Results from Friday’s Bobby D Presents Boxing Show at Fantasy Springs

To quote Manny Hernando from the Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker support group who was staying at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino: “No biggie! Today, desert temperatures only reached 108 degrees.”

To quote Manny Hernando of the Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker support group regarding his stay at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino: “No biggie! Today, desert temperatures only reached 108 degrees.” In the shade?

Indio, California, July 11, 2014

On Friday, the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino in Indio hosted the latest Bobby D Presents show which featured another big win from super flyweight Víctor “El Pelon” Ruiz of Tijuana who improved his record to (16-3-0, 11 KOs) after registering a 10 round unanimous decision victory over Timur Shailezov (17-8-1, 4 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA by way of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

(top, left) Prior to his bout against Timur ShailezovVictor "El Pelon" Ruiz

(top, left) Prior to his bout against Timur Shailezov, Victor “El Pelon” Ruiz (c) is joined by Co-manager Saul Rios and trainer Monica Rico Arellano.

(l to r) super flyweight Víctor “El Pelon” Ruiz of Tijuana who now improves his record to (16-3-0, 11 KOs) after registering a 10 round unanimous decision victory over Timur Shailezov

(l to r) Timur Shailezov and Víctor Ruiz.

On the undercard

In a female super flyweight contest for the vacant NABF Female Super Flyweight Title, it was 27 year-old Chantel “Gorgeous Babe”Cordova (13-5-1, 3 KOs) from Pueblo, Colorado, coming away with the split decision victory over 37 year-old Patricia “Patty Boom Boom”Alcivar from Queens, New York, whose record now drops to (7-3-0, 3 KOs).

Two judges scored the bout 97-93 for Cordova, while the third judge had it 96-94 for Alcivar. According to those sitting at ringside, Cordova threw and landed the sharper punches, while Alcivar’s punches were more like slaps, and she was continually holding and pushing in an effort to slow down Cordova’s attack.

 (bottom) Chantel Cordova (c) from Pueblo, Colorado, comes away with the split decision victory after defeating Patricia Alcivar from Queens, New York. All photos: Stacy Verbeek

(bottom) Chantel Cordova (c) of Pueblo, Colorado, comes away with the split decision victory over Patricia Alcivar from Queens, N. Y. Photo: Stacy Verbeek

Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (14-0-2, 11 KOs) from Dallas, Texas but trained locally by San Diego’s Vince Parra registered his sixth, first round stoppage. Hooker’s victim this time was Lauro Alcantar (8-4-0, 1 KO) from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Alcantar went to the mat three times before the referee finally called a halt to the match.

Turnaround is fair play

After winning his first six fights against less than stellar competition, who incidentally had a combined record of 8 wins and 68 losses, Alcantar has now fallen on hard times losing his last three fights, all three being first round TKO/KO losses to competition with a combined record of 37 wins, 1 loss and three draws. 

And so the annihilation begins - as Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker sends his opponent Lauro Alcantar to the canvas,

(top photos) And so the annihilation began – in the first of three knockdowns we see Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker looking down at his opponent Lauro Alcantar.

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(bottom, l to r) Maurice Hooker celebrates his victory with his support staff, Manny Hernando, Vince Parra, Maurice Hooker, Arnie Verbeek and veteran trainer Ali. All photos: Stacy Verbeek

(bottom) Maurice Hooker (c) celebrates his victory with his support staff, (l to r) Manny Hernando, trainer Vince Parra, Hooker, manager Arnie Verbeek and veteran trainer Ali. Photo collage: Brandon Magpantay

In a featherweight match, it was 20 year-old, 6’1” Rafael “El Divino” Espinoza (4-0-0, 3 KOs) from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico scoring a fifth round stoppage of 29 year-old Victor Serrano (4-6-0, 1 KO) from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. This is the same Serrano who lost by an unanimous decision to Prince “Tiger” Smalls on May 15, 2014 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Rafael “El Divino” Espinoza (4-0-0, 3 KOs) from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico scoring a fifth round stoppage of 29 year-old Victor Serrano (4-6-0, 1 KO) from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

By the fifth round, Rafael Espinoza (l) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico had forced referee Eddie Hernandez to stop his beat down of journeyman Victor Serrano of Ensenada, B. C., Mexico. Photo: Brandon Magpantay

In the opener, it was super featherweight Roque “Rocky” Ramos (5-0-1, 1 KO) of Vista, CA gaining an unanimous decision victory over 28 year-old southpaw Jesus Sandoval (3-3-3) of Redwood City, CA. The scores, all favoring Ramos, read 40-36, and 39-37 twice.

Trainer Kalina Fernandez walks behind her fighter Roque "Rocky" Ramos who is about to make his ring entrance to fight   Jesus Sandoval.

Trainer Kalina Fernandez (r) walks behind her fighter Roque “Rocky” Ramos as he makes his ring entrance on Friday evening at the Fantasy Springs Resort.

In the opener of the Bobby D Presents Boxing Show at the Fantasy Springs Resort, it was Rocky Ramos (l) getting the best of his opponent

In the opener at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, it was Rocky Ramos (l) getting the best of his opponent Jesus Sandoval. Photo: Stacey Verbeek

In his pro-debut, light heavyweight Alberto Fundora (173 pounds) from Coachella, CA, secured a second round TKO victory over 37 year-old Albert Avina Jr. (0-3-0), a cruiserweight from Stockton, Ca, who outweighed Fundora by four pounds. The end came at the 1:04 mark of round #2.

Coachella's Alberto Fundora (r) unloads a short left uppercut to the side of Albert Avina’s head in their Light Heavyweight bout at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Indio, CA.

Coachella’s Alberto Fundora (r) unloads a short left uppercut to the side of Albert Avina’s head in their Light Heavyweight bout at the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Indio, CA. Photo: Brandon Magpantay

The next Bobby D Presents Show returns to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, Friday evening, July 25, 2014. In the Main Event, they have Aaron Garcia facing Daniel Ramirez, plus four additional bouts featuring Kenia Enriquez, Viktor Chernous, Riccy Hood and Smokin’ Joe Perez.

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.