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Results from Fresno, CA – Salinas, Sanchez steal the show

Big Al Entertainment put on their second card from the Tower Theatre in Fresno, CA, headlined by Fresno, CA’s own super featherweight Jose Salinas (4-0 1KO), who is trained by world-famous boxing trainer Joel Diaz. Salinas picked up a split decision win over veteran tough guy Mario Aguirre (2-12 2KOs) in the four-round bout. Salinas, who was fighting above his weight class for this bout commanded the early action but seemed to slow a bit by the size of Aguirre in the third only to regain composure and win the final round as well.

The co-main event saw Eduardo Sanchez (1-0) outlast Jose Rodriguez (0-1) in a four-round action-packed bout. The bout was up in the air as Rodriguez appeared to outbox Sanchez, but couldn’t handle Sanchez’s power which would dramatically sway rounds. The most telling blow was when Sanchez dropped Rodriguez seconds before the final bell.

Manuel Manzo (2-6-1 1KO) pulled off the biggest win of his career defeating Fresno prospect Ivan Varela (0-1) in a four-round fight.

Heavyweight Ignacio Zambrano (2-1) got off the canvas in the first round to defeat Tamis Long (1-2) in the four-round opening bout.

Jesus Sanchez and Cesar Lomeli was scrapped fight, not over issues pertaining to weight that was unclear to this reporter

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