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Results From Sacramento, California – Diaz Upsets Melgoza

In an upset crowd favorite, David Melgoza (6-1, 2 KOs) lost to Elias Diaz (11-0, 6 KOs) via a majority decision. Diaz had amateur experience facing the likes of Raynell Williams back in 2013, and had been building his record in Mexico got the biggest win on foreign soil. The scores were 76-76, 80-72, and 78-74 in favor of Diaz.

In a fan-friendly bout between two undefeated fighters Joeshon James (4-0, 3 KOs), the brother of national champion Sativa James, got a four-round decision over Christian Duran (1-1, 1 KO).

Mark Salgado (1-0, 1 KO) made a successful pro debut stopping Cmaje Ramseur (1-1) in the fourth round and saw Salgado drop Ramseur in round one. Salgado, who trains at Dreamland Boxing in San Jose, Ca, heavily invested in this camp along with training and spent time around Leo Santa Cruz in L.A., and finished camp out with Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas, as well as Olympic lightweight alternate Charlie Sheehy of Brisbane, California. This was an impressive pro debut. The stoppage was at 1:20 of the fourth round, Ramseur was stopped standing.

2019 Olympic Trials contest and recent signee of Split-T Management Kevin Montano (1-0, 1 KO) made an impressive pro debut as he forced veteran of the Northern California club scene Tyler Marshall’s (1-8, 1 KO) corner to throw the towel at 1:41 seconds of the second round. Montano’s pressure was far too much for Marshall. Montano should get signed by a major promoter in the near future with his pedigree.

Popular Sacramento fighter Will Villa (5-0), who is trained by former world title contender Brandon Gonzales, at a gym named after Gonzales’ ring name, Flawless Boxing in Sacramento, picked up a four-round decision over undefeated Jorge Soto Aguilar (1-1, 1KO). Villa dropped Aguilar in round one.

In the opening bout, David Minter (3-1, 3 KOs), the brother of national champion boxer Amy Minter, picked up a second-round knockout of Matthew Reed (1-2, 1 KO). The time was 0:41.

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