Fresquez Productions Invades the Hardrock: Northern Invasion Full results
In a battle of Pro-debuters Santa Fe’s Joshua Montoya met up with Yordan Hernandez Perez for a four round lightweight match in the evening’s first bout. Montoya, who isn’t one to back down from a challenge, went into this fight with no amateur experience. Better known as an MMA fighter his skills weren’t enough to keep Perez at bay. Despite a fairly even first round, Perez’s years of boxing training began to shine through in the second earning a standing Eight count in the final seconds of the round. Midway through the third he was able to overwhelm Montoya earning a TKO victory.
In the second bout Celina Salazar, 3-0-1, of San Antonio Texas took on local up and comer Nohime Dennison, 4-1-1, at featherweight. Both ladies took the center of the ring and threw hard combinations. Neither conceded anything to her opponent pressing forward for all four rounds. Salazar appeared the harder puncher but Dennison was busier. In the end three judges scored the fight 40-36, 38-38, and 39-37 ending in a draw.
Next up Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez, 5-2, 2KOs took on John Grimaldo, 5-0, 3KOs from Fort Collins, CO. Sanchez was game, landing some big body shots. Grimaldo connected with some big left hooks forcing an eight count in the third round. Grimaldo dropped Sanchez again in the fifth but Sanchez fought on. The end came soon after when referee Kenny Bayless waived it off at 1:30 of the fifth.
In the evening’s co-main event Randy “Savage” Arellin, 5-3, 4KOs took on late replacement Julio Chavez, 6-5, 2KOs in an eight round Super Featherweight matchup. Chavez looked crisp in the early rounds matching Arrellin’s combinations in the center of the ring. Some words were exchanged between the two fighters at the close of the middle rounds. By the fifth Arrellin’s conditioning and hard punches began to take over wobbling Chavez a couple of times. In the Sixth round Arrellin poured it on against the ropes finishing Chavez with a spectacular KO at 1:28.
In the Main event of the night Albuquerque’s favorite daughter Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm, 25-1-3, 7KOs took on tough Canadian Jaime “The Hurricane” Clampitt, 21-5-1, 7KOs. There were high hopes that Clampitt, a gritty fighter, would provide a stiff challenge for Holms. Despite expectations a fluke shoulder injury midway through the first round forced Clampitt to the mat. “I feel very unsatisfied” said Holms, after accepting the win by TKO. “Jaime didn’t get a chance to show her skills, this isn’t how I wanted to win.” Always gracious, Holms checked on her opponent and thanked the crowd for their support.
Congratulations to Fresquez productions for arranging an excellent fight card and a first rate event.