Viloria, Felix, Rodriguez
demolish foes in Glendale
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Former world champion Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria scored a fourth round knockout over Armando Vasquez in a scheduled ten round co main event on Saturday night at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. A left hook to the body dropped Vasquez. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 1:37. Viloria goes to 35-4-2, 21 KOs an Vasquez drops to 20-14-2, 5 KOs.
Top rated lightweight contender from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Jose Felix Jr. scored a third round knockout over Luis Solis in a scheduled ten round junior lightweight bout. A right hand staggered Solis as Felix followed up dropping Solis, referee Lou Moret stopped the fight at 41 seconds of round three. Felix also dropped Solis in round two. With the win Jose Felix Jr. improves his record to 28-1-1, 22 KOs. Solis drops to 15-6-4, 12 KOs.
Unbeaten lightweight Saul Rodriguez (15-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over Argentina’s Juan Solis (20-9, 9 KOs). A pair of clean left hooks did it as Solis went down, got up staggered the referee stopped the fight at 56 seconds of the sixth round.
2012 Brazilian Olympic silver medalist Esquiva Falcao stopped Lanny Dardar in five rounds in a scheduled six round middleweight bout. A left hook to the body forced referee Lou Moret to stop the fight at 1:31 of the fifth round. Falcao stays undefeated as his record now stands at 6-0, 4 KOs. Lanny Dardar falls to 2-2-2, 1 KO.
Welterweight Angel Barboza of Los Angeles won a unanimous decision over Samuel Garcia in a four round bout. All three judges scored the bout 40-36. Barboza improves to 4-0, Garcia drops to 0-2
In the opening bout from the Glendale Civic Auditorium, middleweights Cem Kilic and Jose Mejias made their pro debuts. Kilic dominated Mejias as all three judges scored the bout 40-36. Kilic goes to 1-0, Mejias drops to 0-1.