On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Francisco Vargas will take on Orlando Salido in defense of his WBC Super Featherweight title at the famed StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The scheduled 12-round fight will headline a two-fight telecast on HBO Boxing After Dark, with an undercard that will be streamed via RingTVLive.com.
In the co-main event Julian Ramirez will step up in competition to take on fellow Featherweight prospect Abraham Lopez in a scheduled 10-round fight that promises to be spectacular.
The night will also feature a stacked card of Golden Boy talent, featuring Gabe Rosado, Christian Gonzalez and Nick Arce, among others.
The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The RingTvLive.com live stream begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido, 12 rounds, for Vargas’ WBC Super Featherweight
Vargas and Salido fought to a majority draw. Though he had somewhat of a lead early, Vargas could not keep Salido from landing combination punches in the later rounds. Many people at ringside felt Salido won the fight.
One judge scored it 115-113 for Vargas, while two had it a 114-114 draw.
Julian Ramirez vs. Abraham Lopez, 10 rounds, Featherweights
Lopez defeated Ramirez via unanimous decision in what was a close fight.
Gabriel Rosado vs. Antonio Gutierrez, 10 rounds, Middleweights
Rosado scored a tough unanimous decision victory against Gutierrez.
Though he was dropped in Round 4 and had a really tough fight, the judges scored the fight 95-94, 96-94, and 95-94 for Rosado.
“I was hoping this fight would go a little differently,” said Rosado. “I wasn’t expecting to get knocked down. I know that I was making some mistakes in my rounds, and he was coming at me really hard. I know that I have a lot of support out here. This was a learning experience for me — despite my flaws, I was able to get back up and take this victory,” said Rosado.
Christian Gonzalez vs. Jhon Gemino, 8 rounds, Super Featherweights
Gonzalez scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Gemino.
The judges scored the fight 80-72, 80-72, and 79-71 for Gonzalez.
“My opponent was really tough and was able to take lots of punches which was challenging,” said Gonzalez.
“Every fight is a learning experience for me, and I am extremely happy I was able to get tonight’s victory against this tough guy because this is what I came to accomplish,” said Gonzalez.
Nick Arce vs. Francisco Dominguez, 6 rounds, Super Featherweights
Arce put on a boxing clinic and scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Dominguez.
All judges had it 60-54 for Arce.
“I’m very happy I got the victory,” said Arce.
“I trained for everything to go as planned, as it did. My opponent is a tough guy who can take lots of punches and I feel good about this fight. This is what I came out here to do,” said Arce.
Jonathan Navarro vs. Marc Torres, 6 rounds, Super Lightweights
Navarro scored a second-round kncokout victory against Torres.
“I could tell in the first round that his body was open,” said Navarro.
“When I got him down in the first, I knew then, for me, that this fight was all about body shots. I could see he was wobbling in the second round. And that’s when I was able to take him down with a body shot. Like I said at the weigh-in, anybody can talk — but we will see if they can back it up. I was able to back it up,” said Navarro.
Alexis Rocha vs. Anthony Woods, 4 rounds, Welterweights
Rocha scored a four-round unanimous decision victory against Woods.
“I come out to win and I was expecting to knock my opponent out, but he was giving me a ton of trouble in the ring,” said Rocha.
“If I ever lose a fight, my opponent is going to have to knock me out to take me down. Every fight for me is a learning experience, and I know now what I’m going to have to do to improve – including working on my combinations and staying collected during the fight,” said Rocha.
All judges had it 40-36 for Rocha.
Genaro Gamez vs. Juan Bryant, 4 rounds, Lightweights
Gamez stopped Bryant in Round 1 via a shot to the body.
Oscar Duarte vs. Luis Lizarraga Jr., 4 rounds, Lightweights
Duarte dominated Lizarraga for four rounds. After scoring Round 4, Duarte won via unanimous decision.