By David Robinett at ringside
The first of two walkout bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena featured an intriguing matchup of undefeated older welterweight prospects, with Peter Dobson (11-0, 7 KOs) stopping Emmanuel Medina (16-1, 9 KOs) at 1:18 of round five in a scheduled six round contest. The 29-year old Dobson, who won a regional belt in June 2017 but then promptly sat out the next 18 months due to promotional issues, got off to inauspicious start, getting knocked down by the 30-year old Medina in the second round. Good two way action in round three before Dobson swung the momentum in his favor in round four with a right hook to the body that visibly hurt Medina. Dobson began to pour it on early in round five before a right uppercut dropped Medina for the first time in the fight. Medina beat the count but Dobson forced the stoppage with a series of unanswered shots to the body with Medina doubled over and unable to defend himself.
Lightweight Austin Dulay (14-1, 11 KOs) stopped Justin Pauldo (12-2, 6 KOs) at :46 of round three in a scheduled six round bout.
Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) remained undefeated with a solid, if undramatic, ten-round unanimous decision over Ali Eren Demirezen (11-1, 10 KOs) in a matchup of heavyweights who both competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Scores were 97-93, 99-91, 99-91 for Ajagba. Although an Olympian representing his home country of Nigeria, Ajagba might be best known for literally scaring his opponent out of the ring last August, when Curtis Harper walked out of the ring after seeing Ajagba bearing down on him (or due to a pay dispute, depending on whom you believe.) Ajagba was less fearsome this time around, but still effective, relying almost exclusively on his left jab, right hand combination to pile up rounds while Demirezen lunged forward with sweeping left and right hooks that landed occasionally but not enough to cause Ajagba significant trouble. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”
By David Robinett at ringside The first of two walkout bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena featured an intriguing matchup of undefeated older welterweight prospects, with Peter Dobson (11-0,…
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