Rios records upset at boxing tourney
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Bulldogs Boxing Club member Lorenzo Rios provided an astonishing upset Saturday to take the 15-16-year-old, 125-pound division at the three-day Gene Lewis Tournament.
Rios, who had only had 11 fights leading up to Saturday's title bout, withstood a standing eight count registered by international champion Danny Jimenez of East Los Angeles before bouncing back for the win.
After Rios recovered from the first-round standing eight count he immediately put Jimenez on his back with a powerful two-punch combination.
Jimenez, who had over 100 fights under his belt, wobbled to his feet but was in no shape to continue, leaving Rios the champion in only his 12th bout.
Bulldog Salvador Regalado also registered a win in the senior division bout at 125.
The lesser experienced Regalado won a decisive decision over Adam Carrera, who had nearly 100 fights under his belt.
Also taking home titles for the Bulldogs were senior super heavyweight 201-plus division fighter Sam Sleezer and Manuel Gonzales (11-12, 85).
Sleezer cruised to a win over Jason Adkinson of Phoenix, Ariz. and Gonzales took his title fight with a win on Friday.
In 15-16, 119, Troy Wohosky lost a controversial 3-2 decision to Alex Sepulveda.
Wohosky landed many clean blows and looked to be in control of the fight but fell short in the split decision.
Luis Regalado (9-10, 60) also advanced to the finals for the Bulldogs but fell to Randy Caballero of Coachella, Calif.