The Route 66 Casino’s Legends Theater hosted Legacy Boxing’s Route to Glory a 6 bout Boxing card, headlined former WBC title holder, Albuquerque’s own Josh “Pitbull” Torres against Sacramento California’s, Morris Rodriguez.
The night got started with Gene Perez of Perez Fighting Systems in Belen, NM, vs Jose Prado of School of Har Knocks from Hobbs NM. Prado put Perez on the ropes in round 1 opening up with flurries. Perez came back in round 2 scoring with 3 huge counter hooks. Round 3 was razor close Prado still pushing forward but landing a lot to the arms. Perez with crisp counter striking stinging with his straight left. During round 4 a Perez straight left staggers Prado right hand over top scores the knock down. We go to the judges score card and the split decision goes in favor Jose Prado. I scored the fight 39-37 for Perez.
Cristian Castillo of Perez Boxing in Albuquerque, NM took on Hereford, Tx Timothy Ruiz. Ruiz came out fast trying to work the body and moving his feet. Castillo quickly went into attack mode scoring two knockdowns via the right cross. Ruiz couldn’t beat the 10 count after the 2nd knockdown.
Walter Alexis Saucedo of Warrior Boxing in Albuquerque shares off against Ronnie “The Mongoose” Baca of Luttrell/Yee MMA & Fitness in Albuquerque, NM. Three times Baca stung Saucedo with the counter left hook and finishes the fight with a right over hand in round 1.
Aaron “Angel Baby” Perez of Perez Boxing in Albuquerque, NM squared off with Levi “Lookout” Lucero of Perez Fighting Systems. Perez cornered Lucero dropping Lucero with a double left hook first to the body then landing to the head for the knockdown. Lucero was unable to beat the 10-count. Perez gets a TKO victory in his pro debut.
In the co-main event Jason Sanchez of Sanchez Brother’s Boxing in Albuquerque, NM, took on 100 fight vet, Herman Meraz from Sanora, Mexico. Sanchez came out applying the pressure working very well behind his jab and incorporating a lead left hook as the fight went on. Sanchez would force Meraz to the ropes opening up with hooks to the body en route to the lopsided decision win.
Prior to the main event ring announcer Mike Adams announced that Mike Alderete & “Mad” Max Hayman will fight at the next Legacy Boxing event. The two nearly came to blows in the ring while in the ring to hype the fight.
In the nights featured attraction Team Pitbulls Josh “Pitbull” Torres of Albuquerque, NM, faced off with Sacramento, Cal, Morris Rodriguez. Torres and Rodriguez kept the fight in the pocket. Torres putting and exclamation point on his combinations with left hooks to the body. Rodriguez head hunted with his left hook. Torres went for the kill in the 4th turning Rodriguez into a bloody swollen mess. Rodriguez knowing that his vision was impaired by a shut right eye went hard for the knockout to close out the 4th. The Torres onslaught would continue until he cornered and with a flurry of vicious hood forces ref Rocky Burke to jump in and stop the action, giving Josh Torres the 6th round TKO victory.
Rds @ 147: Josh Torres (17-6-2) vs Morris Rodriguez (7-11-1) by TKO 0:55 R6
8 Rds @ 124: Jason Sanchez (12-0) def. German Meraz (58-47) by (79-73, 80-72 x2) unanimous decision
4 Rds @ 147: Angel Perez (1-0) def. Levi Lucero (0-1) by TKO 1:25 R1
4 Rds @ 147: Ronnie Baca (3-0-1) def. Alexis Saucedo (0-1) by KO 2:48 R1
4 Rds @ 142: Cristian Castillo (2-0) def. Timothy Ruiz (1-1) by TKO 1:26 R1
4 Rds @ 140: Jose Prado (9-2) def. Gene Perez (2-12) by (36-39, 38-37, 38-37) split decision