Mayen Promotions ends year with talent-laden fight card

December 19, 2012 No Comments
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Humberto Gutierrez (R), former WBC interim super featherweight champ, put on a masterful performance as he completely dominated Jose Vazquez (L), Wednesday evening, December 19, at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana’s downtown. All photos: Jim Wyatt

If it’s variety you want, Mayen Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions delivers. On Wednesday evening at Salon Las Pulgas in their final show of 2012, the Tijuana hot spot for professional-boxing showcased truly dominate performances by boxers Kenia Enriquez (4-0), Brandon Adams (9-0), Humberto “Betillo” Gutierrez (29-4-2) and Jose Uzcategui (16-0-0, 12 KOs).

They also had two slashers, Ramses Agaton (10-1-0, 1 NC, 6 KOs) and Guillermo Garcia (6-6-0, 1 KO, 1 NC) cutting each other up. When searched, not one sword, not one razor blade was found.

As far as upsets go, the win by Jose Arteaga, in his debut, over the undefeated Pastor Elenes (3-0-0, 1 KO) should qualify.

As far as upsets go, the win over the undefeated Pastor Elenes (3-0-0, 1 KO) by Jose Arteaga, in his debut bout, should qualify. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Then we have the crowd pleasing knockout by Erick Martinez (1-0-1, 1 KO) of “La Rata,” Jose Caravantes (0-5-1). In his debut three weeks ago, Martinez put up a memorable scrap against the undefeated Daniel Nava to earn a draw.

Then we have the crowd pleasing knockout by Erick Martinez (1-0-1, 1 KO) of “La Rata,” Jose Caravantes (0-5-1). Just three weeks back, in his debut, Martinez put up a memorable scrap against the undefeated Daniel Nava to earn a draw. All photos: Jim Wyatt

Jose Pech (1-2) persevered to get his first win by decision over the tall, lefty Cristian Renteria who was making his long awaited pro-debut.

Jose Pech (1-2) persevered to get his first win over the tall, lefty Cristian Renteria who was making his long awaited pro-debut.

Super bantamweights Rafael Rivera (3-0-1, 2 KOs) and Juan Gomez Torres (2-4-0, 1 KO) battled it out for a draw.

(l to r) Super bantamweights Rafael Rivera (3-0-2, 2 KOs) and Juan Gomez Torres (2-4-1, 1 KO) have their arms raised after battling to a draw on December 19, 2012.

In a quickie, southpaw lightweight Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (4-0, 3 KOs) remained undefeated after landing a body shot to the midsection of Jesus Montenegro (0-6) at 1:36 of the first round.

Lightweight Daniel “Huracan” Ramirez (4-0-0, 3 KOs) remains undefeated after landing a quick body shot on Jesus Montenegro (0-6) at 1:36 of round one.

From domination to the draw, the Salon Las Pulgas patrons had a taste of most every scenario.

Collage of the Humberto Gutierrez win over Jose Luis Vazquez on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana's Downtown.

Collage of photos taken at the Humberto Gutierrez win over Jose Luis Vazquez on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana’s Downtown.

More on the evening’s Main Event

Revisiting the evening’s main event, former WBC interim super featherweight champ Humberto Gutierrez, who hails from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, put on a masterful performance and completely dominated Jose “Pepe El Toro” Vazquez who is a genuine welterweight to super welterweight.

During this match, you could see the frustration on Vazquez’s face and by 1:52 of the fifth round referee Juan Jose Ramirez called a halt to the beat down. As my colleague Felipe Leon of Fight News so aptly put it, “He (Vazquez) looked more like he was trying to survive than to win.”

In Gutierrez’s last fight, on October 20, 2012, he weighed 142¾ and lost a majority decision to Armando Robles. For Wednesday’s contest he weighed eight pounds heavier, two pounds over the contracted weight. It’s hard to imagine that when Gutierrez first started back in 2004, he fought as a Featherweight at 125 pounds. Over the last eight years, Gutierrez, now 24, has done some filling out.

Collage of photos taken at the Ramses Agaton versus Guillermo Garcia fight on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Las Pulgas.

Collage of photos shows Ramses Agaton and Guillermo Garcia at their fight on Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012 at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana’s Downtown.

Stitching up the warriors - Bottom collage shows the results of the punches and head butts to the faces of Ramses Agaton had a scary three minutes and 59 seconds when facing Guillermo Garcia

Collage of photos show the results of the punches and head butts to the faces of Ramses Agaton (L) and Guillermo Garcia (R) in their 3:59 battle on Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012 at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana’s  downtown.

The cut battle between Agaton and Garcia

In their scheduled eight rounder, Mexico City welterweight Ramses Agaton had a scary three minutes and 59 seconds when facing Guillermo Garcia of Tijuana by way of Durango. Midway through the first round an accidental head butt opened a nasty cut over Agaton’s right eye. Regardless, Agaton battled on and looked to be in complete control of the fight.

Then, in the second stanza, they clashed heads again and both pulled back with a cut in the center of their foreheads. While the fight doctor was checking the jagged, four inch long cut on Garcia’s brow, referee Juan Jose Ramirez was inspecting Agaton’s new cut which was higher up on the forehead. With the three nasty cuts, it was almost imperative that the fight be stopped. It was.

As amateurs, Kenia Enríquez and Brenda Flores fought four times. Each had won twice.

As amateurs, Brenda Flores and Kenia Enriquez fought each other 4 times. Each won twice.

Even though she's still in high school, Kenia Enriquez intends to go uninterrupted to fight for the World Title.

Even though she’s still in high school, Kenia Enriquez intends to dominate the female Flyweight division locally and go uninterrupted to fight for the World Title.

Renewal of the Enriquez/Flores feud

As amateurs, Kenia Enríquez and Brenda Flores battled it out four times with each winning twice. After each clash, words were exchanged, and their rivalry grew. On Wednesday night, you could see that loathing had reached epic proportions.

“They hate each other,” said one insider.

When you look at these young ladies, it’s almost a given which of the two, you’d pick to win. Though still very young, Enriquez looks like an Olympian. Her shoulders are broader, she has better muscle tone, her legs appear stronger and she definitely has that eye of the tiger.

Not to downplay Flores’ assets of accuracy, speed of hands and phenomenal stamina but she looks too dainty and still has a ways to go as far as technique, head movement and developing power behind her punches.

In Wednesday’s clash, Round #1, Brenda didn’t let her hands go as much as Kenia did. With Kenia’s experience, she knew to psyche her opponent out with a condescending smirk, she hit Brenda behind the head and landed those annoying punches just after the referee’s break.

By Round #2, Kenia had all the confidence in the world, was busier and had more power behind each punch. By Round #3, it was evident Brenda would be in need of at least a knockdown. Even with her maximum effort, she was falling behind on the number of meaningful punches thrown. At the conclusion of the fight, the only thing in doubt was whether Brenda had been shutout.

As far as the official scorecards, they were emphatic. Alejandro Rochin and Jesus Gonzalez gave Enriquez all four rounds with scores of 40-36. Carlos Flores, who might be a distant relative, gave Brenda Flores the third round while scoring the bout 39-37 for Enriquez.

Brandon Adams takes care Edgar Bojorquez

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Brandon Adams’ latest victim was Edgar Bojorquez (L). In the bottom panel on the right, we see Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bobby DePhilippis getting set to enter the ring to congratulate his fighter, Brandon Adams.

Up goes the arm of Brandon Adams of Los Angeles, CA after his big win over Edgar Bojorquez.

Up goes the arm of Brandon Adams of Los Angeles, after his big win over Edgar Bojorquez at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana’s Downtown on Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012.

Visitor from Tinseltown

Brandon “Gladiator” Adams came south from Los Angeles for the sole purpose of earning his ninth, straight victory. By Round #2, his power shots prevented the game Edgar Bojorquez (4-4-3, 2 KOs) from continuing.

Early on, there was little to report. By the second round, Adams started landing some meaningful body shots and putting together a few combinations. A right cross then sent Bojorquez reeling backwards, enough to make him touch his glove to the canvas. The final onslaught began with an uppercut followed by a wide left, then right combination to drop Bojorquez for good.

JOSE UZCATEGUI DOES Jose Uzcategui did away with Gilberto Flores Hernandez in record time.

Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (L) is all smiles after getting the TKO victory over Gilberto Flores Hernandez (R) in record time.

The lightning quick destruction of Hernandez

Before Wednesday, Gilberto Flores Hernandez (21-12-0, with 16 KOs) had faced only four fighters with a winning record. His opponent on Wednesday night had 15 wins and no defeats.

As a result, Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui of Tijuana by way of El Vigia, Venezuela wasted little time in destroying Flores Hernandez with a barrage of body shots that had him crumble to the canvas at 0:32 of the first round.

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