Fenderson shocks Madera in Stockton upset
In front of a lively and packed crowd at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds in Stockton, Ca, middleweight Jerhed “The Underdog” Fenderson (3-6 2KOs) stopped Quilisto “Kilo The Kid” Madera (10-2 7KOs) of Stockton, Ca in Madera’s first ever hometown fight. Fenderson the day prior missed weight by five pounds, but Madera opted to take the fight.
The fight was competitive with both trying to counter the other fighters punch as the jab was essentially on the backburner. Madera appeared to be having a bit more success, but at times was getting caught come in by Fenderson, who was pulling back and unleashing counters.
The stoppage will be heavily debated as Madera had Fenderson on the ropes and unloaded a multiple punch combination when Fenderson threw a left hook that dropped Madera. Madera got to his feet, but the referee deemed Madera unfit to continue, much to the displeasure of Madera.
The decision to stop the fight was heavily booed and Madera essentially said he was frustrated he didn’t get a chance to continue to fight.
The co-main event saw lightweight Jose Iniguez (5-0 3KOs) got a fifth-round technical knockout over David Courtney (2-8 2KOs) in a very evenly matched fight. Iniguez’s power appeared to hurt Courtney early in the bout and after a few flurries, it appeared Iniguez might have gassed out, but Iniguez hurt Courtney to end the fourth round and stopped him in the fifth.
Super lightweight Hector Madera (4-0 3KOs) got a second-round technical knockout of Mario Angeles (2-10-2) in a bout Madera dominated.
Bantamweight Jose Carrillo (3-0-1 3KOs) fought to a draw with Giovanni Noriega (1-2-1 1KO), Carrillo appeared to land the better shots, but excessive movement more than likely cost him the decision.
Featherweight Manuel Jaimes (1-0 1KO) got a second-round knockout of Carlos Apodaca (2-11-2) in Jaimes’ professional debut. Jaimes knocked down Apodaca in the second round and then finished it shortly there after.
Lightweight Matthew Guerrero (1-0 1KO) got a fourth-round technical knockout when Patrick Gutierrez was unable to respond to the referee’s instructions. Guerrero was very poised for a professional debut fighter.
Super bantamweight Ivan Varela (2-1 1KO) picked up a four-round decision over Michael Gaxiola. The bout was closer than the judges scored it as Gaxiola landed a lot of good shots to the body.
In the opening bout, Kailyn Hansen (1-2) defeated Veronica Torres (1-1 1KO) to open the card.
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