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Medford's Bulldog Club fares well at California event

RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Medford's Bulldog Boxing Club encountered some difficult opponents Saturday but still managed to win four bouts out eight at the Red Bluff Punch Drugs Out of America show.

Luis Avila of the Bulldog Club came away with an impressive victory by stopping Hector Leyuas of San Jose in the third round of a 11-12-year-old, 75-pound bout.

Other Bulldog winners were: Alejandro Ponce over Randall Falcon in the 9-10-year-old, 60-pound division; Javier Torres over David Holquin in the 11-12-year-old, 100-pound class and Imanuel Luviano over Marco Perez in the 11-12-year-old, 75-pound weight division.

The Bulldogs' Boone Wyatt was defeated for only the fourth time in 36 bouts. He lost a split decision to Oscar Perez of San Jose, Calif.

In what was judged the outstanding bout on the 11-fight card, Ricardo Guiterrez, 26, of the Bulldogs lost an action-packed decision to hometown product Roger Espinoza in a senior, 178-pound bout.

Alex Trujillo, a 13-year-old, 125-pounder from the Medford club, moved up in weight but lost a close decision to his 14-year-old, 132-pound opponent.

The final Bulldog loss was suffered by Moises Rodriguez, in a 9-10-year-old, 70-pound bout.

We faced some tough competition in California, Bulldog trainer Jim Pedrojetti said, but that's what we came here for.