Juan Carlos Burgos on hand for latest Tijuana Boxing Show

Juan Carlos Burgos (R) was the center of attraction on Thursday evening at the Boxing Show in Tijuana after his victory over Luis Cruz was seen worldwide on Pay-Per-View on the Undercard of the Pacquiao/Marquez mega fight. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Thursday evening, local boxing fans along with Juan Carlos Burgos, the new WBC and WBO Latino super featherweight champion, were at Las Pulgas, the legendary Tijuana night club, to see the latest in a series of boxing shows presented by Promotions Quiñones of Tijuana, Mexico.


Everybody and their brother wanted a photo with Burgos (28-1-0, 19 KOs) who was fresh off that victory on the undercard of the Pacquiao/Marquez mega fight.

Edivaldo "Kid Sobre Ruedas" Ortega (R) and his opponent, Loreto "El Pichy" Medina (L) are posed to unload the fury of their punches in Round #1, Thursday evening in the main event of "El Momento de La Verdad" the latest pro boxing show presented by Quinones Promotions at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana. Photo: J. Wyatt

After Loreto Medina's soft jab, Edivaldo Ortega (L) gets set to unleash an uppercut that got Medina's attention. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Edivaldo Ortega has his arm raised in victory by referee Juan Jose Ramirez after his TKO victory over Loreto Medina. Photo: Jim Wyatt


In the evening’s main event, super bantamweight Edivaldo “Sobre Ruedas” Ortega (11-0-1, 6 KOs) simply wore down his opponent Loreto “KO” Medina (5-2, 5 KOs) of Mexicali. An accumulation of blows, one below the belt in Round #2, eventually led to an early stoppage in Round #5. Ortega is getting better and better at his craft and only rarely got hit. It won’t be long before we’ll be seeing him in contention for a major championship.

After the defeat of Jorge Juarez, Emilio Bojorquez (l), holding his son, has his arm raised in victory by referee Juan Jose Ramirez. Photo: Jim Wyatt

In the Co-main event, Emilio “Yori Boy” “El Musico” Bojorquez (17-1, 12 KOs), who works out at the Undisputed gym in San Diego’s downtown, faced Jorge “Calador” Juarez (8-17-3, 2 KOs). Bojorquez was returning to Las Pulgas for his second fight this year after a two year hiatus from the ring. As an invaluable member of the group De Los Traviesos de Tijuana, the 23 year-old is popular beyond belief. Throughout the bout, the cheers of “Emilio!!” reminded one of a high school pep rally.

Juarez, also of Tijuana, is a tough brawler who brings out the best in everyone he faces. He proved that point when he fought the current WBC super welterweight champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to a four round draw on June 17, 2006.

The scare in this match came in the third round after the two men butted heads which resulted in a nasty gash above Bojorquez’ left eye. Since Bojorquez was landing at a 3 to 1 clip, it’s possible the head butt was intentional.

From the fourth round on, that cut was the main focus of Juarez’s attention. He did everything he could to make it worse, from jabbing at it to rubbing it. His intent angered Bojorquez who started throwing the knockout punches. To his credit, not one of those solid combinations or KO blows had enough power to get him off his feet. The decision was never in doubt as Bojorquez won easily on every scorecard.

Christian Bojorquez (L) has his arm raised in victory after defeating Antonio Torres. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Also appearing on the card was Emilio’s younger brother Christian “Huevo” Bojorquez (3-0, 1 KO) who faced the experienced Antonio “Foco” Torres(1-15-1, 1 KO) of Tijuana, in a four round super bantamweight bout.

During their hotly contested bout, Christian Bojorquez (R) and Antonio Torres (L) exchange left hooks at the very same time.


Bojorquez was coming off a hotly contested split decision victory over Mario Lara in the last Las Pulgas card.

As far as Torres is concerned, he’s a 14 year veteran who was making his first appearance in 2011 after a 14 month layoff. In his last outing, he got his first victory, a TKO victory, over Jose Iñiguez.



Bojorquez, who appears to be maturing both in size and strength uses a compact stance and like his brother won the punch stat battle to gain the unanimous decision victory. By the end of the bout, Torres’ face was badly bruised and he appeared completely frustrated. He drops to (1-16-1, 1 KO) while Bojorquez moves up to (4-0-0, 1 KO)

Jose Luis Velazquez (on his back) got caught square by a punch thrown by Oscar Godoy. Photo: Jim Wyatt

Oscar Godoy (R) of Watsonville, CA poses for a photo with his cutman after knocking out Jose Luis Velazquez in Round #2.

Oscar Godoy (3-1) of Watsonville, CA got a stunning second round KO victory over Jose Luis Velazquez who now drops to (0-1).

Godoy came out strong from the outset and twice had Velazquez’s head snapping backward. Then after a combination of blows in the second round, Vazquez went down. At first it looked like he was going to get up and then as if by a delayed reaction he fell back down.

Edgar Vazquez has his arm raised in victory after defeating Eduardo Iniguez.

Edgar Vazquez improved to (4-1) after defeating Eduardo Iniguez who dropped to (2-5-1). In Round #1 the two took turns pummeling each other. Round #2 was more of the same with little if any of head movement or slipping of punches. By Round#3, Vazquez, the less accurate of the two, began to counter more. In the all important fourth and final round Vazquez began to land the cleaner shots, the flashier blows, the uppercuts and overhand rights to pull out the victory.






Luis Gomez (L) improves his record to 5-3 after outlasting the very tough Jose Iniguez (R), Thursday evening at Salon Las Pulgas in Tijuana. Photo: Jim Wyatt

The Jose “Pantera” Iniguez (3-7-0, 1 KO) versus Luis Alberto “Chupacabras” Gomez (4-3-0, 3 KOs) was perhaps the most entertaining bout of the night, especially if you enjoy comebacks. After spotting Iniguez the first two rounds, Gomez was like a football team behind six touchdowns. All he did in the first two rounds was move forward while swing his head from side to side. He threw few if any punches while getting hit repeatedly.

Halfway through the third round Gomez started to put some combinations together and could have possibly done enough to win the round.

By Round #4, Iniguez was running low on petrol and the energizer bunny was still bobbing his head from side to side and moving forward. Before the round ended, Iniguez went down and barely beat the 10 count.

In Round #5, Gomez again outworked his opponent who at times was gasping for air. Upon entering Round #6, Gomez was still fresh. At that point, Iniguez summoned all the true grit he could muster and gave it his best shot. The 10-8 round in the fourth, had to be the difference in this classic struggle.

With the win, Gomez steps up to (5-3-0, 3 KOs) while Iniguez drops to (3-8-0, 1 KO).

Adrian Vargas was unable to go on Thursday night after injuring the knuckle on his right hand.

Rising light welterweight Adrian Vargas (5-0, 3 KOs) of National City, CA was a late scratch after the fight doctor discovered a bruise on the knuckle of his right hand. In a late sparring session, Vargas hit a mate’s elbow. The nasty bruise should keep him out of action for at least two weeks.

Vargas, who has been tearing up his opposition, had scored impressive first round knock out victories in his last two outings.

Amaris Quintana (L), barrister David Gutierrez, her coach (C) and a dear friend were in attendance at Thursday's boxing show.

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