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Devin Haney Wins and Other Results from SoCal



Devin Haney Wins in Southern California and other results

By John Duarte


RANCHO MIRAGE, Ca-A hot Saturday June afternoon was the stage for the WFC 73 live championships boxing event. Hundreds of locals gathered at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa to witness the six-bout card headlined by Devin "The Dream" Haney.


As the desert sun was setting 18-year-old lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney (16-0, 11 KOs), from Las Vegas, Nevada was looking to bring the heat to the ring and that’s what he did against Miguel Aispuro (8-6, 5 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico.


Haney, fresh off a sparring session with none other than Floyd Mayweather, Jr., displayed incredible ring IQ. Although Aispuro had his moments in round three and four, Haney seemed to overwhelm Aispuro with punches from all angles forcing referee Ed Hernandez to stop the fight at 1:51 of the fifth round.


After the fight, Haney said that he felt very happy and comfortable to fight in front of the California crowd. He rated his performance as a “10.”


Javier Padilla vs. Mefi Monterroso


Meeting for the co-main event bantamweights Javier “JP” Padilla (3-0, 3 KOs) showed to be the aggressor from start to finish. Padilla came out hard in the second round knocking down Mefi “Lil Monsta” Monterroso (0-1) then ultimately finishing the fight by knockout in 47 seconds in round number four by referee Tony Crebs.  


Other bouts


Miguel Contreras vs. Jessie Cruz


The afternoon got underway with a welterweight match between Miguel "The Mamba" Contreras (4-0, 3 KOs) displayed superior bodywork causing Jesse Cruz (0-1) to take a knee twice by the second round. Referee Tony Crebs, stopped the fight at 47 seconds into round three after Contreras sent Cruz to the canvas from a heavy overhand right to the head.


Edgar Martinez vs. Mario Aguirre


A super lightweight match between Edgar "The Machine" Martinez (2-0, 1 KO) and Mario "Kid Merk" Aguirre was action packed from the start. During round one Martinez went down from a solid counter right hook to the body. By the third round Martinez seemed to have found his rhythm. All three judges scored the fight 38-37 giving Martinez the win via unanimous decision. The referee for this fight was Edward Hernandez. 


Keith Berry vs. Jerhed Fenderson


Another fighter making his boxing debut in the cruiserweight division, Keith Berry of Temecula, Ca. faced Jerhed Fenderson (1-4) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Berry, a former MMA Champion, unleashed a fury of unanswered shots enough to convince referee Tony Crebs to stop the fight at 1:03 of the second round. Crebs declared Berry (1-0) the winner by KO. 


Dominic Serna, Jr. vs. Jose Naranjo


Like a game of cat and mouse, Dominic Serna, Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) spent all four rounds of the super featherweight bout chasing Jose Naranjo (3-6, 1 KO). Serna displayed powerful combinations and kept Naranjo second guessing. Tim Bradley, Serna’s manager said, “He did everything he was supposed to do. Our opponent did not show up to fight”. Judges scored the fight 40-36 in favor of Serna.