Luis Alberto Lopez defeats Ray Ximenez, Jr; Captures WBO International featherweight title



Luis Alberto Lopez defeats Ray Ximenez, Jr.
Captures WBO International featherweight title
  Luis Alberto Lopez (R) was too much for Ray Ximenex, Jr. to handle
(picture courtesy of Mike Blair)

TOPPENISH, Wash. (March 6, 2019) – Mexican challenger Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez out-boxed Ray “Valentino” Ximenez, Jr., of Dallas, in last Thursday night’s main event to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) International featherweight title, in the third installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass® series, streamed live from The Event Center at Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington.


Fighting in front of a sold-out crowd, Lopez (17-1, 8 KOs) established a quick pace early, firing effective combinations, until the fight was halted after eight round due to a cut over his Ximenez’ (18-2, 4 KOs) left eye, the result of an unintentional head butt.


In the co-featured event, Tacoma (WA) light heavyweight Juan Jackson improved to 2-0 with a win by four-round unanimous decision over his previously undefeated Oregonian opponent, John Peak (3-1, 1 KO).


Alaskan light heavyweight Taylor Shirley also moved to 2-0 with a four-round unanimous decision victory against Luis Iniguez (1-2-1), of Vancouver, Washington.

Moldovan super middleweight Alex Cazac (1-2), fighting out of Portland, OR, and Tacoma welterweight Nicholas Jefferson (8-0, 5 KOs) were both winners by way of four-round unanimous decisions, respectively, over Roman Avetisyan (0-2) and Antonio Neal (4-10, 3 KOs).
Below are the official results:
Luis Alberto Lopez (17-1, 8 KOs), Mexacali, Baja California, Mexico
WTDEC8 (80-72, 78-74, 77-75)
Ray Ximenez, Jr. (18-2, 4 KOs), Dallas, TX
(Lopez won the WBO International featherweight title).
Juan Jackson (2-0, 0 KOs), Tacoma, WA
WDEC4 (39-37, 39-37, 39-37)
John Peak (3-1, 1 KO), Bonney Lake, OR
Taylor Shirley (2-0, 1 KO), Fairbanks, AK.
WDEC4 (40-36, 40-36, 39-37)
Luis Iniguez (1-2-1, 0 KOs), Vancouver, WA
Gerardo Esquivel (1-1), Medford, OR
WDEC4 (40-36, 40-36, 39-37)
Shae Green (3-1-1, 1 KO), Kent, WA
Alex Cazac (1-2), Portland, OR by way of Moldova.
WDEC4 (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
Roman Avetisyan (0-2), Pasco, WA
Nicholas Jefferson (8-0, 5 KOs), Tacoma, WA
WDEC4 (40-36, 40-36, 39-36)
Antonio Neal (4-10, 3 KOs), Granger, CA.

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