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RBRBoxing Results: Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez


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On Friday, September 2, 2016, Antonio Gutierrez will take on Jorge Melendez in a scheduled 10-round Middleweight fight on the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing‘s LA Fight Club at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The fight will headline a three-fight Spanish telecast via Estrella TV, while the entire card will be streamed in English via

In the co-main event, Christian Gonzalez will take on Jonathan Corrales in an eight-round Lightweight fight.

The card will also feature rising prospects such as Oscar Duarte, Lamont Roach Jr., and Tenochtitlan Nava.

Stick around as RBRBoxing‘s Managing Editor, Gabe Rivas, and our photographer, Jose Saucedo, bring you ringside results for each fight right here.

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Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, 10 rounds, middleweights

Gutierrez scored a hard-earned unanimous decision victory against Melendez. The judge scored the fight 97-92, 96-93, and 96-93 for Gutierrez.

“These Mexico versus Puerto Rico fights are always a war,” said Gutierrez. “I came in knowing we were going to go the distance.”

“He was a tough opponent, and he made me fight for this win. I came out with more Mexican pride in my heart, and I am glad that I was able to provide a good show for the fans,” said Gutierrez.

Christian Gonzalez vs. Jonathan Corrales, 8 rounds, lightweights

Gonzalez scored a second-round knockout against Jonathan Corrales.

“It feels really special to fight at LA Fight Club. I was on the first edition when they first opened LA Fight club, and I love fighting here,” said Gonzalez.

“With every fight, the game plan is to go for the knock out, and I was glad I was able to get it with this fight,” said Gonzalez.

Oscar Duarte vs. Rafael Reyes, 6 rounds, lightweights

Duarte scored a tough unanimous decision victory against Rafael Reyes. All judges scored the fight 38-37, 38-37 and 38-37 for Duarte.

“He was a tough fighter, and I’ve learned a lot,” said Duarte.

“I knew he was going to get back up after he hit the mat, and I was ready to finish all four rounds,” said Duarte, who plans to take a small break before returning to the ring.

Technotitlan Nava vs. Juan Bryand, 4 rounds, lightweights

Nava scored a third-round TKO victory against Bryand. In each round, Nava pushed Bryand back with hard shots to the body and head.

In Round 3, Bryand was merely a punching bag, moving from one side of the ring to another while Nava viciously delivered body shots until the fight was finally stopped by the referee in the same round.

“I got my first knock out of my career tonight, which makes me feel great about how we have been training,” said Nava.

Lamont Roach Jr. vs. Mario Macias, 8 rounds, lightweights

Lamont Roach Jr., known for his technical boxing ability, showed a killer instinct in the second fight of the night.

Roach landed hard combinations early on and had Macias reeling for the duration of the fight.

Roach earned a third-round stoppage of Macias and improved to 12-0, 4 KOs.

“I spar with world champions, former world champions, and anything else in-between,” said Roach.

“I knew Macias was tough since he had fought for world titles before in his career, making me enter the ring even more cautious and even more determined. I knew my punches were breaking him down at the beginning, and it was going to be a matter of time before I knocked him out.”

Edgar Valerio vs. Emmanuel Castro, 6 rounds, featherweights

In the first fight of the evening, Edgar Valerio scored a unanimous-decision victory over Emmanuel Castro.

The southpaw Castro pushed Valerio harder than anyone has, but was not given credit on the judges’ scorecards.

Valerio was cut badly in Round 5, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

The scores were 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46, all in favor of Valerio.

“I’m glad we go the win tonight,” said Valerio. “However, I am disappointed in myself for not making it through all six rounds straight. I wanted to give the fans tonight a show worth watching, and this was a learning experience for me.”


Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.