After moving up in weight and suffering his first career last year, Oscar Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) returned to 118 pounds where his feels most comfortable.
The Columbian bantamweight who resides in Los Angeles, outlasted Diuhl Olguin (13-10-3, 9 KOs) to win by unanimous decision in the main event of Golden Boy Promotions latest edition of L.A. Fight Club on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California.
“I feel excellent,” said Negrete. “I give all my respect to Olguin because he’s a tough fighter who came to win. He’s a warrior and can take a lot of punches.
Negrete began to counter and hit Olguin with big shots in the third round. Olguin came to fight as he landed a combination that backed Negrete into the ropes.
The action picked up in the fourth round with both fighters exchanging combinations. Negrete began to work the body and counter effectively.
In the sixth round, Negrete was selective with his punches, catching Olguin with lead straight rights.
Negrete believes this is his division and will seek a world title.
“I feel I’m now ready to fight for another world title shot,” said Negrete. “I’m back at 118 pounds where I belong, and I want the opportunity.”
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