Jesus Ahumada defeated journeyman Leonardo Torres by unanimous decision Saturday night at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.
Scores were 77-75, 77-75, and 78-74 for Ahumada, who improves to 19-4, 12 knockouts.
Ahumada, who resides in Hermosillo, Mexico, was the more-effective fighter throughout most of the fight. The 26-year-old had to deal with Torres leading with his head as Torres attempted to get on the inside. Accidental clash of heads lead to Ahumada suffering cuts above each eye in round five and eight.
Despite Torres being game and the cuts he suffered, Ahumada was unfazed as he displayed a full arsenal of combinations that landed throughout the fight.
Ahumada has won three of his last four bouts with the only blemish being a knockout loss to Robson Conceicao on April 10 of last year. Ahumada also lost by knockout to then-prospect Stephen Fulton by knockout in June 2018.
Torres, who resides in Matamoros, Mexico, drops to 10-16-1, 5 KOs. He has now lost his last two fights after going unbeaten in his previous six bouts.
Flyweight Christopher Reyes of Los Angeles overcame a knockdown in the opening round to defeat Jeronil Borres by unanimous decision.
Scores were 57-56, 57-56, and 58-55 for Reyes, who improved to 9-0, 6 KOs.
The 19-year-old Reyes was making his United States debut after fighting all his fights in Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico. Reyes made his pro debut at the age of 16.
Borres, who resides in Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines, falls to 11-7-1, 6 KOs. The 27-year-old has not lost his last three fights.
In an upset, 18-year-old junior lightweight Oscar Alvarez of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico improved to 6-0, 6 KOs by stopping Brandon Cruz (8-3, 5 KOs) of Bonita, California in the fourth round.
Cruz was the favorite going into the fight, but Alvarez came to fight. Towards the end of the fourth round, Alvarez was getting the better of the exchanges. Referee Rudy Barragan stopped the fight at 2:36 after Cruz’s corner threw in the towel, reportedly after Cruz had difficulty seeing after a cut above his eye.
In lightweight action, Eric Mondragon defeated Percy Peterson (3-17-4, 1 KO) of Stockton, California by unanimous decision.
All three judges scored the bout 60-53 in favor of Mondragon, who improves to 6-0-1, 3 KOs.
The 23-year-old Mondragon, who resides in nearby Maywood, dropped Peterson in the fourth round. Peterson was able to beat the count and fight back, but had to deal with Mondragon’s body attack in the fifth round. Despite the onslaught from Mondragon, Peterson was game and was able to fight back and give a decent account of himself up until the final bell sounded.
Bantamweight Adrian Alvarado of Los Angeles dropped Israel Luna once in round two en route to a decision win.
All three judges scored the bout 60-53 in favor of Alvarado, who improved to 6-0-1, 3 KOs.
Luna, who is originally from Puebla, Mexico and now resides in Fontana, California, falls to 2-2, 1 KO.
Junior welterweight Aida Satybaldinova improved to 6-2-1, 2 KOs, defeating Haiti’s Jaica Pavilus (3-6-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision.
Scores were 58-56, 58-56, and 59-55 for Satybaldinova, who is originally from Kazakhstan and now resides in Hollywood, California.
Five more fights rounded out the card that was promoted by Red Boxing Promotions, in association with Elite Boxing Promotions. The fight was streamed on their YouTube channel with local sportscaster and boxing commentator Beto Duran calling the action from ringside.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing