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2020-06-19
Flores Outpoints Ruiz at The Bubble
Pictured: Gabriel Flores, Jr.


Last night, unbeaten prospect Gabriel Flores, Jr. (18-0, 6 KOs) unanimously outpointed Josec Ruiz (21-3-3, 14 KOs) over 10 rounds at The Bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Flores, Jr.-Ruiz had been elevated to main event status after the card's original main event, the Jose Pedraza (26-3, 13 KOs) vs. Mikkel LesPierre (22-1-1, 10 KOs) super lightweight contest, was canceled because LesPierre's manager, Jose Taveras, tested positive for COVID-19.

Upset artist Clay Collard, fighting as a super middleweight, sliced and battered previously undefeated California-based Israeli prospect David Kaminsky. The outcome seemed obvious but Collard had to be content with a split decision victory. Kaminsky was rushed to a hospital after the bout.

In the other bouts on the Top Rank-promoted, ESPN-televised card, a trio of prospects remained unbeaten. Bantamweight Robert Rodriguez stopped previously unbeaten Adrian Servin; super lightweight Victor Rodriguez shut out winless Justin Horsley; and super featherweight Frevian Gonzalez outpointed previously unbeaten Jose Martinez.


Lightweight Bout-
Gabriel Flores, Jr. (18-0, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Josec Ruiz (21-3-3, 14 KOs)
- Both the 20-year-old Flores, a Las Vegas-based Californian, and the Honduras-born Ruiz, 25, who now fights out of Miami, Florida, weighed in at 132 1/2.
- Flores decked Ruiz in round 2, repeatedly outscored him, and went on to win by three 100-89 scores.

Super Middleweight Bout-
Clay Collard (7-2-3, 2 KOs)
Split Dec. 6
David Kaminsky (6-1, 3 KOs)
- Collard, 27, of Cache Valley, Utah, weighed in at 163 1/2. Kaminsky, 19, a Tarzana, California-based Israeli, weighed in at 164 1/4.
- Collard, who owns wins over Dushane Crooks and The Contender participant Gerald Sherrell, had unanimously outpointed previously unbeaten welterweight Quashawn Toler over six rounds and stopped previously unbeaten middleweight Raymond Guajardo in the second round in his two bouts prior to this one.
- Collard dominated, landing 158 punches, 56 more than Kaminsky was able to land.
- Judges Lisa Giampa and Dave Moretti had Collard as the winner by 58-56 scores. Somehow judge Patricia Morse Jarman had Kaminsky winning, 58-56.
- Kaminsky, who had been cut and battered during the bout, was carried on a stretcher from his dressing room to an ambulance and then rushed to a nearby hospital.

Bantamweight Bout-
Robert "Biggie" Rodriguez (8-0-1, 4 KOs)
TKO-2 2:48
Adrian "Sharky" Servin (9-1-1, 3 KOs)
- Rodriguez, 20, of Riverside, California, floored the 23-year-old Servin, of Phoenix, Arizona, in round 2.

Super Lightweight Bout-
Victor Rodriguez (3-0, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 4
Justin Horsley (0-2)
- Rodriguez, 19, of Stanton, California, shut out Horsley, a 24-year-old Las Vegas native, winning by three 40-36 scores.

Super Featherweight Bout-
Frevian Gonzalez (Frevian Gonzalez Robles; 3-0, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 4
Jose Martinez (2-1, 1 KO)
- The 19-year-old Gonzalez, of Cidra, Puerto Rico, unanimously outpointed Martinez, 21, of Los Angeles, by the scores of 39-37, 39-37, and 40-36.

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt