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Miguel Vazquez notches victory on Berto-Lopez undercard


ONTARIO, California – It was a typical performance for Miguel Vazquez. Hit and not get hit.

Vazquez won a 10-round unanimous decision over Jerry Belmontes in the walkout bout of the night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday.

Vazquez, who lost his IBF lightweight title to Mickey Bey last September, improved to 35-4, 13 knockouts. Belmontes dropped to 19-6, 5 KOs.

Vazquez frustrated Belmontes all night, landing lead right hands to the head or peppering him with jabs.

Any rally Belmontes attempted was squashed as Vazquez kept his distance or countered him to the head.

All three judges scored the bout in favor of Vazquez, 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92.

In other bouts:

– Heavyweight prospect Gerald Washington (16-0, 11 KOs) dropped Jason Gavern (26-19-4, 11 KOs) three times in route to an eight-round unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Washington, 79-70, 79-70, and 78-71.

– Bantamweight standout Hanzel Martinez (21-2, 17 KOs) won an eight-round unanimous decision over German Meraz (48-33-1, 26 KOs). All three judges scored the bout in favor of Martinez, 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74.

– Junior middleweight prospect Oscar Molina (11-0, 9 KOs) dominated the action in route to knocking out Jose Leal (9-7-1, 6 KOs) in the fifth round. Leal’s corner threw in the towel as Molina was hurting Leal, prompting referee Ray Corona to stop the bout at 2:15.

– Super middleweight Lanell Bellows (11-1-1, 8 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Rojas (7-10-1, 5 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 60-53 in favor of Bellows.

– In the opening bout of the ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ card, bantamweight Tugstsogt Nyambayan, of Mongolia, was successful in his professional debut, knocking out Gabriel Braxton (2-9-1, 1 KO) at 2:10 of the first round.


Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Salazar also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper,, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing