William Gonzalez used the strength of a second round knockdown to score a unanimous decision over Jesus Vazquez in a twelve round Bantamweight fight at the Micccosuke Gaming Resort in Miami, Florida.
In round two, Gonzalez dropped Vazquez with a straight left hand. Vazquez was competitive but seemed to lose most of the rounds with some of the rounds, especially the ninth providing solid two way action.
Gonzalez a former world title challenger from Managua, Nicaragua won by scores of 119-108, 119-108 and 117-110 to raise his ledger to 24-3. Vazquez, of El Dorado, Mexico is now 19-4-1.
In a mild upset, Edel Ruiz scored a fourth round stoppage over former 122 lb champion Clarence “Bones” Adams in a scheduled twelver round Featherweight fight.
In round two, Adams landed a good over hand right but that was the high point for the former champ as he was rocked in round three from a hard right on the ropes. In round four, Ruiz landed a clipping right on the jaw that “short circuited” Adams that led to another right that sent Adams stumbling into the ropes that referee Frank Santore ruled a knockdown. Ruiz scored a second knockdowns another right to the top of the head put Adams in the canvas. Adams fought on only to eat a few more shots before Santore stopped the fight at 1:55 of round four.
Ruiz of Los Mochis, Mexico scored his fourth straight knockout and is now 34-22-4 with twenty-five knockouts. Adams of Las Vegas had not lost in eight years (just 3-0-1-1 in that span) is now 44-7-4.