Just a few more pictures...(I stole from Melissa) :)
Photos and report by Rocco Morales
Photo report: Perez-Campos
Before an enthusiastic crowd at the open air Pico Rivera Sports Arena, NABO super featherweight titlist, Eloy Perez, proved that he is amongst the elite in his division by totally overwhelming the solid Derrick Campos. In a scheduled 8 round non-title contest, Perez used his lightning fast jab to set the tempo of the fight and keep Campos at the end of his punches. This strategy worked to perfection for as Campos only knew one direction, and that was straight forward, causing him to eat jab after jab from Perez.
The best moment of the fight for Campos came at the end of the second round when he threw numerous punches after the bell had sounded to end the round. Other than that, however, it was all Perez.
By the fourth round, Perez had worn down Campos enough with the jab to start sitting down on his other punches and began landing his right cross nearly at will, puffing up Campos face considerably. Perez, who entered this fight with just 4 knockouts in 19 career fights, appeared to be a much more effective puncher than that statistic would indicate.
By the beginning of the fifth round, Campos looked to be a beaten fighter but, nonetheless, came out and gave it his all. Campos’ effort, however, was in vain, as Perez was just too fast and too strong. Midway through the round, the referee hovered nearby keeping a very close eye on Campos who appeared to be in major trouble.
Perez unleashed one final assault and Campos had no answer for it, leading the referee to waive off the fight, much to the chagrin of Campos, at 2:02 of the fifth round. In what would be his 29th professional fight, Campos was stopped for the first time of his career by the world class Perez.
With the victory, Perez improves to (18-0-2, 5 KOs) while Campos drops to
(20-9, 11 KOs). Perez, just 23 years old and currently ranked #3 in the world by the WBO, appears to have a very bright future.