kept his unbeaten record alive against tough, game opponent Cameron Krael 8-12-2 (1KO) of Las Vegas. Kavaliauskas has built up a decent following amongst Los Angeles County’s large eastern European population and is a steady seat filler in Glendale and the Sportsmen’s Lodge.
Kavaliauskas came out firing with heavy shots in the early rounds and had his way with a crafty Krael until the second half of the fight. As Kavaliauskas looked to slow down half a step Krael came on and landed a big straight right hand that had the Rusiian prospect reeling. Krael had absolute control of Kavaliauskas but admired his work a bit too much to prevent himself from getting the stoppage. After eight rounds of fun watch fighting the judges scored the victory 77-75 on all three cards.
Coachella California’s Alberto Fundora 9-0 (5KO’s) kept his unbeaten streak alive with a thudding knockout of Tommy Turner 4-7 (3KO’s). Fundora used a long jab and left hooks from the outside to setup a hard left uppercut to drop Turner. Turner would beathe count but would go down again from a follow up flurry prompting referee Jack Reiss to call a halt to the fight at 1:32 of the second round.
Opening the night’s action Russian prospect Maxim Dadashev 4—0 3KO’s pitched a six round shutout over journeyman Edie Diaz 2-6-2. Dadshev took a couple rounds to warm up but when he did he dominated.