Mario Gutierrez pulled off an upset win Friday evening, stopping former world junior flyweight title challenger Hector Flores at La Velaria de la Feria in Leon, Mexico.
Gutierrez, who resides in El Salto, Mexico, improved to 9-4-1, 6 knockouts.
The 33-year-old was the superior fighter from the opening bell. Gutierrez was at his finest combating from distance, using his lengthy arms to attach with precision to the pinnacle and physique of Flores. Anytime Flores pressed the motion, Gutierrez linked with uppercuts and hooks to the pinnacle.
Gutierrez was capable of field properly on his again foot. He was capable of make the most of lateral motion to make Flores miss, and join with extra counter punches to the pinnacle.
Halfway by way of spherical 4, Gutierrez dropped Flores to the canvas, courtesy of an uppercut to the pinnacle. From that time on, the combat turned extra one-sided in favor of Gutierrez.
Flores would discover some success on the within throughout the second half of the combat, touchdown a hook or proper hand to the physique, however he continued to pay the worth by getting countered by Gutierrez. Flores was not profitable in slicing off the ring, permitting Gutierrez to proceed to combat and land from distance. Because the bout entered the ultimate phases, Flores regarded worse for put on and regarded exhausted from the quantity of punches he acquired and urgent the motion.
After returning to the nook following spherical 9, Flores remained on his stool. The official consequence was a tenth spherical knockout win for Gutierrez, who has now gained his final 4 of his final six fights, together with a majority-decision win over Daniel Valledares, who at the moment holds the IBF world title at 105 kilos, and previously-unbeaten Axel Talavera Carrillo.
Flores, who resides in Tijuana, Mexico, drops to 20-2-4, 10 KOs. The 30-year-old beforehand fought Sivenathi Nontshinga of South Africa for the vacant IBF 108-pound world title on September 3, shedding by split-decision.
Within the co-feature, three-time Olympic bronze medalist Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba defeated Willmank Canonico by unanimous determination.
Scores have been 96-94, 96-94, and 97-93 for the southpaw Alvarez, who improved to 5-0, 2 KOs. The 32-year-old Alvarez, a light-weight prospect, was coming off a knockout win over Sergio Puente on January 27.
Canonico, who’s initially from Caracas, Venezuela and now resides in Rosarito, Mexico, drops to 12-3-1, 10 KOs and has now misplaced his final two fights.
Junior light-weight prospect and Mexico Metropolis resident Alberto Mora defeated Jonathan Ramirez (11-4, 8 KOs) of Guanajuato, Mexico by unanimous determination.
All three judges scored the bout 79-73 for Mora, who improves to 5-0, 3 KOs.
The cardboard was promoted by BXSTRS and streamed reside all through Latin America on ESPN Knockout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing