CORONA, CA— WBO number-two ranked Ruslan Provodnikov scored a scintillating second round stoppage over Jose Reynoso in a scheduled ten round Jr. Welterweight bout at the Omega Products Outdoor Arena.
The bouts were seen LIVE all over America on ESPN 2 and promoted by Banner Promotions & Thompson Boxing
Reynoso tried to move in round one and showed off his awkward style from his southpaw stance.
In round two, Provodnikov started getting to Reynoso with short shots. He caught Reynoso with a huge right to the head that sent Reynoso down for referee Raul Caiz Jr.’s ten count and the bout was over at 1:52 of round two.
Provodnikov, 140 lbs of Berezov, Russia is now 22-1 with fifteen knockouts. Reynoso, 138 ½ lbs of Riverside, CA is now 16-4-1.
“This is a payoff for a long three month training camp. I spent the first two months with Manny Pacquiao”, said Provodnikov
“The priority was to work the body and finish on top. The outcome was because of the work with Manny as he moved a lot and it improved my footwork”
Christopher Martin scored two knockdowns on body shots and stopped Roberto Castaneda in round six of their scheduled eight round Super Bantamweight bout.
It was a close fight early with both guys getting in some quality offense. At the end of round five, Martin landed a perfect right to the body that sent Castaneda down to his knees for a knockdown. Martin tried to jump on Castaneda in round six. Late in that round, Martin landed a thudding left to the body that sent Castaneda down for a second time. Castaneda was up at the count of nine but the fight was stopped by referee Jerry Cantu at 2:31 of round six.
Martin, 122 lbs of Chula Vista, CA is now 24-2-3 with seven knockouts. Castaneda 120 ½ lbs of Mexico is now 20-2-1.
In the televised opener, Aaron Acevedo & Daniel Martinez fought to a majority draw in a four round Jr. Lightweight bout.
Scores were 39-37 for Martinez while that score was over ruled by two scores of 38-38.
Martinez, 130 lbs of San Bernardino, CA is 0-0-1. Acevedo, 129 lbs of Moreno Valley, CA is 1-0-1.
Oscar Godoy scored a four round unanimous decision over Roberto Crespo in a Welterweight bout.
Godoy, 146 ½ lbs of Watsonville, CA won by scores of 40-36, 40-36 and39-37 and is now 7-2. Crespo, 147 ½ lbs of Riverside, CA is now 4-2.