Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 | 1:31 a.m.
Alfredo Angulo def. Gabriel Rosado via TKO Round 2, 2:13.
Anthony Dirrell def. Alfredo Contreras via TKO Round 7, 2:32.
Archie Ray Marquez def. Sergi Ganjelashvili via unanimous decision.
Sharif Bogere def. Rodolfo Bojorquez via TKO Round 2, 1:07.
Travis Kauffman def. William Shahan via TKO Round 1, 1:20.
Said El Harrak def. Jesus Vallejo via TKO Round 3, 2:59.
Lucia Larcinese def. Donatella Hultin via unanimous decision.
Gary Russell, Jr. def Jason Jones via TKO Round 1, 0:28.
Darryl Hayes def. Terrance Jett via majority decision.
Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo bounced back from his first career loss in devastating fashion during ESPN’s Friday Night Fights: Border Warfare with a second round TKO over Gabriel Rosado.
Rosado (12-4, 7 KOs) started the fight well, alternating between his jab and quick combinations.
In the second round, however, Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs) took control of the fight with a powerful right that sent Rosado to the canvas of the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm.
It was the first time Rosado had been knocked down in his professional career, but it would not be the last.
El Perro dropped Rosado twice more, once with a quick combo and once again after a strong left hook, forcing referee Russell Mora to stop the match 2:32 into the second round.
It was also a successful night for Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KO’s) who won an exciting middleweight bout against Alfredo Contreras (10-6-1, 4 KOs) with a TKO 2:32 into the seventh round.
Both fighters exchanged taunts as well as punches in the fight’s opening rounds, but Dirrell asserted his dominance in the fifth round, landing a series of devastating combinations.
Dirrell continued to land blow after blow throughout the sixth and seventh rounds, but Contreras would not go down. In the seventh round, Contreras’ corner finally stepped in to save their battered fighter.
Sharif Bogere (12-0, 7 KOs) also impressed the crowd with his elaborate entrance and his second-round TKO over Rodolfo Bojorquez (7-2-1, 5 KOs).
Bogere wore a lion’s fur while being carried to the ring in a cage by four men dressed in tribal African clothing.
But it almost looked as if Bojorquez was going to pull off an upset when he landed a big shot in the second round that sent Bogere reeling.
The blow, however, just seemed to motivate the Ugandan-born Las Vegan, who followed up with a precise combination followed by a hard right hook that left Bojorquez weak in the knees.
Bojorquez continued to fight, but the critical damage had already been done and he was dropped soon after.
The most impressive knockout of the evening came at the hands of Gary Russell (4-0, 2 KOs) whose speed overwhelmed Jason Jones (2-3, 1 KO), leading to a TKO just 28 seconds into the opening round.