In a packed arena at The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, the spotlight was on ‘King’ Callum Walsh (8-0, 7 KOs) from Cork, Ireland. Hailed as boxing’s fastest-rising star, he defended his WBC US Silver Welterweight Title against seasoned opponent Juan Jose Velasco (24-5, 15 KOs) this past Saturday.
The 22-year-old Walsh headlined the event organized by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions and globally aired on UFC FIGHT PASS. Guided by his Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach, the southpaw showed off his talent, forcing Velasco to throw in the towel at the conclusion of the fourth round.
Celebrities like UFC’s Jorge Masvidal, ring announcer Bruce Buffer, Mr. Olympia Flex Lewis, actors Frank Stallone and Curran Walters, MMA referee Mike Beltran, and UFC Strawweight Contender Tabatha Ricci added to the spectacle.
In the co-main event, Austrian light heavyweight Umar Dzambekov (7-0, 6 KOs), now based in LA, dispatched David Zegarra (35-11-1, 22 KOs) in the very first round of their scheduled eight-round bout. The fight was stopped at 1:59.
In another welterweight clash, Armenian Gor Yeritsyan (16-0, 13 KOs), also fighting out of Los Angeles, made quick work of Rogelio Jun Dolinguez (25-5-2, 19 KOs). A devastating body shot from Yeritsyan ended the bout just 24 seconds into the second round.
In a super featherweight matchup, Arnold Alejandro (12-1-1, 10 KOs) eked out an eight-round split decision against Adan Ochoa (12-4, 5 KOs). The crowd was on its feet, riveted by the fast-paced action. The final scorecards read 80-72 for Alejandro and 77-75 for Ochoa.
Rising star in the super flyweight division, Daniel ‘Chucky’ Barrera (4-0-1, 3 KOs) from Riverside, CA, showed his prowess against Gilberto Mendoza (19-16-4, 10 KOs) of Modesto, CA. Barrera commanded the fight with crisp jabs and combinations, securing a shutout win with a 60-54 score from all three judges.
Kicking off the event was a women’s flyweight bout featuring Gloria Munguilla (5-0) of LA against Shawna Ormsby (0-2-1) from Titusville, FL. Munguilla maintained her undefeated status with a well-deserved unanimous decision, staying aggressive as Ormsby gave her all till the final bell.