A big fight night took place in our city over the weekend in a big Golden Boy takeover.
On Saturday over at Pechanga Arena, William "El Camarón" Zepeda took on Joseph "JoJo" Diaz in a key fight within the lightweight division.
Zepeda was able to gain a unanimous decision victory over the former U.S. Olympian and former world champion through 12 rounds of boxing.
After the fight, Zepeda said that the results reflects what he has paid through hard work and dedication leading up to this big fight of his career.
"I have learned that boxing gives back what you put in," said William Zepeda. "I have trained hard, have been disciplined, and have listened to my team. Now it is time to rest up and await for what is next for us at this division."
Alexis “Lex” Rocha and Jesus "Ricky" Perez headlined the co-main event of the evening, in a fight where Southern California native Alexis Rocha successfully retained his NABO Welterweight Championship in a 10-round battle.
Rocha says that he isn't done yet as a young fighter, expressing his interest to take on the biggest names in the sport of boxing in the future.
“I want all the names; I’m knocking on all the doors," said Alexis Rocha. "Perez was a tough opponent. I honestly thought I was going to knock him out in the second round. He gave quite a performance, but we handled business."
Mexico now has a new IBF Female Flyweight World Champion representing their country, as Arely Muciño became the new title holder via split decision over Argentina's Leonela Yudica.
“I dedicate this fight to my father,” said Arely Muciño. “This belt belongs to him. I am just so happy and I can’t believe it. This fight was six-months in the making. We were scheduled to fight earlier, but she claimed to have an injury. However, that time allowed us to put the perfect team together.
“What’s next I leave to my promoters. I have trusted them thus far, and know they will have the best interests in mind. Right now, I am going to celebrate this victory with my team and my family.”