Saturday night in Managua, Nicaragua Prodesa Promotions put on a show between two fighters that naturally despised each other and it was not for the hype. In a welterweight fight full of anger and hate it was a quick one. Walter Castillo (22-2, 15KO’s) bruised and battered his opponent Rosemberg Gomez (16-4-1, 12KO’s) which resulted in a third round TKO.
Gomez pressed the action for the first two rounds but Castillo viciously attacked Gomez’ body slowing him down in the process. In the first round Gomez connected with a short right and landed a few low blows that the referee did not notice. Castillo answered back by landing fast combinations to Gomez’ head.
In the second round Castillo would continuously pop Rosemberg with hooks that drove him back and buckled his knees.
Gomez refused to fight on in the third round with ten seconds left to go after claiming that he had hurt his right hand.
On the undercard, lightweight Carlos Velasquez (21-16-1, 11KO’s) won an entertaining split decision over Japanese fighter Soky Sakai (13-3, 9KO’s). The judges’ scorecards were 78-74, 79-75 for Velasquez and 77-76 for Sakai.
Michael Mora (8-1, 2KO’s) of Nicaragua won a split decision over Daniel Santillo of Mexico. Two judges had Mora ahead 58-56 while the third judge had it 59-56 for Santillo.
In the 118 pound division Jose Rios (9-1, 6KO’s) won the national 118 pound title in a unanimous decision over Carlos Osorio (10-4, 5KO’s). Osorio went down in the first and second rounds. The scorecards read 96-93 twice and 96-92.
Lestor Medrano (8-2, 4KO’s) knocked out Bismark Alfaro (13-17, 5 KO’s) in the second round of their featherweight bout.