Alexis Rocha made a ton of fans with his most recent exhibition, however to the detriment of bothering his own group.
The 25-year-old southpaw stretched out his success streak to five straight following a ten-round, consistent choice win over Tijuana’s Jesus ‘Ricky’ Perez. The engaging skirmish of welterweight bangers saw Rocha win by scores of 100-89, 100-90 and 99-91in their DAZN co-highlight Saturday night at Pechanga Field in San Diego, California.
“This was an intense mother,” Rocha told DAZN’s Chris Mannix. “I assumed I planned to get him out of there in the subsequent round however he stayed close by.”
Rocha everything except ensured a knockout, demanding to any individual who might listen that he was not the slightest bit keen on making due with a focuses triumph. The streaking welterweight from Irvine, California opened the session with the assurance of a warrior anxious to make it an early evening. Perez — who hadn’t battled since December 2019, preceding the pandemic — attempted to conform to Rocha’s predominant power, retaining a disturbing number of uppercuts and straight power shots higher up.
How much discipline given out in cycle two previously drew a visit from the ringside doctor and worry from Perez’s corner. The test and resulting address came after Rocha put on a body punching show, over and over arriving with his left hand first floor and afterward returning higher up with his right snare.
Perez cautioned to reverse the situation or, in all likelihood his corner would stop the battle. The swelling slugger from Tijuana regarded the exhortation, charging forward and appreciating progress in cycle three. Rocha was all the while handling the additional telling blows however neglected to play guard as Perez tracked down a permanent spot for his overhand right.
Rocha got back to his punch and guarded points in cycle four. The change set up right snares to the body, which Perez assimilated and now and again answered with winging right hands. A left uppercut by Rocha made Perez’s nose spout blood with somewhat more than one moment to go in the round.
An exceptional force shift came in cycle five. Perez actually had a lot of battle left in him, strolling through the force of Rocha to track down unforeseen counterpunching open doors. Rocha handled a left to the body however came up well short higher up. Making an already difficult situation even worse, Rocha allowed his jawline to be uncovered for a counter left snare by Perez, who spent the end seconds of the round cornering the vigorously preferred Rocha.
The last part proceeded with the pattern of tomfoolery — and startling — two-way activity. Rocha snapped back the head of Perez with a left uppercut however kept on disturbing his corner by playing with his food and permitting Perez back into the battle.
Rocha established his feet and drove home a left uppercut right off the bat in cycle eight. The shot was trailed by a tearing right snare to the body, the two of which Perez consumed and kept on approaching. A similar pattern went on all through adjusts nine and ten, however with Rocha easing back extensively yet getting the best of the decided Perez.
Indeed, even in shame, Perez is supposed to find a lot of work in 2023 and then some. He entered the night closely following the longest cutback of his profession and in his most memorable battle in the U.S. He devoted the open door to all Mexican day workers looking for a superior lifestyle, an open door he managed the cost of himself following Saturday’s courageous exertion notwithstanding tumbling to 24-4 (18KOs).
Rocha covers a pennant 2022 mission with his fifth success in succession since his October 2020 focuses misfortune to Rashidi Ellis. Saturday’s success runs his record to 21-1 (13KOs), arriving in a year that incorporated a breakout 10th round knockout of Blair ‘The Style’ Cobbs this previous Walk 19 in Los Angeles.
Featuring the show, previous IBF junior lightweight titlist Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz (32-2-1, 15KOs) faces unbeaten 135-pound competitor William Zepeda 26-0, 23KOs) in a booked twelve-round session over as far as possible.