In the main event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas Ernesto Delgadillo (10-0-2, 2 KOs) outworked the tough Oscar Mojica (11-4, 1 KOs) to retain his WBC USA super flyweight title. Delgadillo was defending the belt for the first time after winning it last November in Dallas, while Mojica won the ABO flyweight title at last year’s event.
Delgadillo, a southpaw, came out firing from the opening bell landing his jab and power right hand on the taller Mojica. Mojica, though, stood right in the pocket and landed counter shots on Delgadillo as well. At the end of the 3rd round, both were landing in a wild finish to the end the round.
By the 4th and 5th, Delgadillo appeared in control and had a more diverse arsenal but could not put away Mojica who stood right in front of Delgadillo all night. In the 6th round, Mojica landed heavy blows, but a upper cut by Delgadillo thwarted that attack as again they went toe to toe as the round ended.
The last few rounds were much of the same as Delgadillo was clearly outpunching Mojica who tried desperately to land a fight changing punch but never could change the tide. It was crowd pleasing all the way to the final bell as both fighters went for broke.
Delgadillo, though, was clearly the winner as he defended his USNBC super flyweight title by the scores of 94-86, 97-93 and 96-94.
The annual event, A Night to Fight” fundraiser, supported the Ring of Hope Boxing Club and was promoted by Dallas’ Maple Ave Boxing Gym owner Arnie Verbeek under his promotional arm, Undercard Promotions.
In attendance was former world champion Jesus Chavez who participated in an exhibition against 3 different fighters prior to the show starting. Also, former UFC champion Guy Mezger was there as well as former Texas Boxing Commissioner Dickie Cole who was also celebrating his 87th birthday.