Boxing Bites: Garcia v Easter / ‘Bonita’ wins / ‘Rocky’ Hernandez

Ringside 26/06/2018

This Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, two undefeated champions clash for the supremacy the lightweight division.

Mikey Garcia, champion of the World Boxing Council, will face the International Boxing Federation champion, Robert Easter, in an explosive match.

Garcia says he is comfortable fighting in the lightweight division and for the moment, he will not climb up any further. He also acknowledged Easter is a great rival and that’s why the fight will be highly competitive.

Easter considers Mikey a great rival but made it clear that his appreciably greater height and extra reach will make all the difference in this fight.

Diana ‘Bonita’ Fernandez retained the WBC Latin belt, defeating the Colombian contender Olga ‘Cobra’ Julio after ten striking, strident rounds.

A competitive fight which was mostly controlled by ‘Bonita’ who scored often with long and powerful right hands, and she was purposely more aggressive.

The Judges’ cards were: 97-94, 97-93 and 100-90, all for Fernandez, who achieved her victory number eighteen as a professional boxer.

Undefeated WBC Youth super featherweight champion Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez will have his second fight of the year on July 7, when he defends his belt against Marlyn Cabrero at the Arena Coliseo.

With a record of 25-0, 22 by way of the knockout, the brilliant Mexican prospect is the current number four in the WBC rankings, which he must ratify by fighting Cabrera (24-2, 11 KO’s).

In his last match, Young Rocky overwhelmed Filipino Drian Francisco. Cabrero on his last visit to Mexico lost to Jhonny González by decision.