Welterweight Antonio Orozco rebounded from a first-round knockdown to stop Miguel Angel Huerta in the second round of their scheduled 10-round main event at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio Friday night, remaining undefeated.
Orozco used a left hook to knock down Huerta in the second round. The bout continued, but referee Pat Russell stopped the fight one minute into the round after Orozco pounded Huerta with a flurry of punches.
The 26-year-old Orozco, who is from San Diego, improved to 19-0 with 15 knockouts. Huerta, a 35-year-old southpaw from Mexico City, lost for the fourth time in five fights, falling to 27-12-1.
In the co-main event, featherweight Julian Ramirez of East Los Angeles knocked down Derrick Wilson of Ft. Myers, Fla. twice in the first round en route to winning by unanimous decision in an eight-round bout, raising his record to 10-0. Wilson is 10-6-2.
Cornelius Bundrage defeated Joey Hernandez by unanimous decision in a 12- round International Boxing Federation junior middleweight final eliminator.
The fight was the first for the 40-year-old Bundrage (33-5) since he lost the title to Ishe Smith on a 12-round majority decision Feb. 23. The loss snapped an eight-fight winning streak for the 29-year-old Joey Hernandez (23-2- 1).
Heavyweights Dominic Breazeale and Gerald Washington both recorded technical knockouts in scheduled eight-round bouts to remain undefeated.
Breazeale, who represented the U.S. in the 2012 Olympic Games, scored a technical knockout when Homer Fonseca's asked the fight be stopped following the third round. Breazeale is 9-9 with nine KOs. Fonseca is 10-7-3.
Washington (12-0, nine KOs) won by technical knockout when his fight against Arron Lyons (12-15-1) was stopped in the fifth round.-City News Service