Marlen Esparza gets first career stoppage at LA Fight Club
Golden Boy Promotions’ developmental boxing series, LA Fight Club returned with 2012 Women’s flyweight U.S Olympian Marlen Esparza (5-0, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas, who trains in Hayward, CA by way of Virgil Hunter’s gym, stopped Laetiza Campana (2-5) of Philadelphia in three rounds Friday night at Belasco Theater in the LA Fight in the Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV main event. Esparza was accurate and did what was needed to stop the fight as she busted her foes nose in the first round and her straight punches couldn’t miss their target. The bout was called to a halt eleven seconds into the third round, but could have been stopped in between rounds to be fair.
After the bout, Esparza pointed to Seniesa Estrada, who headlined the previous LA Fight Club, who was sitting ringside.
San Antonio’s super featherweight prospect Hector Tanajara (13-0, 5 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Hector Ambriz (12-5-1, 6 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico in the co-feature bout. Tanajara won every round on all three judges card, but had to work for every minute of the bout as Ambriz proved a tough outing in a good developmental fight for a young fighter. The judges had it 80-72 on all three cards, by the way.
In the opening bout saw Jose Vargas (4-0, 3 KOs) get a first-round KO Jorge Careaga (1-2) with less than a minute passing in the opening round.