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It was back in October when Antonio “Relentless” Orozco 24-0 (16KO’s) handed a defeat over to former multiple division world champion and very respected Humberto Soto to place his name into the contender roll call. Tonight he continued to produce, dropping Miguel Acosta 29-9-2 (23KO’s) of Philadelphia twice en-route to a first round stoppage.
Orozco came out in his aggressive in your face style and pressed Acosta with hard left hooks and shots to the body. “I felt good, I’m ready to fight who ever my manager and GoldenBoy put in front of me.” Said Orozco following the fight.
“Definitely the plan is to get him a title shot this year, we’re going to make it happen.” Orozco’s manager Frank Espinoza said.
Wins over Emmanuel Taylor and Humberto Soto have given the young Orozco, who fights out of San Diego the experience needed to take steps toward title shots. Acosta was blown out and it’s time for Orozco to fight at the elite level.
Andrew “El Chango” Cancio 17-3-2 (13KO’s) was impressive in a third round dismantling of veteran and former world title holder Hugo Cazares 40-9-2 (27KO’s) of Los Mochis, Mexico. Cancio is back in the ring for the second time since a year and a half layoff following a close decision loss to Ronny Rios.
Cazares came to fight and landed much of the punches he threw, but Cancio was too big and too strong. It was clear that when Cancio landed it hurt Cazares. In the first round a cut opened over the right eye of Cazares but it wouldn’t prove to be a problem later in the fight. “I didn’t have to kill myself to make weight this time. I made 126 easy and I want to get back in the ring as soon as possible.” Said Cancio after the fight.
Cancio visibly was coming on strong prompting Cazares’s corner to notify the officials to step in and call a halt to the fight at 2:49 of the third.
Prospect Keandre Gibson 15-0-1 (7KO’s) stopped veteran Hector Velasquez 57-26-3 (39KO’s) in the sixth round. Gibson dominated the very past his prime Velasquez from start to finish. After landing a series of shots Velasquez’s corner had seen enough and saved Velasquez from himself and didn’t allow him to come out for the seventh round.
Marco Magdaleno 3-0 (2KO’s) stayed in the win column with a second round stoppage of Luis Silva 2-7 (1KO). Magdaleno is the youngest of three very talented fighting brothers. Siblings Jesse Magdaleno is a featherweight prospect and Diego Magdaleno is a former lightweight world title challenger.
Silva had little to offer in terms of resistance, Magdaleno landed a hard right hand that ended the fight 1:29 of the second.
Jayson “El Animal” Quigley 10-0 (9KO’s) dismissed last minute substitute Freddy Lopez 10-3 (7KO’s) in less than a round with a hard right hand to the body. “I’m not used to knocking guys out to the body, I usually stop them with head shots but I’ll take it” said Quigley after the fight. Quigley appeared to take some anger out on his opponent after his original opponent failed to make weight. “I’m a lad from Donegal, Ireland of course I’ve got a nasty streak, I take it out in the ring”
Quigley moves ahead with no wear and tear to set himself up for a quick return to the ring. The former Irish amateur standout was in his first eight round bout and promoter GoldenBoy clearly has designs to build the very marketable young gun into a star.
Espinoza Boxing Club fighter Emilio Sanchez 12-0 (9KO’s) of Pacoima, California picked up a second round stoppage over Mexico’s Gustavo Molina 12-10 (5KO’s). Sanchez was in control from start to finish and dropped Molina with a four punch combination early in the second. Molina would beat the count but it would matter little. Sanchez pounced to finish the fight and referee Jerry Cantu waived off the contest at 2:03 of the second round.
Sanchez has a good style and is one of the better young fighters in the deep stable of manager Frank Espinoza.
Opening the nights action Jon Jon Dinong 2-0 (2KO’s) made his professional return to Fantasy Springs Casino and dusted Jared Teer 2-6 of Olympia Washington at 2:10 in the fourth round. Teer collapsed in his stool following the fight and was promptly attended to by medical personnel. Dinong is a big puncher but still very raw.