At the Morongo Casino and Resort in Cabazon, CA last night, super bantams Nestor Rocha and Jhonny Gonzalez looked sharp in winning meaningful victories.
Rocha, 21-1 (7), continued to rebuild following his loss to unheralded novice Jonas Hernandez last year by widely outpointing steel chinned Mexican veteran Oscar Andrade, 36-35-2 (18), after ten frames of combat.
Andrade represents Rocha's most experienced opponent to date and could represent one of the final bouts for the 26 year old Montebello based boxer before he gets a title shot.
Former WBO Bantamweight Champion Gonzalez, 40-6 (34), continued to shine following the loss of his title last year to ageless Filipino Gerry Penalosa with his fifth straight stoppage win, knocking out Colombian southpaw campaigner Reynaldo Lopez, 30-6-2 (21), at 2:17 of the fourth round.
In a hard nosed six round test of wills, San Ysidro man Luis Antonio Arceo, 20-8-2 (13), won for the first time over his last eight appearances with majority decision against previously unbeaten prospect Demetrio Soto, 5-1 (4), at welterweight.