On the undercard: Duke City jr. welter Josh "Pit Bull" Torres
(2-0, 1 KO) chopped down Gregory Coverson (1-1, 1 KO), of Detroit, twice in round one, but the southpaw foe's crafty style gave him fits in the second half of the fight.
picked up the unanimous verdict, scores of 40-34, 40-35 twice.
In other results: Brandon Aragon-Towle won by split decision over Donovan Bratcher; Eric Henson won by unanimous decision over Waris Sardar; Anthony Ward won by split decision over Al Menchaca in the fight of the night; Anthony Rozema won by unanimous decision over Jason Quintana; Cory Johnson won by TKO over Danny Rivera; Nick Gonzales defeated Jacob Diaz; Corrina Nez defeated Rosalinda Olivas; Angel Dominguez defeated Alex Garcia; Jay Salazar defeated Juan Cortez; Isaac Gurule defeated Jordan Vasquez; Jacques Lincoln defeated Alex Sanchez; Joshua Perez defeated Juan Quesada; Isaac Perez defeated Adrian "Lil Pit" Torres; and Fidel Castillo defeated Santiago Lomeli.
In February, Alan Sanchez became a pro; earlier this month, it was Josh Torres
Climbing to his feet after a near-finishing knockdown, in an unforgettable performance, Albuquerque's Matthew "Papitas" Esquibel rose to a new level against the toughest opponent of his career, while youngsters Archie Ray Marquez, David Proa, James Piar and Josh Torres
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The Romero Promotions card saw the best action yet this year in N.M. On the undercard: Albuquerque jr. lightweight Archie Ray Marquez (2-0, 2 KOs) took out tough Cesar Holguin-Gutierrez (0-2) with a kayo at :58 of round two; Albuquerque bantam powerhouse David Proa (3-0, 3 KOs) destroyed Beto Perez (2-3) at 1:45 of round one; Albuquerque bantamweight James Piar (2-0, 1 KO) put Socorro's Miguel Armendarez (0-2) to sleep at 2:16 of the first; In a brutal four-round war, Albuquerque's Jose Cruz Garcia (2-2) won a unanimous decision over Albuquerque debuter Alejandro Lopez (0-1) with scores of 39-37 x 3; and, in the show opener, Duke City welter debuter Josh
"The Pittbull" Torres
(1-0, 1 KO) forced Socorro MMA fighter Richard Montano (0-1) to quit on his stool between the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
Albuquerque welterweight Josh Torres
will fight Richard Montano, also a debuter.
The pro debut of top amateur Josh Torres
has been added to Saturday night's Sky City card.Josh will be graduating from Rio Grande High School as an honor student on May 13, three days after his debut, and has been accepted to attend UNM in the fall.