Golden Boy Fight Night
Thursday December 14, 2023 – Fantasy Springs Casino Indio,
126 lb(Featherweights) In the Main Event local favorite Jose Sanchez from Cathedral City, CA improved to 12-0 with a Unanimous Decision victory over tough Walter Santibanes. Judges had it 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Even though most saw the fight a lot closer than that. PCB had the fight 96-94. In a throwback crowd pleasing phone booth fight Sanchez was able to effectively work the body and landed a lot of huge uppercuts. Santibanes is a tough fighter who scored un upset victory over Gucci Manny Flores.
154 lb (Super Middleweights) The co main event Eric Priest from Los Angeles, CA improving his record to 12-0 with 8 KOs with an impressive first round knockout over Paul Mendez. Mendez was dropped with a quick right and then the referee stopped the fight when he was taking too many big shots against the ropes. Priest was impressive and we’ll surely see him back soon.
126 lb (Featherweights) Jorge Chavez from San Diego, CA improved his record to 9-0 with 7 Kos against Jerson Ortiz when the fight was stopped between the 2nd and third rounds. Chavez knocked down Ortiz in the first round with a huge right, then had Ortiz hurt badly in the 2nd round before it was stopped. This was Ortiz’a debut fight with GB and it was a great performance to start his journey.
147 lb (Welterweights) Ricardo Ruvalcaba from Ventura, CA improved to 11-0-1 with a win by Unanimous Decision over Irvin Macias. The judges had it 80-70, 80-70, 78-72. PCB had it 79-73 only giving Macias the third round.
154 lb (Super Welterweights) Justin Figueroa was impressive with a 3rd round KO over Jerome Clayton and improved to 7-0 with 6 KOs. Figueroa scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, the 2nd with a left hook to the head and a right to the body. Two more knockdowns for Figueroa in the 3rd really hurting Clayton with more body shots and the fight was stopped.
160 lb. (Middleweights) Fabian Guzman from Orange, CA improved to 3-0 with 3 KOs with a 2nd round KO of Rueben Johnson. Guzman knocked down Johnson in the 2nd round and the fight was stopped by ref.