CALLUM WALSH SHINES IN FRONT OF DANA WHITE
Thursday night in Los Angeles, fast rising star ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (3-0, 3 KOs), continued the torrid start to his professional career with a first-round knockout of Luis Garcia, (3-1, 1 KO) in the scheduled six round super welterweight main event at the Quiet Cannon – Montebello Country Club. The world class boxing card was promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions and broadcast live internationally on UFC Fight Pass.
The 21-year-old Walsh, a native of Cork, Ireland, dropped Garcia twice in the opening stanza from a barrage of powerful right hands before the fight was stopped at the 1:48 mark. The stoppage took place in front of a packed house of boxing fans which included UFC’s Dana Whiteand Mario Lopez cheering on Walsh from ringside. Now residing in Los Angeles, Walsh is guided by Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Gym.
Heralded super lightweight Tito Mercado, (6-0, 6 KOs), stayed perfect in his short career as the 20-year-old Pomona, CA resident stopped Jose Zaragoza, (8-5-1, 2 KOs) in the second round (1:07)
In a featherweight clash, Omar Trinidad, (8-0-1 6 KOs), stopped Andrew Strode, (6-2, 1 KO) at 1:10 of the third round.
Cruiserweight Marco Deckmann, (9-1, 7 KOs), won a six-round unanimous decision over Jasper McCargo, (4-3-2, 2 KOs). Scores from all three judges were 59-53.
In an outstanding six-round women’s junior lightweight clash, Chelsey Anderson, (5-0-1) stopped Jessica Juarez, (3-2, 1 KO) in the final stanza. Juarez started very strong but Anderson was able to turn the tide and land big punches as the fight went on. In the final round the ring doctor stopped the fight due to a cut on Juarez’s badly swollen eye.
Manny Pacquiao Jr. won his second amateur bout, aggressively battering Johnathan Barajas to earn the three-round decision.
In the super lightweight division, David Romero, (2-0, 1 KO), won a four round unanimous decision over debuting Fernando Gaytan.
Rounding out the card off-TV, Dariilal Kuchmenov, (4-0, 2 KOs), won a four-round decision over Bacillo Monterrosin a featherweight bout and in the lightweight division 19-year-old Ruben Islas, (5-0, 3 KO’s) defeated Charles Clark over four rounds.