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Jose Ramirez vs. Antonio Orozco undercard results – Besputin wins title

The following are the ESPN+ results for the Top Rank-promoted card from Fresno, CA taking place at the Save Mart Center.

Featherweight Isidro Ochoa picks up third-round knockout over Elio De Jesus. Ochoa was rocked by a shot in the second round that shook up Ochoa, then sent De Jesus to the canvas in the third.

Ochoa was supposed to fight Victor Morales Jr., who pulled out of the fight last week due to an injury. This is the first fight camp Ochoa had with Robert Garcia

Super bantamweight Santos Ortega defeated Sebastian Baltazar as he battered and bruised him in the first round with multiple combinations only as the trend continued to a dominant four-round decision.

Welterweight Alexander Besputin was tested by Fairfield, Ca’s Alan Sanchez who he stopped him in the ninth round. Besputin put educated pressure on Sanchez working behind a southpaw jab to the body and darting in and out of range for the Sanchez to hit him, but never giving him a break in the fight. Besputin had the faster hands and kept Sanchez out of rhythm the whole fight. The end of the fight came in the ninth round when a series of left hands from Besputin went unanswered from Sanchez calling a halt to the bout.

At a 138 lb catchweight, Bryan Vasquez picked up a ten-round unanimous decision over Carlos Cardenas. In the fourth round, Vasquez landed a brutal left to the body which hurt Cardenas. The next few rounds saw Vasquez focus on landing the left hook to the body nearly exclusively and in the process didn’t focus on cutting the ring off which might have doomed his opponent.

In the opening bout of evening undefeated, Hiroki Okada of Japan defeated Cristian Rafael Coria by way of a  ten-round split decision. The first round was rather even with the second and third saw Coria separate with faster hand speed and better defense. Neither fighter could get full extension on their punches and the majority of the early rounds saw grueling inside fighting with not a lot of clean punches landed. The fourth round saw Okada land the most telling punch of the fight a right hand which made Coria much more defensive than offensive.

The final half of the fight saw the power of Okada barely edge rounds. The smaller Coria, who fought from an athletic style started to tire as Okada barely edged the final few rounds. The bout was extremely even and competitive, but Coria dropped Okada in the tenth and final round with a counter right hand

The judges scored the bout 95-94, 94-95 and 95-94.

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