Despite the high school gymnasium atmosphere felt in the hanger-like Wyland Center located at the Del Mar Fairground of De Mar, CA, the majority of the action inside the ring did not disappoint as Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions once again offered a satisfying night of local boxing with a five bout fight card. In the main event, hometown super middleweights James “Choco” Parison (15-1-1, 4KOs) and Lester “Cubanito” Gonzalez (12-6-4, 6KOs) put on an explosive display of skill, tenacity and all out heart as they battled to a draw over eight back and forth rounds of a early candidate for fight of the year in the San Diego/Tijuana region.
Gonzalez has been busy, fighting twice since Parison’s last bout last September. In that fight, Parison earned a six round split decision win over Paul Mendez while Gonzalez suffered a cut over his right eye back in December which led to a technical draw versus highly touted Omar Henry and then dropped a six rounder to Charles Hartley in early January. Of the two, Gonzalez has fought the better opposition, facing Matt Korobov, Bastir Samir, Brandon Gonzalez and in a 2010 barn burner, Chris “Toro” Chatman while Parison’s biggest name on his ledger is Craig McEwan.
After a tactical first round, the southpaw Gonzalez broke it open in the second and quickly found a home for his jab followed by straight left that hurt Parison. Parison of San Diego was game and counterpunched with a series of hooks to the body but every time that he came in, Gonzalez met him with the joust-like left. Parison took the close third despite suffering a cut over his left eye from a unintentional head butt as he changed up tactics and stayed in the middle of the ring and controlled the action with an educated jab while making Gonzalez come to him. Gonzalez looked confused as he tried to find the same opening for his attack as before but for the most part Parison was successful in closing the opportunity.
In the fourth and fifth rounds, Parison lost his way and began to allow Gonzalez, originally of Havana, Cuba, but making his home in the Clairmont suburb of San Diego, to get back in the inside, a fact the Cuban did not take for granted. Gonzalez was able to push Parison against the ropes and attack the body while Parison held and slowed down the assault. Surprisingly, the momentum shifted in the sixth as Parison began to alternate between boxing and slugging as Gonzalez began to gas out. “Cubanito” kept coming forward but Parison was able to out box the Cuban as he came in.
The war followed the same path until the eight when both warriors gave a last push to sway the judges and turned the three minutes into a round of attrition with no clear winner. Parison went for broke in the eight and final round with what seemed a second wind and he began to flurry with combinations to the head and body of Gonzalez. Parison wasn’t putting much on his punches but they kept Gonzalez busy and prevented him from putting an attack of his own.
After the twenty-four minutes of all out intense action, judge Alejandro Rochin scored it 77-75 for Gonzalez while José Cobian saw it 78-74 for Parison. Veteran judge Fritz Werner tallied up an even scorecard of 76-76. Fightnews had James Parison up by a point with a score of 77-76.
“Huevo” Bojorquez In Best Performance Yet
Local favorite Christian “Huevo” Bojorquez (6-0, 2KOs) turned in his best performance to date when he completely dominated the game Pablo Cupul (6-4, 4KOs) over four super bantamweight rounds. Bojorquez, a veteran of over one hundred amateur bouts, for the first time in his professional career displayed the experience he gained from his past and unfortunately for Cupul of Yucatan, Mexico, put it to good use in the ring.
Tijuana’s Bojorquez was not only efficient with his punches but accurate as he led with a jab that busted up Cupul’s nose early in the second round and devastating with a hard right hook that landed right on the chin and dropped his opponent mid way through the second heat.
Cupul had his best moment in the third when he trapped Bojorquez against the ropes but got the short end of the stick when Bojorquez landed another right that sent Cupul’s mouthpiece flying. A head butt later in the round opened up a gash over Bojorquez’s right eye and he began to circle around the ring with plenty of movement.
Bojorquez had Cupul hurt again in the fourth and last round but was not able to finish him off despite landing hard power punches to the body and head. At the end all three judges, Alejandro Rochin, Fritz Warner and Jose Cobian scored the fight identical 40-35.
“Diamond Girl” Displays Versatility in Win
The work in progress Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana (6-0-2, 1KO) remained undefeated as she pulled back from brawling and boxed her way to a unanimous bantamweight win
over Blanca Raymundo (0-6) with scores of 40-36 three times. The match up was a return bout of their early ’11 four rounder that Quintana won the same way.
After suffering a head butt early in the first that developed a mouse under her left eye, Quintana began to stay on the outside and put together tight combinations which landed almost at will on Raymundo. Raymundo kept plugging along, usually head first, but only made it easier for Quintana to score with a right upper cut followed with a left hook that scored every time. Quintana did go back to her old ways and got on the inside as she exchanged punches with Riverside, CA’s Raymundo in hopes of forcing the stoppage but no luck.
Lorenzo Impresses in First Pro Win
Local first timer Jonathan “Johnny Boy” Quiroz (0-1) came up short in his pro debut versus the cool, calm and collected Christian Lorenzo (1-0) of Los Angeles, CA. Quiroz of the north county suburb of Oceanside, CA, looked hesitant as he boxed around the ring while Lorenzo did everything right, landing straight punches to the head as well as the body and scoring with a hard left hook to the chin that landed every time. Quiroz had his best round in the third as he corralled Lorenzo against the ropes and was able to score to the body but it wasn’t enough as Lorenzo earned a surprising split decision with judge Alejandro Rochin seeing it 39-37 and Jose Cobian scored 40-36 for Lorenzo while judge Fritz Werner filed a come-from-left-field 40-36 Quiroz. Fightnews had it 39-38 for Lorenzo. The bout was in the super flyweight division.
In a six round cruiserweight dud, Alfredo Contreras (12-13-2, 5KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico, easily outworked a barely there Loren Myers (11-15-1, 2KOs) of Ontario, Oregon, en route to an easy unanimous decision. Contreras pushed the action as the over weight Myers sludged around the ring in hopes of catching up to the fleet footed Contreras. Myers actually woke up in the fifth and began to pressure Contreras and score to the body but it was a little too late. Both Jose Cobian and Alejandro Rochin scored it 60-54 while Fritz Werner saw it 59-55.