Lightweight prospect Wilfredo Flores remained unbeaten late Friday night, defeating former fringe contender Victor Betancourt by unanimous decision at the Seneca Niagara Falls and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
All three judges scored the bout 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 for Flores, who improves to 10-0-1, 5 knockouts.
Flores, who resides in nearby Dunkirk, was the more-effective fighter throughout most of the bout. Betancourt was game, but the punches Flores landed were sharper, snapping back the head of Betancourt, especially during the second half of the fight.
The 32-year-old last fought on October 29 in Mexico City, fighting to a majority-decision draw against Jonathan Escobedo Martinez over 10 rounds.
Betancourt, who resides in Mexicali, Mexico, drops to 27-5, 14 KOs. The 31-year-old has now lost three of his last four bouts.
In the co-feature that featured a clash of unbeaten flyweight, Anthony Olascuaga of Los Angeles, California battered Gustavo Perez before Perez remained on his stool after the sixth round.
Olascuaga (4-0, 2 KOs) dominated the action from the opening round, utilizing exceptional hand-speed and pinpoint accuracy to break Perez down. Perez looked defeated during the fifth and sixth rounds, where his corner told referee Charlie Fitch that Perez was not able to continue.
The 23-year-old, who is trained by Rudy Hernandez, defeated former world title challenger Saul Juarez in his second fight as a pro on August 13.
Perez, who resides in Ensenada, Mexico, drops to 8-1 1 NC, 2 KOs.
Amateur standout Mikiah Kreps improved to 3-0, 2 KOs, winning by knockout after Kedra Bradley (1-5) did not answer the bell to start the fifth round. Kreps, who is promoted by Lou DiBella and co-managed by Jamel Herring and Jerry Cazarez, was fighting in her hometown of Niagara Falls.
In junior featherweight action, Alexander Castellano of nearby Buffalo defeated Yit Y (7-1-1, 4 KOs) of Rock Hill, South Carolina by unanimous decision. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55 for Castellano, who improves to 8-1, 2 KOs.
Lightweight Gerffred Ngayot, who is originally from Brazzaville, Congo and now resides in Buffalo, improved to 5-1, 4 KOs by stopping Puerto Rico’s Juan Carlos Montanez Cirilo (1-3) at 1:01 of the second round.
In welterweight action, Anthony Bizzarro (3-0, 1 KO) of Erie, Pennsylvania stopped West Virginia’s Chris Ortiz (0-2) at 48 seconds of the second round.
The card was promoted by All Star Boxing, which is run by Tuto Zabala, Jr.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing