Alan David “Rey” Picasso exploited his forcefulness, with one of those one-punch knockouts, when he faced Jesús Adrian “Topitos” Gomez.
Picasso closed the show in the second round, in the main event of a card that was staged by Zanfer and 2M Promotions at the Jardines del Pedregal event room, in Hermosillo.
Picasso (15-1-0, 6 KO’s) perfectly solved the first round of pressure from Gomez (11-3-0, 8 KO’s), by using his boxing and distance management to avoid considerable punishment, and connect some shots.
In the second round, Picasso kept Gomez at bay by releasing jabs and straight punches to the face. The tough boxer, trained by Alfredo Caballero, was following the corner’s strategy.
Picasso bent his waist to his left side, to get a better view of the gaps left by Gomez’s defense, and landed a powerful and precise left-handed hook to the liver that dropped him for the referee’s count of 10.
Hermosillo’s Pedro “Roca” Campa returned to the ring and solved a complicated fight.
Campa excelled at the short distance and knew how to manage himself throughout the contest, to defeat Venezuelan Carlos “Profeta” Cárdenas by majority decision, in an eight round fight at super lightweight.
Campa (32-1-1, 21 KO’s) pressed and landed power shots, and hit good combinations, however, Cárdenas (26-18-1, 16 KO’s) proved to be dangerous as he was able to withstand the incoming shots. Cardenas also landed significant punches of his own to hurt the local fighter.
At the end of eight rounds, in which Campa threw all he could and Cárdenas was always dangerous, the local man took the victory by majority decision, when two judges wrote down tallies of 79-73 and 78-75 on their scorecards for Campa, while a third judge scored a draw, 76-76.