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.
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.