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Diego De La Hoya and Travell Mazion Earn Wins


VERONA, N.Y. (June 8, 2018): *Diego De La Hoya *(21-0, 10 KOs), the
quick-handed super bantamweight contender of Mexicali, Mexico, successfully
defended his NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles against *Jose “Sugar”
Salgado *(35-5-2, 28 KOs) of Cozumel, Mexico via technical knockout at the
end of the seventh round of the scheduled 10-round main event of the June 8
edition of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN *at *Turning Stone Resort Casino *in
Verona, N.Y. De La Hoya’s relentless and fast-paced aggression were too
much for Salgado to handle, which forced his corner to call a halt to the
bout at the end of the aforementioned round.

“We knew that he [Salgado] had been training since October of last year,”
said *Diego De La Hoya.*”Obviously that’s because the fight was delayed,
but the fight took place tonight and thank God it was great. I brawled so
that people would see that I am indeed a Mexican fighter. He has a lot of
experience and a lot of power, but I still brawled to give a great show.
I’ll need to talk to my team about what’s next, but hopefully something
very good.”

“I felt really tight in this fight, but that’s because the inactivity
really affected me,” said *Jose Salgado. *”I take no credit away from Diego
De La Hoya, and I fought a good fight despite the inactivity. He’s a great
fighter, and he’ll be a future world champion.”

In tonight’s co-main event,*Travell “Black Magic” Mazion *(13-0, 11 KOs) of
Austin, Texas retained his undefeated record as he beat Orlando,
Florida’s *Daquan
Pauldo *(17-2, 9 KOs) by unanimous eight-round decision. Mazion won with
scores of 77-75, 77-75 and 78-74.

*Danielto Zorrilla *(7-0, 6 KOs) of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico delivered a
devastating left hook to the body to defeat stop *Julio Perez *(4-3) of
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in the first of a scheduled four-round super
lightweight fight.

Golden Boy Promotions prospect *Alex Rincon *(4-0, 4 KOs) of Carrollton,
Texas scored two knockdowns en route to a first-round technical knockout
victory over *Engelberto Valenzuela *(11-14, 3 KOs) of Agua Prieta,
Mexico. The fight, which was originally slated for four rounds at the
middleweight limit of 160 pounds, was stopped at1:35 of the aforementioned
round.

*Lawrence Gabriel *(3-1-1, 2 KOs) of Syracuse, New York scored a
second-round technical knockout victory against *Jimmy Blevins *(0-3) of
Buffalo, New York in a fight that was originally scheduled for four rounds
in the heavyweight division.

*Isaac Rodrigues *(25-2, 20 KOs) Mocajuba, Brazil stopped *Frankie
Filippone *(25-8-1, 9 KOs) of Chesapeake, Virginia in the fourth round of
an eight-round light heavyweight clash. Rodrigues scored two knockdowns,
the second of which forced the stoppage at 1:46 of the fourth round.

*Armus Guyton *(1-0) from Ithaca, N.Y. defeated *Mike Diorio *(0-1) from
Cortland, N.Y. by unanimous decision in the opening bout, a four-round
cruiserweight contest. Both fighters made their professional debut in a
fight that Guyton won with scores of 39-37, 39-37 and 40-36.

The event took place during the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction
Weekend, where legendary fighters such as *”Dr. Ironfist” Vitali Klitschko,
Erik “El Terrible” Morales, *and *Ronald “Winky” Wright *will be inducted,
along with important figures in the sport of boxing such as *Peter Kohl,
Steve Albert, **Jim Gray *and *Lorraine Chargin. *For more information
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*De La Hoya vs. Salgado* was a 10-round super bantamweight fight for the
NABF and NABO Super Bantamweight Titles presented by Golden Boy Promotions
and Don Chargin & Paco Presents. The event was sponsored by Tecate,
*”THE OFFICIAL
BEER OF BOXING”* and Hennessy, *”Never Stop, Never Settle.”* The fights
took place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in
Verona, N.Y.