Alexis Rocha vs. George Ashie is a 12-round Welterweight fight for the NABO Welterweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
Schofield vs. Mercado is a 10-round fight for the vacant WBA International Lightweight Title presented by Golden Boy in association with Davies Entertainment.
The fight night will take place on Saturday, January 28, live from YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA and will be broadcast on DAZN worldwide.
Alexis Rocha vs. George Ashie
Alexis Rocha landed a beautiful right hook along the ropes in the seventh round to stop George Ashie in an early 2023 Knockout of the Year candidate.
After his victory, Rocha made it clear that he wants Terence Crawford next.
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Oscar Collazo vs. Yudel Reyes
Opening the DAZN telecast in a scheduled 12-round eliminator for the WBO minimumweight world title, Oscar Collazo (6-0, 4 KOs) walked down and destroyed his opponent Yudel Reyes.
Collazo dropped his opponent multiple times before the big one came in the fifth round courtesy of a huge left hook that connected flush and crumbled Reyes flat on his back. The referee waved the bout off without a count, giving Collazo his fourth knockout and sixth win.
Floyd Schofield vs. Alberto Mercado
In tonight’s co main event rising Lightweight prospect Floyd Shofield (12-0, 10 KOs) faced the toughest test of his young career on paper in the seasoned Alberto Mercado winning a unanimous decision (17-5-1, 4 KOs). Schofield commanded ring center and dictated the pace from the opening bell peppering Mercado with jabs and lunging right crosses.
Mercado was however not without success despite being dropped in the second round, occasionally finding holes in Schofields game to land big counter rights to the head and body. Schofield turned up the pressure but just could not take the tough Mercado out as the bout went the distance with Schofield taking his thirteenth win.
Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Ulises Sierra
Next up in an absolute beatdown Bektemir “The Bully” Melikuziev (11-1, 9 KOs) proved true to his nickname, bullying his brave but outgunned opponent Ulises Sierra (17-2-2, 10 KOs) from post to post.
Melikuziev showed off his footwork changing angles to create openings to the head and body, dropping Sierra once on a big body shot before finishing with a barrage of body shots and a final shot to the solar plexus that brought an end to the bout with one second left in the third round.
Alejandro Reyes vs. Jose Zaragoza
Immediately following in the final bout of the non televised undercard local favorite Alejandro ” Pin Pon” Reyes (10-0, 5 KOs) overwhelmed his iron chinned opponent Jose Zaragoza over six rounds (9-7-1, 3 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory.
The fight heated up quick with both fighters unloading & setting a fierce pace, but it was Reyes constantly winning exchanges behind a stiff jab, stinging straight right hands and punishing body shots.
Zaragoza managed to whether the storm and do just enough to survive , landing against the ropes and sparingly in exchanges but never with enough to hurt ir stop the momentum of Reyes who recorded his tenth win as a pro.
Adan Palma vs. Pedro Salome
In the second fight of our undercard a four-round matchup of featherweights that saw the unbeaten Adan Palma (5-0, 4 KOs) of San Diego CA earn a well deserved unanimous decision over slugger Pedro Salam in a tactically aggressive firefight.
Neither fighter wasted any time meeting at center ring from the opening bell as Palma boxed well from the outside setting up his opponent with right hands and slick hooks over the top that eventually scored the bouts only knockdown.
Salam looked to unload big shots and cut off the ring, but was unable to land the big shot he needed while Palma found a groove moving in and out with big power shots to close the fight strong.
Daniel Garcia vs. Jonathan Perez
Danny Garcia defeated Jonathan Perez by unanimous decision with three scores of 40-36.