At the Cintermex, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Friday over DAZN promoter Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) and matchmaker Kevin Rooney, Jr. presented in the Main Event WBO International Super Middleweight champion Diego Pacheco of South Central Los Angeles looking sensational in stopping Mexico’s WBO #8 ranked Manuel “El Meno” Gallegos in four rounds.
In the Main Event WBO Int’l Super Middleweight champ Diego Pacheco, 19-0 (165), #168, of South Central L.A., CA, stopped WBO #8 ranked Manuel “El Meno” Gallegos, 20-2-1 (17), #168, of Los Mochis, Sinaola, MEX, at 2:45 of the fourth round of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds Gallegos was coming forward walking into punches from Pacheco. In the third round Pacheco’s domination continued until the bell when Gallegos went to his corner on unsteady legs.
In the fourth round Pacheco hurt Gallegos with a left hook to the liver and followed with a barrage of unanswered punches until Referee Sergio Hernandez wisely stepped in calling a halt.
Super Flyweight Jonathan “Titan” Rodriguez, 25-2-1 (17), #115, of San Luis Potosi, MEX, battled to a split draw with Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez, 29-5-2 (12), #115, of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, MEX, over 10 rounds, for the vacant WBC Silver championship.
In the second round Gonzalez bounced back well until with less than a minute remaining a left hook from Rodriguez to the chin rocked Gonzalez. In the fourth and fifth rounds Gonzalez finally seemed to take not only one but both rounds.
In the sixth round it was Rodriguez bouncing back in the best round of the fight so far. In the seventh round through the ninth it was Rodriguez mostly going to the body taking close rounds.
In the tenth and final round both let it all hang out with Gonzalez taking the round if not the decision.
Scores were 96-94 each and 95-95 and 96-94 Rodriguez for KH. Referee was Sergio Hernandez.
WBC Int’l Silver Super Featherweight champ Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez, 34-1 (31), #137, of Mexico City, MEX, stopped late sub Hector Garcia, 20-8-4 (13), #137, of Tijuana, Baja CA, MEX, at 0:25 of the third round of a scheduled 10 rounds. Garcia had been 8-0-2 in his last 10 fights.
In the first round late sub Garcia held his own against power punching Hernandez. In the final seconds of the second round a slashing right from Hernandez caused a cut on the left eyebrow of Garcia.
In the third round Hernandez came out firing a left hook hurting Garcia and then landing punch after punch until Garcia was finally falling when Referee Sergio Hernandez wisely stepped in.
Flyweight Neider Valdez, 10-0-2 (9), #108, of Monterrey, MEX, stopped sais “Chocolatito” Ortiz, 5- (3), #109, of Mexico City, MEX, at 1:50 of the third round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the second round every time Valdez landed Ortiz landed with a counter for two minutes. In the final minute it was Ortiz leading in taking a close round.
In the third round over a minute came a left hook to the mid-section from Valdez and down went Ortiz taking the full count from Referee Cesar Garcia on a knee while spitting out his mouthpiece.
Heavyweight Federico Pacheco, Jr., 4-0 (3), #254, of South Central L.A., CA, stopped Oscar “Bad Man” Heredia, 2-3 (1), #252, of Monterrey, MEX, after 2 rounds of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round the much taller Pacheco used an effective jab to control the action. With a minute remaining a right on the chin from Pacheco got Heredia’s attention. In the final seconds a double left to the body from Pacheco dropped Heredia for an 8-count from Referee Sergio Hernandez as the bell sounded. The corner of Heredia didn’t allow him to continue.
Ring Announcer David Diamante