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Crespin wins decision

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By The Staff

The sequel had some different twists than the original, it’s true, but the final result was the same.

Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin dominated in a rematch victory over Jose Cruz Garcia on Friday night, part of Chavez Promotions’ “Aztec Warriors” professional boxing card at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
This time, Crespin defeated Garcia in a six-round unanimous decision, winning 60-54 on one judge’s scorecard and 59-55 according to the other two.

“El Toro” boosted his record to 10 wins (four by knockout), two losses and one draw with one no-contest.

Garcia fell to 3-6-1. The 40-year-old middleweight, originally from Mexico, now lives in Albuquerque.

In their first fight, held this past October at the Kiva Auditorium, Crespin brought an end to the proceedings with a technical knockout at 2:27 in the sixth of a scheduled eight-round affair.

Crespin, 23, has won three in a row. The last two fights were rematches against boxers he’d previously beaten — Garcia and Charles Alderete. His last defeat came against Janks Trotter in July 2011.

In other matches Friday, Joe Gomez stopped fellow welterweight Cristian Cabral in a fifth-round technical knockout; Victoria Cisneros earned a unanimous six-round decision over Kita Watkins in a junior welterweight women’s bout; and light heavyweight Robert Chavez scored a unanimous four-round decision over Mike Quezada. The main event was Cabral’s first loss in seven fights.