In the first televised bout of the night, East Los Angeles, California’s Julian Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) faced Hugo Partida (20-6-2, 15 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a scheduled 10-round featherweight bout. While Ramirez had Partida on the ropes in the second round, the well-matched opponents started off the third round trading combos, neither willing to yield. Ramirez wrapped up the fifth round with an unforgiving flurry that has Partida on the ropes and delivered a similar assault, pinning Partida in the red corner to close out the eighth round. The hard-fought bout ended with Julian Ramirez adding another win to his undefeated record in a unanimous decision.
“I knew of Partida before,” said Ramirez. “I had sparred with him when I was younger so I knew that he was going to be a tough contender, so I cam prepared, but I felt like I dominated the fight. I did hurt my left hand in the second round but I felt like I gave a good performance and showed the fans that I’m a champion.”
Marcelino Lopez (32-1-1, 17 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina took on David Rodela (17-12-4, 7 KOs) of Oxnard, California in a scheduled eight-round super lightweight fight. Lopez came out of the gate strong serving Rodela with a powerful left hook in the second round that had Rodella on his knees. Rodela quickly rebounds with a flurry of combinations to end the round. Rodela however can’t ward off Lopez in the third round as he goes down again, no longer able to compete. Lopez wins the fight decisively by knockout.
“I am very excited about the victory today,” said Marcelino Lopez. “I feel like I delivered and upheld the name of Argentina in front of the crowd at StubHub Center. I feel privileged to be part of this experience and have my first fight in the U.S. Every fighter dreams of this moment and that I can share this moment with my team Arano Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya. After this victory, I am waiting to cheer on Lucas Matthysse, the next world champion.”