INGLEWOOD, CA (January 28, 2023): The energy was eclectic at the inaugural boxing event at YouTube Theater, with fans being dazzled by the main event action featuring Santa Ana’s Alexis “Lex” Rocha (22-1, 14 KOs) and his seventh-round stoppage of Accra, Ghana’s George “Red Tiger”Ashie (33-5-2, 25 KOs). The match, presented in association with Star Boxing, saw Ashie go down in the third round, and out by 2:08 in the seventh. The fight was broadcast worldwide on DAZN.
“I wanted to make a statement,” said Alexis Rocha. “Crawford is next. But if that can’t happen, I want all the big names. I’m signed to the best promotional company in the world, and I know they’ll make it happen. He [Ashie] was a tough fighter, but I knew he wasn’t going to hang with me.”
A superstar in the making, Austin, Texas’s Floyd “Kid Austin” Schofield (13-0, 10 KOs) added rounds to his resume in a 10-round match that went the distance against Humacao, Puerto Rico’s Alberto Mercado (17-4-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant WBA International Lightweight Title. All three judges scored the fight 100-89, and Schofield took home the new belt.
“My feet hurt, but it was a good victory,” said Floyd Schofield. “To the fans, thank you for all the love and support, and next time I’ll definitely get that knockout. We want to fight Keyshawn Davis next.” photo courtesy Golden Boy / Cris Esqueda