Luis Feliciano and Blair Cobbs were among the winners tonight on DAZN.
Luis Feliciano improved to 12-0 (8 KO) with a seventh round stoppage of veteran Fernando Carcamo tonight in Indio, California, leading the undercard portion of the Cancio-Machado II card on DAZN.
Feliciano, 26, just sort of chipped away at Carcamo (23-10, 18 KO) round by round, dominating the action and landing a lot of good, clean shots along the way. The junior welterweight prospect was fighting at welterweight in this outing, and looked fine at that weight.
It was a good, measured performance from Feliciano, as he pretty much entirely had things his way but didn’t rush or get overeager about anything, he just did the job and the results came when Carcamo was dropped and the 28-year-old Mexican’s corner decided to stop the fight.
Blair Cobbs TKO-6 Robert Redmond Jr
An interesting fight. Cobbs (11-0-1, 7 KO) is a prospect of sorts — he turns 30 at the end of this year, so a bit old for “prospect,” but he’s a talker, a stylist, a guy who wants to be seen as charismatic. He can fight, too, but Redmond (7-2-2, 6 KO) gave him some looks in this one. Cobbs dropped Redmond on a right hook in the second, real nice shit, and by the third Redmond’s right eye was swelling shut and he looked mentally beaten in there. But Redmond showed some real fight, having a big fourth round where he popped Cobbs repeatedly. The eye, though, remained a concern, and by the sixth, he was fighting with one good eye, holding his right hand up high to protect where he couldn’t see anymore. His corner saw that and stopped the fight, which was the right call. Redmond was still trying, but it was a legit issue. I’m not sure about Cobbs’ ceiling — mostly due to his age, if he were 23 he’d be really intriguing, but he’s 29 — but he has skills.
Aaron McKenna TKO-2 Daniel Perales
Perales (10-18-2, 5 KO) has been around a bit, but he was no match for McKenna (8-0, 5 KO), a 19-year-old Irish welterweight prospect starting to make a bit of a mark on Golden Boy shows. He’s a soft-spoken kid and has real potential, a 6’1” welterweight who goes to the body. Golden Boy is big on hyping him having a deal with Adidas already, but forget all that — good for him and all, but the real thing is he can fight, and if you haven’t had an eye on him yet, add him to the list of those to watch.
Anthony Garnica UD-4 Gilberto Duran
Scores were 40-35 across the board, Duran (3-3, 3 KO) went down late in the first but survived the rest of the fight. Who cares, listen, the thing is, on DAZN and on the mic they kept talking about Garnica being 2-0 coming in here, and 3-0 going out. But on BoxRec, Garnica is now 2-1 (1 KO), having been recorded losing a fight in May in Tijuana, a Cheer’s Bar show. And yesterday’s weigh-in press release listed him with the same record. So one of two things has happened here: (1) BoxRec got an erroneous report from Tijuana, and Garnica actually won that fight, or (2) the promoters have decided to just lie about Garnica’s record. Busting this story wide open!
Emilio Rodriguez D-4 Clay Collard
Scrappy, good action club level fight to open the show. Rodriguez (3-1-1, 2 KO) won one card, 40-36, but the other two came back 38-38 for the majority draw. Collard (1-1-2, 0 KO) has an MMA record of 17-8 and had four fights in UFC in 2014-15.