Charles Huerta Stuns Crowd With Knockout of Ivan Delgado 

Charles Huerta Stuns Crowd With Knockout of Ivan Delgado 


Charles Huerta shocks all in attendance stopping Ivan Delgado in electrifying fashion. Photo Credit: Cynthia Saldaña/Frontproof Media

Charles Huerta shocks all in attendance stopping Ivan Delgado in electrifying fashion. Photo Credit: Cynthia Saldaña/Frontproof Media

 

LOS ANGELES - Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Golden Boy Promotions, LA Fight Club series brought fight fans a heavily anticipated fight as South Central Los Angeles’ Ivan “Striker” Delgado (11-1-1, 4 KO’s) faced his toughest opponent to date when he entered the ring against the “Pride of Paramount” Charles Huerta (19-5, 12 KO’s). The electric sold out crowd was filled with special guest that included NBA star Metta World Peace, WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia, NABF Middleweight Champion Jason "El Animal" Quigley, NABA Middleweight Champion Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez, NABA Super Featherweight Champion Carlos "The Solution" Morales, Oscar "El Jaguar" Negrete, Luis Coria, former Mexican Olympian Raul "Cugar" Curiel, Joshua Franco, Hector "Finito" Tanajara, Jr., and Ryan Garcia.

The wild crowd stood from the opening bell as both fighters came forward throwing vicious bombs. Both Huerta and Delgado landed numerous hard combinations on each other throughout the first two rounds, but it was Huerta who seemed to be just a bit more calculated in his attack. In the third round Huerta dropped Delgado with a blistering right hook, Delgado beat the count but Huerta continued to land a barrage of punches before eventually dropping Delgado for a second time as referee Thomas Taylor waived off the fight at the :36 mark of the third. “He was a tough fighter, but I knew I had to stick to the jab,” said Huerta. “As the fight went on, I was seeing everything he was giving me and after the second round when I went back to my corner, I told my dad, 'I got him.' Coming into this fight I knew my experience was key, and that is what I was able to show.” 

In the co-main event, another local fan favorite Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (9-0, 6 KO’s) from East Los Angeles took on Chula Vista’s Joan Valenzuela (4-8-1, 4 KO’s) in a six round welterweight bout. Navarro who trains at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy looked to keep his undefeated streak alive against Valenzuela. The lopsided fight had Navarro landing at will and in complete control of the fight. Navarro dropped Valenzuela in the fifth and eventually had the fight waived off at the 2:21 mark of the round by referee Ray Corona as Valenzuela could no longer defend himself. “It's been a while since I've had a knock out, so it feels great to end on that note.” said Navarro “Valenzuela kept taunting me during the first two rounds, but I adjusted myself to his style by the third round and was able to start landing my shots to the body. I'm really proud of my performance, and I can't wait to get back into the ring.”

Opening up the televised portion of the card and making his debut under the Golden Boy banner was son of famed trainer Manny Robles, Manny “Chato” Robles, Jr. (12-0, 4 KO’s) as he battled Antonio “Chore” Martinez (6-9, 5 KO’s) from Durango, Mexico in a six round featherweight bout. Robles Jr. who has spent the last several weeks training with lightweight champion Jorge Linares looked to impress the fans in attendance and came out looking sharp. Martinez on the other hand, had other plans as the bout quickly turned into a war. Robles Jr. cut Martinez over the right eye early in the fight and used solid counter shots and good combinations to stay one step ahead of his opponent. At the end of the fifth Robles landed a hard four punch combination hurting Martinez. After six complete . The judges scored the fight 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55, awarding the unanimous decision victory to Robles, Jr. “I'm happy to be back at a Golden Boy event, and I'm glad I got this first fight with them out of the way.”  said Robles, Jr. “The plan was to go to the body, and try to hurt him there. I still have a lot to work on, and when I go back to the gym I'll be working on everything.”

Other Bouts included:

Edgar Valerio (9-0, 5 KO’s) from South Central Los Angeles vs. Francisco Dominguez (8-11, 2 KO’s) from Juarez, Mexico (6 rounds, featherweight)Result: Valerio comes away with a 2nd round TKO and moves to (10-0, 6 KO’s)

Pablo Rubio (8-0, 3 KO’s) from Whittier, California vs. Angel Aguilar (8-11, 1 KO) from Mexico City, Mexico (6 rounds, super featherweight) Result:Rubio wins by unanimous decision and moves to (9-0, 3 KO’s)


Feature Image: Cynthia Saldaña/Frontproof Media

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"Striker" Delgado collides with “The Pride of Paramount” Charles Huerta tonight

"Striker" Delgado collides with “The Pride of Paramount” Charles Huerta tonight