Three boxers on CSNBayArea.coms NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10 listNo. 4 Eloy Perez, No. 8 Brandon Gonzales, and No. 9 Carina Morenosaw action Friday night and emerged victorious.
Perez (23-0-2, 7 KOs) stopped Ira Terry (24-7, 14 KOs) at 1:22 of the sixth round in front of a nationally televised audience on TeleFutura at Sherwood Hall in his current hometown of Salinas.
The ref thought he took too many hard shots, Perez said. I was just on Terry too much, so he ended it, and I thought it was right.
Now The Prince, who was recently named NABO Fighter of the Year and debuted in Ring Magazines top ten junior lightweight rankings, has turned his attention toward IBF world champion Juan Carlos Salgado of Mexico.
I would like to fight Juan Carlos Salgado, so whatever I need to do and whoever I need to fight to make it happen, lets do it, Perez said. It would be great for the Mexican fight fans and the boxing world.
On the Perez-Terry undercard, Watsonvilles Moreno (22-3, 6 KOs) took a spirited six-round unanimous decision against a game Sharon Gaines (11-13, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas in a flyweight tilt.
Scores were 58-56 twice and 59-55 for La Reina, who also defeated Gaines on the cards two years ago.
A former two-weight world champion, La Reina will attempt to recapture her crown in a rematch with current WBAWBO light flyweight titlist Yesica Bopp of Argentina, who secured a lopsided decision against Moreno in January.
I hope to get a couple tune-up fights before getting a rematch with WBAWBO light flyweight champ Yesica Bopp of Argentina, Moreno shared. It just feels good to be back, but after this fight, I still plan to go back to 108 or 105 pounds.
In Atlantic City, N.J., Sacramentos Gonzales (15-0, 10 KOs), featured yesterday by CSNBayArea.com, made his debut on Showtime a successful one with a razor-sharp split decision victory against durable middleweight Ossie Duran (26-9-2, 10 KOs) of nearby Paterson, N.J., via Ghana.
Scores were 77-75 (twice) for Gonzales and 78-74 Duran.
Boxing correspondent Ryan Maquiana is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and Ring Magazines Ratings Advisory Panel. E-mail him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.