Golden Boy on Fox Results

By Steve Bateson on January 24, 2014
Antonio Orozco headlined 2014's first edition of Golden Boy on Fox

Golden Boy on Fox was live from Fantasy Springs Casino in California tonight and hot prospect Antonio Orozco once again wowed the fans with an explosive two round shootout victory over veteran Miguel Huerta in the ten round Welterweight main event.

It looked as though a major shock was on the cards in the first round when a left hook with seriously bad intentions detonated on the jaw of Orozco, scrambling his senses. Huerta piled on the pressure, landing a left to the body and another left to the jaw, whilst Orozco was on the ropes but the youngster was able to absorb the pressure and gain safe passage to the end of the round.

If the first round was memorable then the second round was even more so. Huerta quickly moved to centre ring to pick up where he left off but his own defense let him down and it was Orozco’s turn to land a left hook of monstrous proportions. It was a miracle that Huerta was able to stand, after almost spinning in a full circle on the canvass, but he beat the count and the fight continued. It took little more than a minute after the knockdown for the referee to step in and wave the bout off with Huerta trapped against the ropes and shipping punishment from “Relentless”.

The fans inside the building will not have any complaints about the rollercoaster fight they witnessed but Orozco’s camp may want to address a few defensive frailties and over-eagerness before they raise his competition level any higher. Huerta has mixed company with big punchers like Julio Diaz and Mike Alvarado, both of whom would have punished Orozco’s mistake, but he isn’t an elite level fighter and still managed to expose Orozco’s nonchalant defense.

It is a learning fight, rather now then down the line in a championship bout, and I am certain that Antonio Orozco (now 19-0 with 15 KO’s) will have learned a very valuable lesson tonight, one that may serve him well in the future.

The card also featured two more prospects who are looking to continue their rise toward superstardom in 2014:

Former Olympian Heavyweight, Dominic Breazeale continued his undefeated run in the pro-ranks with a third round stoppage over a woefully overweight Homer Fonseca.

Fonseca scaled in at 298lbs and bar one solid left hook in the first round he offered absolutely nothing to deter his opponent. Breazeale (Record now 9-0 with 9 KO’s) used his size and reach advantage to jab at will before landing with solid, hurtful right hands. By the second round there was nothing left in the tank of Fonseca and by the time the bell sounded for the end of round three, the referee, as well as myself, had seen enough.

Fonseca was offering nothing, a fact his corner didn’t even dispute, and I would advise Breazeale’s handlers to pick a more suitable challenger for him next time out, he gained very little from this bout. Breazeale is a good prospect and one to watch for the future, but he needs better learning curves than the one he faced tonight.

Eye-catching Featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez dropped his opponent twice but had to settle for an eight round unanimous decision over the tough, durable Derrick Wilson.

Ramirez dropped Wilson in the first round with a left hook to the temple, followed by a sinking left to the body, but Wilson beat the count and was able to come out firing in the second. Ramirez was always quicker to the punch and dazzled with combinations through the middle stages but Wilson stuck with him and made it tough for the young Californian.

A huge left hand early in round seven put Wilson on the canvass again and he looked destined to become the seventh knockout on Ramirez’ record but once again he displayed courage to hang tough and see it through to the finish line.

Ramirez (now 10-0 with 6 KO’s) demonstrated that he is to be taken seriously in the Featherweight division but there is still plenty of work for him to do. This was a terrific test for the youngster and he will have gained vast amounts of experience from this clash, the future certainly looks bright.

Official scores were: 79-71 78-72 78-72

Also on the card (Untelevised)

Former IBF Light Middleweight Champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage bounced back from his split-decision, championship loss to Ishe Smith last year by taking a twelve round unanimous decision against Joey “Twinkle fingers” Hernandez.

All three judges scored the fight 118-110 and Bundrage was able to halt Hernandez’ eight fight win streak.

Bundrage keeps his hopes alive of once again calling himself a “world champion” with this victory as he is now the mandatory challenger to his former championship, now held by Carlos Molina. He will have to wait and see how Molina’s title defense against Jermall Charlo goes on March 8th before making his move toward any negotiations.

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