Diego De La Hoya remained undefeated on Friday with a seventh-round TKO of Jose Salgado in a junior featherweight match scheduled for 10 rounds. The bout was the primary occasion of a Golden Boy on ESPN card on the Turning Stone Resort On line casino in Verona, New York.
Salgado (35-5-2, 28 KOs) and De La Hoya (21-Zero, 10 KOs) have been initially scheduled to battle on Dec. 14, 2017, however when De La Hoya didn’t make the contracted weight, the battle was canceled.
The 28-year-old Salgado did numerous trash speaking main as much as Friday’s battle, claiming that De La Hoya didn’t make weight on the unique date as a result of he was afraid. Nevertheless, the journeyman from Cozumel, Mexico, couldn’t dwell as much as his boasts contained in the ring.
Mexicali’s De La Hoya, 22, dished out a one-sided beating from the beginning, making use of regular strain and connecting with clear blows to the pinnacle and physique in each spherical.
An unintended conflict of heads opened a lower over Salgado’s proper eye within the second spherical, and he was lower over the left eye within the fifth.
In a number of rounds, Salgado stood and traded punches with De La Hoya in an effort to show the battle in his favor, however he at all times received the worst of it. His blows appeared to have little energy behind them, whereas De La Hoya’s have been crisp and sharp.
Within the co-feature, Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (13-Zero, 11 KOs) received a unanimous eight-round resolution over Daquan Paulo (17-2, 9 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout. The scores in Mazion’s favor have been 78-74, 77-75 and 77-75.
Paulo, from Orlando, Florida, received off to an honest begin, stalking his backpedaling rival within the early rounds and touchdown a number of jolting counter-rights to the pinnacle.
Mazion, a 22-year previous from Austin, Texas, turned extra aggressive the second half of the bout, using his longer attain to tag Paulo with jabs and fast mixtures.
Paulo, 25, landed a number of extra rights within the last spherical however was outworked by the busier Mazion.