David Cuellar vs. Yader Cardoza
Junior bantamweight David Cuellar remained unbeaten Friday evening, stopping gatekeeper Yader Cardoza within the fifth spherical at Auditorio Municipal, in Torreon, Mexico.
Cuellar, who resides in Queretaro, Mexico, improved to 22-0 (15 knockouts).
Friday evening was supposed to be a stay-busy combat for Cuellar however Cardoza got here to combat with the intent to win. Cardoza hung within the pocket with the taller Cuellar from the opening bell and, at occasions, would stroll Cuellar down in opposition to the ropes.
There have been a number of unintended clashes of heads as Cardoza tried to stroll down and try and get on the within of Cuellar’s guard. By the tip of the fourth spherical, Cuellar had a reduce above each eyes.
Regardless of Cardoza’s aggression and the unintended conflict of heads that ensued, Cuellar was the more practical fighter. Cuellar fought effectively from distance, as he was in a position to successfully work behind a jab and adopted up with straight and counter proper arms.
Late within the fifth spherical, Cuellar landed a sweeping proper cross to the abdomen of Cardoza, dropping him to 1 knee as he was counted out.
With the win over Cardoza, Cuellar, who made his professional debut on the age of 15, has now stopped 11 of his final 12 opponents. Oswaldo Kuchle promotes the 20-year-old Cuellar and informed The Ring earlier this week that he ultimately prefer to have him combat in the US as early as subsequent 12 months.
Cardoza, who resides in Managua, Nicaragua, drops to 26-18-1 (8 KOs). The 33-year-old has now cut up his final six fights.
Within the co-feature, bantamweight Yuliahn Luna (24-3-1, 4 KOs) of Gomez Palacio, Mexico, defeated Jessica Gonzalez by unanimous resolution. Scores have been 99-91 twice and 98-92 for Luna, who efficiently defended her WBC title.
Friday’s conflict between Luna and Gonzalez was a rematch from their June 2014 conflict, which Gonzalez received by unanimous resolution.
From the opening bell, Gonzalez was the aggressor, placing Luna on the defensive. Because the motion continued, there have been a number of clenches and no actual movement to the combat. Throughout a clench within the fifth spherical, Gonzalez used her shoulder to push Luna, which introduced some extent deduction.
Luna was the more practical fighter throughout the second half of the combat, outboxing Gonzalez from the skin. Because the bout progressed, Gonzalez’s punch output dropped considerably as Luna landed an ample quantity of punches.
With the win over Gonzalez, Luna, who’s ranked No. 2 within the feminine rankings by The Ring at 118 kilos, made the second protection of the WBC title she received from Mariana Juarez in October 2020.
Gonzalez, who resides in Mexico Metropolis, drops to 8-6-2 (1 KO). She has misplaced 5 of her final seven fights.
Junior bantamweight Luis Araujo, from Los Mochis, Mexico, improved to 11-0-2 (8 KOs) by stopping Hector Robles (11-6-2, 3 KOs) of Monterrey, Mexico, within the third spherical.
Oswaldo Kuchle promoted the cardboard that streamed reside on ESPN+ in the US and on ESPN Knockout all through Mexico and Latin America.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined 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 @FSalazarBoxing.