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Carlos Ruiz outpoints Joel Montes de Oca

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Even in defeat against Hozumi Hasegawa, junior lightweight Carlos Ruiz demonstrated he could fight amongst the top fighters in boxing today.
Exactly three months later, the 22-year-old Ruiz put on a dominant performance in a fight he was supposed to win.
Ruiz won a one-sided decision over Joel Montes de Oca late Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City.
Ruiz improves to 15-2, 5 KOs, while Montes de Oca falls to 18-6, 10 KOs.
It was all Ruiz from the opening bell, as he was the more effective fighter. While Montes de Oca was the aggressor, Ruiz easily countered him to the head, particularly with left hooks or uppercuts.
Even in defeat against Hozumi Hasegawa, junior lightweight Carlos Ruiz demonstrated he could fight amongst the top fighters in boxing today.
Exactly three months later, the 22-year-old Ruiz put on a dominant performance in a fight he was supposed to win.
Ruiz won a one-sided decision over Joel Montes de Oca late Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City.
Ruiz improves to 15-2, 5 KOs, while Montes de Oca falls to 18-6, 10 KOs.
It was all Ruiz from the opening bell, as he was the more effective fighter. While Montes de Oca was the aggressor, Ruiz easily countered him to the head, particularly with left hooks or uppercuts.
Late in the sixth round, Ruiz dropped Montes de Oca with a left uppercut to the head. Montes de Oca was able to get up and was saved by the bell to end the round.
Montes de Oca was not as aggressive in the later stages of the fight as he was early on. Anytime he mounted a rally and attempted to walk Ruiz down, he was repeatedly hit to the head, prompting him to fight more defensively.
All three judges scored the bout in favor of Ruiz, 100-89, 100-89, and 99-90.
“He (Montes de Oca) took a lot of punches and tried to counter me, but it went well for me and I won the fight,” said Ruiz after the fight.
The fight topped a ‘Boxeo Telemundo’ broadcast.
In other bouts:
– Flyweight Hugo Guarneros (9-1-1, 6 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over Juan Hernandez (1-1, 1 KO). Scores were 77-76, 76-75, and 76-76 for Guarneros.
– Lightweight Jerson Aguilar (6-1, 1 KO) dropped Gabriel Perea (9-2, 6 KOs) twice in round two, eventually winning by knockout at 1:46.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing
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