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Boxing Fan Favorites Colon-Garcia, Castro End Night With Wins At Friday Night Fights

Emilio Colon-Garcia did what he and his many fans expected him to do Friday night, using an array of jabs and hooks to keep opponent Miguel Armendarez off of him while inflicting plenty of damage on his way to a unanimous decision win at the Madison Event Center in Phoenix.

“Milo Time,” as his fans call him, was the main attraction of the main event, and he rode the cheers to an efficient victory to improve to 4-0-1 on the 20-year-old’s pro career.

Colon-Garcia was simply too fast and too strong for Armendarez, who was winless in his previous six fights, and overwhelmed his opponent with punches that staggered Armendarez along with rapid flurries of punches.

Colon-Garcia benefited from the use of a strength and conditioning coach provided by his sponsors after rehabilitating a back injury from his previous fight three months ago.

“I’m really happy with how my camp went,” he said. “Everything came into place.”

Colon-Garcia threw a number of effective hooks in his fight.

“It was nice, huh?” he said. “I just started working different spots… I kind of baited him a little bit. I did what I had to do to win.”

A jab gave Armendarez a bloody nose.

The co-main event featured another local favorite, 19-year-old Victor “El Niño” Castro, who outlasted Tucson’s Carlos Luque in another fight that went all four rounds.

The 135-pounders put on a good show, but Castro made it look pretty easy against the 2-7 Luque. Try as he might to get inside and land blows, Luque paid for his forays with well-timed punches from Castro as the crowd roared.

Castro improved to 4-0 as a professional.