COSTA MESA — An hour before Fight Club OC returned to Costa Mesa, a couple of fighters swung at each other in the ring.
They whiffed almost every time. They were acting.
Fight Club OC's second solo act at the OC Fair & Event Center was just as unimpressive Thursday night.
A sell-out crowd of 1,382 came to the Hangar in hopes to see an undefeated rising star in Antonio Orozco. The Mexican-born fighter with a 9-0 record withdrew from his junior welterweight bout due to food poisoning.
Much of the scheduled eight-bout card was hard to stomach.
The best fight was between two women and one of the boxers, Holly Lawson, had only fought once and the other, Adriana Leal, zero times. Their inexperience showed, but Lawson won by split decision, earning her first victory. Fans cheered anyway.
The biggest round of applause came when the ring announcer said former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was in the building.