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Vergil Ortiz stops Antonio Orozco, Franco-Negrete Draw, Again

Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr scored a sixth-round KO over Antonio Orozco on Saturday night at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The fight was close, Ortiz was the aggressor early, but Orozco, known for good pressure began to push back Ortiz. In the sixth round, Orozco was dealt heavy body shots, some of which he could not take. Three knockdowns later and the bout was over.

Ortiz is an entertaining action-packed fighter that will entertain for days to come.

Bantamweights Joshua Franco (15-1-2, 7 KOs) and Oscar Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) will more than likely face each other for a fourth time before it is all said and done as they fought to a draw…again. Their first bout ended in a draw and Franco won a split decision in the second fight. It is rare that two fighters with essentially 20 or so fights have built up a trilogy and a solid rivalry, but they have.

The scores were 96-94 for each way and 95-95, so Franco retains his NABF & WBA International bantamweight title.

Lightweight Hector Tanajara Jr. (18-0, 5 KOs) improved his record getting a unanimous decision win over Ezequiel Aviles (16-4-3, 6 KOs) with the scores of 100-90 on all three cards. With the win, Tanajara defended hi USNBC belt. In the ring after the fight, Tanajara called out Ryan Garcia after the fight.

Welterweight Marcelino Lopez (36-2-1, 21 KOs) got a fifth-round KO over Daniel Echeverria (21-9, 18 KOs). The bout was scheduled for ten rounds.

Super welterweight Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (15-0, 12 KOs) picked up an eight-round decision over Jeremy Ramos (11-7, 4 KOs).

Alex Rincon (7-0, 6 KOs) picked up a second-round knockout over Joel Guevara (4-6-1, 3 KOs). Time at 0:58.

Light heavyweight Tristan Kalkreuth (1-0, 1 KO) trained by Ronnie Shields, made his pro debut knocking out Kynndale Prather (0-2) in just 42 seconds of the first round.

Super bantamweight Hector Valdez (11-0, 7 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Rafael Delgado (6-1, 5 KOs) by way of a six-round decision. Valdez dropped Delgado in round one, and went on to win te bout 58-55, 58-55 and 50-54.

Light heavyweights Joshua Juarez (9-0, 4 KOs) won a six-round decision over Emmanuel Sanchez (7-14-1, 1 KO). The scores were 58-56, 59-55, 60-54 for Juarez.

Super lightweight George Rincon (8-0 5 KOs) put on a show for his hometown with second-round TKO of Enrique Escobar (17-7, 14 KOs). Rincon dropped his opponent once in the first and twice in the second, the time was 2:13 of the second round.

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