By Ken Hissner: At the Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California Sunday night over Fox PPV Tom Brown (TGB Promotions), Marshall Kauffman (Kings Promotions), Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing) and Premier Boxing Champions presented in the Main Event former heavyweight champion Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz who scored 3 knockdowns in an otherwise dull fight defeating Luis “King Kong” Ortiz.
In the co-feature WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight champ Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz stopped Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez with a pair of knockdowns in the second round for the WBC Silver Lightweight title.
In the Main Event former heavyweight champ Andy “Destroyer” Ruiz, 34-2 (22), #268 ¾, of Imperial, CA, southpaw Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, 33-2 (28), #245 ½, of Cuba and Miami, FL, 12 rounds.
In the first round in the final minute Ortiz rocked Ruiz with a left on the chin. In the second round Ruiz dropped Ortiz with a right on the side of the head for an 8-count from referee Thomas Taylor. Seconds later another right on the side of the head and down went Ortiz again for an 8-count from referee Taylor.
In the third through the sixth rounds little action happened. In the seventh rounds last twenty seconds a chopping right by Ruiz on the side of the head of Ortiz and down he went for an 8-count from referee Taylor.
From the eighth through the tenth Ortiz used an effective jab backing up Ruiz who did little in return. In the eleventh round Ruiz landed enough rights to almost close the left eye of Ortiz. In the twelfth and final round Ortiz boxed Ruiz who backed up the entire round with both exhausted at the bell.
Scores were 113-112, 114-111 twice and 115-110 this writer.
In the co-feature Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, 24-2-1 (17), #135, of Mexico City, MEX, stopped southpaw Eduardo “Zurdito” Ramirez, 27-3-3 (12), #134 ½, of Los Mochia, Sinaola, MEX, at 2:27 of the second round of a scheduled 12 rounds, for the WBC Silver Lightweight title.
In the second rounds midway point Cruz dropped Ramirez with a left hook on the chin for an 8-count from Referee Jack Reiss who gave Ramirez too much time to recover. Cruz jumped all over Ramirez dropping him with a combination into a neutral corner forcing referee Reiss to wave it off.
Former 3-division champ Abner Mares, 32-3-2 (15), #134 ¼, of MEX and Montebello, CA, returning after 4 years ending in a majority draw with Miguel Flores, 25-4-1 (12), #134 ½, of MEX and Spring, TX, over 10 rounds.
In the first five rounds Mares outworked Flores. From the sixth through the tenth rounds Flores came back outworking the former champ who returning after four years slowed down but enough to get a draw. Referee was Jerry Cantu.
Scores were 96-94 Mares, 95-95 twice.
WBC Continental-Americas lightweight champ southpaw Jose “Rayo” Valenzuela, 12-1 (8), #134 ½, of MEX and Seattle, WA, was stopped by southpaw Edwin De Los Santos, 15-1 (14), #133 ¾, of Santo Domingo, DR, at 1:08 of the third round of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first rounds first thirty seconds De Los Santos landed a triple jab and left to the chin of Valenzuela. In the final minute De Los Santos landed a left on the chin stunning Valenzuela. In the second round De Los Santos was having his way until a left hook on the chin from Valenzuela dropped him for an 8-count from Referee Ray Corona. Seconds later it was De Los Santos landed a double left on the chin dropping Valenzuela for an 8-count but De Los Santos hit him when he was down losing a point from referee Corona.
In the third round De Los Santos dropped
Valenzuela with a left on the chin for an 8-count from referee Corona. Upon rising De Los Santos was again in trouble causing referee Corona to stop the fight.
Super Welter Joey “Small Town Soldier” Spencer, 16-0 (10), #154 ½, of Fenton, MI, defeated Kevin Salgado, 14-1-1 (9), #153 ½, of San Antonio, TX, over dull 10 rounds.
In the first three rounds it was Spencer’s jabs and left hooks against Salgado’s jabs. In the fourth round Spencer landed a 3-punch combination in the final minute of the round in the first offense besides jabs in the fight.
In the fifth round it was Salgado’s first round he won. In the seventh through the tenth rounds the fans were starting to boo wanting more action. Referee was Jack Reiss.
Scores were 99-91 twice and 100-90, 98-92 this writer. Super Bantam Ra’eese Aleem, 20-0 (12), #121 ½, of Las Vegas, NV, defeated Mike “Magic” Plania, 26-2 (13), #122, of General Santos City, PH, over 10 rounds.
In the second round Aleem knocked down Plania getting an 8-count from Referee Ray Corona.
Scores were 100-89 by all 3 judges.
Heavyweight southpaw “Prince” Charles Martin, 29-3-1 (26), #260, of Carson, CA, knocked out Devin Vargas, 22-8 (9), #243, at 1:00 of the fourth round of a scheduled 8 rounds.