Fil-Ams Barrietes, Zamora victorious in California

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FILIPINO-AMERICAN prospects Angel Barrientes and Zemler Zamora walked away with wins on Sept. 20, 2021 at the Mechanic Banks Arena in Bakersfield, California.

The 19-year-old Barrientes beat Victor Torres via a six-round unanimous decision.

All three judges had identical scores of 60-54 in favor of Barrientes, who has Filipino and Mexican roots.

Barrientes improved to 6-1 with four knockouts, while Torres dropped to 8-8-1 with five knockouts.

Zamora, on the other hand, remained unbeaten with a second round knockout of Richard Barnard in a scheduled four round contest in the show’s curtain-raiser.

The 18-year-old Zamora, who is of Filipino and African-American descent, dropped Barnard twice in Round 2 and was counted out by referee Ray Corona.

Zamora, who idolizes Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, stayed undefeated with a 6-0 slate with five knockouts, while Barnard fell to 1-6-1.

Barrientes and Zamora are two of the young generation of Filipino-Americans that are making waves in the US boxing scene. Some of the notable Filipino-Americans that became stars in boxing are Nonito Donaire Jr. and Brian Viloria.

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