Omar Salcido Gamez just made a smashing comeback at the “Owl’s Nest.” He scored a unanimous decision win over Luis Coria in a riveting eight-rounder at Red Owl Boxing’s BOX FEST VI on DAZN. After a nail-biter of a first round, Gamez turned up the heat in round two, throwing a mix of heavy shots that had Coria in a world of hurt.
Coria, trained by boxing bigwig Robert Garcia, hung in there with some serious grit, trading blows and almost turning the tide in the last rounds. Post-fight, he was all, “I could go another 10 rounds right now,” proving his readiness but admitting Gamez threw him off his game.
Gamez, only 23 and buzzing with victory, was all about gratitude post-fight. He thanked his team, promoters, and hometown, promising, “We’re going for more. We’re going for way more.”
In the first co-feature, Jalil “Major” Hackett (8-0, 7 KOs) snatched the WBC youth welterweight title with a dazzling third-round TKO against Adrian Gutierrez. The 20-year-old from Washington D.C. didn’t hold back, unleashing a punishing left hook that left Gutierrez reeling.
Round three was where Hackett sealed the deal, dropping Gutierrez with another left hook and then swarming him with punches, forcing the referee to step in at 2:23. Hackett, ever the perfectionist, was all about going back to the gym to refine his skills, but not before celebrating his big win.
Then, Angelica Rascon pulled off a surprise win over Mia Ellis, snagging the WBA Continental America super featherweight title. Despite Ellis’ height and reach, Rascon’s non-stop pressure swayed the judges for a majority decision win.
Giovanni Marquez, the son of former champ Raul Marquez, kept his unbeaten streak alive, outclassing Joshua David Rivera in a six-round masterclass. Marquez, switching stances like a pro, dominated every round but is already eyeing a busier 2024.
The DAZN undercard also featured a tight lightweight bout between Daniel Bailey and Malik Warren, with Bailey edging out a majority decision win. Bailey, a US Army vet, praised the competitive spirit of the fight and promised it was just the beginning.
Opening the night, rising star Fabian Arredondo moved his record to 3-0 with a knockout win over Robert Ledesma, showcasing a brutal body attack that earned him his first career stoppage.
Shawn Porter, a two-time world champion, lent his expert analysis to the BOX FEST series, alongside Corey Erdman, a seasoned fight commentator. Lupe Contreras handled ring duties, while Sofia Gutierrez gave viewers at-home insights.
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