Angel Fierro Edges Brayan Zamarripa With Split Decision in Fire-Fight – Boxing News

Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana – In the main event, a battle of lightweights saw fire-fight, with Angel Fierro (22-1-2, 7 KOs) getting all he could handle with a ten round split decision over Brayan Zamarripa (13-2, 4 KOs).

The scores were 96-94 for Fierro, 96-94 for Zamarripa, and 96-95 for Fierro.

It was back and forth at close range in the first two rounds, with Fierro landing the bigger punches. Zamarripa was boxing well and landing accurate punches. Fierro continued to push forward in the third with heavy blows. 

In the fifth, Fierro hurt Zamarripa with a right hand and had him on the run for a moment. Fierro poured on the pressure during the sixth and appeared to be wearing Zamarripa down. The left eye of Zamarripa was cut. 

During the seventh, Zamarripa badly hurt Fierro with a shot to the body and then unloaded with combinations from both hands. Fierro was able to weather the storm, likely due to Zamarripa’s lack of punching power. He then rallied in the final minute with heavy blows that buzzed Zamarripa. 

While Fierro did well in the eighth, Zamarripa was digging to the body and landing accurate shots in the ninth. In the tenth and final round, Fierro came out firing bombs and landed a huge right hand that had Zamarripa out on his feet. Fierro went for the finish but couldn’t get the job done, as Zamarripa was able to survive until the bell.

Super bantamweight Erika Cruz (15-2, 3 KOs) bounced back from her February decision loss to Amanda Serrano with a ten round unanimous decision over Melissa Oddessa (6-2, 2 KOs).

The scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 98-92.

During the eight round, there was a bad clash of heads that created cuts on both boxers. Cruz’s cut, around her hairline, was the more severe of the two.

Cruz was the busier and more accurate of the two, with plenty of toe-to-toe exchanges with Oddessa.

In a featherweight fight, Christian Olivo (21-1-1, 7 KOs) scored a minor upset with a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Kevin Crespo (12-1, 9 KOs).

It was a back-and-forth brawl at times, and both were seriously hurt during moments of the fight and were forced to overcome some rocky waters. Olivo had rocked Crespo several times in the second rounds.

The scores were 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94 for Olivo.

For the WBC interim-featherweight title, Skye Nicolson (8-0, 0 KO) easily outboxed Sabrina Maribel Perez (18-2-1, 2 KOs) over ten rounds. The scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.

In the aftermath, there was a medical emergency outside of the ring when the trainer and husband of Perez fainted and collapsed.  He was taken on a stretcher to a local hospital.

In a heavyweight scrap, unbeaten prospect Federico Pacheco (5-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Carlos Cardenas (4-1) in the third round.

Pacheco, who suffered a bad cut above his left eye, dropped Cardenas twice in the third from heavy body shots to force the stoppage. 

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