(Photo provided by Zeferino Entertainment)
Former Dallas Olympian Luis Yanez moved to 7-0-1 with an eight-round
split decision over Joseph Rios (10-7-2, 4 KOs) in the pairs third battle to
retain the Texas Flyweight Title. Despite the judges scores of 79-73 (2X), and
a dubious 77-75 tally in favor of Rios, Yanez used speed and precision punching
to erase the 2 prior controversial wins over Rios. With the win hopefully for
Yanez, he can move onto other targets and more activity. I will not bash the 3rd
judge’s score to bad as Rios deserved something after the first two fights in
which almost all observers felt he won convincingly.
Quinton Whitaker (8-9, 5 KOs) upset Salvador Roa (6-1-1,
2 KOs for the Texas Jr. Middleweight Title
with an eight round decision. The scores were tallied at 79-71, 77-73 and
Inactive but hard punching Welterweight James Cantu (8-0,
4 KOs) gained a unanimous six round decision over the tough as nails Cory Yett (3-3,
Steve Hall (4-2, 4 KOs) TKO’d Miguel Pizarro (2-7, 1 KO)
at 2:28 of round one in a battle of someone has to win and move on.
In a battle of Super Flyweight’s Javier Rodriguez moved
to 1-0-1 with a four round decision over debutant Jesse Anguiano
Super Featherweight Rolando Campos went to 5-4, with a 3rd
round TKO over Jorge Flores who drops to 0-4.
The card was promoted by El Paso based Zeferino
Entertainment at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza in San Antonio. Kudos to Zeferino
for their efforts in building boxing around the state in what was a smaller
show for the firm whom has worked with Austin Trout, David Rodriguez, Jennifer
Han and Antonio Escalate.