Results from Sacramento, Joeshon James Wins Atop Boxing Card
Results From Sacramento
On Friday night, Uppercut Promotions put on a card in front of a sold-out crowd in Sacramento, that saw the main event middleweight bout between Anthony Hernandez and Kenny Lopez Jr., get canceled as Hernandez called in the day of the fight to report that he was sick and unable to fight.
With this news, middleweight undefeated Joeshon James headlined the card defeating pro debuter Bryan Martinez via a four-round decision. James, a guest on my podcast this week, has a high upside as a prospect but has to be moved and built correctly, from reports I read, the fight was physical. James won all four rounds on the cards.
In an upset, Luciano Ramos got a split-decision over undefeated Mark Salgado of Dreamland Boxing. Ramos, who last fought Charlie Sheehy and was stopped in the fourth round of that bout, fought to a stalemate with Salgado, as ringside reports state that Ramos’ punches created a visual image of the more telling blows that might have edged the fight on two of the three judges scorecards. The fight had a lot of clinching and seemingly from all accounts was a tough fought to clearly choose a winner. Two of the three judges gave the fight to Ramos, and one scored to for Salgado, making it a split-decision win for the last-minute replacement opponent from the Stockton area. I could see this bout being fought again in the future.
Undefeated Malikai Johnson coming off a year lay-off fighting at the 130 lbs division got a third-round KO of Jude Yniguez. Johnson looked like a million bucks, nine fights into his pro career, I would like to see Johnson take a step-up bout in a fight or two.
Lightweight Cmaje Ramseur stopped Sergio Ibarra in the second-round stoppage. Ramseur is a tough physical fighter, who is all-gas, no brakes.
In an exhibition bout, Iris Contreras of Richmond, Ca, fought Neveah Martinez, who lost her opponent the week of the fight.