Darley Perez scores quick KO win at Path to Glory; Arellano & Reynoso win

Credit: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing

WBA #5, IBF #8, WBO #8, WBC #12, undefeated Colombian boxing king Darley Perez improved his record to (25-0, 19 KOs) and impressed the boxing fan-filled ballroom at Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California when he knocked out Tijuana’s Alain “Konan” Hernandez whose record dropped to (18-10-1, 10 KOs) with a four-punch combination 2:59 into the second round of their scheduled 8-round round lightweight fight this past Friday night on  Thompson Boxing Promotions’ April 6 edition of “Path to Glory”. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the fight without a count as the overwhelmed Hernandez fell through the ropes.

The versatile Perez displayed his orthodox skills in the first round and then quickly switched to a southpaw stance in the second round. As Hernandez made every attempt to come in with his head low Perez responded strong with loaded uppercuts. It was those uppercuts that began the downfall for Hernandez.

Jose “El Nino” Reynoso (16-2-1, 3 KOs) won by a hard fought technical knockout against James “Boogie” Hope (6-10-1, 4 KOs) at the end of round seven. Referee Ray Corona stopped the fight on the advice of the ringside physician after Hope was seen vomiting in the corner.  Reynoso won nearly every round and punishing Hope all through the fight with resounding body blows.

Ontario’s Jonathan “Lil Thunder” Arellano (12-0-1, 3 KOs) swept every round against Mexicali’s Jose Cota (15-7, 11 KOs) and ended the scheduled 8-round affair at the end of round seven with a flurry of blows. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the fight on the advice of the ringside physician.

The sharp Arellano showed flashy defense skills. Cota never could land more than a single blow and when he looked on the verge of winning a round, Arellano opened up with some vicious uppercuts and right hands. Arellano proved he is ready to move up to another tier.

San Pedro’s Isaac Zarate (2-0) floored Mexico’s Francisco “Bebe” Camacho (1-1) in the first round with a left to the body. After that Zarate controlled the fight against the taller and agile Camacho who absorbed big blows in the featherweight match. The judges scored it for Zarate 40-34, 39-36 twice.

San Bernardino’s Joshua Conley (2-0, 2 KOs) threw bombs and took Eduardo Herrera (0-5) out of the fight with a long right cross. Referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the welterweight fight at 40 seconds of round two though Herrera looked like he could continue. But he was over-matched against the faster Conley.

North Hollywood’s Carlos Chavez (1-0) had an easy time for the first two rounds against Highland’s Mauro Brenes (0-3). That changed. In round three Brenes changed tactics against the taller and longer reach of Chavez and fought up close and personal. The close quarters made the fight much tougher as both exchanged blows nose to nose and connected with uppercuts and hooks to the body. All three judges scored it 39-37 for Chavez but the fans enjoyed the action filled fight.

Featherweight Alejandro Chavez out-punched Edgar Flores of Stanton in a four round bout to win his professional debut. Chavez fights out of San Fernando.

Mark your calendars as for more fistic action when Thompson Boxing Promotions returns next month on May 11 at Doubletree Hotel Ontario.  The fight card will be announced shortly.

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