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LA Fight Club results and photos: Honorio beats Huerta; Gonzalez, Navarro stay undefeated

Martin Honorio, Joet Gonzalez, and Jonathan Navarro picked up wins tonight in Los Angeles.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Golden Boy's LA Fight Club series was back on Friday night, with Martin Honorio topping fellow veteran Miguel Angel Huerta in the 10-round junior welterweight main event, winning a 10-round decision on scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 99-91.

Honorio (33-9-1, 16 KO) had lost three in a row coming into the fight, and this was in fact his first win since 2011. His losses in that time came to legitimate fighters -- Juan Carlos Salgado, Argenis Mendez, and Antonio Orozco -- but four years is a long time to go without a win.

The fight was actually a rematch, as Honorio and Huerta met way back in 2002, with Huerta winning a 10-round decision in Mexico City.

"It was a fight of vengeance for me. I knew he was a powerful fighter after fighting against him in the past where I lost a split decision. This unanimous decision win was very satisfying for me," said Honorio.

"I feel like we delivered a great fight to the people today. I proved that I am a resilient and tough fighter. I feel like a draw would have been fair and that the unanimous decision was to far from what my corner and I saw. As the people saw, I'm not injured and my body feels fine. He didn't hurt me at all throughout the night and I'm glad that at least I could prove my heart and toughness. I want to keep on fighting and if there is a spot for me in December, ill be back," said Huerta.

Huerta (28-14-1, 18 KO) had been out of the ring for just shy of a year following a loss to Lydell Rhodes in November 2014, and is just 2-6 in his last eight fights, which date back to 2008.

In the night's co-feature, 22-year-old super bantamweight Joet Gonzalez improved to 12-0 (6 KO) with a third round knockout of Marcos Rios (12-1-1, 8 KO). Rios went down on a big right in the first round, and was dropped twice in the third.

"I have been focusing on my conditioning and felt the difference in this fight. I will probably go running again tomorrow and be back in the gym! I can't wait to get back in the ring again," said Gonzalez.

Junior welterweight Jonathan Navarrao also stayed unbeaten, going to 3-0 (2 KO) with a fourth round knockout win over Shaun Henson (2-3, 2 KO). "I am very excited about this win. I felt really prepared having sparred with fighters like Brandon Rios. I was glad I set the tone and was able to pace myself compared to my last fight," said Navarro.

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