LONG BEACH, CA (September 12, 2023) – This past Saturday at the at Infinite Reality Studios in Long Beach, CA, CBN Promotions held its first boxing event titled “New Blood” in association with Camponovo Sports Inc. “New Blood” broadcasted live in Spanish on FOX Deportes and will air on tape delay on Estrella TV. “New Blood” also livestreamed the entire card on www.FightStars.Network where you can watch the replay in English.
In the 8-round featherweight main event, Rigoberto Hermosillo (14-4-1, 9 KOs) from Victorville, CA, defeated Alexis De Luna (10-2, 5 KOs) from Bakersfield CA, in a very close fight. Both fighters engaged in back-and-forth action, giving the fans an all-out war. The fight started with both fighters feeling each other out but got heated in the middle rounds when hands started to fly. Hermosillo was using his height advantage to win some rounds as De Luna was coming forward landing nice power shots of his own. As the fight headed into the final rounds, it was anyone’s fight. Hermosillo landed some decisive head shots in the last two rounds that gave him the edge. Hermosillo wins by majority decision. Scorecards read 76-76, and 77-75 twice in favor of Hermosillo.
“I had a very good training camp, and it showed in my performance,” said Hermosillo. “The fight was very close so my corner told me I had to win the final rounds. I pushed hard throughout the fight, and I give De Luna a lot of credit, he was a very tough opponent. I want to thank my team for all the hard work they put into me. I’m hoping this victory leads to a big fight. I had to dig deep and I’m happy I got the win.”
In the scheduled 8-round super lightweight co-main event, 18-year-old Emiliano Moreno (7-0, 4 KOs) from Long Beach, CA, defeated Levy Garcia Benitez (3-1-1, 2 KOs) from Jalisco, MX, by unanimous decision. Both fighters showed a lot of heart, and we were in some heated exchanges throughout the fight. Moreno used his height and reach to his advantage to land from the outside, while Benitez was doing his best to counter. Moreno’s aggression and accurate punches gave him the victory in an entertaining battle. Scorecards read 79-73 twice and 78-74 in favor of Moreno.
“Fighting and getting a victory in front of my hometown fans was everything I envisioned, and especially on FOX Deportes, where all my Mexican fans got a chance to see me in action,” said Moreno. “These are the type of fights I need to get me to the next level. I don’t want easy fights, so I’m glad Benitez stepped up to fight me in my backyard. I’m looking forward to my next fight, hopefully by the end of the year.”
The second televised fight saw a very entertaining fight between Tayden Beltran (7-0-1, 4 KOs) from Huntington Beach, CA, defeat Francisco Duque (2-3, 1 KO) from Baytown, TX. Both fighters showcased incredible durability and passion. Beltran was the aggressor from the opening bell, as Duque was counter punching from the southpaw stance. Both fighters landed some nice power shots, but it was Beltran that scored the cleaner punches. Beltran outworked Duque, edging him in most of the rounds as he went on to win a unanimous decision. Scorecards read 59-55, and 60-54 twice, all for Beltran. The bout was scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight division.
Opening up the FOX Deportes telecast, Juan Sanchez (7-0, 6 KOs) from South El Monte, CA, defeated Roberto Patron (2-1, 1 KO) from Turlock, CA. Sanchez landed two vicious left hooks the head, the first one scored a knockdown (Ropes held him up) early in the round, and the second one sent Patron to the canvas ending the contest at the 1:44 mark of the opening round. Sanchez wins the welterweight contest by knockout.
In the third bout of the evening, Nelson Oliva (9-0, 8 KOs) from Los Angeles, CA, made easy work of Selim Martinez (6-7, 2 KOs) from Matamoros, Mexico, scoring a first-round knockout. After battering Martinez around in the early part of round one, Oliva, a southpaw, landed a left hook to the head, ending the bout at the 2:20 mark. The bout was scheduled for six rounds in the middleweight division.
In bout number two, a 6-round super bantamweight contest, Deiniel Santiago Alegre (3-1, 1 KO), from Phoenix AZ, by way of Santa Clara, Cuba, defeated Sean Brewer (4-1-1, 3 KOs), from Las Veas, NV, by way of unanimous decision. Alegre came out aggressively, applied pressure from the opening bell, and landed an overhand right scoring a knockdown as Brewer’s glove touched the canvas. Alegre continued to work his way inside the taller Brewer throughout the fight and won a decisive victory. Scorecards read 60-53, and 59-54 all in favor of Alegre.
In the opening fight of the night, a scheduled 4-round super lightweight bout, Kevin Salgado (4-1, 2 KOs) from Murrieta, CA, defeated Osvaldo Negrete (6-6, 1 KO) of Matamoros, MX, knocking him out in the second round. After dominating round one, Salgado dropped Negrete with a left hook to the body early in round two. Negrete got up and Salgado quickly landed an over hand right-left uppercut combination from the southpaw stance, ending the fight at the 1:20 mark of round two.
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