Adelaida Ruiz Stops Nancy Franco De Alba at The Sports Arena

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Junior bantamweight Adelaida Ruiz remained unbeaten Saturday night, stopping Nancy Franco de Alba Saturday night at the Sports Arena in Pico Rivera California. 

Ruiz, who resides in nearby Los Angeles, improves to 10-0-1, 5 knockouts.

The 32-year-old Ruiz was fighting for the first time since March 20, which ended in a technical draw in round 2 after an accidental clash of heads in round 1 opened a nasty cut above the left eye of Osorio. After consulting with the ringside physician, the referee stopped the bout.

Ruiz, a single mom of 3 who works two jobs, was on the offensive since the opening round. Franco was game, fighting back and staying in the pocket, but the more-accurate and heavy-handed Ruiz landed the more effective punches. 

As the bout progressed, Franco’s punch output diminished. Sensing Franco was close to being finished, Ruiz was more aggressive, connecting more with combinations to the head and body. After a barrage of punches, referee Raul Caiz, Jr. stepped in to stop the bout at 1:20. 

Franco, who resides in Guadalajara, Mexico, drops to 19-15-2, 5 KOs. 

In the co-feature, former two-time world super middleweight title challenger Maricela Cornejo defeated Miranda Barber by unanimous decision. 

Now fighting at middleweight, Cornejo, who resides in the Los Angeles area, improves to 14-5, 5 KOs. 

With three-division world champion Claressa Shields and junior middleweight contender Raquel Miller watching from ringside, Cornejo was the busier and more-effective fighter. 

Barber, who resides in Boca Raton, Florida and is a mixed martial arts fighter, drops to 2-3, 1 KO.

In featherweight action, Rudy Garcia of Los Angeles outboxed Ronaldo Solis to win by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Garcia, who improves to 12-0, 2 KOs. 

Solis, who resides in Cancun, Mexico, drops to 4-2-1 1 NC, 3 KOs. 

Featherweights Tenochtitlan Nava (8-2-1, 1 KO) and Adrian Leyva (2-2-1) fought to a split-decision draw. One judge scored the bout 40-36 for Leyva, another judge had the fight scored 39-37 for Nava, while the third judge scored the bout 38-38. 

Featherweight Japhethlee Llamido, a 21-year-old who resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk, defeated Victor Saravia (1-2, 1 KO) by unanimous decision to improve to 5-0, 2 KOs. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Llamido.

Marvin Rodriguez promoted the card.  

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 [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing   

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