OGDEN -- Undefeated Utah boxer Jose Haro is now 7-0 after using his hand speed and superior boxing skills to score a six-round decision over Keizer, Ore., veteran Juan Jaramillo in the main event Friday night at the Ogden Marriott ballroom.
In front of a large crowd, the West Jordan super featherweight maintained an edge in every round.
The advancing Jaramillo, 8-12-2, tried to cut off the ring against the former amateur star, but Haro's superior jab and head movement kept the veteran, Haro's toughest challenge to date, in check. There were several fast-paced slugfests during the bout.
All three judges scored the fight 60-54.
The Standard-Examiner scored the fight 60-55.
In the co-feature, former Canadian amateur star Steve Rolls, of Toronto, enjoyed his trip to Ogden. The super-middleweight improved to 4-0 with a fourth-round TKO over a very game Simon Ruvalcaba, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Throughout the fight, Rolls hammered Ruvalcaba (4-11-2) with body shots, flooring the veteran three times. Ruvalcaba, who tried gamely to get inside and hammer Rolls, also endured three standing eight counts from the referee.
The fight was stopped at 1:07 of the fourth round.
Rolls was impressed by his opponent's toughness.
"It was a good experience (in Ogden). I was happy to get the rounds," he added.
In an upset, super middleweight Miguel Flores, of Twin Falls, Idaho, making his pro debut at age 37, surprised Logan's Christian Nava, hammering out a four-round majority decision.
The younger Nava (2-3-1) won the first round, but Flores' persistent forward attack paid off as he outpunched Nava in round 2. Round three was very close but Flores was a clear winner in the final round, stunning Nava in the final minute.
Two judges scored the fight 39-37 for the Idahoan, the third tabbed it 38-38, which was the Standard-Examiner's call as well. These two will likely fight a rematch in a future CCC Promotions card.
In a cruiserweight match, Ogden's Freddie Martinez (1-3-1) scored a TKO over Dru Davis, of Las Vegas.
As the bout progressed, Martinez's pressure, along with several strong left hook punches, wore down Davis (0-1-1).
In a lightweight bout, a very impressive Duran Caffero (5-1) from Helena, Mont., scored a quick TKO win over Joey Ruquet (1-1). The baby-faced Caffero, a former national amateur star, used quick counter punches to floor the aggressive Ruquet three times in 63 seconds, prompting the TKO.
In an opening heavyweight bout, Clearfield's Gary Cobia scored his first win, stopping Ogden's Charles Presnell in the second round.
The taller, heavier Cobia (1-3) used stiff punches to floor Presnell (1-4) in the first round.
Presnell attempted to rally in round two, driving Cobia back at times, but was hit by a counter punch and dropped, resulting in a stoppage at 45 seconds of the round.