Quilisto Madera Defeats Hector Manuel Zepeda in Toscano Boxing Promotions Main Event

12/19/2022 - No comments

Quilisto Madera (14-3, 9 KOs) returned to the ring with an eight-round unanimous decision win over Hector Manuel Zepeda (21-6, 7 KOs) in front of a hometown crowd on Saturday night at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium in Stockton, California. The fight headlined a full card of action that was presented by Toscano Boxing Promotions and was streamed live on FightHype.

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After a tough start, Madera found his rhythm and began controlling the fight with stiff jabs and hard right hands. Madera won with three scores of 78-74.

“My corner told me to keep working that jab,” said Madera. “They also told me to let go of my right hand and set up the left hooks. I have a really good corner. They kept me on track, and we came to win. This event means a lot. We’ve been through a lot of trials and tribulations. But we just don’t know how to quit. I’ve got a fire in me. We don’t give up. We just keep coming.”

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In the co-main event, rising lightweight prospect Manuel Jaimes (13-1-1, 10 KOs) of Stockton, California beat Ricardo Lopez Torres (16-7-3, 11 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico via eight-round unanimous decision. Scores: 79-73 and 78-74 2x.

Arturo Popoca (6-0-1, 4 KOs) of Riverside, California defeated Alexis De Luna (10-1, 5 KOs) of Bakersfield, California via six-round majority decision in a battle between undefeated featherweight prospects. Scores: 60-54, 58-56 and 57-57.

Ector Madera (11-0, 6 KOs) of Stockton, California maintained his status as an undefeated welterweight prospect by scoring a six-round unanimous decision win against Alejandro Frias (13-9, 6 KOs) of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Scores: 57-55 and 58-54 2x.

Marco Cardenas (9-7-1, 4 KOs) of Salem, Oregon scored an upset six-round unanimous decision win over hometown favorite Giovannie Gonzalez (15-7-1, 12 KOs) of Stockton, California in a lightweight bout. Scores: 60-54 and 58-56 2x.

Irving Xilohua (4-0, 2 KOs) of Stockton, California scored a four-round unanimous decision victory over Jesus Arturo Guzman (8-9, 5 KOs) in a super bantamweight battle. Scores: 40-36 3x.

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Undefeated super middleweight Kenneth Lopez (7-0, 3 KOs) of Ceres, California defeated Bryan Martinez (2-3, 1 KO) of Paso Robles, California via four-round unanimous decision. Scores: 39-36 3x.

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Madera vs. Zepeda was an eight-round middleweight fight presented by Toscano Boxing Promotions. The event took place on Saturday, December 17 at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium in Stockton, California. The event was streamed live on FightHype.