Monday, May 28, 2007

These are NOT the Pentecost sweethearts

Over here, the Pentecost period was celebrated a little differently in that hotbed of boxing - Ontario, California. So let's hear it for El Torito and Yohnny.

Cathedral City’s Adam “El Torito” Carrera fought a phone booth war with Santa Clarita’s rugged Juan “The Phoenix” Ruiz and emerged with the win in a 10-round featherweight contest at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel on Friday.

“I never underestimated his conditioning,” said Carrera (19-2, 8 KOs).

Though much taller, Carrera battled inside against the bull-like rushes of Ruiz (22-4, 6 KOs) and was able to sustain a high-energy attack that slowly overwhelmed the shorter boxer in front of a sold out crowd of 1,200....

A co-main event ended with Colombia’s Yohnny Perez (11-0, 8 KOs) beating Mexico’s Samuel Lopez (17-5-1, 6 KOs) to the punch with a short right hand and down he went for the count at 2:00 of the first round. Perez captured the WBC Continental America’s bantamweight title with the win.


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