Gor Yeritsyan and Sandoval win in Santa Ynez, Martinez KOs Angulo in Guatemala

02/25/2024 - No comments

In the bustling ring at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, the unbeaten welterweight Gor Yeritsyan, boasting an impressive tally of 18 victories, 14 by knockout, tirelessly outmaneuvered Quinton Randall through a marathon of ten rounds to seize the vacant WBC Continental Americas belt. The bout, more a chess match than a barn burner, concluded with judges tipping their hats to Yeritsyan’s relentless pursuit, marking the scorecards at 99-91 and a pair of 100-90s.

Meanwhile, in the super lightweight division, the formidable Cain Sandoval, known for sending opponents to dreamland with 11 knockouts in 12 bouts, found himself treading new waters, going the distance against the seasoned 2008 Olympian Javier Molina. Sandoval, ever the aggressor, targeted Molina’s midsection with a ferocity that echoed through the arena, yet Molina’s wiles kept him from succumbing to the onslaught. The unanimous nod from the judges came as no surprise, all echoing a 100-90 scoreline in Sandoval’s favor.

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Down in Guatemala City, the local super middleweight sensation, Lester Martinez, added another chapter to his growing legend by dismantling Ruben Angulo with a surgical precision that had the home crowd on its feet. From the opening bell, Martinez unleashed a torrent of body and head shots that wore Angulo down, culminating in a blistering combination in the second round that sent Angulo sprawling to the mat, unable to beat the count. With this victory, Martinez clinched the vacant WBC Latino title, a fitting addition to a career that kicked off with a bang against the erstwhile champion Ricard Mayorga in 2019.

In the flyweight co-feature, the battle-tested David Jimenez of Costa Rica showcased his prowess against the local hopeful Pablo Macario. Jimenez, with the poise of a former world title challenger, dictated the pace and dominated the exchanges, proving just a touch too seasoned for Macario’s valiant effort. Despite the roar of the crowd in Macario’s corner, the judges’ scorecards spoke volumes, with Jimenez sweeping the bout with scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92.

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Gor Yeritsyan and Sandoval win in Santa Ynez, Martinez KOs Angulo in Guatemala - Boxing Image

Gor Yeritsyan and Sandoval win in Santa Ynez, Martinez KOs Angulo in Guatemala - Boxing Image

Gor Yeritsyan and Sandoval win in Santa Ynez, Martinez KOs Angulo in Guatemala - Boxing Image

Gor Yeritsyan and Sandoval win in Santa Ynez, Martinez KOs Angulo in Guatemala - Boxing Image