Vargas retains WBC super bantam title

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

In a clash between unbeaten super bantamweights, WBC world champion Rey Vargas (31-0, 22 KOs) outscored Oscar Negrete (17-1, 7 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at MSG. Vargas was cut over both eyes by headbutts, but won 119-108, 119-108, 120-108.

Both fighters had the agility and speed to trouble each other which led to an entertaining bout filled with back and forth action. Vargas came out of the gate running as he pressed Negrete into the corners in nearly every exchange, leading with his left jab to open up the right hook with ease thanks to his longer reach. By the middle rounds Negrete decided that fighting on the inside would be a better strategy and found success as Vargas’ reach was neutralized. Continue reading “Vargas retains WBC super bantam title”

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In a clash between unbeaten super bantamweights, WBC world champion Rey Vargas (31-0, 22 KOs) outscored Oscar Negrete (17-1, 7 KOs) to…
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Acosta beats Alejo for WBO jr flyweight title

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO #6 junior flyweight Angel “Tito” Acosta (17-1, 17 KOs) dismantled #4 rated Juan “Pinky” Alejo (25-5-1, 15 KOs) for the vacant WBO world title on Saturday night at MSG. The San Juan fighter Acosta brought the pain and sought out to punish Alejo from the opening bell, pressing the action and landing uppercuts that snapped back Alejo. During the middle rounds, Alejo was able to land some menacing hooks and remind Acosta that he is was still a threat in the ring. The end came calling for Alejo in the 10th round from a crushing left hook from Acosta that sealed the deal. Official time of the stoppage was 1:33 in round 10.

The belt became vacant when unbeaten two-time world champion Kosei Tanaka abruptly vacated the title earlier in the week to move up to the flyweight category to pursue his third belt. As the result, the Acosta-Alejo bout was upgraded from interim to full world title.

Photos

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO #6 junior flyweight Angel “Tito” Acosta (17-1, 17 KOs) dismantled #4 rated Juan “Pinky” Alejo (25-5-1, 15 KOs) for the vacant…
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Undercard Results from MSG

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside

Ronny Rios fought Delvis Julio over 10 rounds in a one-sided workmanlike featherweight bout. Rios remained the aggressor, scoring jabs and commanding the center of the ring. Julio would try and land counters but rarely found the reach or timing to be the one initiating the action. Julio was on the receiving end of a low blow in round 7 where he sought the full 5 minutes to recover. After 10 rounds, the judges scored the fight 97-93, 99-91 and 100-90 to Ronny Rios. Rios climbs to 29-2, 13 KOs and Delvis Julio drops to 19-4, 11 KOs.

Zachary Ochoa brushed aside Erick Martinez over 6 rounds in their welterweight bout. Ochoa dominated from start to finish, showcasing his superior footwork in being able to avoid any significant damage. All three judges awarded the fight to Ochoa on points, scoring the fight 60-54 across the board. Ochoa is now 18-1, 7 KOs while Martinez falls to 14-10, 8 KOs.

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Ronny Rios fought Delvis Julio over 10 rounds in a one-sided workmanlike featherweight bout. Rios remained the aggressor, scoring jabs and commanding the center of…
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Price outpoints Sokolowski in comeback

Former heavyweight contender David Price (22-4, 18 KOs) scored a six round points win over Kamil Sokolowski (4-12-2, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Brentwood Centre outside London. In his first bout since suffering a stoppage loss to Christian Hammer last February, the 6’8 2008 Beijing Olympic medalist and former British and Commonwealth champion Price got the win, but didn’t particularly impress against a journeyman opponent. The score was 60-54. After the fight “Pricey” said he wanted to go six rounds, and Sokolowski was game as they come.

Former heavyweight contender David Price (22-4, 18 KOs) scored a six round points win over Kamil Sokolowski (4-12-2, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Brentwood Centre outside London. In…
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Miljas KOs Carman for Canada heavy title

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Bob Caico, Jr.

Global Legacy Boxing partnered with The Fight to End Cancer with the return of professional boxing to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Global Legacy president, Les Woods, declared that 100% of the proceeds from a 50/50 drawing will go to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

In the main event of the night at the electric Scotiabank Convention Centre, the big boys were on display as Canadian heavyweight champion Dillon Carman of Mississauga, Ontario, was brutally dethroned by Mladen Miljas also of Mississauga. Continue reading “Miljas KOs Carman for Canada heavy title”

By Bob Caico at ringside Photos: Bob Caico, Jr. Global Legacy Boxing partnered with The Fight to End Cancer with the return of professional boxing to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.…
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Japan’s Fujioka wins fifth female world belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

42-year-young Japanese female warrior, Naoko Fujioka (17-2, 7 KOs), 107.5, impressively acquired her fifth world belt when she showed a fine performance in winning the vacant WBO 108-pound belt by a unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 96-94) over previously unbeaten Yokasta Valle (13-0, 6 KOs), 106.25, over ten hard-fought rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Despite the unanimous tallies it was a very competitive fight, both showing everything they had. Fujioka tied the record of Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano with her fifth belt around the small waist. From the start Naoko was an aggressor, while Yokasta fully utilized her footwork and occasionally threw sharp one-two combinations. Unfortunately did Valle sustain a deep and wide cut in round five, which became a nuisance for here from then on. Fujioka kept herself busy and tricky all the way to avert Valle’s retaliation. Naoko, seventeen years her senior, swept last four rounds with her aggressiveness and agility as well. Yokasta, a stylish footworker, kept herself elusive, but apparently looked overpowered by the shifty and hard-punching.

WBO supervisor: Leon Panoncillo (US). photos

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda 42-year-young Japanese female warrior, Naoko Fujioka (17-2, 7 KOs), 107.5, impressively acquired her fifth world belt when she showed a fine performance in…
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Ring Legend Miguel Cotto to end career tonight

Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) defends his WBO world junior middleweight championship against Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) tonight in what will be Cotto’s final fight. “The fact that it is my last fight has not changed anything,” said Cotto in the lead up to the fight. “I have always dedicated myself fully and have worked hard, and that’s why I’m here now, finishing my career on my terms.”

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

The action will take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, and will be televised live on HBO. Cotto is a -1300 favorite to end his career with a win.

Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) defends his WBO world junior middleweight championship against Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) tonight in what will be Cotto’s final…
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David Price launches comeback tonight

Former heavyweight contender David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) believes he is in peak condition ahead of his comeback tonight at the Brentwood Centre outside London on MTK Global’s ‘Pride & Glory’ fight bill. In his first bout since suffering a stoppage loss to Christian Hammer last February, the former British and Commonwealth champion seemingly has a safe opponent in journeyman Kamil Sokolowski (4-11-2, 1 KO).

The 2008 Beijing Olympic medalist contemplated retirement following his loss to Hammer, but his training under coach George Vaughan, alongside Derry Mathews and Joe McNally, in his native Liverpool has given him renewed hunger to climb back towards world level. Continue reading “David Price launches comeback tonight”

Former heavyweight contender David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) believes he is in peak condition ahead of his comeback tonight at the Brentwood Centre outside London on MTK Global’s ‘Pride &…
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Snider mauls McCarty in 2

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the main event at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas heavyweight Shamarian Snider (8-1-1, 6 KOs) battered Randy McCarty (2-3-1) over two rounds, dropping him twice, once in each of the first two rounds. It was clear early on that McCarty was no match for Snider as he was taking big shots early to the face. McCarty showed toughness and withstood early bombs from Snider in the first round, but in the 2nd round it was only a matter of time before it ended. Snider was patient as the crowd was in a frenzy wanting the knockout, but McCarty would not go quietly as he landed a few shots of his own. But in the end, after the second knockdown in round two, McCarty got slowly to his feet as Referee Robert Chapa waived off the contest. The time of the stoppage was 2:50 in round two of the scheduled four. Snider got the TKO in his 8th win as a pro. Continue reading “Snider mauls McCarty in 2”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the main event at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas heavyweight Shamarian Snider (8-1-1, 6 KOs) battered Randy McCarty (2-3-1) over two rounds, dropping…
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Brunson stops Woods, Douglas & Hanks win

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com

In the scheduled 10-round junior middleweight main event, Philly power puncher Tyrone Brunson, 26-6-2, 24 KOs, pounded away at Floridian Manny Woods, 16-7-1, 6 KOs, and finally stopped him at the end of round eight (3:00) of Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brunson fought in workmanlike fashion for six rounds before turning up the heat in rounds seven and eight. Near the end of the eighth, Brunson staggered Woods badly in the visitor’s own corner. He survived the round, but the bout was stopped before the ninth bell sounded. Continue reading “Brunson stops Woods, Douglas & Hanks win”

By John DiSanto at ringside Photo: Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com In the scheduled 10-round junior middleweight main event, Philly power puncher Tyrone Brunson, 26-6-2, 24 KOs, pounded away at…
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Toka Kahn-Clary Triumphs in Providence

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event, ‘T-Nice’ Toka Kahn-Clary (24-1, 16 KO’s) defeated John Vincent Moralde (19-1, 10 KO’s) by TKO at the Strand Theatre in Providence, RI. The card was promoted by Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing Promotions and televised on CBS Sports Network. This featherweight bout earned him the WBC USNBC Featherweight Title

Kahn-Clary, a southpaw, dominated the entire fight against his previously undefeated opponent, applying pressure early in the fight and never taking his foot off the gas. Moralde did not win any rounds and put up little offense versus Khan-Clary’s hand speed and slick footwork and retired on his stool at the end of the 7th round. Continue reading “Toka Kahn-Clary Triumphs in Providence”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, ‘T-Nice’ Toka Kahn-Clary (24-1, 16 KO’s) defeated John Vincent Moralde (19-1, 10 KO’s) by TKO at the Strand…
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Luis Ortiz OK’d for WBC bouts

The WBC has ruled that heavyweight Luis Ortiz may again compete in WBC-sanctioned events. Ortiz was suspended and fined $25,000 after testing positive for banned substances prior to a cancelled fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The problem was Ortiz never disclosed to VADA that he was taking medication for high blood pressure. He will continue to be tested based on a specifically designed testing protocol in the future and be reinserted into the WBC ratings in a position consistent with the recommendation of the WBC Ratings Committee.

The official ruling

The WBC has ruled that heavyweight Luis Ortiz may again compete in WBC-sanctioned events. Ortiz was suspended and fined $25,000 after testing positive for banned substances prior to a cancelled…
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EBU Update

By Marco Bratusch

The European cruiserweight title at stake for unbeaten 28-year-old titleholder Ysves Ngabu (18-0, 13 KOs) and his veteran countryman Geoffrey Battelo (32-5, 28 KOs) has been rescheduled for January 27th in Deurne, Belgium, according to Antwerp Boxing Academy that will promote the bout. The crossroad contest for the two Belgian punchers was already on the map a few months ago, but Battelo suffered a back injury due to a car crash and Ngabu went on winning the vacant title stopping late replacement Tamas Lodi last June. Continue reading “EBU Update”

By Marco Bratusch The European cruiserweight title at stake for unbeaten 28-year-old titleholder Ysves Ngabu (18-0, 13 KOs) and his veteran countryman Geoffrey Battelo (32-5, 28 KOs) has been rescheduled…
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Cotto, Ali, Vargas, Negrete all make weight

Photos: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions


Miguel Cotto 151.6 vs. Sadam Ali 153
(WBO jr middleweight title)


Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Oscar Negrete 121.2
(WBC super featherweight title)

Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO

Photos: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Miguel Cotto 151.6 vs. Sadam Ali 153 (WBO jr middleweight title) Rey Vargas 121.4 vs. Oscar Negrete 121.2 (WBC super featherweight title) Venue: Madison…
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Avery Sparrow Backstory

Photo: Mike Greenhill

On his Facebook page, Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz gave a great look behind the scenes look at last night’s upset win by super featherweight Avery “A Plus” Sparrow (9-1, 3 KOs) over the highly touted Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (18-2-1, 13 KOs) last night.


“I got a call from Robert Diaz of Golden Boy Promotions on Nov. 21, asking if I had a 130-pounder to step in and box Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez, of Puerto Rico, on Nov. 30 in Oxon Hill, MD. Lopez was 19-1-1, 13 K0s, known as a big puncher and he owned a couple of minor league belts. I immediately offered Avery Sparrow (8-1, 3 K0s), of Philly, without even asking Avery. Diaz wanted someone with more experience but I told him not to worry. Then I called Avery to make sure he was in some kind of shape. Continue reading “Avery Sparrow Backstory”

Photo: Mike Greenhill On his Facebook page, Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz gave a great look behind the scenes look at last night’s upset win by super featherweight…
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Van Rooyen, Phetani meet for vacant SA title

By Ron Jackson

Veteran Barend van Rooyen from Gauteng hopes it will be fourth time lucky when he meets Yanga Phetani of Mdantsane for the vacant South African middleweight title at the Kempton Park Indoor Arena on Saturday night.

The 39-year-old Van Rooyen had his first crack at a South African title in April 2001 when he challenged Martin Jacobs for the South African lightweight title and lost on points and on March 2003 he challenged Lucky Lewele for the SA junior-welterweight title and was stopped in the fifth round. Continue reading “Van Rooyen, Phetani meet for vacant SA title”

By Ron Jackson Veteran Barend van Rooyen from Gauteng hopes it will be fourth time lucky when he meets Yanga Phetani of Mdantsane for the vacant South African middleweight title…
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Arum: Loma won’t let Rigo stink it out

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko won’t let WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux “stink out” the Theater at New York City’s Madison Square Garden when the two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide December 9 on ESPN.

Bob Arum: Let me give you my expert opinion because I’ve been around the sport for a lot of years. What you are looking at here are two different schools of boxing. The Cuban and the Eastern European. Continue reading “Arum: Loma won’t let Rigo stink it out”

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko won’t let WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux “stink out” the Theater at New York City’s Madison…
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Lomachenko: I am promising to squash him

WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s going to “squash” WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, who moving up two weight divisions to challenge him. The two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide December 9 on ESPN at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

[On whether Rigondeaux will come at him] No, I don’t think he’s going to be doing that. He has never done that in his whole career. When he goes forward he falls down in the ring. I don’t think he’s going to be doing that. Continue reading “Lomachenko: I am promising to squash him”

WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko says he’s going to “squash” WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, who moving up two weight divisions to challenge him. The two two-time Olympic…
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Rigondeaux: It is going to be a massacre

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux says he’s going to “massacre” WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, despite moving up two weight divisions. The two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide December 9 on ESPN at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

[On moving up to 130 pounds] I went up to 130 because it was the only way I could get this fight made. I would rather it have been at a lower weight, but I want to show the world that I can do it by moving up two weight classes. Continue reading “Rigondeaux: It is going to be a massacre”

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux says he’s going to “massacre” WBO jr lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, despite moving up two weight divisions. The two two-time Olympic gold medalists collide…
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Ex-champ Haskins returns Dec 15

Former IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins will return to action on December 15th at the Merthyr Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Haskins’ last fight was a points loss against Belfast boxer Ryan Burnett for the IBF world title back in June. An injury suffered during the contest forced Haskins to delay a return to the ring but the former champion is now fully recovered and has his eye on recapturing his world championship belt. Continue reading “Ex-champ Haskins returns Dec 15”

Former IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins will return to action on December 15th at the Merthyr Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Haskins’ last fight was a points loss against…
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Corcoran: I Will Beat Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #10 Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) is confident he will defeat WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) when they clash in Brisbane, Australia on December 13. “I’m very confident that I’ll do a job on Jeff Horn. He beat Pacquiao when he was at the end of his career. I’m going to beat him!

“He’s there to be beat… I was looking at him a few weeks ago and he’s very beatable for a world title. I was happy to get the fight, there are big things ahead. I’m not looking ahead of this, but Horn is! He’s talking about more fights. I’m just looking to beat him up and then see what happens after!”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBO #10 Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) is confident he will defeat WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) when they clash…
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Roach dominates Perez, remains unbeaten

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

In the main event, Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. remained undefeated with a 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Rey Perez of Laguna, Philippines. Roach was sharp with his punches in the bout. After a Perez flurry in the second round, Roach beat Perez to the punch for the remainder of the contest.

By the late rounds, Roach was able to compete and win exchanges with the tough Perez. All three judges (Braslow, Wallace and Gradowski) scored the bout 99-91 for Roach, who is now 16-0, six KO’s. Perez falls to 21-9, six KO’s. Continue reading “Roach dominates Perez, remains unbeaten”

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill In the main event, Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. remained undefeated with a 10-round unanimous decision over a…
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Nuñez outpoints Arias in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Fulfilling what had been predicted as a war, Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (6-0, 5 KOs) and Dominican Jonathan “El Agua” Arias (17-14,15 KOs) battled intensely during the eight rounds of their fight in the super flyweight division which headed the card to commemorate the centenary of the Professional Boxing Commission of Panama.

The undefeated Nuñez had never fought more than 4 rounds and this was the first time he went down to 115 pounds but he resisted the pressure from Arias, who got a point deducted on round 7 and suffered a knockdown in the final seconds of the fight held at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City. Two judges scored the fight 78-73 and the other one 77-74, all three in favor of Nuñez who won by unanimous decision in the toughest fight of his young career. Continue reading “Nuñez outpoints Arias in Panama”

By Héctor Villarreal Fulfilling what had been predicted as a war, Cuban Leosdan Nuñez (6-0, 5 KOs) and Dominican Jonathan “El Agua” Arias (17-14,15 KOs) battled intensely during the eight…
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Weights from 2300 Arena in Philly

Tyrone Brunson 155 vs. Manny Woods 153.5
Brandon Robinson 166 vs. Christopher Brooker 165.5
Jaron Ennis 148.5 vs. George Sosa 148.5
Omar Douglas 131 vs. Isaias Martin Gonzalez 131
Shamsuddeen Justice 141 vs. Latorie Woodberry TBA
Rashheed Johnson 145.5 vs. Kashon Hutchinson 144
Kyrone Davis 158 vs. Jaime Barboza 157
Joe Hanks 251 vs. Joel Caudle 255.5
Colby Madison 240.5 vs. Randy Easton 232
Romuel Cruz 121 vs. Rondarrius Hunter 115
Christopher Burgos 136.5 vs. Gerado Tiburcio 134.5
Marcus Bates 122.5 vs. Antonio Rodriguez 121

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
1st Bell: 6:45 PM ET
TV: Eleven Sports –9:30 PM ET

Tyrone Brunson 155 vs. Manny Woods 153.5 Brandon Robinson 166 vs. Christopher Brooker 165.5 Jaron Ennis 148.5 vs. George Sosa 148.5 Omar Douglas 131 vs. Isaias Martin Gonzalez 131 Shamsuddeen…
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Weights from the SugarHouse Casino in Philly

Joey Dawejko 242 vs. Kelvin Nunez 260.4
Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Luis Saavedra 118.3
Branden Pizarro 135.6 vs. Christian Rivera 135.4
Sammy Teah 139.6 vs. Maynard Allison 139.3
Darmani Rock 252.5 vs. Carlos Cotto 248.8
Jeremy Cuevas 136.2 vs. Jose M. Castro 136.7

Venue: Sugar House Casino
Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions

Joey Dawejko 242 vs. Kelvin Nunez 260.4 Christian Carto 118.6 vs. Luis Saavedra 118.3 Branden Pizarro 135.6 vs. Christian Rivera 135.4 Sammy Teah 139.6 vs. Maynard Allison 139.3 Darmani Rock…
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